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Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid The Knife Altogether! AFRAID OF SURGERY?


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HEALTH & FITNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid The Knife Altogether! AFRAID OF SURGERY?

Does the thought of undergoing surgery make you feel queasy? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have a “fear of the knife,” so to speak. No one wants to get surgery, but sometimes it is a necessary part of physical treatment. However, it doesn’t always have to be. If you feel as if you may be on the path to needing surgery, but you’d like to discuss alternative options, don’t hesitate to give our team at Advanced Physical Therapy a call. HOW CAN I AVOID SURGERY? There are numerous benefits to foregoing surgery and sticking with physical therapy – for one, you’ll save an incredible amount of money. Surgeries are pricy and physical therapy is far cheaper! Secondly, you’ll avoid the extensive recovery time that follows surgery. Many times, patients will need post-surgical rehabilitation (and sometimes pre-surgical rehabilitation) anyway. Why go

through both if one can do the trick? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, physical therapy isn’t invasive. Physical therapy doesn’t involve any risks of complications or need for harmful painkillers. It’s not painful, it’s not dangerous, and it’s a natural remedy for your pain! It has been proven that physical therapy can be just as effective, if not more so, than surgery. For some specific conditions, patients who received physical therapy alone were seen to have achieved the same results as those who received surgery in tandem with physical therapy. These conditions were: • Meniscal tears • Rotator cuff tears • Osteoarthritis • Spinal stenosis • Degenerative disc disease

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It is true that surgery is unavoidable in some patients, if the condition is severe enough. However, there are several studies and testimonials that prove physical therapy is successful in the treatment of pain to the point where, in many cases, surgery is unnecessary. According to a study done by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee. In this study, 351 patients aged 45 or older who fell under the categories of those conditions were randomly split into two groups, being “those who received surgery and post-operative physical therapy treatments,” and “those who received physical therapy alone.” Those given the sole standard physical therapy treatment plans were also given the option of “crossing over” to surgical treatment if they did not notice any significant improvements to their condition. After six months, 30% of patients opted to receive surgery; however, 70% stayed with their standardized physical therapy regimen, reporting improvement. Within the 6-12 month time frame of the study, those patients who received physical therapy treatment alone showed similar signs of improvement to those that received both surgery and physical therapy.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP! At Advanced Physical Therapy, we strive to make sure that every patient has a great experience. Our physical therapists are trained professionals who are driven and ambitious about helping their patients achieve the highest levels of comfort and success. Our goal is to help you avoid surgery and harmful drugs as much as possible. We do this by providing an extensive evaluation process to clearly diagnose the root of your problem, and basing a specialized treatment plan around said diagnosis. We understand that every patient is different, so every plan should be different, too. Our physical therapists will be there with you every step of the way during your journey toward recovery, encouraging you and supporting every achievement you make. If you have a painful condition, don’t resort straight to surgery – come see us for a consultation first, and let us discuss how we can help you.


Do you want a natural solution to improving your health? Gain your freedom from pain medication and avoid costly surgery with physical therapy!

We can help you: Naturally relieve stiffness and swelling. Prevent aches and stiffness. Be more active with your friends and family.

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If you are in pain, give us a call today! (316)283-7187 or (620)327-3482

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Who’s Who??? Did you know that we have 3 twins that work for Advanced Physical Therapy in Newton? Here’s what they had to say about being a twin:

