VCSST_Effective Hip and Knee Pain Relief

Newsletter "AreYouHipToTheEffectiveSources Of Treatment For PainRelief?" MoveFreely,WalkFarther

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Put the Spring Back in Your Step

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Do you find it harder to walk, run or exercise? Is hip, knee or leg pain keeping you from being active? Ifso,understandinghowyourbodywalks and moves can be the key to putting the spring back in your step. Thinkofyourbodyasabigspring thatstoresand releases energy with every step. The efficiency of your walking comes from the effectiveness of your body movements. Joints must be able to allow sufficient movement (flexibility), and musclesmustbeable togeneratesufficient force (strength) in order for your body to move with optimalefficiency. When there isaproblemwith either of these, your body will try to find ways to compensate with abnormal movements that requiremoreenergy.This leads topossiblepain in theback,hips,kneesor feet. Itmayalso result in excessive fatigue. If you are experiencing such issues during or after walking, a physical therapist can help you get to the source of your problem. The Remedy The simple solution is to put the spring back in your step! This begins by having a trained expert analyze the way you walk or move. Problems with flexibility or strength will cause slight changes in the way that you walk and move. A thorough movement analysis tells us just what joints or muscles are stiff or weak. Bypinpointing theexactareasofyourbody that are not moving as they should, our experienced therapists can make a plan to increase motion, strength and improve coordination to get you moving freely again!

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