Partners In Therapy: Hip, Knee & Leg Pain




Stephen was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA. He graduated from

his me time, he trains for and competes in short distance triathlons. Stephen truly understands the importance of every joint and muscle in our bodies and utilizes his background and training as a ASCA Level 3 swim coach, manual therapist, athlete, and all around fun guy to help patients reach their goals.

Barbe High School and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Texas Woman’s University. Stephen continued his post graduate training and received his Orthopedic Certified Specialist Designation from the ABPTS. Stephen enjoys lecturing at our community workshops as well as state physical therapy meetings. During


• Orthopedics • Manual Therapy • Sports Rehab • Edema/Lymphedema Management • Geriatrics • Vestibular & Balance Rehab

• Pediatrics • Women’s Health • Wellness and Fitness • Pilates • Weight management • Mental health • Stress management



HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN INSIDE: • How Physical Therapy Can Help • Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Seasonal Recipe

Whether you have hurt your joints or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Partners In Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at 337-439-3344 today!

Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: • Arthritis

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue.

• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

• Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains

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In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. Sources: doctor/sym-20050684 knee-and-hip-pain

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• 1 tsp thyme • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes

INGREDIENTS • 1 lbs halibut steak • 4 clams • 2/3 cup clam juice • 1/4 lbs lobster, fresh • 1/4 lbs shrimp, • 1/4 lbs crab

• 2 1/2 cups zucchini • 2 cups celery, chopped • 1 cup asparagus • 1/2 cup radish, sliced • 1 cup leek, sliced • 1 cup green onion, sliced • 1 garlic, minced • 1 tsp parsley, chopped

• 3 tbsp olive oil • 1 tsp paprika • 1 tsp onion powder • 1 pinch saffron • Hot sauce, to taste • 1 tsp sea salt

DIRECTIONS Sear halibut steaks in olive oil. Add shrimp. When cooked, set aside. Cook lobster in boiling water for 6 minutes, remove meat from shell. Set meat aside with the halibut and the shrimp. Set cooking water aside. Simmer lobster shells in clam juice for 30 minutes. Add 6 cups of lobster water to prepare a base. Sauté celery, garlic and paprika in the halibut pan for 5 minutes. Do not allow to brown. AddTomato and Basil sauce and parsley. Cook for 4 minutes. Cook asparagus in salted, boiling water. Set aside. Sauté green onions, zucchini, radish and leek. Add asparagus. Add filtered base, saffron and thyme. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Add fish and reheat. Serve very hot. Try this recipe and many others as a part of our medically developed ketogenic weight loss and weight management protocol at Partners. Losing weight can be a challenge, but the process of weight loss is simple. The Ideal Protein Ketogenic Weight Loss Protocol is a medically developed 4 phase protocol containing 2 key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education so that you are empowered to sustain your weight loss results over your life course.

Patient Success Spotlight


“Strengthened him physically and mentally to go and take down the evil monsters!” I n a parish far away there was a man born with superhuman strength after being bit by a laboratory spider. His one weakness was Kryptonite. His mother learning about this deathly weakness to kryptonite dipped him in a Kryptonite repellent solution by his Achilles. After growing up and being challenged in a basketball game by evil monsters who were threatening to take over the world. Fortunately, he tore his Achilles in the basketball game because it was his only weakness. He sought help by Partners in Physical Therapy after grueling surgery recovery. He entered the clinic barely able to walk and left running, jumping, and almost regained his ability to fly. Partners in Physical Therapy have strengthened him physically and mentally to go and take down the evil monsters as they are attacking the Vatican City, Rome. - Joseph C.

At Partners In PhysicalTherapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Partners In Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury

1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your individualized recovery program

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

Stretches Back

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 6 times on each side.

If this exercise does not provide you relief/help, please consider an evaluation to see if we can identify the source of your pain.

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