FyzicalHazleton: Effective Hip & Knee Pain Relief





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• Healthy Recipe • Discover How To Live Pain-Free

• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight





Whether you have pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers of Hazleton can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (570) 501-1808 today! 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. Are you moving like you should be? 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.

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.

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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, 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 precisemovements 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.

FREE HIP PAIN WORKSHOP AUGUST 29TH • 11AM On Saturday, August 29th at 11am, FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers of Hazleton will be hosting a Workshop on hip pain to help you understand what you can do to fix your problem naturally. In the workshop, you will learn: • The most common causes for hip pain • New technologies that help us see in real time what may be causing your hip pain • What can be done to improve your hip pain without surgery • And what are the best exercises to do and NOT TO DO for hip pain To register for the workshop, visit www.fyzical.com/hazleton and be sure to let us know if you have any questions you would like us to answer during the workshop. Seats are limited so be sure to register. If you have pain or problems that cannot wait until August, call us and mention this article. We are putting aside 15 Free Q&A sessions on our schedule on August 29th, where you can talk to a Physical Therapist and get a quick screen for your hip pain.

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INGREDIENTS •¼ cup olive oil

•¼ tsp salt •¼ tsp ground black pepper • 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces • 6 wooden skewers • 2 large green/red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces • 1 large onion, quartered

•¼ cup lemon juice •¼ cup white vinegar • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tsp ground cumin • 1 tsp dried oregano •½ tsp dried thyme

• 12 cherry tomatoes • 12 fresh mushrooms

DIRECTIONS Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, cumin, oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add the chicken and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Soak wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes before use. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat; lightly oil the grate. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off excess liquid. Discard the remaining marinade. Alternately thread pieces of the marinated chicken with pieces of bell pepper, onion, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms onto the skewers. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides, and the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.

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At FYZICAL, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. We have blocked off 20-minute appointment spots for FREE consultations with our physical therapists. The purpose of the appointment is to go over any problems you are having and get you on the right path to living a healthier life. So if you are experiencing any pain and you’d like to find out the cause and the way to solve it, then give us a call to schedule. 570-501-1808.

“I can’t imagine my experience being any better!” “I’ve been going to FYZICAL for quite some time for ongoing rehab following several surgeries. All the staff and therapists are so helpful and genuinely dedicated to seeking the best outcome for their patients. I can’t imagine my experience being any better. I love my “FYZICAL Family.” - J.G.

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

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 10 times on each leg. Strengthens Hips www.simpleset.net


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