Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
PREPARE YOUR ATHLETE FOR A NEWSEASON
School is starting! It is always bittersweet to see our summers pass by so quickly. For some, the routine is welcome. With the start of school is the start of another sporting season. At Advantage Rehab, we are an excellent resource for your athletes. We have the advantage of being small, in an easily accessible location, and easy to get appointment times. No long waits! So if your athlete has an injury
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that’s not responding with their athletic trainer or needs more one-on-one time, keep Advantage Rehab in mind. With over 30 years of experience treating sports-related injuries, we will get your athlete back on their feet!
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
DON’T LET TENDINITIS KEEP YOU FROM STAYING ACTIVE
INSIDE: • What Is Tendinitis? • Exercise Essentials • Patient Success Spotlight • Free Physical Therapy Consultation
as they develop, and assess the severity of and best treatment options for those injuries as soon as possible, so you always know exactly what your body needs to feel at its best. Understandingtendinitis Whiletherearesomesports injuriesthathappenafter a bad day, there are others that develop over time. Tendinitis is an incredibly common issue that causes pain to develop in the joints. This can impact the hips, knees, elbows or shoulders. Pain caused by tendinitis can impact everyday activities, making it exceedingly difficult to remain comfortable day to day or to remain active. Tendinitis can make simple activities such as picking up a gallon of milk or attempting toputsomethingawayonashelfoveryourhead incrediblypainful andchallenging.Unfortunately,whentendinitisdevelops, itoftensticksaround. Thismeansthatpainthatbeginsasfrustratingandseeminglyminorcanquickly becomechronicand incrediblypainful.Workingwithaphysical therapist is the best way to address tendinitis pain early on, to improve range of motion and reduce the severity of your pain without having to turn to pain medications.
Athletes are naturally at an increased risk for experiencing injuries. This is not as a result of any particular health issue that athletes typically have in common. Instead, it is a simple exposure equation. The more frequently you push yourself to try new things, to engage in physical activity, or to push yourself to reach a new goal, the more you are going to increase your risk for potential injury. On more days than not, the injury won’t happen, but as every athlete knows, it only takes one bad day — one day when fatigue throws off your form just enough to cause your gait to be off, for you to feel a little distracted and not realize an obstacle is coming up, or just a fluke of a moment in which something goes wrong and you go down. What makes matters worse is the fact that many athletes attempt to push past the pain of their initial injuries, which often leads to those injuries becoming more severe. Working with a physical therapist is especially important for athletes for this reason. A physical therapist can help identify potential issues with posture or form that may increase your risk for injury, help identify potential injuries
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WHAT IS TENDINITIS?
Tendinitis is a common issue among athletes because it develops as a result of overuse. While the average person may engage in standard physical tasks such as walking or typing, an athlete takes that repetitive behavior to a new level. Consider a tennis player, for example. In addition to running and jumping, a skilled tennis player will spend hours every week swinging the racket, and this could result in added wear and tear on the elbows and wrists, not to mention the shoulders. Every bone in the body is connected with muscular fibers called tendons. The tendons are flexible, allowing the body to move more freely by letting bones stretch apart or move in one direction or another.Tendinitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed. Swelling in the tendons can make movement painful and difficult. Typically, when pain is caused as a result of tendinitis, the pain is isolated at thenotedareas of thebody.This means thata tennis player may experience tendinitis in the elbow or shoulder, whereas a runner may be more likely to experience it in the Achilles tendon. In fact, this is why tendinitis in the elbow is frequently referred to as tennis elbow, while Achilles tendinitis is sometimes referred to as runner’s ankles or runner’s heels. Treating tendinitis: The best treatment for tendinitis is time. Unfortunately, this is something that many people are unable to give to an injury. When tendinitis develops, the best thing to do is to use ice and to relax that part of the body.Taking a few days off of practice or away from your workout may be sufficient, but in other cases, this may require a few days in a wheelchair or on crutches, with the bulk of your weight off of the affected area. Working with a physical therapist can help you identify the best treatment methods for tendinitis. Your physical therapist can also help you identify BLACKENED CHICKEN WITH AVOCADO CREAM SAUCE Healthy Recipe
the best range of motion and strength-building activities to reduce your likelihood of developing tendinitis. For more information about preventing or treating pain from tendinitis, contact us.
• 1 tsp lemon juice • • tsp garlic powder • ⅛ tsp salt • 2 tbsp green onions, thinly sliced
INGREDIENTS • 4 (4 oz) chicken breasts • 2 tbsp blackened seasoning • ½ cup plain, Greek yogurt • ½ avocado
DIRECTIONS Place the chicken breasts and blackened seasoning in a large resealable bag. Seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the chicken. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, 4-6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the yogurt, avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pulse until smooth and creamy. To serve, top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of the creamy avocado sauce and garnish with ½ tablespoon green onions.
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At Advantage Rehab Inc., you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring, health experts during focused and individualized sessions.
Patient Success Spotlight
It’s time to visit Advantage Rehab Inc. if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident • You want to prevent injury • You have been injured on the job 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
“Mike and Ashley are both highly skilled and experienced in what they do. They offer a high quality of care in a compassionate manner. They provide recommendations and guidance on various ways to help mobility and pain.They maintain good communication with the medical provider as well so that they are in the loop. They really go above and beyond to help. Iwouldhighly recommend their team toanyoneneedingPT.” -Laurie “They really go above and beyond to help.”
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