STAR PT: Walk Again Without Pain

HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?

When relieving knee and hip pain, it is important to make sure that normal motion is restored. Our physical therapists at Star Physical Therapy are trained in evaluating your movement to determine the root of your problem, in addition to creating a treatment regimen specific to your pain, and restoring you to your normal mobility and strength. We have years of success in helping patients with their physical needs, eliminating their need for harmful drugs, expensive testing, or harsh surgeries. DIY ice packs for when your joints are burning after all that walking: 4 Different Methods 1. (3) parts water to (1) part rubbing alcohol – This combination is recommended by physical therapists, because it is cheap, it stays flexible, and it works perfectly. There is also minimal mess if there is a leak! Win/win. 2. Corn syrup – Yup. Plain old corn syrup. This one is nice because it stays the most soft and flexible compared to the rest; however, if it were to leak, you’d be left with a sticky mess. 3. Liquid dish soap – You guessed it, another one-ingredient ice pack! This one doesn’t stay quite as flexible as the rest, but at least the mess won’t be sticky in the event of a leak.

4. (2) parts liquid dish soap to (1) part rubbing alcohol – This is very similar to the one above but stays a bit more flexible.

To minimize the risk of leaking after repeated uses, make sure to double bag your ice packs in sturdy freezer bags with a double-lock seal. If you have a vacuum bag sealer, this is the perfect use for it.

Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050684

Healthy Recipe

Patient Success Spotlight

• 1 1/4 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved • 2 tablespoons canola oil • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses • Seeds from 1 pomegranate • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts • Finely grated zest of 1 lime • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

“...I can now go up stairs, squat, and get up with no help or pain.”

Success Story: Penny Z. “Prior to Therapy, I tore my meniscus and had very intense pain. Muscular cramping behind the knee prohibited me from walking and running. Even getting up from a chair was painful! Since therapy, I can now go up stairs, squat, and get up with no help or pain. STAR Physical Therapy has made a 100% difference in my everyday life. I can’t say enough about the staff. They are very professional. The kindness of the staff made the past several weeks a pleasure to come. I definitely recommend STAR PT to family and friends.”

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH POMEGRANATE

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the Brussels sprouts in a medium roasting pan; toss with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until light golden brown and a knife inserted into the centers goes in without any resistance, about 45 minutes. Transfer the sprouts to a large bowl and add the pomegranate molasses, pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, and lime and orange zests. Season with salt as needed.

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