Enjoy the Special Moments, Pain-Free EFFECTIVE RELIEF FOR KNEE & HIP PAIN
NEWSLETTER July 2019
EFFECTIVE RELIEF FOR KNEE & HIP PAIN
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. 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. How Can Physical Therapy 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. 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, walkingor running, you needyourhipsandknees ingreatshape. 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.
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838 Scarsdale Avenue Scarsdale, New York 10583 914-722-9200 “For knee surgery recovery, I was met by a professional and gracious work staff. Karn made visits personal and demonstrated a true care and concern for my improvement and wellness, often not seen in today’s medical field. Each session was more demanding than the last, but the excellent results, and the improvement in my movement and ability to walk pain-free was achieved by his guidance and support. I have Karn and his vivacious team to thank f r my positive experience and a healed ailment.” - O. Z. Patient Reviews 635 Commerce Street Thornwood, New York 10594 914-579-2722
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SINGLE LEG STANCE (FORWARD) 1. Stand on one leg and maintain your balance. 2. Hold your leg out in front of your body for 10 seconds. 3. Return to original position. 4. Switch legs and repeat 6 times. Be sure to maintain a slightly bent knee on the stance side.
Exercises copyright of Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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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, thenphysical therapymaybehelpful 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 precisemovements thathelp reinforce strength and range of motion. Call your physical therapist today (Scarsdale:914-722-9200,Thornwood: 914-579-2722) or visit our website at www.nysspt.com to learn more about the best options for physical therapy that will suit your specific health needs.
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SAFET Y TIPS FOR YOUR SUMMERTIME SWIM
Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. But it’s importanttoknowhowtobesafewhileyou’re in the water. These important swimming safety tips are whatyoushouldbeawareofbeforeyouhead out to the pool or the beach: • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. • Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to anotherchild;teachchildrentoalwaysask permission to go near water. • Ifyouhaveapool,secure itwithappropriate barriers.Manychildrenwhodrown inhome
pools were out of sight for less than five minutes and in the care of one or both parents at the time. • Makesureyourpoolslide isatthedeepend, and be sure to slide down feet first while in sitting position so that you don’t injure your head, neck, or back. • Protectyourskin.Limittheamountofdirect sunlight you receive between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and wear sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15. • Drink plenty of water regularly, even if you’renotthirsty.Avoiddrinkswithalcohol or caffeine in them. • If heading to the beach, don’t try to fight or swimagainstaripcurrent.Youcanmake it back by swimming parallel to shore.
• Manual Therapy • Hand Therapy • Laser Therapy • Graston Technique • Ultrasound
• Therapeutic Exercise • Electrical Stimulation • Kinesio Taping
• Trigger Point Therapy • Running Analysis • Spinal Decompression
Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? • Move without pain • Bend & move freely • Balance confidently & securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active & healthy lifestyle Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:
TELLTHEM TO CALL 914-722-9200. THEYWILLTHANK YOU AND SOWILLWE!
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