Sports Rehab: Relieving Low Back, Hip, & Knee Arthritis

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INSIDE: • Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain • Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Arthritis & Physical Therapy Jill is a 2003 graduate of the College of St. Catherine Occupational Therapy program. She completed her undergraduate

JILL FETROW, MA, OTR/L, CLT GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM studies at Briar Cliff University. Jill has been employed by Sports Rehab since 2003 providing services in our

outpatient clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, and home health settings working with individuals of all ages. She particularly enjoys working with the elderly to enable independence in their homes, rehab following hand and wrist injuries, and therapy time spent with children. Jill has completed further training in the Graston Technique, Myokinestheic System (MYK), and treatment of lymphedema. At home, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, pursuing vegetable and fruit gardening, kayaking, and camping.


• Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy

• Speech Therapy • And More!


Whether you have hurt your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Sports Rehab ProfessionalTherapy Associates can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today: • CHEROKEE: (712) 225-3344 • HORN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: (712) 364-3311 • POCAHONTAS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: (712) 335-5238 • STORM LAKE: (712) 732-7724 • LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE: (712) 336-8651 • DENISON: (712) 393-7724

Over 100 types of arthritis exist, asserts the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by injuries. These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain. Arthritis can also be caused by:

• Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general.

Simply walking can cause arthritis in the lower back, hip and knee. Our legs wear down as they’re used. Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue. This type of arthritis, called degenerative arthritis—or osteoarthritis—is the most common kind of arthritis. When the leg’s cartilage—or its slick, cushioned surface—is worn away, bone rubs against bone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment.

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Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximummobility.They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. Source: what-is-arthritis.php causes/back-arthritis.php and-hip-arthritis-pain joint-pain

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INGREDIENTS • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

• ¼ tsp salt • ¼ tsp ground pepper • 4 small hamburger buns, preferably whole-wheat • 4 tbsp tzatziki • 12 slices cucumber • 8 thick rings red onion (about ¼-inch)

• ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp dried oregano

DIRECTIONS Preheat grill to medium-high. Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Combine the spinach with turkey, feta, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Form into four 4-inch patties. Oil the grill rack. Grill the patties until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in thecentershould register165°F.)Assemble theburgerson thebuns,toppingeachwith1tablespoontzatziki,3cucumberslicesand2onionrings.

Patient Success Spotlight

MARCH WORKSHOP MARCH 20TH • 12:15-12:45PM PARKINSON’S WORKSHOP: Danette/Chandra will present the Parkinson’s Workshop at the Denison clinic. If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn: What is Parkinson’s Disease: its purpose and parts. Common causes of Parkinson’s Problems Treatment Options for Parkinson’s What you can do on your own to prevent and treat Parkinson’s. Who this workshop is for: People who desire conservative non invasive treatment alternatives for Parkinson’s that limit daily activities.

Do you have these following symptoms:

“I have had continued improvements!” “I think Sports Rehab is very helpful, friendly, and patient. I needed therapy because of two broken hips. I have had continued improvements as a result of my treatments. Courtney is very helpful trying different things to get me walking. Jamie is also helpful when she fills in for Courtney.” - Stanley K.

• Shaking in a limb • Slowed movement • Speech changes • Rigid muscles

• Writing changes • Impaired posture • Jaw stiffness • Impaired balance

Don’t delay! Register on our site or by calling

Denison: (712) 393-7724

Sign up by Mar. 15th for spot and free lunch.

Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain.


KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 6 times on each leg. Strengthens Knees


Don’t delay! Register on our site or by calling HOME SAFETY WORKSHOP: Jill will present the Home Safety Workshop at the Storm Lake clinic .

Storm Lake: (712) 732-7724

Sign up by Apr. 4th for spot and free lunch.


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