BioSport PT: Effective Hip and Knee Pain Relief

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

Getting To Know The BioSport PT Staff! LESLIE ESPINDOLA

after. Leslie has been with the BioSport Staff since February 2018. In addition, Leslie spends a lot of her time shadowing surgeons. When Leslie is not studying or working, you can find her working out, hiking, at a live concert, or reading a fine poetry book.

Leslie is currently completing her last year at California State University, Stanislaus where she will be receiving a bachelors in Biological Science and a minor in Chemistry. Leslie will be taking the MCAT in early 2019 and will be applying to medical school soon

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

EFFECTIVE HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF Move Freely Again Without Any Pain!

INSIDE: • Who Needs Physical Therapy? • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

What Can Physical Therapy Do to Help? Physical therapy is not a one-stop cure-all for pain management. 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. 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 or someone you care about is suffering from pain, give us a call today to find how treatment will target the exact source of the problem.

If you struggle with knee or hip pain, then you know that this isn’t true at all. Hip and knee 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. 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 exercisesandstretching techniques thatcanenhanceyourability torecover 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’ve experienced any hip or knee pain and are considering whether physical therapy is a good choice for your health needs, 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, contact your physical therapist to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.

Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

Healthy Recipe: Veggie Hummus Rolls

INGREDIENTS • 2 vegan whole wheat wraps • 1/2 cup diced red peppers • 1/2 cup diced yellow pepper • 1/2 cup diced red cabbage • 2 large carrots, peeled

Strengthens Hips

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg down- ward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 3 times.

• 6 - 8 tbsp. no-oil, low-salt hummus • 2 tbsp. raw sunflower seeds (or your choice of raw seeds) INSTRUCTIONS

Heat wraps for 10 to 20 seconds in the microwave. Spread each wrap with 3 to 4 tbsp of no-oil hummus (depending on the diameter of your wrap). Divide veggies and sprinkle on top of the hummus on each wrap. Make sure to stop your veggies about 2 inches down from the edge of the tortillas (this will help the wraps seal up better). Starting on the opposite end, roll upwards tightly and press down to seal. Eat as whole wraps or cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces to make sushi-like rolls.


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Discover How To Live Pain Free

At BioSport Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. 1. CALL AND TALK TO YOUR THERAPIST 2. DISCOVER WHY YOUR PAIN HAS COME BACK 3. GET YOUR CUSTOM RECOVERY PROGRAM

Patient Success Spotlight

As of today, I feel that I am a lot stronger in both my back and knee. “Hello, my name is Guillermo and I have had two major problems in my body that I came to BioSport Physical Therapy for. First I had a lot of back pain due to two damaged discs and pain in my sciatica. My second problem was a knee surgery that I had a few months back. With both my issues I came to BioSport as I was referred here by my doctor and by other people; friends and family. When I first came to BioSport I was really impressed and satisfied by their crew and equipment for rehabilitation. Most importantly, I was impressed by the attention and treatment that the staff gave me including the therapists, aides, and front desk. Both times I have been here – sciatica/ back pain and knee – when I first arrived, I was in so much pain and as days passed by, with patience and dedication from both parties. Each day I felt stronger and as one member of the staff said “you might come in the first time very slowly but once you get out of here, you’ll be running” and to be honest, that couldn’t be any more true. As of today, I feel that I am a lot stronger in both my back and knee. I want to give testimonial and faith; first, God and then all the personnel in charge of the teaching the routines we need for our rehabilitation which they do very professionally.” – Guillermo V.



BioSport News

Ronna and Robert Rutishauser both came in for their ankle and foot pain and were equally amazed at how effective physical therapy was to help ease their pain. Thanks to Alex and the BioSport staff, Ronna and Robert were introduced to the newest technologies and healthcare innovations offered in the field of physical therapy. They said they were amazed at how quickly they healed and were sure to let us know how much stronger and more active they are now! ...and did I mention they brought cupcakes to the office to say thank you!?



LYMPHEDEMA 6 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT 1 Lymphedema is chronic swelling caused by a build-up of fluid that occurs when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged. 2 An estimated 3-5 million Americans suffer from lymphedema — including many that are undiagnosed or undertreated. That is more than ALS,

3 Most physicians the lymphatic system for 1 hour or less during their 4 years of medical school training. Damaged vessels blocking the normal flow of lymphatic fluid in the United States are taught about

Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease combined.

2outof 5breast cancerpatientswill develop lymphedemawithin 5 years of surgery.*

Swollen tissue due to buildup of lymphatic fluid

5 Medicare, and many private insurance policies do NOT cover compression garments, wraps, or bandages — the supplies needed for compression therapy. 4 There is no known cure for lymphedema, but it can be effectively treated. Compression therapy is the most critical component of treatment. Without it, patients are at increased risk for complications and disability.

Causes of Lymphatic Dysfunction A. Lymph node removal for cancer treatment B. Injury to lymphatic vessels due to trauma or infection C. Venous insufficiency, causing overload of lymphatic vessels D. Congenital malformation of lymphatics


The Lymphedema Treatment Act is a bill, currently in Congress, that

aims to improve insurance coverage for compression supplies, allowing lymphedema patients to maintain a healthy and productive life.

Visit our website to learn more about lymphedema and how to support this bill.

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Did You Know That You Have The Right To Choose Which Therapy Provider You & Your Family Receive Care From? WE WANT TO BE YOUR THERAPY PROVIDER FOR LIFE!

Call (209) 524-7488 Today! We want to serve you & your family!

Choice of provider is an important right of patients. Considerations in making your choice are similar to considerations in choosing your family doctor or dentist. Your Physician can make recommendations regarding where you receive therapy services, but ultimately the decision is yours! BioSport Physical Therapy will always work closely with your physician to ensure good communication and coordination of your care! Here are some important questions to ask yourself: Does your therapy provider have experience and training in working with your condition or diagnosis? Does this therapy provider offer you a primary therapist and /or team that will consistently provide you with care? Does your therapy provider know you and or your family and past history or special considerations for treatment?

Have you received quality services from this provider in the past? Including: • One-on-one attention? • Patient education on your condition and self-care? • Skilled therapy with good outcomes? • Follow up? Is this therapy provider in your health plan? What kind of co- payments or costs are associated with therapy with this provider?

Does this therapy provider offer convenient: • Location to your work or home? • Scheduling? • Parking? • Assistance with your insurance?

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