Valley Rehab Center: Helping Arthritis Pain

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Getting To KnowThe Valley Rehab Center Staff RENEE RAMSAY, OFFICE ASSISTANT

a patient and sent several more patients to the center due to the success of her therapy. When Theresa needed someone to assist in the office, Renee gladly accepted the position. She has been with Valley Rehab Center since October of 2017. Renee considers the staff and patients as some of her greatest blessings.


Renee Ramsay is the most recent to join the staff at Valley Rehab Center. She has a mental health degree form Belmont College and worked as a behavior therapist for almost nine years. Renee discovered Valley Rehab Center through her son Mason. The staff treated Mason through three sports of his high school career which he will be finishing in May. Through that time, Renee was having cervical issues post surgery. She became

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body



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•Patient Success Spotlight •Lightforce Laser Therapy

Discussing Arthritis with Theresa Palkovic, PT.

heat, to the problem area. Both groups were treated at the clinic twice weekly for 4 weeks. Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing compared to their initial visit, 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive, showing that patients who had hands-on physical therapy combined with specific exercises had significant improvements in their pain, mobility, and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches, and mobility had improved by 55% compared to the placebo group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. In general, if you are suffering from osteoarthritis, especially of the back, hip or knee, physical therapy decreases the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis and may delay or prevent the need for more invasive treatments, like injections or surgery. Isn’t it time you did something about your arthritis and your pains? Call us today so we can make a positive differrence in your life. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;Michael G.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

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Have you been told you have osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the


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joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. Although it occurs in people of all ages, osteoarthritis is most common in people older than 65. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert physical therapists at Valley Rehab Center are trained in specialized hands-on therapy for patients suffering with osteoarthritis, obtaining fast pain relief and improved movement. In a recent study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were divided to receive either hands-on physical therapy or a sugar pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing. The group that received hands- on therapy had therapy to the knee, low back, hip, and ankle as required. They then performed a knee exercise program in the clinic and at home. The group taking the sugar pill had just low intensity ultrasound, a form of deep


When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is much you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis while gaining more mobility and function. We offer consistent recommendations for our patients suffering with the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. If you want to know how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis, try our physical therapy first. Patients often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles, and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. The customized treatments at Valley Rehab Center promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility, and relieve pain. In addition, coupling your physical therapy with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: Whenyourphysical therapy isover,your therapistwillhaveequippedyouwith the knowledge and exercises you need to continue progress on your own. Maintainingyour recommendedweightor losingweight ifyou areoverweight can lessen your pain. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on joints such as your hips and knees. If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. Osteoarthritis can cause instability in joints. A knee or back brace can help reduce pain, improve stability, and reduce the risk of falling.

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Relieve Arthritis Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing arthritis pain.


FOUR POINT ARM RAISE Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out front. Bring it back down and then repeat on opposite side. Repeat 8-10 times on both arms. Helps With Tightness

Valley Rehab Center is now offering laser therapy to heal your aches and pains! Laser therapy works to replenish cells, repair tissue and reduce pain and inflammation. Not only does laser therapy accelerate healing in damaged tissues, it relaxes muscles, and stimulates nerve regeneration allowing you to be pain-free, faster. Call to Schedule a Free Screen! 740-325-1120

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INGREDIENTS • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

• 6 (6-ounce) red snapper fillets • 1/4 tsp black pepper • 5 ounces baby arugula • 1/4 cup sliced red onion • 2 ounces romano cheese • 6 lemon wedges

• 1 tsp grated lemon • 1 tbsp lemon juice • 1/2 tsp minced garlic • 3/4 tsp kosher salt

DIRECTIONS Combine 3 tablespoons oil, rind, juice, and garlic in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 3 fillets, skin side down; reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until skin is golden and crisp. Turn fillets; cook 3 minutes or until done. Remove fish from pan; keep warm. Wipe pan clean; repeat procedure with remaining oil and remaining 3 fillets. Add arugula to dressing; toss. Top with onion and cheese. Serve salad with fillets and lemon wedges.

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