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INSIDE: How Physical Therapy Can Help • Meet Our Team: Shelby Labbe • Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop: August 20th • Summer Tips



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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 in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or 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, finding the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:

Hip and knee pain does not have to arise from sports injuries. People can suffer from hip and knee pain due to normal wear and tear as well as arthritis. A physical therapist can help you determine where the pain is coming from, and you can do so without needing to see a doctor first. What If There Are More Symptoms? In addition to relieving the initial pain, discovering the cause is the main priority of recovery. If you have other symptoms in addition to your leg pain, tell your physical therapist. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh and a decrease in range of motion can be a sign of other problems resulting in your hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. Call Boulet Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute today at 337-264-9856 to find out the cause of your pain and how physical therapy can help you find relief.

• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains • Tendonitis

• Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer


HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP In many cases, physical therapy can help patients quickly recover from an injury and get back to what they love to do. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. Atypicalphysicaltherapysessionwillstartwithacomprehensive evaluationofyourentirelowerbody,lookingfortheexactsourceof your problem. Your physical therapist will customize a treatment plan to address areas of stiffness, weakness, tightness, and pain. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s qualityof life.We’reheretohelp,andwehaveyearsofexperience backing every therapy option.

For more information about how our therapists can help you recover from your knee and hip pain, call us today at 337-264-9856 or visit us at

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MEET OUR TEAM: SHELBY LABBE PT, DPT Shelby joinedBouletPTandWellness Institute in May 2018 after completing her studies and training at LSU Shreveport Health Science Center. She attended ULL prior to LSU where she fell in love with anatomy and “how the body works.” After a few kinesiology classes, she decided that physical therapy would be her career path. Shelby likes our bi-monthly PT mentoring classes that further her knowledge of evaluation and treatment of various conditions and diagnoses.

her two dogs and cat. Later this year she is gettingmarried to her fiancé Coy, and looking forward to her honeymoon in December.

Education: • University of Louisiana, Lafayette: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport: Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy

Shelby is an avid ULL fan and enjoys going to football, basketball and baseball games. She also likes DIY home improvement projects, and spending time with family, friends, and


BACK PAIN & SCIATICA WORKSHOP Boulet PT recently hosted a Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Workshop with sixteen people in attendance. Our next workshop is on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00pm featuring Back Pain & Sciatica.Seating is limited. Ifyouknowsomeone that ishavingtroublewithbackpainandsciatica, they will not want to miss the opportunity to learn about the common causes of their pain as well as what successful treatment looks like without the use of medicines, injections or surgery. Next Workshop: AUG 20 | 6PM


• Muscle Energy Techniques • Myofascial Release • Postural Re-Education/ Training • Therapeutic Exercise

• Cupping • Dry Needling • Electrical Stimulation • Ergonomic Training • IASTM • Joint Mobilization • Kinesio Taping • Laser Therapy • Manual Therapy

• Ultrasound • Vestibular Therapy

Call us at (337) 264-9856 to Register Today!


Keep up with your physical therapy exercises to relieve pain and prevent further injuries. If your pain doesn’t subside, consult with your therapist about what other things might be causing pain. HAS YOUR PA I N COME BACK?

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When I came to this clinic, I couldbarelywalkwiththeaidof

a walker. My knee surgery was difficult. With the help of the staff at Boulet’s Clinic, I quickly began to improve. I was encouraged by the staff, given good advice, and I am thankful for the results of my therapy. From the front desk to the physical therapists and staff, I was treated with respect and compassion. I especially want to thank Shelby Labbe, DPT forhercareandadvice. I leavewith good memories.” - D. B.

Call Boulet Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute for a

complimentary injury consultation. We will guide you so you can get back to the activities you love.




• To acclimate safely to the summer heat, reduce your duration and workout intensity while slowly increasing your exposure. • Walk, run, or cycle on dirt or gravel paths, since asphalt and concrete radiate heat. • Dab a few drops of peppermint or eucalyptus oil on the back of your neck and at your temples just before your workout to keep you cool and help you breathe easier. • Refuel with fruit to replenish fluids and boost your energy post-workout.

Walking Lunge Stand comfortably with your feet shoulder width apart. Take a large step forward with one leg, keeping your back foot in starting position while rolling onto your toes. Keep your spine straight and your forward and back knees bent, so that you make right angles with your hip, knee, and ankle. As you lunge, you should feel a stretch across the front of the hip and thigh. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 2-5 times.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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