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Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

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EFFECTIVE RELIEF FOR HIP & KNEE PAIN

• Who Needs Physical Therapy? • Patient Success Spotlight • Free Laser Therapy Consultation

• Practice News • Recipe Corner

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

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EFFECTIVE RELIEF FOR HIP & KNEE PAIN Mark Twain once said that growing old is an issue of “mind over matter,” but if you struggle with knee or hip pain, then you know that this isn’t true at all. Knee and hip pain can really take the spring out of your step, causing you to move slower and leaving you with pain that becomes more difficult to cope with, step after step.

When you are dealing with a knee or hip injury, every step requires more effort than typical. This can really drain your energy level as you attempt to go about doing even basic tasks, such as taking care of your home or walking around the office. WHAT CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY DO TO HELP? Physical therapy is not a one-stop cure-all for pain management. This is a long-term solution to pain and suffering through the use of targeted exercises and stretching techniques that are designed to strengthen the targeted areas and help the body recover and heal. By identifying the exact points on the body that are not moving as they ought to be, it is possible to make a plan to increase flexibility, motion, strength and even improve coordination. Call 501-676-5540 (Lonoke PT) or 501-945-0200 (ProMotion PT) to learn more information or to schedule your consultation today!

There is an endless list of reasons as to why knee or hip pain may develop, from a slip or fall-related accident to a sports injury or even a car accident. DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE! When an injury develops, seeking the support of a physical therapist is the best course of action. Working with a physical therapist soon after an injury develops can help reduce your recovery time and improve your ability to cope with the pain and discomfort by introducing you to targeted exercises and stretching techniques that can enhance your ability to recover from the injury.

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WHO NEEDS PHYSICAL THERAPY?

• From a standing position, with your feet planted flat on the floor, can you push your body into a squatting position? You should be able to squat all the way down so that your buttocks are almost touching your heels. If you aren’t able to do this, then physical therapy may be helpful in improving your range of motion. • Standing near a wall or countertop, arrange your feet so that you are standing with the heel of one foot touching the toes of the other, as if on a balance beam, and see how long you can stand still. Can you balance for 10 seconds? If not, then physical therapy may be able to improve balance and coordination. The goal of any physical therapy program is to restore range of motion and improve flexibility and strength while reducing the general experience of pain. Unfortunately, hip and knee injuries often tend to linger. Every movement relies so heavily on the hips and knees that it makes it difficult to allow these joints to actually rest following an injury. Physical therapy provides targeted exercises that support the joints with precise movements that help reinforce strength and range of motion. For more information, contact your physical therapist to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.

Are you moving like you should be? Your hips and knees are essential to everyday movement; whether you are sitting, standing, walking or running, you need your hips and knees in great shape. Sometimes, when your hips and knees are in pain, it can cause you to change the way that you are moving, causing you to change the flow and pace of your gait, which is the way that you walk. Other times, prolonged pain can cause you to stop doing movements that are indicative of healthy joints. If you’ve experienced any hip or knee pain and are considering whether physical therapy is a good choice for your health needs, consider the following: • From a standing position, are you able to lean over and touch your toes? If so, then this indicates that you have proper hip and low back flexibility. If not, then you may need to improve your flexibility and joint range of motion, and physical therapy could be helpful. • In a sitting position, can you comfortably cross your legs, leaving your ankle to rest comfortably on the opposite knee? If this is painful, or one knee constantly must be lower than the other, then this may be indicative of knee concerns that could be addressed with physical therapy.

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Patient Success Spotlight

When you see Bryan, be sure and pat him on the back! Bryan had been told his knee was so bad, he’d never have full range of motion again. Well, Bryan did not accept that. He found a great doctor and had his knee replacement, then came to PT with the intention and determination to beat the odds. He hadn’t been able to bend his knee when walking, to sit, or to go up and down a ladder or stairs. Now he can do all that and more! It has been so rewarding to work with Bryan and watch his progress.

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Outstanding RESULTS

“I’m able to drive, participate in church and social activities, and am totally taking care of myself now.” - A.S.

“I chased my granddaughter around the yard yesterday. I can bend my knee when sitting on the couch, and riding the bike has gotten so much easier..” - C.H.

“I can run, jump, and play volleyball again!” - K.D.

Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

Soothe Pain Ease joint pain Improve blood flow & oxygen circulation Optimize sports performance Accelerate healing from injury Prevent issues from becoming chronic Laser Therapy Can:

Don’t let pain become a way of life Call to schedule your free consultation with complimentary laser treatment! FREE LASER THERAPY CONSULTATION

Lonoke: 501-676-5540 ProMotion: 501-945-0200

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Offer valid for the first 25 people to schedule. Expires 04-30-20.

Practice News!

Special Event!

Welcome, Kyndal!

Kyndal is our new Tech!

April 15th Drop by for donuts in the morning or come see us between 11-2 for lunch. ProMotion’s Patient Appreciation Day

Happy Anniversary, Zan!

Zan’s anniversary is March 9th!

Answers to last month's trivia 1. 1995, 2) Five, 3) Both, 4) 2015, 5) Black

Recipe Corner Try Healthy Recipes From Our Very Own Staff!

INSTRUCTIONS Add sesame oil to pan. Add onion and cook until partially done. Add cauliflower and asparagus. Cook until cauliflower is dry and toasted brown. Push cauliflower mixture to the side and scramble two eggs. Mix everything in pan together and add in Braggs amino acids until desired flavored. Matt and Zan’s Fried Cauliflower Rice INGREDIENTS • 1 package frozen cauliflower • 2 large eggs • Braggs amino acids to taste • sesame oil • onion, diced • asparagus, sliced in to ½ inch pieces

Matt’s Ahi Tuna INGREDIENTS • Ahi Tuna – Fresh • Sesame oil

INSTRUCTIONS Add sesame oil to pan and heat over med-high heat. Sear on each side until rare to medium rare.

Exercise Essentials Try these simple exercises to relieve pain and stay flexible!

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

Quad Sets Place a small towel roll under your knee, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward while pressing on the towel. Hold for a few seconds and relax. Repeat 30 times.

Straight Leg Raises While lying on your back, raise up your leg with a straight knee. Keep the opposite knee bent with the foot planted on the ground. Repeat 30 times.

Ask us how you can win, too! Congratulations to Our Winners!

January LPT Attendance Winner Ms. Tammy

January ProMotion Attendance Winner Mrs. Carolyn

Care To Share Winner Mrs. Jackie

February Attendance Winner Mr. Brian

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