Magnolia: The Next Step To Treat Arthritis Pain

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Newsletter Magnolia Physical Therapy

Your BodyWasMade For Better Things ThanSufferingFromPain! THE NEXT STEP TO TREAT ARTHRITIS PAIN

There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists havemuch experience in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to help you obtain optimal results. f

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Harahan: (504) 733-0254 Marigny: (504) 943-8026 Uptown: (504) 309-5460 Freret: (504) 309-9400 CBD: (504) 733-0254 INSIDE: • Relieve OA Pain • 6 Essential Steps • Patient Results • Recipe • Exercise CALL TODAY!

Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritis wereassigned toreceiveeitherhands-onphysical therapy(treatmentgroup)orapill thatactuallydid nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebogroup).Testsweredonetomeasurehow well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1year later.The resultswerevery impressivewith 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 andfasterwithmuch less,orcompletely 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 treatmentgrouphavingundergone 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 timeyoudidsomethingaboutyourpainand movement? Call us today to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C. Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS f

YouCanRelieveYOURArthritisPain 6Essential TipsToHelpYour ArthritisPain “What Can I Do To Gain Pain Relief Independently?”

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 becauseofstiff joints,musclesandother 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 & 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 Maintaining your recommended weight or losing

weight if you are overweight 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 & insoles If arthritis affects your knees, special footwear and insolescan reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Manual Therapy Hands-on, manual therapy from a licensed physical therapist can restore normal joint mobility, lending to less pain and improved function. 5. Heat & cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain, while others find relief in cold packs. Some prefer alternating the two. The proper choice can make a difference in your recovery. Learn more about what works best for you by talking to our 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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Physical Therapy Gets Results!

The Gift that Keeps on Giving! What could bemore appropriate than the gift of wellness and better function for your spouse or loved one? Back pain affects 80 percent of the population at some point in their lives. Is back pain limiting your hubby’s golf game? Give him the gift of a pain-free swing! Is your new bundle of joy increasing your wife’s back and neck pain? Let us provide her with more comfort and relief. GRILLED GREEN BEANS Summer Recipe


“I can walk briskly without pain or fatigue.” Success Story

“When I started I could hardly walk without pain in my left leg. Stairs were impossible and I could not sleep without taking pain pills- it was depressing.

After coming to therapy, I can walk briskly without pain or fatigue. Stairs are no longer a problem and I am feeling positive.

Ingredients: • 2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 cup Marcona almonds • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese For the Orange-Shallot Dressing: • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice • 2 tablespoons minced shallot • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

This is my second round of therapy at Magnolia Physical Therapy and I can’t say enough about the care and courtesy I received!”

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Directions: 1. Make the Green Beans: Heat grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Toss beans with oil and place in grill basket. Grill 6 to 8 minutes or until beans are lightly browned and tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. 2. Meanwhile, make Orange-Shallot Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together orange juice, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until all oil is incorporated. 3. Serve green beans sprinkled with almonds and cheese, and drizzled with Orange-Shallot Dressing.

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