Can You Imagine How Awesome Life Would Be Without Joint Pain?
DON’T SUFFER WITH JOINT PAIN
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Marcos A. Parga, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT, FAAOMPT
Manual Therapy Institute (MTI), an accredited 3 year orthopaedicmanual therapy Residency/ Fellowship program that includes course work as well as hours of clinical mentorship. Upon completion of the orthopaedic residency at MTI he completed his 440 clinical hours in Austin, Texas. He attained Fellowship status in 2011 from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Mr. Parga specializes in sports medicine rehab, orthopaedic rehab, work injury rehab, pre and post-surgical rehab, manual therapy, dry needling/IMS, pain management, movement impairment syndromes, SFMA certified/FMS and musculoskeletal pain.
Marcos A. Parga attended physical therapy school at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He has an undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University in Athletic Training. After receiving his Masters in Physical Therapy, Mr. Parga was accepted to The
“Summer Time Is For Fun Activities!” DON’T SUFFER WITH JOINT PAIN
Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints. When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands on techniques, is made toachieve the fastest reliefand the longest lasting results. Ifyouaresuffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step! Look inside to learn more and say good- bye to that aching knee or hip!
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“DOES ARTHRITIS PAIN GRIND YOU DOWN?” MillionsofAmericanssuffer througharthritispaineveryday, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints. The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease.
Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapystrengthens,stretchesandstabilizesmusclessurrounding affected joints providing needed support. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition tophysical therapy,choosenon–impactexercisessuchasbicycling, swimmingorwaterexercise.Furthermore, researchshows thatevenmodest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain
and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!
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ManualPhysicalTherapySpecialists iscommitted to providingexcellentphysical therapycarecustomized to meet your individual needs for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Working closely with you, your physician, and other doctors involved in your care to obtain the best possible outcome. At Manual Physical Therapy Specialists, we view manual therapy as more than just a modality and/ or technique. Our advanced manual therapy training allows us to apply a hands-on approach philosophy
todiagnoseand treat functionalmovementdisorders of the musculoskeletal system. The care and personalized service that you will receiveatManualPhysicalTherapySpecialistswillbe unsurpassed by anything that you have experienced within the scope of physical therapy here in El Paso, TX. At Manual Physical Therapy Specialists, our specialized care is second to none.
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Patient Success Spotlight
“I went to knee rehab with Marcos two to three times a week for about two hours each time. As an athlete, he knew I needed to get back into shape as quickly as possible. He used my competitive personality to create challenges for me to complete my exercises throughout rehab. Marcos made going to rehab fun for me, and I enjoyed coming in every time.” - Hannah D. Made going to rehab fun for me!
Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.
Helps Hip Pain
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 pelvis/leg back to a leveled position.
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