Centra: Arthritis Pain Relief

“ Your Age Does Not Have to Limit Your Activity! ” Health & Wellness ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF

Do you find yourself feeling sore and achy in one or more of your joints of your body after physical work or exercise? It is possible, that you may be experiencing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the American Arthritis Association, Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the vast majority of the population as they age. (continued inside)

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How Osteoarthritis Affects You | Relieve Aches & Pain In Minutes | Patient Spotlight | Free Analysis | Meet Our New Leaders

“Handle Simple Tasks Without Fear Of Pain!” ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF

There are many reasons why people get OA, but the main one is that as we all live longer, wear and tear on the cartilage in our joints occurs, causing inflammation and pain after activity. Causes of Osteoarthritis While the exact mechanisms of how OA starts are not known, a lifestyle of inactivity, poor diet, weakness in an area, injury, or disease can accelerate OA in people, even in young adults. Your cartilage is a shock absorber for your joints and depends on your overall health and nutrition to survive the relentless daily pounding it takes. Over time, joint alignment and muscle weakness around a joint can significantly affect the pressure on the cartilage causing it to wear down faster. 5 Symptoms of Osteoarthritis What most people are not aware of is that arthritis in the spine, knees, hips, and fingers are the most common areas for Osteoarthritis to occur. The symptoms typically come on slowly, but as the disease continues more symptoms occur such as: 1. Pain in a joint. 2. Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints. 3. Stiffness after periods of sitting or inactivity. This is especially noted when getting up in the morning. 4. Flare-ups of pain and inflammation after using the arthritic joint. 5. Crunching feeling or sounds of bone rubbing on bone (called crepitus) when moving the joint.

“Relieving Arthritis Pain Naturally!” HOW OSTEOARTHRITIS AFFECTS YOU

What Can Help Arthritis Pain? Many people think that once they have arthritis nothing can be done about it except take anti-inflammatory medications, supplements, and in worst case scenario prepare for a joint replacement surgery. However, what most people don’t know is that physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments for OA and can help relieve symptoms significantly. Whether you have been suffering for a short or long time, a lot can be done to help joint alignment, stability, and pain. Our physical therapy focuses on addressing your individual problem, improving normal mobility, and strengthening the muscles around the joint. Different treatments are performed to relieve pain, swelling, and restore muscle balance around the affected joint. We then teach you valuable techniques on how to maintain your joint health so you can get back to the activities you enjoy. Therefore, you can have a life with less pain and more movement. Call us today to find out how!


Healthy Recipe


9 Ingredients • 6 English muffins, sliced in half • 6 large eggs • 6 slices Cheddar cheese • 6 slices deli ham • Salt and 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. Pierce egg yolk with a fork and very slightly beat. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake eggs for 12-15 minutes 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.

Patient Spotlight

Given me life back without pain! “After having several bad experiences with PT in the past at non-Centra facilities, I finally found Centra Rehab at Nationwide Drive. I am so pleased with the facility and especially with my therapist who has given me life back without pain! The BounceBack Program is amazing! I would recommend it to anyone with back pain!” - Carol R., Lynchburg, VA Thanks for returning me to golf pain free!

“I have had therapy in the past outside of Centra, but it doesn’t compare to the results and time you get with a licensed therapist at Centra. I appreciate the one-on-one time with my therapist and not getting passed off to unlicensed providers. Centra Rehab is the best by far! Thanks for returning me to golf pain free!” - Gregory A., Goode, VA

Meet Our New Leaders

Jessica Holder, PT, DPT, OCS Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation We are happy to announce that Jessica Holder is now serving as our new Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation. Jessica has successfully been the Site Coordinator of our Jamerson YMCA clinic for the past 3 years. Her clinical expertise, knowledge of program development and her operational experience of Outpatient Rehab will be a huge asset to our team. Jessica will continue

Maureen Mahland, MSPT Regional Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation

Maureen has been with Centra for 13 years and loves the challenges and opportunities afforded her by Centra. Prior to accepting her new role as Regional Director of Outpatient Rehab she moved from being a staff therapist to the VBH Clinic Site Coordinator and then on to become the Outpatient Manager. Maureen still occasionally dabbles in patient care specializing in neurologic disorders,

to be involved in patient care at our various clinics. She has special interest in orthopaedics, geriatrics, vestibular conditions and cancer rehabilitation.

oncology, wheelchair seating & mobility. Maureen is currently completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree with a specialization in Executive Leadership.

Do you want a natural solution to your pain? Gain your freedom from pain medication and avoid costly surgery with physical therapy!

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People who go to physical therapy experience: Natural relief for aches and pains Less difficulty in reaching or bending More social activity More energy More strength Better days at work


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“6 Food Choices To Help Ease Arthritis Pain. ”

Here are some tips to relieve arthritis pain in joints with healthy food choices:

1. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. These veggies are part of the cruciferous family, and they are full of a compound called sulforaphane, which helps slow cartilage damage in joints due to osteoarthritis. Try adding broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale or cauliflower to your salad or stir-fry. 2. Fatty fish. Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight inflammation. Try adding fish to your diet a couple of times a week. If you’re not a big fan of fish, ask your doctor about taking an omega-3 supplement. 3. Garlic. Garlic is a member of the allium family—which also includes onions and leeks. These items contain a compound called diallyl disulfide that may help with a number of diseases—including arthritis. 4. Tart cherries. Some people with arthritis have found relief from products made from tart cherries. The ingredient in cherries that helps with joint symptoms is the same one that gives this fruit its red color—anthocyanin. 5. Turmeric. One of the best-researched inflammation fighters isn’t a food at all, but a spice. Tumeric contains a compound called curcumin. The compound has been used for centuries in India to ward off inflammatory diseases. You’ll find this yellow spice in Indian cuisines—particularly curries. 6. Vitamin C. Antioxidants in vitamin C may slow the progression of OA. You can get vitamin C from strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, or cantaloupe. However, we warn you against taking supplements with much higher doses than 65 to 85 milligrams, because in large doses vitamin C can increase the risk of kidney stones.


Do you have pain while reaching or bending? If you are not moving like you once were. Please don’t hesitate to come in for a check up and get back on track to feeling great again. Call the clinic nearest you today!

Relieve Aches & Pain In Minutes Without Pain Medication! Try these movements if you are experiencing pain.

STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee and your toes pointed upward. Hold for 10 seconds then repeat 6 times on both legs.

IT BAND - STRETCH SIDELYING Start by lying on your side with your back near the edge of your bed or table. Your affected leg should be on top. Next, let the top leg lower behind you as you maintain an extended knee as shown. You should feel a gentle stretch along the side of your leg. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 3 times.

Helps With Knee & Hip Pain

Relieves A Tight Back



Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

HAVE YOU MET YOUR DEDUCTIBLE? Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute!

Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches & pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. rehab.centrahealth.com

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