Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Hello everyone! I pray this finds you all healthy and well. I just wanted to write a few words to you all about our newest Physical Therapist, Barb Ulmer. If there was ever a warmer welcome from patients I’m not sure how. Every WHAT IS EVERYONE SAYING ABOUT BARB?
ASHLEY KUHNAU PTA
report from every patient that meets her and works with her, is more than impressed with her attention to detail, care, and the knowledge that she has. I too want you all to know what a great addition she is to ARI. We are so honored that she can be a part of our clinic. You WILL have some of the very best care in the area right here at Advantage Rehab. We look forward to visiting with you!
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
DON’T LET YOUR PAIN CATCH UP WITH YOU! FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR KNEE & HIP PAIN
INSIDE: • Four Different Diy Ice Packs! • Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight • Free Physical Therapy Consultation
Have you ever thought about how amazing our ability to walk is? It is a complex system of muscles, nerves, and joints working together in harmony to lift you up. But what if you experience pain while walking? If you experience hip, knee, or leg pain, it could mean that the complex system of your gait has been effected in some way or another. For more information regarding how our treatments can help you, give us a call today! What Causes Knee And Hip Pain? Knee and hip pain occur when the joints andmuscles surrounding those areas lack their normal function. If the joint isn’t functioning properly, it can alter one’smobility, which will increase pressure on the area. This can cause the area to become inflamed, thus resulting in pain. If you are experiencing hip pain, it is likely that there is a problem with your hip joint. When this happens, you will experience pain inside of your hip, or in your groin area. If you are experiencing pain outside of your hip, in your upper thigh, or buttock region, then it is likely that there is a problem with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. Regardless of where the pain is stemming from, hip pain is typically caused by injury or strain to the joint or surrounding regions; however, the pain can also be due to an underlying disease, such as arthritis.
If you are experiencing knee pain, there is a good chance the pain is rooted in your kneecap or patella. Every time you bend your knee, your kneecap needs enough space to move up and down between your femur bone and the bend of your knee. Unfortunately, if this area becomes inflamed, then the tissues surrounding the kneecap will become tighter, and the kneecap will not have as much space to move. It will try to squeeze through the inflamed padding, causing pain in the knee, and causing the padding to grow thicker and more irritated. When this happens, the joint fluid inside your knee will begin to dry out, resulting in more friction and pain. How Physical Therapy Helps: When relieving knee and hip pain, it is important tomake sure that normal motion is restored. Our physical therapists at Advantage Rehabilitation are trained in evaluating your movement to determine the root of your problem, in addition to creating a treatment regimen specific to your pain, and restoring you to your normal mobility and strength. We have years of success in helping patients with their physical needs, eliminating their need for harmful drugs, expensive testing, or harsh surgeries. Our goal is to help you move and walk as comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get back on track to a pain-free life!
Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to your knee and hip pain!
FOUR DIFFERENT DIY ICE PACKS!
1. (3) parts water to (1) part rubbing alcohol. This combination is recommended by physical therapists, because it is cheap, it stays flexible, and it works perfectly. There is also minimal mess if there is a leak! Win/win. 2. Corn syrup – Yup. Plain old corn syrup. This one is nice because it stays the most soft and flexible compared to the rest; however, if it were to leak, you’d be left with a sticky mess. 3. Liquid dish soap – You guessed it, another one-ingredient ice pack! This one doesn’t stay quite as flexible as the rest, but at least the mess won’t be sticky in the event of a leak. 4. (2) parts liquid dish soap to (1) part rubbing alcohol. This is very similar to the one above but stays a bit more flexible. To minimize the risk of leaking after repeated uses, make sure to double bag your ice packs in sturdy freezer bags with a double-lock seal. If you have a vacuum bag sealer, this is the perfect use for it.
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Exercise Essentials Try this movement if you are suffering from knee or hip pain
Healthy Recipe: Spinach Dip
Helps With Knee And Hip Pain
IT BAND - STRETCH - SIDELYING Start by lying on your side with your back near the edge of your bed or table. Your affected leg should be on top. Next, let the top leg lower behind you as you maintain an extended knee as shown. You should feel a gentle stretch along the side of your leg. Hold for 30 seconds.
INGREDIENTS • 1 package frozen spinach (drained) • 2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese • 1 package colby jack cheese
• 1 package parmesan cheese • 2 cans of Rotel • Small onion, chopped • 1 tsp cumin to taste • 1 tsp garlic salt to taste
DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients well and place in a 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes. Serve!
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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE
At Advantage Rehab Inc., you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring, health experts during focused and individualized sessions.
Patient Success Spotlight
It’s time to visit Advantage Rehab Inc. if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident • You want to prevent injury • You have been injured on the job 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
“Mike and Ashley are both highly skilled and experienced in what they do. They offer a high quality of care in a compassionate manner. They provide recommendations and guidance on various ways to help mobility and pain. They maintain good communication with the medical provider as well so that they are in the loop. They really go above and beyond to help. I would highly recommend their team to anyone needing PT.” - Laurie “I would highly recommend their team to anyone needing PT.”
Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.
KEEPING YOUR HEALTH IN MIND! Advantage Rehab is committed to the health andwellbeing of you and your child. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. WE’RE TAKING PRECAUTIONARY STEPS
Before and after every session, we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask parents that if you or your child is demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—please stay home. Additionally, if you or your child has been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate your ongoing support.
SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES & DISPOSE QUICKLY
OUR EMPLOYEES ARE WASHING HANDS REGULARLY
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS
AVOID HUGS OR SHAKING HANDS
DO NOT TOUCH MUCUOUS WITH FINGERS
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