Outpatient PT_Relieving Hip Knee and Leg Pain

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There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectivenessof physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either 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 improvedby55%ascompared to thegroupwhohadno treatment.Atone year,patients in the treatmentgroupstillweredoinggreat in termsof less painandmoremobility.Otherbenefits included lessneedforsurgerywith 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 to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD.Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson, PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;MichaelG.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison, PhD,MPT,ECS

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