Pinnacle PT: The 4 Easiest Ways to Treat Arthritis Naturally

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

Easy, Natural Ways To Treat Arthritis

Millions of Americans deal with the aches and pains of arthritis on a daily basis. In fact, of the 40 million people in theUSwhosuffer from thisclassofdiseases,one third say that it limits their leisure activities. A full 25 percent say they are in chronic, debilitating pain on a daily basis. If you are one of those who suffer from one or more of the nearly 100 types of arthritis, you might be asking what can be done? While there are several medications on the market that limit pain, few are targeted at your ability to move your affected jointsandmanycarrynastypotentialsideeffects. Fortunately, there are four easy ways to treat arthritis symptoms naturally, without the use of medication. 1. Low Impact Exercise. Onceupona time, ifsomething inyourbodyhurt,youwere told to rest until it no longer hurt anymore. What we did not realizewas thatpeoplewithchronicpainwere resting for days, weeks, or sometimes even months or years. Such extended “rest” only resulted in muscle atrophy, or deterioration of muscle tissue. While arthritis generally affects the joints of the body, muscle loss increases stresson the joints,allows them tomove inways thatare unhealthy and causes more pain. Exercise, particularly strength training, also prevents bone loss and enhances bone density in people who are prone to fractures. Low impact exercise also impacts other symptoms of arthritis that are not necessarily associated with joint pain. Feelings of fatigue that are so common in arthritis patients can be greatly reduced by low impact exercise. After just 30 minutes of low impact exercise, the brain is flooded by the feel-good hormones called endorphins thatblockpain, minimizeany discomfortassociatedwith exercise and even create a feeling of euphoria. Exercise also increases flexibility in stiff joints and makes it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep at night. 2. Diet & Weight Loss. Tiredofhavingadoctor tellyou to lose10percentofyour body weight for better health?Then perhaps it is time to

take that advice to heart. One 2005 study showed that losing just one pound of weight reduces four pounds of pressureon theknees.Anothershowed that losingweight can reduce inflammation throughout the body, including in the joints where arthritis is so prevalent. That’s not to say thatyoushould takeonadrasticweight lossprogram in order to save your joints. Diet matters as well. Diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants can help protect joints and improve blood flow. As a bonus, these nutrients are generally found in fruits, vegetables and lean sources of protein to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, people that consumemonounsaturated fats found innuts,seedsand avocados experience less inflammation in muscles and joints that can lead to pain. 3. Heat & Cold. Yes, that heating pad feels great on aching muscles and joints, but only applying heat to the body does not have the same health benefits as knowing when to apply heat It is easy to assume that physical therapy is a “one and done” experience. If you suffer from an injury, a physical therapist helps you get back on your feet and back to normal. What most people don’t realize is that physical therapy can offer continuous care for those suffering from chronic conditions, such as arthritis. Not only do physical therapists offer the latest ultrasound therapies, exercise plans and equipment, they can give you tools to manage your arthritis pain and discomfort at home, without the use of prescription medications. They can also help you develop strategies to compensate for any disability you may experience, create an exercise plan for optimal health and discuss your nutritional needs. If youareexperiencingpainanddiscomfortdue toarthritis, there has never been a better time than now to come back to physical therapy. Call us today to speak with a physical therapist or come on in for a free consultation. and when to apply cold. 4. Physical Therapy.

Complimentary Workshops

Knee Pain Workshop WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, AT 6:00 PM What You’re Going To Learn: • Top 3 treatments for knee pain • What the knee is designed to do and why it gets stressed out  • The top 3 Causes of knee pain • What are the conservative treatments that should be tried first before surgery • How knee braces often times don’t work • What to do if injections have failed • How your hips can have a huge effect on your knee • How your foot can have a huge influence on the knee • What effective, conservative, natural treatment looks like Osteoarthritis Workshop SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, AT 10:00 AM What You’re Going To Learn: Designed for people currently living with OA of the knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, spine or for people knowing someone who might be dealing with the pain and activity limiting effects of OA. • Covering: What is osteoarthritis (OA)? • The best treatments for OA • Managingpain levels& improvingbiomechanicsforexercise&daily life • Medication options for OA sufferers • Introduce the details of Pinnacle PT’s 8-week OA exercise intervention program designed specifically for people who are living with OA.

