Progressive PT: Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis

NEWSLETTER Getting To Know The Progressive PT Staff! MARK MORRIS ark Morris, PTA Physical Therapist Assistant Columbus, Greensburg, & Seymour

Mark is a 2013 graduate of Brown Mackie College with an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. He joined Progressive Physical Therapy in 2013 and assists at all three Progressive clinics. His clinical experience is in outpatient orthopedics specializing in musculoskeletal conditions. Mark is a certified Astym® Provider. Mark’s passion is an exercise based approach by helping patients become stronger and return them to their previous level of function or higher. He believes by educating patients and providing home exercise programs and self- management techniques that future injuries can be prevented and patients’ overall quality of life can be enhanced. Mark’s professional interests consist of sports injury management and general orthopedics. Mark was born and raised in Columbus and continues to live there today. He enjoys weight training, playing basketball and tennis, and watching movies on his free time.


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“Take Your Next Step To Arthritis Pain Relief!” RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN

Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints.Osteoarthritis (OA) is themostcommoncondition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, thebonesbecomeexposedand rubagainsteachother.Thedeterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint become weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. Therearemanystudiesandpatientsuccessstoriespromoting theeffectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Progressive Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswereassigned toreceiveeither hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at Progressive Physical Therapy to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Progressive Physical Therapy. We hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends. We are thankful for our wonderful patients like you. Happy Thanksgiving!

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IT ’S FALL , Y’all!

It’s that time of year: the days are getting shorter and you’re getting busier. Folks are outside, working out, getting kids to and from school activities, and the holiday season is coming fast. The really good news? If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort from a sports injury, work-related activity (sometimes inactivity), or from your part-time job as the family taxi service, contact Progressive Physical Therapy today! Has your insurance deductible been met? For many people at this time of year, their insurance deductible has been met and they’re tired of dealing with nagging pain and injuries. Don’t live with pain when you don’t need to – get help now. A Screening with a Progressive Physical Therapy Physical Therapist is always FREE and a referral is NOT required. And, in many cases, you can begin treatment immediately. Reach out and get better, faster! Hope you have a wonderful fall season!

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“6 TIPS TO HELP YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN.” When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function.

People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Education and self-management When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight loss Maintainingyourrecommendedweightor losingweight ifyouareoverweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear and insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling.

5. Heat and cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our Progressive Physical Therapy specialists. 6. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

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Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk

We were happy to be a sponsor of the Seymour Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 7th. Staff and Physical Therapists provided bananas and energy bars to the participants, along with free kinesio taping, Astym treatment, and stretches. Some even participated in the race themselves! Sponsoring events like this one is one of the many ways we support our communities.





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Do you (or someone you know) suffer from pain, numbness or tingling in your legs, feet, buttocks or lower back? November 29th 6PM Columbus Clinic 2475 NorthPark, Suite 20 Columbus, IN 47203 812-372-7800 November 30th 6PM Seymour Clinic 321 W. Bruce St., Suite B Seymour, IN 47274 812-522-7887 You Should Only Attend These Workshops If: • You or a loved one suffer from back pain or sciatica. • You have suffered with pain for longer than you feel you should have. • You are currently seeing a doctor or thinking about it. Sciatica and Back Pain Workshop You are invited to our Columbus Clinic 812-372-7800 Seymour Clinic 812-522-7887 We only have 25 seats available for each event due to the interactive nature of this workshop. So, if you would like to attend, be sure to register by Calling Now! How Much Is It to Attend the Workshop? Nothing... the event is absolutely FREE but call now to register as we are taking ONLY 25 ATTENDEES for each event! WE GIVEWORKSHOPS FOR YOUR GROUP OR AT YOUR NEXT EVENT! Do you want to share the benefits of Physical Therapy with your group, business or event? We provide workshops that engage your audience and provide valuable healthcare information. We can give workshops on many topics ranging from general back pain to workplace ergonomics. Our workshops educate your group on natural pain relief and injury prevention. Share the benefits provided by physical therapy experts! Call today to schedule your private workshop: 1.800.365.3018. How Do I Register for These Workshops? Call the Progressive Physical Therapy Clinic you would like to attend the workshop at:

Patient Success Spotlights

I amnow able to go up and down stairs withminimal pain!

“Erin and Mark have helped me greatly improve my range of motion in my knee. I am now able to go up and down stairs with minimal pain. I am also able to walk quicker and cover greater distances. I now am able to bend my knee far enough to kneel on the floor. Thank you for all of your guidance and assistance!” - Donna, Greensburg Clinic

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I can nowplay withmy kids again, workout and hike!

“I injured my right hip in the military in 2012. After excessive pain for 5 years, I had surgery to repair the torn labrum. I couldn’t hold my baby, get dressed on my own, or walk without crutches for over a month. I had to stop running for a year before surgery. I can now play with my kids again, work out and hike. I feel like I have my life back.” - Carissa, Seymour Clinic

Physical therapy hasmademy daily activities much easier to do!

“I am a prior patient and had very positive results from physical therapy. The positive results are why I chose Progressive Physical Therapy again. I came this time with symptoms of constant pain in my hip and front thigh along with poor balance. I am very pleased with the results of my sessions with Dawn. She is very patient and understanding of my problem. The exercise program that was used worked very well towards giving me relief

SEYMOUR TURKEY TROT 2017 Join us for the Seymour Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 23rd in Seymour! We are one of the sponsors of the event, and will be providing bananas and energy bars for the participants. Proceeds go to help Girls Inc., Human Services & Provisions! For more information, please call Girls Inc. of Jackson County at 812-522-1798. Come trot with us!

from the pain. The exercises were very easy for me to follow-up with at home. Physical therapy has made my daily activities much easier to do. I highly recommend Progressive Physical Therapy!” - Ardus, Columbus Clinic

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