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“Our Physical Therapy Treatments Relieve Pain!” STUDY PROVES RESULTS FROM PHYSICAL THERAPY
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 tomeasure 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, having 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 improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group.
If you are suffering fromosteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your arthritis and pains? Call us today at Johns Creek Physical Therapy so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD.Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C. Allison, PhD, MPT, ECS
Meet Archana Jayan, PT, DPT We are pleased to welcome Archana Jayan, PT, DPT to Johns Creek Physical Therapy. Archana moved to Atlanta from Dubai, UAE with her husband in 2007. She transferred her international Physical Therapy License to obtain her Georgia Physical Therapy License in 2011. She then transitioned to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Regis University, Colorado in 2013. She enjoys her role as a Physical Therapist in helping patients to reduce pain and empower them to take
control of their rehabilitation process. Archana insists upon good communication between patient and therapist and her strength is her ability to listen. When not treating patients as a PT, she is a full time wife and mom to her two little ones. She enjoys the outdoors and exploring new places with her young family.
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