Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
WE ARE STILL OPEN & TREATING PATIENTS
We want you to know that we are daily updating and monitoring the CDC guidelines and putting into place any changes as they occur. All patients are screened prior to entering the clinic to rule out any possible symptoms that would put others at risk. Each patient seen in the clinic has an individual treatment room to prevent patient contact with one another. Our office has two separate entrances to allow us to keep patient contact to a minimum. We also have the Valley Wellness Center area available which allows us to keep numbers to less than 10 people in an area at one time. Our staff members monitor their temperatures daily and are maintaining all safety precautions to assure they are not carriers of the coronavirus.
We are available to see clients who might be suffering acute vertigo, acute injury or chronic pain which they are having difficulty dealing with at this time. We have cash pay services such as Class IV Laser, Infrared Light Therapy or therapeutic massage that we can offer as an interim intervention to help with pain. If you have friends or family members who are in need of temporary services please recommend our services. Watch Renee make this official announcement on Facebook at: https:// www.facebook.com/valleyrehabcenter/ videos/2248348895474575/.
Infrared light and Class IV laser are highly effective treatments for arthritis and our clinic specializes in these modalities for arthritic joints.
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
KICK YOUR KNEE AND HIP PAINS TO THE CURB!
INSIDE: • Are You Moving Correctly? • Direct Access • Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight
VALLEY REHAB CENTER VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES Patients can go to Youtube.com and search “Valley Rehab Center Virtual Lecture Series” to get information on Back Pain and Sciatica, with subsequent exercise videos on exercises for different conditions. Next week’s series will be on Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Injuries! The study, titled “Effect of a Home-Based Exercise Program on Functional Recovery Following Rehabilitation After Hip Fracture,” focuses on the benefits of exercise programs for those recovering from hip fractures. In this study, patients were split into two groups. The intervention group received “functionally oriented exercises (such as standing from a chair, climbing a step) taught by a physical therapist and performed independently by the participants in their homes for 6 months,” while the other group simply received education on cardiovascular nutrition and recovery. Results from this study concluded that those participating in the in-home physical therapy exercise programs demonstrated “modest improvement in physical function at 6 months after randomization.” Restoring normal motion is a key aspect to alleviating pain and allowing you to safely partake in the activities you love. Our dedicated team can help you walk, run, and play better. With our motion analysis, strength testing, coordination testing, and more, we can spot your muscles and joints that are in need of treatment. Your treatment plan will be individualized, based on your specific needs, in order to help you reach your optimum function with the least amount of effort.
Dear Valued Client,
Do you find it difficult to walk, run, or exercise, as if your knees may collapse underneath you? Are you experiencing sharp pains in your hips and knees that make daily tasks difficult? Does standing up after a lengthy amount of time pose as a challenging feat? If so, physical therapy can help.
THERESA PALKOVIC PT
Constant hip and knee pains can greatly hinder your daily life. The efficiency of your walk comes from the effectiveness of your flexibility, strength, and balance. When any of these aspects become abnormal, it may cause joints to become strained and work harder than they usually need to, leading to pain in the knees and hips. Physical therapy is an easy, comfortable, and safe way to both identify and relieve pain. If you are suffering from knee or hip pain, contact Valley Rehab Center today for relief! Correcting your knee and hip pains with PT treatments: At Valley Rehab Center, our licensed physical therapists are movement experts. They will analyze how you walk in order to determine any abnormalities and to pinpoint stiff or weak muscles. By pinpointing the exact areas of your body that are not moving as they should, they are able to create a treatment plan that will improve your strength, coordination, and overall mobility. Physical therapy has been proven as one of the most effective treatment methods for knee and hip injuries. This has been demonstrated through several research-based studies, including a 2014 study published by the Journal of American Medical Association.
ARE YOU MOVING CORRECTLY?
If you are suffering from knee or hip pain, it is important to make sure you contact a physical therapist as soon as possible. However, there are also some tests you can do on your own before your consultation – these simple tests can help you determine if your knees and hips are as flexible and strong as they should be. Practice caution when performing these tests with a painful knee or hip, and do not continue them if they cause your pain to worsen: • When you are standing, can you touch your toes? This indicates hip and low back flexibility. • When sitting down, can you comfortably cross your legs so your ankle is resting on the opposite knee? Does one knee go further down than the other? This indicates hip flexibility. If one hip is tighter than the other, it can impact the way you walk and can cause knee pain. • Keeping your feet flat on the floor while holding onto something solid, how far can you squat down? You should be able to squat all the way down so your buttocks almost touches your heels. Don’t let your heels pop up! If you favor movement to one side, you probably have hip weakness on that side or limited motion in the hip joint. • Standing near a counter top, put one foot in front of the other so you are touching heel-to-toe. Without putting your hands down, see if you can balance for 10 seconds. If you cannot, this may mean you have trouble with the coordination of your balance from the nerve endings in your hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
Contact us today: As noted, physical therapy is an effective mode of treatment for patients suffering from knee and/or hip pain. At Valley Rehab Center, we help provide treatment for patients through movement and physical manipulation. If you are suffering from knee and/or hip pain, don’t hesitate to contact Valley Rehab Center to schedule an appointment. We’ll help you kick your knee and hip pains to the curb, so you can live a happy, active, and pain-free life!
SOMETHING SPECIAL TO SAY THANK YOU!
Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.
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HIP ADDUCTION - SIDELYING While lying on your side, slowly raise up the bottom leg towards the ceiling. Keep your knee straight the entire time. The top leg should be bent at the knee and your other leg planted on the ground supporting your body. Hold for 20 seconds.
Infrared light and Class IV laser are highly effective treatments for arthritis and our clinic
specializes in these modalities for arthritic joints. To show our thanks to our loyal customers, we want to give you AND a friend $25 off one of our laser packages! Call our office today at 740-325-1120 to receive this discount and get back to feeling great again!
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Patient Success Spotlight
“I feel better.”
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“Before starting therapy, I had pain in my right knee. Now, I feel better.” - L.B.
Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It ’s Too Late.
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HEALTHE HABITS FOR LIVING COMING SOON!
Are you tired of feeling exhausted and sluggish all the time? Want to lose weight but just can’t get motivated? Back pain, hip pain, knee pain weighing you down? Well, we have a solution-HEALTHE HABITS FOR LIVING!!! This program is designed for clients who have nagging pain everyday, who have high blood pressure or diabetes, or who want to lose weight but just can’t seem to. The program includes weekly classes on nutrition, stress management, delaying disease processes, relaxation and mindfulness. It combines education and group support with individual or group exercise to help you transform your lifestyle. Our first 12 week program will be COMING SOON! In some cases insurance may cover the cost! Check our website and your monthly newsletter from us, for dates on this program.
The state of Ohio is a Direct Access state for Physical Therapy. This means that clients can opt to see a physical therapist without a physician referral, as long as the physical therapist notifies the primary care provider. The patient can receive physical therapy for up to one month before seeing their primary care provider. Once the patient is seen by one of our therapists and are on a plan of care, we do have the option available to provide e-visits. If you know of anyone who finds themselves in need of care and do not have the option to see their primary care provider, please pass this information on to them. We will be glad to assist them in any way possible.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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