Intecore PT: Helping Arthritis Pain

HelpingArthritis Pain In a recent study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were divided to receive either hands-on physical therapy or a sugar pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing. The group that received hands-on therapy, had therapy to the knee, low back, hip and ankle as required. They then performed a knee exercise program in the clinic and at home. The group taking the sugar pill had just low intensity ultrasound, a form of deep heat, to the problem area. Both groups were treated at the clinic twice weekly for 4 weeks. (continued inside) The Intecore Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

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JULY 2018 The Intecore Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body HelpingArthritis Pain

INSIDE: • It's Time To Live LifeWithout Arthritis Pain • Patient Success Spotlights “Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.” - Will Rogers Quote of TheMonth:

Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing compared to their initial visit, 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive showing the patients who had hands-on physical therapy, combined with specific exercises had 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% compared to the placebo 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. In general, if you are suffering from osteoarthritis, especially of the back, hip or knee, physical therapy decreases the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis and may delay or prevent the need for more invasive treatments, like injections or surgery. Isn’t it time you did something about your arthritis and pains? Call us today at Intecore Physical Therapy so we can make a positive difference in your life. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to your aches, pains and joint stiffness. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;Robert L.Matekel,MPT;MichaelG.Ryder,MPT;Matthew B.Garber,MPT; andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

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As we age, the discs in our spine can wear, begin to bulge, and become narrowed.These changes can put strain on the cartilage, ligaments, and joints at the involved level of the spine and may cause pain. The cartilage covering the joint surface can begin to fray and wear away over time. If your cartilage wears down so that your bones begin to rub together, it can result in enlarged joints, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. As Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine progresses, your body will try to repair it by growing new bone.This bony growth is called a “bone spur.” Spur development can result in a condition known as spinal stenosis. Most often this disorder affects men and women over 50 years of age. If the spurs enlarge, they can create a narrowing of the spaces in the spine.The narrowing can involve small or large areas and can result in pressure on nerves near the involved joints, resulting in symptoms that may include pain, tingling, numbness, or burning. It's Time To Live Life Without Arthritis Pain Exercise: Exercise is the most important treatment to lessen your pain and improve your mobility. Your physical therapist will prescribe specific low- impact activities that will strengthen your spine, abdomen, and hip muscles. Stretching: Specific stretching exercises will be prescribed for your spine, based on the results of your initial evaluation. Combined with strengthening, stretching may help slow the progression of the disease. Symptommanagement: Symptommanagement means learning to feel better and remain active. Sometimes people are fearful that increased activity will worsen their symptoms or increase their pain. Your physical therapist will help you learn how to be more active without worsening your symptoms. He or she will help you find your appropriate activity levels, and develop a unique program to keep you moving. Your physical therapist can help with a variety of treatment options, including:

Healthy Recipe

Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain Exercise Essential

Salmon Burgers

• 1 cup finely chopped red onion • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper • 1 pound salmon fillet • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce • 1 large egg white • Cooking spray • 8 slices focaccia, toasted

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FOUR POINT ARM RAISE Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out front. Bring it back down and then repeat on opposite side. 8-10 times on both arms.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine hot pepper sauce and egg white in a small bowl; add egg white mixture to salmon mixture, stirring well to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve patties on toasted focaccia.

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Discover How To Live Pain Free!

At Intecore Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

1. CALL AND TALK TO YOUR THERAPIST

2. DISCOVER WHY YOUR PAIN HAS COME BACK

3. GET YOUR CUSTOM RECOVERY PROGRAM

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If you, or a loved one, has back pain or sciatica, join us in a free informative workshop on common causes, treatments, and prevention of your back pain or sciatica. Call today to reserve your spot. Back Pain & Sciatica Workshops Aliso Viejo: Tuesday, July 17th at 1pm Foothill Ranch: Tuesday, July 17th at 1pm Orange: Tuesday, July 17th at 6pm San Juan Capistrano: Wednesday, July 18th at 6pm Call (949) 393-5346 to register. Space is limited - Call today to reserve your spot FREE BACK PAINWORKSHOP

“They are all amazing! Yvonne especially stuck with me over the years together helping me get better!!” - Christina C.

“After having shoulder surgery I went to Intecore Physical Therapy and received great care. I have full use of my arm and shoulder. I would recommend them to anyone needing therapy.” - Ann K. “I would recommend them to anyone needing therapy.” “I truly believe that they cared and wanted my kid to get better.” “My son Matt came to Intecore for a shoulder injury. Mike, Heather and everyone else at the Aliso Viejo office were so great. I feel they were always looking out for my son and making sure he was improving. I truly believe that they cared and wanted my kid to get better. Hopefully we won't have to come back - but will if we need physical therapy in the future! Thanks, guys!” - Jen C.

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Andrew Vertson, PT, DPT, ATC Physical Therapist

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