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Valley Rehab Is Looking Forward To Our UPCOMING MOVE TO A NEW FACILITY

As Valley Rehab Center approaches the end of its’ fifth year of business we are pleased to announce that we will be moving to a larger and more accessible space in January, 2018. We are excited for the opportunity to stay in Bellaire and will be moving to 3050 Guernsey St. As many of you know, our clinic started in shared space with Ohio Valley Chiropractic Clinic, owned by Dr. Jeff Hoepfner. Dr. Jeff took a leap of faith by allowing me to start my clinic using his space and equipment. Without his help and confidence Valley Rehab Center would not have come into existence. For this I am forever grateful and thankful. I have been honored and humbled to work closely with Dr. Jeff and his staff and I look

forward to continuing our working relationship in the future. I also want to thank the residents of Bellaire, Shadyside and the surrounding communities for allowing us to serve you and for entrusting us with your care. Your support and faith in our mission has led us to this point. As we make this move, we are committed to continuing to provide the best quality of care possible as we expand our services. We are blessed to be a part of this wonderful community and we look forward to continuing to serve your needs.

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RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN Discussing Arthritis Pain Relief with Theresa Palkovic, PT. “ Your Next Step To Treat Arthritis Pain! ”

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• 6 Tips To Help Your Arthritis Pain • Healthy Recipe

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• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • FREE Workshop

Do you suffer from back, kneeorhippain? It ispossible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints.Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints,

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affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly.The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint become weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces.

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Therearemanystudiesandpatientsuccessstoriespromoting theeffectivenessofphysical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Valley Rehab Center are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy combinedwithgentle,specificexercises.Theyshowedsignificant improvements in theirpain,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% as compared to the 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. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at Valley Rehab Center to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C. Allison, PhD, MPT, ECS

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6 TIPS TO HELP YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function.

People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore do not adequately support thearthritic joints.Our customized physical therapy treatments promote musclestrength, improve rangeofmotion, increasemobilityandeasepain.Valley Rehab Center is the only clinic in the area currently using infrared light therapy, which has been proven tosignificantly reducepain and swelling at theknee joint. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Education and self-management Whenyour treatment isover,ourexpertswillhaveequippedyouwith theknowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own . 2. Weight loss Maintainingyour recommendedweightor losingweight ifyouareoverweightcan lessenyourpainby reducingstressonyouraffected joints.Weight lossspecifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. If maintaining or reducing your weight is a problem you can opt to participate in our Healthe Habits for Living program as part of your treatment plan.

improve walking. 4. Knee braces For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat and cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our Valley Rehab Center specalists. 6. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction.There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

3. Footwear and insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and

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Healthy Recipe: ENGLISH MUFFIN SANDWICH

Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

INGREDIENTS • 6 English muffins, sliced in half • 6 large eggs • 6 slices Cheddar cheese • 6 slices deli ham • Salt and freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 5 ramekins, or a jumbo muffin tin and place on a cookie sheet. Crack one egg into each ramekin.Pierceeggyolkwitha forkandvery slightly beat. Season with salt and freshly groundpepper.Bakeeggs for12-15minutes

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pel- vis/leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 6 times. Loosens Tight Hips

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or until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Run a knife around the edge of ramekin (or muffin tin) to remove eggs. To assemble breakfast sandwich, layer one half of each English muffin with one slice of cheese, one slice of ham and a cooked egg. Top with other half of English muffin. Wrap sandwich in plastic wrap and place in the freezer. To reheat, place in microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through.

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Patient Success Spotlight

“This is the first place that I’ve been to that actually put their hands on me and gave me a thorough evaluation, then treated with deep tissue massage that was effective in reducing my pain. I’ve also had dry needling at other places but it was done differently and was not effective.” - Henry G. I have seen many issues resolved!

Why You Need To Come Back In For A Tune- Up: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.

WELLNESS CHECK-UP!

FREE WORKSHOP The “Is it Arthritis?” workshop will be held Wednesday, December 13th at 6:00 pm at our clinic. The first 5 people to register and attend will receive an additional FREE knee pain consultation. ATTENTION KNEE PAIN SUFFERERS!

Call 740-325-1120 today to register as only 20 seats are available.

Within 30 days of discharge, you can come in for your first wellness check! After your first wellness check, you can come in once a month as a follow up on your aches and pain for $50. This wellness check includes massage and manual therapy.

3609 Belmont St Bellaire, OH 43906 P : 740.325.1120 F : 740.325.1743

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