Melissa & Andrea (Identical: 1 hour 14 minutes apart- Mel is the older twin.) I absolutely love being a twin! We were born with a built-in best friend! Andrea and I are inseparable, we usually call each other often. We have even dressed up as twins for Halloween before. Growing up we were very competitive in sports. We even had our own plays in basketball, ”1223.” (she would screen for me & than I would screen for her.) We said this in a game, and we each knew what each other meant. We usually know what each other is thinking without saying a word. Andrea and I are similar and like the same things but also just a tad different. She is a Special Education Teacher in Wichita and I chose to go a more artistic route in marketing as a graphic designer. I feel so incredibly proud to have Andrea as my twin sister!!! Couldn’t imagine her not being by my side. Best Friends forever!” Cara & Anna (Identical: 30 seconds apart- Cara is the older twin.) Being a twin is the best! I am so blessed to have a forever best friend. Anna and I will be juniors at Sterling College this fall. I work as a PT Tech as well as a CNA and am pursuing a degree in physical therapy. Anna works as a CNA and restorative aide, and she would like to earn a degree in occupational therapy. As each of our majors and jobs probably tell you, we have many of the same hobbies and likes! In our free time, we enjoy playing basketball or tennis together and hanging out with friends and family. We absolutely love being twins as well as coming up with different responses to the many twin questions we get asked. When people ask, “What’s it like having a twin,” we always respond with “What’s it like not having a twin?!” Jake & Joel (Identical: 30 minutes apart- Joel is the older twin.) Growing up with a twin was like having a built-in best friend there with you at all times. We had the same likes and dislikes and we still do for the most part; however, we decided to take different career paths. I decided to help people within the healthcare field by studying to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. My twin, Joel, decided to help others in a different way. He joined the U.S. Air Force doing Cyber Systems Operations and has served 6-years active duty that of which he had two 6-month deployments to Qatar. To this day we are still each other’s best friend and I consider my twin as one of my greatest blessings.

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“An Excellent place to come to aid in recovery! The therapists are very competent in strengthening muscles and relieving pain. They explained everything in easy understandable language. I went from high levels of pain to being able to resume normal activity within 6 weeks. The environment is excellent in facilitating recovery as well. Everyone seems to enjoy working here and enjoy each other. Thanks for a great experience & results!” -T.G. •••

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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to relieve pain.

Patient Results

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I can walk perfectly now!

Before therapy, I have had problems with my right knee for quite a while. Walking up the stairs was my greatest problem. My right leg has always been shorter than my left leg–not good! My leg muscles have become quite sore. Since therapy, I can move very well with my right knee. Jason has worked me very hard to get my knee and hip working. He advised me to take an injection in my knee and have no pain now. I can walk perfectly now and will certainly will recommend Advanced! Very caring employees! Thank you each and every one! My legs are even now!” - C.R. The hands on approach has touched my heart! I chose Advanced Physical Therapy because of previous experience. The staff are always welcoming as I was able to work with various therapists. I embraced their care and expertise. Those minutes ticked by as a therapist would encourage dialogue during my exercises. There is a warmth and kindness about the people who work in this facility. The hands on approach of their professionals has touched my heart and encouraged my healing. Thank you!” - F.F. Since therapy, I feel a lot stronger! Before therapy, due to major issues with both of my knees, I was weak, stiff, over-compensating with my hips, and in tremendous pain. It was obvious with my “gait” and lack of strength that I needed physical therapy. Also, after sitting for a brief period, everything would lock up; I wouldn’t be able to walk for a bit. Since therapy, I feel a lot stronger. Because of that, I’m able to walk faster and do so much more. I’m no longer freezing up after sitting. Also, I’m more hopeful for the future as I have many strategies to help me maintain strength.” - M.B.




THORAC I C ROTAT I ON Sit with your arms folded in front your chest. Rotate your upper back to one side while keeping your lower back tight and as still as possible. Rotate to the other side, then repeat the motion 6-10 times. Relieves Knee Pain

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KNE E F L E X I ON Start on all fours with your knee angle at 90 degrees. Slowly lower your buttocks towards your heels until you feel a stretch in your knees. Return to the starting position, and repeat 6-10 times as needed.

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Does someone you know have constant Chronic Pain? There’s no reason to live with Chronic Pain! Contact us today at (316)283-7187 to see how Physical Therapy can help!


Treating Chronic Pain without medicine. We utilize an alternative treatment approach with new supporting evidence, by helping people re conceptualize pain, change their own beliefs about how pain works and facilitate healthy habits to help with their chronic pain.

“Before therapy I had constant lower back pain. Since therapy my back pain is almost gone! I am able to stand up straight and walk without any pain. My legs function much better. Through the years I have came to APT for treatment for various issues. I always leave feeling great and have improved quality of life.” -N.E. •••

Does someone you know have any of the following? • Unexplained Pain • Opioids No Longer Work • Wide Spread Pain • Pain Lasting Longer than Six Months • Back/Neck Pain • Neuropathy • & More Contact us for more information at (316)283-7187.

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Contact us today! (620)327-3482 • Hesston or (316)283-7187 • Newton 701 South Main, Hesston, KS 67062 • 2311 South Kansas Avenue, Newton, KS 67114

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