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The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

You may need treatment by a physical therapist for arthritis if you are experiencing these symptoms:

I nability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty getting up and down from the floor

We CanHelp Relieve Your HipKnee& LegPain Naturally

Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs


Shandra Coenen, PTA Physical Therapist Assistant

Shandra graduated with honors from Loma Linda University in 2014. Since graduation she has acquired a wide range of Physical Therapy experience, but is particularly passionate about working with the fast paced active population to restore function, and enable her patients to return to the activities they love. In addition to her clinical experience, Shandra is also currently an instructor at Loma Linda University where she teaches Electrotherapy, Therapeutic Exercise, and Orthopedics for the PTA program. In her free time, Shandra is an avid sports fan of the Colts, Dodgers, and Lakers, is passionate about her Ford Mustang, personal fitness, and enjoys traveling within the United States and abroad.

SEPTEMBER 2017 The Intecore Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Do You Need Help To Stay Active and Pain Free? FINDING THE SOURCE TO YOUR HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN

• Finding The Source of Your Leg Pain • Patient Success Spotlight • What’s Causing My Joint Pain? INSIDE: Quote of TheMonth: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore

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, thighorknee,youmayhavedifficultywith theseaccessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading toa 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 to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering 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!


Your Pain Could Be Caused By Arthritis Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the termhasacquiredawidermeaning.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. 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. Youcan takevarioussteps torelievepain,such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. Typically,arthriticconditionsarecharacterized bypainandstiffness inandaroundoneormore joints.Thesymptomscandevelopgraduallyor 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 therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support. 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!

Fall Crock Pot Recipe

Physical Therapy MEME’s

Easy Hot Apple Cider

INGREDIENTS • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider • 3 cinnamon sticks • 1 teaspoon whole allspice • 1 teaspoon whole cloves • 1/3 cup brown sugar DIRECTIONS In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and keep warm.

Have YouMet Your Deductible Yet? Have you met your annual insurance deductible? If you have, your therapy may be free. How do you check to see if your deductible has been met? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you.

Patient Success Spotlight

“I could not run, sprint, or sleep on my side because of a partial tear in my hip. Now I can do all of those things because of the great care and training I received from Dr. Curtis Zakhar. Being active is extremely important to me and because Curtis listened to my goals, I was able to pretty quickly reach my potential. The whole staff is wonderful and supportive. I recommend them highly!!” - T.M. “I was able to pretty quickly reachmy potential.” KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate knees and repeat 8 times. Relieves Knee Pain Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

If you, or a loved one, has back pain or sciatica, join us in a free informative workshop on common causes, treatments, and prevention of your back pain or sciatica. ‘Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop’ Aliso Viejo: Tuesday October 10th at 1pm Foothill Ranch: Tuesday October 17th at 1pm Orange: Tuesday October 24th at 6pm San Juan Capistrano: Wednesday October 25th at 6pm FREE BACK PAINWORKSHOP

Aliso Viejo: Tuesday November 21st at 1pm Foothill Ranch: Tuesday November 21st at 1pm Orange: Tuesday November 28th at 6pm San Juan Capistrano: Wednesday November 29th at 6pm Call (949) 393-5346 to register. Space is limited - Call today to reserve your spot

AndrewVertson,PT,DPT,ATC PhysicalTherapist

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