KinetixPT: Relieve Arthritis Pain With These Simple Steps

NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter 352-505-6665 WHAT IS TELEHEALTH?

Telehealth is the use of telecommunications technology to provide real-time physical therapy to those patients that can’t come into our clinic. It can be delivered using video-conferencing, audio communication using mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers. All you need as the patient is internet access to be able to open an email link we send you to connect! Our Physical Therapists have access to a HIPAA- compliant telehealth platform to evaluate new patients and continue treatment for established patients. Through our virtual platform, our PT’s can providemost of their usual services, such as exercise instruction, exercise progression, and activity modification. For those of you who have transitioned to working from home, our telehealth appointments can be especially helpful in evaluating your workstation at home and making ergonomic adjustments to prevent further pain or repetitive strain injuries.

Telehealth makes it easier and more convenient for our patients to stay healthy and engaged in their health, during difficult times. Patients love the convenience, flexibility and real-time care with their Physical Therapist. Right now, our patients who are immunocompromised, at increased risk for coronavirus, or have other coexisting medical conditions that warrant staying at home, will get top priority for our telehealth appointments. Please call us today at (352) 505-6665 if you are interested in scheduling a telehealth appointment. As we are considered essential healthcare infrastructure workers, we will also continue to offer 1-on-1 appointments in our clinic with a Physical Therapist. Our goal is to keep all our patients safe, healthy and pain-free!


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• 12 Steps for Relieving Arthritic Pains at Home • Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

Whether you have pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Kinetix Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at 352-505-6665 today!

Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability across the United States? According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million people live with arthritis. While it is possible for arthritis to develop in any joint, it most commonly affects the neck, back, hands, hips and knees. There are hundreds of different types of arthritis but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common, and it happens as a gradual “wear and tear” of cartilage surrounding the joints. Thiscanoccur fromageor fromexcessive, repetitiveuseof theaffected joint(s). Whencartilage isworndown, itcanno longeractasastrongcushionandshock absorber for the joints, resulting inbone-to-bone frictionandpainful inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is a bit different from osteoarthritis and it is not as well understood. It is the second most commonly experienced form of arthritis, and it develops as an autoimmune response. When someone has rheumatoid arthritis, their immune system sees the joints as a threat. Because of this, the immune system attacks the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation. While research is still being done in order to better understand rheumatoid arthritis, many experts believe that your hormones, medical history, and environment could all be contributing factors. Whatever may be causing your arthritis pain, Kinetix PhysicalTherapy can help you find relief. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how our services can benefit you!

How can Physical Therapy Relieve my Arthritis Pain? Arthritic joints typically lose their normal levels of function and strength, due to the chronic inflammation they are experiencing. However, one of the primary goals of physical therapy is to regain as much function as possible in the affected area(s) of the body. By restoring normal joint movement and improving muscle strength, the amount of excessive pressure on the joint can be relieved. Reducing the pressure on the affected joint decreases inflammation and helps relieve pain by improving mobility. When you arrive for your initial evaluation at Kinetix PhysicalTherapy, you’ll be greeted by one of our licensed and dedicated physical therapists. Each of our team members are movement experts with years of medical training, equipped in helping patients relieve the stiffness, achiness, and pain associated with arthritis. Yourphysical therapistwillconductaphysicalevaluation toanalyzeyour jointmovement, muscle strength, and overall function, in order to pinpoint the exact areas that are causing you pain. You will then be prescribed a personalized treatment plan, focused around your specific needs. Treatment plans will include hands on manual therapy including massage and joint mobilizations tohelp immediatelydecreaseyourpainand increaseyour rangeofmotion. Your physical therapist will then prescribe targeted stretches and exercises aimed at relieving your pain and improving your function. At Kinetix Physical Therapy, we also provide DeepTissue LaserTherapy to help relieve inflammation at the cellular level and custom-made Orthotics to help position your joints in proper alignment.

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Treatmentplans forarthritiscasesareaimedat relievingpainanddecreasing the amount of inflammation, stiffness, and overall stress placed on the joint(s). However, there are also some steps you can take on your own to make sure your daily life is as pain-free as possible: 1. Stretch multiple times a day. 2. Alternate between weight bearing and non-weight bearing exercises. 3. Use tools that make it easier on your joints, such as large handled can openers and large grips on kitchen tools. 4. Carry grocery bags on your forearms, instead of straining the joints in your fingers. 5. Havecommonly-used items within easy reach toavoidsquatting, kneeling, or having to reach high overhead. 6. Get up and move often. Don’t sit for more than 30 minutes without getting up for a break. 7. Avoid prolonged kneeling. 8. Maintain proper posture when sitting and standing. 9. Drink plenty of water. 10. Eat nutritious foods. 11. Avoid fried foods, sodas, and other items that increase inflammation in your body. 12. Work with your physical therapist to create a treatment plan and update it with a yearly check-up.

If you are living with joint pain, call us today to learn more about our arthritis treatment programs. We recommend a yearly physical therapy check-up to ensure you are performing at your best. Find relief for your arthritic pains today with Kinetix Physical Therapy!



Do you suffer with: • Knee Pain • Back Pain • Shoulder Pain • Hip Pain • Sciatica • Imbalance • Dizziness/Vertigo • Or Other Symptoms

We are offering 2 options: a FREE discovery visit or complete evaluation.

The free discovery visit is quick appointment to discuss your pain, symptoms and how PT can help. At an evaluation, your PT will do testing to determine the cause of your pain, give you pain reducing treatment and a plan to get you out of pain fast. Call 352-505-6665 and let us know which option is right for you.

Schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with one of our Physical Therapists to learn how PT can help you get out of pain naturally!

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Patient Success Spotlight



INGREDIENTS • 1 head of cauliflower • 3/4 cup chickpea flour • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk • 2 tsp garlic powder

• 1 1/2 tsp paprika powder • 1 cup spicy BBQ sauce • 1 tsp sriracha sauce (optional) • 2 green onions, cut into rings • salt & black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS Heat the oven to 350 °F. Carefully cut cauliflower into bite-sized florets. In a large bowl, combine chickpea flour, the plant-based milk,garlicpowder,paprikapowder,salt,andblackpepper.Stiruntil well combined. Dip florets into batter so they’re completely coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay cauliflower florets on baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 °F. Once baked, transfer the cooked cauliflower wings to a bowl. Combine the BBQ sauce with a teaspoon of sriracha sauce and pour it over the baked cauliflower wings. Evenly coat them from all sides by stirring them a few times. Put coated hot wings back on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake again for 20 minutes at 350 °F. Serve immediately and sprinkle with green onions. Serve with vegan aioli or vegan ranch sauce.

“Since PT, I am able to handle everyday activities.” “I was diagnosed with arthritis in my hips and knees. When I started PT, I was experiencing pain with normal activities, like lifting heavy objects and bending over. Pain was particularly evident in the morning. Since PT, I am able to handle everyday activities and pain has subsided. I have learned exercises to manage pain going forward too. Thanks to Dr. Scott Eddins and staff at Kinetix.” - Gerald

Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing leg pain.

QUAD SET While lying or sitting with a small towel rolled under your ankle, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Stretches Legs

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