DynamX PT: Effective hip and knee pain relief

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FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR HIP AND KNEE PAINS

Mark Twain once said that growing old is an issue of “mind over matter,” but if you struggle with knee or hip pain, then you know that this isn’t true at all. Knee and hip pain can really take the spring out of your step, causing you to move slower and leaving you with pain that becomes more difficult to cope with, step after step. (Read more inside...) www.dynamxpt.com

I N S I D E FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR HIP AND KNEE PAINS WHO NEEDS PHYSICAL THERAPY? EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

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FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR HIP AND KNEE PAINS

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• Who Needs Physical Therapy? • Fun & Games

• Exercise Essentials • Our Policy on Coronavirus

What Can Physical Therapy Do to Help? Physical therapy is not a one-stop cure-all for painmanagement. This is a long-term solution to pain and suffering through the use of targeted exercises and stretching techniques that are designed to strengthen the targeted areas and help the body recover and heal. By identifying the exact points on the body that are not moving as they ought to be, it is possible to make a plan to increase flexibility, motion, strength and even improve coordination.

(Continued from outside) There is an endless list of reasons as to why knee or hip pain may develop, from a slip or fall-related accident to a sports injury or even a car accident. Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late! When an injury develops, seeking the support of a physical therapist is the best course of action. Working with a physical therapist soon after an injury develops can help reduce your recovery time and improve your ability to cope with the pain and discomfort by introducing you to targeted exercises and stretching techniques that can enhance your ability to recover from the injury. When you are dealing with a knee or hip injury, every step requires more effort than typical. This can really drain your energy level as you attempt to go about doing even basic tasks, such as taking care of your home or walking around the office.

If you or a loved one suffers from any pain, call TODAY to schedule with DynamX Physical Therapy!

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WHO NEEDS PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Are you moving like you should be? Your hips and knees are essential to everyday movement; whether you are sitting, standing, walking or running, you need your hips and knees in great shape. Sometimes, when your hips and knees are in pain, it can cause you to change the way that you are moving, causing you to change the flow and pace of your gait, which is the way that you walk. Other times, prolonged pain can cause you to stop doing movements that are indicative of healthy joints. If you’ve experienced any hip or knee pain, please consider the following: • From a standing position, are you able to lean over and touch your toes? If so, then this indicates that you have proper hip and low back flexibility. If not, then you may need to improve your flexibility and joint range of motion, and physical therapy could be helpful. • In a sitting position, can you comfortably cross your legs, leaving your ankle to rest comfortably on the opposite knee? If this is painful, or one knee constantly must be lower than the other, then this may be indicative of knee concerns that could be addressed with physical therapy. • From a standing position, with your feet planted flat on the floor, can you push your body into a squatting position?

You should be able to squat all the way down so that your buttocks are almost touching your heels. If you aren’t able to do this, then physical therapy may be helpful in improving your range of motion. • Standing near a wall or countertop, arrange your feet so that you are standing with the heel of one foot touching the toes of the other, as if on a balance beam, and see how long you can stand still. Can you balance for 10 seconds? If not, then physical therapy may be able to improve balance and coordination. The goal of any physical therapy program is to restore range of motion and improve flexibility and strength while reducing the general experience of pain. Unfortunately, hip and knee injuries often tend to linger. Every movement relies so heavily on the hips and knees that it makes it difficult to allow these joints to actually rest following an injury. Physical therapy provides targeted exercises that support the joints with precise movements that help reinforce strength and range of motion.

For more information, call your physical therapist to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.

OUR POL I CY ON CORONAV I RUS

EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS LATERAL LUNGE WI TH SAME SIDE LATERAL REACH

DynamX PT is committed to the health and wellbeing of you and your family. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Before and after ever session we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask patients that if you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—to please stay home. Additionally, if you or your family has been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family.

Take a step to the side and sit back like you are sitting in a chair. The leg you are stepping away from stays straight. You reach over to the side of the leg that you stepped with. This gets great glute activation. Push off the leg you stepped with to return to standing.Repeat. Try 3 sets of 5 repetitions. *This is a great exercise to activate you glute or butt musculature which often times needs to be activated and strengthened to alleviate knee and hip pain symptoms. *People having pain with forward lunges may benefit from performing a lateral lunge to be pain free and to be able to achieve the similar strength benefits they would gain from a forward lunge.

We appreciate your ongoing support.

OUR SERVICES

BLOOD F LOW RESTR I CT I ON TRA I N I NG As mentioned last month, Blood Flow Restriction has been known to treat almost any upper or lower body injury, and it can also be used as a form of rehabilitation following surgery. DynamX offers Blood Flow Restriction Training at all locations! • Physical therapy • Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation • Non-surgical Injury Rehabilitation • Sports Rehabilitation • Hand Therapy • Athletic Recovery Services • Blood Flow Restriction Training • Running Analysis • Return to Sport Testing (i.e. after ACL repair)

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DynamX Physical Therapy clinics utilize current evidence based treatment combined with Applied Functional Science ® . Each of our therapists has a certification or fellowship training in Applied Functional Science ® . We encourage you to come experience the difference.

Angad Sandhu is a Physical Therapist at DynamX Physical Therapy Los Angeles. Angad earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and Applied Physiology and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy Page 1/1 - Check solutions, print more free sudoku and play online : http://1sudoku.com

at the University of Southern California. He has spent most of his time with Orthopedic and Sport populations and volunteers in outreach athletic events for youth/collegiate clubs and teams in the greater Los Angeles area. His model of care prioritizes patient education and healing through movement. Outside the clinic, Angad enjoys spending time with his family and friends, attending cultural events, and often hiking with his dog. You can also catch Angad playing basketball, running, or weightlifting at the gym and supporting both the Lakers and Dodgers.

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