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Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain. KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 5 times. Stretches Tight Muscles Hipandknee injuriesarecommon in theathleticworldandCPTEhas treated it’s share of athletic injuries. Whether it’s a high school female basketball player or a 45 year old club hockey player, CPTE’s athletic trainers and PTs understand the unique characteristics of growth and development, as well as male versus female athletes. Our goal is to determine the cause and depth of the injury and to get them back on their feet and playing again quickly. CPTE’s certified athletic trainers cover all sports at three area high schools, as well as local, state, and regional tournaments. In addition, CPTE covers a number of area triathlons, bike events, and road races. Our goal is to offer our expertise to coaches, athletes, and parents. We provide injury care and sports conditioning clinics to coaches, athletes, and parents in area recreational leagues (youth and adult). If we can reduce the risk of injury through sports conditioning or help an athletes return to play quickly and physically prepared then we know we have done our job.
While legpain isnoticeablebyaslewofsymptoms,severalstickout.Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems.Adecreased rangeofmotioncanalsobesymptomaticofbigger issues which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivitycancontribute to immobility—and later,pain. Ifyou’re limping, lurchingorareexperiencingbadbalance,contactaphysician.While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. How Physical Therapy Can Help In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen themuscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. Agoodphysical therapyprogramcanassistwithpost-operation treatment, too. Ifyou’veundergonetreatmentforosteoporosis,dislocationorafracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here tohelp,andwehaveyearsofexperiencebackingevery therapyoption. Contact us today, and tell us about your symptoms. Sources: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and- hip-pain WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
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TheCenter forPhysicalTherapyandExercise (CPTE) familywelcomesyou! Our goal is to help you move better, feel healthy, and have a better quality of life. We offer comprehensive rehabilitation and wellness programs utilizing best practices and proven techniques with the latest equipment to achieve your goals. We employ a highly skilled staff in a friendly and caring atmosphere. Our goal for the past 30 years is an uncompromising commitment to excellence and a passion for your recovery and wellness. Ourfouroutpatientclinicsareconveniently located intheNashua/Manchester area. WeareMedicareandMedicaidcertifiedandacceptmost insurances (including NH and MA workers compensation). Our early morning and late day appointments provide all the convenience you need. Our reputation for results and a caring and friendly atmosphere has been built over the past 30 years. Our success was and is built one patient at a time. CPTE is therapist owned and the owners and staff of CPTE are part of the community that you live in.
I enjoyed the experience and looked forward to each therapy session. Success Story - J. Desmond “I was training for the Boston Marathon and developed hip pain as my mileage increased. I took advantage of CPTE’s free injury assessment and discovered that my gait was wrong and it added stress to my hip joint. With 8 weeks to go, I started physical therapy with Dave. He did a great job in calming my hip pain and modifying my gait so I was running more efficiently. I not only finished the Marathon pain free, my time was 20 minutes faster than my goal. Dave and his staff were professional, friendly, and encouraging. I enjoyed the experience and looked forward to each therapy session. It was clear that every other patient in the clinic felt the same way I did. I recommend CPTE to everyone!”
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HEALTHY RECIPE SPICED PEAR TEA
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• 1 tsp whole cloves • 6 tea bags • Small orange slices, halved (optional) • Stick cinnamon (optional)
INGREDIENTS • 1 orange • 3 cups water • 2 (11.3 to 12 oz) cans pear nectar
• 1 tbsp honey (optional) • 4 inches stick cinnamon
INSTRUCTIONS Using a vegetable peeler, remove three wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Juice the orange into a large saucepan. Add the water, pear nectar and honey (if using) to orange juice in saucepan. For spice bag: Place the 4
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� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely
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inches of stick cinnamon, the cloves and the orange peel strips in the center ofa6-inchsquareofdouble-thickness,100%-cottoncheesecloth.Bringcorners together and tie with 100%-cotton kitchen string. Add spice bag to pear nectar mixture.Bringmixture toboiling; reduceheat.Coverandsimmer for10minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag; discard. Serve in warm mugs. If desired, float orange slices on top of individual servings and serve with additional stick cinnamon.
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RELIEF FOR HIP, KNEE AND LEG PAIN Move Like You’re Seventeen Again!
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Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight.They work inclosecoordination,givingus themobilitywe need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, paincanflareup. Ifyou’reexperiencinghip,kneeor leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. CPTE has pinpointed several
leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. See chart to the right>> While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flowmay cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe.
Many causes for pain is the legs most likely are: • Arthritis
• Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains • Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer
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