PeakPerformancePT: Arthritis Pain Relief

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Grand Opening Of Our 4th Location

• SUMMER 2020 •

InMason, Michigan!

Jill Marlan, CEO and Founder of Peak Performance Physical Therapy, expressed her enthusiasm about the new location stating, “We are so excited to expand our services to the Mason area. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our mission to deliver outstanding physical therapy, has earned our company the excellent reputation it holds today.”


The new location offers the Peak Performance Physical Therapy staff to extend their expertise for more innovative and positive approaches to patient treatments. Peak Performance Physical Therapy develops customized treatment programs while working to educate patients which allows them to focus on their recovery and to take charge of their health. Peak Performance PhysicalTherapy currently has three clinical locations, in Lansing, Okemos, and Dewitt with two athletic training locations at Lansing Community College and Great Lakes Christian College. For more information about Peak Performance Physical Therapy, please visit About Peak Performance PhysicalTherapy: Peak Performance Physical Therapy was founded by Jill Marlan in 2011. By 2015, they had outgrown thatclinicand relocated to theircurrentLansing locationat7402Westshire Dr. In 2017 Jill was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Lansing Business Monthly and continues to improve the health and wellness of the community through their physical therapy approach and community education. In 2018, Jill received the 2018 North American Ernst and Young Winning Women Entrepreneur of the Year award over a pool of 2,000+ applicants across the United States and Canada. They continue to provide outreach and education to the local communities through their community relationships and partners.

Our team at Peak Performance Physical Therapy is excited to announce we will be opening a 4th location in Mason, MI! Read the full press release for exclusive details on our grand opening and hear what our owner, Jill Marlan has to say: Lansing, Mich. – Peak Performance Physical Therapy, specialists in orthopedic manual physical therapy, is expanding its services with a new clinic location opening in summer 2020 at 132 South Cedar St. Mason, MI 48854. Peak Performance Physical Therapy will kick off the new location opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony where community leaders are expected to attend. As a way to better get to know their new community, the new Mason location will also host an open house where they invite the entire community to attend and join in the fun. The new location comes at high demand and as a way to better meet the needs of patients in the community. Peak Performance Physical Therapy is dedicated to maintaining and expanding its expertise in the Greater Lansing area. The new location will provide a full range of physical therapy services with one-on-one personal attention to help patients excel and achieve their goals.

INSIDE: • Osteoarthritis Is A Pain! Physical Therapy Can Help • Relieve Pain In Minutes

• Healthy Recipe • Staff Spotlight



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13105 Schavey Rd. Suite 5 DeWitt, MI 48820

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As we all age, our bodies experience a certain “wear and tear” on cartilage and joints. This can cause inflammation and pain, known as arthritis. According to the American Arthritis Foundation, Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, making itself apparent in people as they age. It can certainly take a toll on one’s body, resulting in achy or painful joints after exercise, after a long day on one’s feet, or even after prolonged periods of inactivity, thus causing joints to constrict. The mostcommonareasofOsteoarthritisare found in thefingers,hips,knees,andspine. These are all joints that we use excessively, even in our daily lives. Just think - by the time you lift yourself out of bed, shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and prepare to begin your day, you’ve already used these joints a multitude of times. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that pain can occur in them over time. If you believe you may be experiencing Osteoarthritis, give one of our physical therapists a call today to discuss pain relief. Why do we experience Osteoarthritis? While it is true that Osteoarthritis is most common in older folks, that is not always necessarily the case. It is possible that Osteoarthritis can present itself in younger adults, especially if they are prone to weak joints, poor dieting, or if they aren’t very active. Your cartilage works hard to protect your joints by absorbing the natural shocks that your body experiences on a dailybasis.Therefore,muchofyour likelihood regardingOsteoarthritis isdependent upon the physical and nutritional lifestyles you partake in. Joint alignment can alter and the muscles around a joint can weaken over time, causing the cartilage to shift or thin. As cartilage wears down, Osteoarthritis becomes much more common. As Osteoarthritis progresses, more symptoms can arise. The most common symptoms are: • Joint pain. • Swelling or tenderness in or around the joint(s). • Inflammation or flare-ups of pain in the joint(s) after use. • Feeling stiff after sitting or laying down for prolonged periods of time, especially when getting up in the morning. • Crepitus - also referred to as a “cracking or crunching” feeling when moving the joint(s), or the sound of bone rubbing on bone.

