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“Take Your Next Step To Arthritis Pain Relief!” RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN
Doyousufferfromback,kneeorhippain? It ispossible youmayhaveosteoarthritis inthose joints.Osteoarthritis (OA)isthemostcommonconditionofthejoints,affecting approximately27millionAmericans.WithOA,there isa breakdown in thecartilagecovering theendsofbones. Asthecartilagewearsaway,thebonesbecomeexposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly.The ligamentsand tendonsaround the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint becomeweak.This leads toevenmorepainful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Ellis Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients sufferingfromosteoarthritisandworktoobtainoptimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswere assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatmentgroup)orapillthatactuallydidnothingtohelp theirpainwithoutthemknowing(placebogroup).Tests weredone tomeasurehowwell thepeopleweredoing 4weeks,8weeksand1year later.Theresultswerevery impressivewiththepatientswhohadhands-onphysical therapycombinedwithgentle,specificexercises.They showedsignificant improvements intheirpain,mobility and function.
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By8weeks,patientswereabletowalkfurtherandfaster withmuch less,orcompletelyresolvedpain.Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year,patients inthetreatmentgroupstillweredoinggreat in termsof lesspainandmoremobility.Otherbenefits included lessneed forsurgerywithonly5%ofpatients 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 at Ellis PhysicalTherapy to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;Michael G.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS
NOWOFFERINGAHANDICAPACCESSIBLECHAIRLIFTFOR OUR POOL Ellis Physical Therapy is happy to announce a NEW accessible chairlift for our indoor pool therapy.ThisNEW featureallows theprocessofphysical therapy tobecomea loteasier for the elderly and handicap. If you or someone you know feels they can benefit from pool therapy, contact us to schedule an appointment today at 208.523.8879.
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