WHO NEEDS PHYSICAL THERAPY?
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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GREEK ISLAND CHICKEN SHISH KEBABS
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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