Balance, Dizziness & Fear of Falling WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, AT 6:00 PM What You’re Going To Learn: • We’ll reveal the single biggest #1 mistake most vertigo and dizziness sufferers make…and how to not make this mistake… and if you make this mistake…learn how to overcome it. • You will learn the 3 most common causes of vertigo, dizziness, balance problems, and unsteadiness. • We’ll show you a sure-fire way to pick the right treatment for the cause of your condition. • And most importantly, you will see what successful treatment looks like, including one amazingly simple treatment that takes less than 5 minutes to fix a certain type of vertigo. Shoulder Workshop TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, AT 6:00 PM What You’re Going To Learn: Feelingthepinch?Tornrotatorcuff?Failedsurgery?Learnfromourexperts! • Where does shoulder pain come from? • What is a rotator cuff? • Five common causes of injury to the shoulder. • What is the normal range of motion for a shoulder? Discover movements to lift properly and build a strong, healthy body. Learn how physical therapy can help shoulders without surgery!

All Events Are Free • Limited Seating Events Filling Up Fast • RSVP by calling or texting 208.755.6715!

Patient Success Spotlight

“The staff here at Pinnacle and Mark’s techniques have significantly changed my life!”

“Before I came to Pinnacle, I had been through several rounds of physical therapy with extremely little relief. Here at Pinnacle I have gained much more strength and tremendously decreased my pain. Additionally, I’ve reduced the pain meds and have gained the ability to do most light activities without the extreme pain as before. The staff here at Pinnacle and Mark’s techniques have significantly changed my life, they are all awesome!.” - Lois.


Staff Spotlights

Tori joined us in April from the Tri- cities and has demonstrated stellar success and passion for treating our patients. She has a great knack for treating orthopedic conditions, pediatricspatients,andworkingwith specializedneurologicalconditions. We aspire to be on the cutting-edge of new treatments andTori recently completedFunctionalMobilization II trainingwiththe InstituteofPhysical Arts and started her preparation

Rick has been working with us for several years. Some of you may have remembered him. He joined us again forthissummerand itsureflewby!His dedication to excellent patient care, positivity, and a passion for helping people made him unforgetable. We are sad to see him go, but are very excitedthathehasbeenaccepted into PT school in North Dakota. We hope tohavethehonorofworkingwithhim more going forward.

Rick Young

for obtaining her OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. Her commitment to learning through advanced continuing education allows us to effectively employ the very best, and newest, hands-on technical skills for our patients in North Idaho. If you are impacted by or know someone that has these conditions, let us know so we can get them connected with Tori! • Spinal pain (lumbar & cervical) • Orthopedic injuries • Cerebral palsy • Spina bifida • Spinal cord injury • Traumatic brain injury • Stroke • Multiple sclerosis • Cauda equina syndrome • Parkinson’s disease • Peripheral neuropathy • Guillain-Barré Syndrome • Bell’s palsy

Call us today to set up a consultation and see just how well we can get you moving with physical therapy! CALL or TEXT (208) 755-6715

Have Medicare Insurance? Use Your Benefits Before 2018 Ends! Attention Medicare patients! We wanted to let you know the GREAT NEWS for Medicare patients! Congress repealed the Medicare Therapy Cap earlier this year!! That means that Medicare is NOT going to limit the amount of physical therapy they will pay for during the year!! So if you have an injury, having trouble with walking and balance, feeling the effects of arthritis or need a tune up on a previous physical therapy problem, Medicare will cover you and your PT care until you are maximally improved and back to enjoying life as you used to! • If you do not use your Medicare physical therapy funds during the year, it will not roll over into 2019. • Act now to get out of pain and back to life and back to work! • Call Summer at 208-777-4242 and schedule an appointment with our experts. • Ask your primary care physician to send you to Pinnacle PTto get your issues resolved and stay active!

Also... make sure to share this information with any friends or loved ones that have Medicare insurance.

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