How can physical therapy help Osteoarthritis? According to theAmericanTherapy Association, 1 in 5 adults are diagnosed with arthritis annually. Physical therapy are the most common treatments for Osteoarthritis, usually helping with the relief of joint pain in just a few sessions. If you have arthritis, don’t fret - there is hope! While anti-inflammatory and pain medications will help for the time being, they are verymuchashort-termsolution.Physical therapycanhelp inactuallystrengthening your joints and muscles once again, allowing for a much healthier and long-term pain relief solution. Physical therapy will also help in learning to use your joints in new ways once again, allowing for the highest quality of life despite the severity of your arthritis. Our physical therapists are trained to help you with joint alignment, stability, muscle regeneration, and most importantly, pain relief. They are dedicated to helping you get back to your normal levels of mobility. Don’t settle for a life of aches and pains - physical therapy can get you back on your feet and doing the activities you used to love! If you are suffering from Osteoarthritis, give us a call today - we can get you back to living your best, most pain-free life. Sources: PA/Facts/Arthritis%20fact%20sheet.pdf


Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing leg pain.

INGREDIENTS: • 1 cauliflower head, cut into florets • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas • 5 garlic cloves, peeled • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil • 1 tsp ground cumin • 1/2 tsp salt • 1/8 tsp paprika • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed • 1/4 tsp black pepper • 4 cups vegetable broth

Strengthens Legs

• 1 cup water • 1/2 cup heavy cream For Garnish • Reserved roasted cauliflower mix

STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee and your toes pointed upward. Hold for 10 seconds then repeat 6 times on both legs.

• Red pepper flakes • Fresh thyme leaves • Heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS: Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss cauliflower florets, chickpeas and garlic cloves with 3 tbsp of olive oil and cumin, salt and paprika. Roast in the oven for 30 min, stirring once half way through. Remove from oven and set aside. Reserve about 1/2 cup for the garnish. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Add cubed potatoes and black pepper. Cook for 2 min, stirring frequently. Add vegetable broth and water and increase heat to bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat down to simmer for about 15-20 min until potatoes are very soft. Remove pot from the heat and stir in roasted cauliflower mix. Puree the soup using an immersion blender, food processor, or blender, working in batches if necessary. Return pureed soup to the stovetop and gently re-warm it. Stir in heavy cream.Season to tastewithsaltandpepper.Garnishwith reserved roastedcauliflower mix, red pepper flakes, fresh thyme leaves and drizzle of heavy cream.

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The staff at Peak Performance Physical Therapy is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by:





� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely




Have Them Call Us Today! They will thank you and so will we!

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Staff Spotlight


Katie Gilin is the Clinic Manager and Physical Therapist at our Okemos location. Katie graduated with her Bachelors in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University and has been with us for 4 years now. She specializes in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy assisting with difficulties with pelvic pain, incontinence, etc but enjoys treating a variety of

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KATIE GILIN PT, Okemos Clinic Manager

(Lansing Location)


Outside of working as a physical therapist Katie spends most of her time caring for her Australian Shepherd puppy, Moki. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family while cheering on the Spartans and various Detroit sports teams. Katie is an accomplished athlete as she was an All State soccer player in high school and continues to participate in rec league Volleyball. Katiehasalwayshadapassionforhelpingpeopleandhadapersonal experience with Physical Therapy that allowed her maintain active during her high school years, which is why she choose to become a PT. She loves seeing individuals return to the activities that love to do with less pain! Katie feels at home while working at Peak Performance Physical Therapy. She loves the patients’ she gets to serve, her coworkers she spends many hours with, and the ability she has had to grow as a person and a professional.

(Okemos Location)

(DeWitt Location)


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