Limitless PTS: Hip and Knee Pain

THE NEWSLETTER ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND CARING FOR YOUR BODY

RELIEVING YOUR 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. (continued inside)

INSIDE : • Relieving Your Hip & Knee Pain • Who Needs Physical Therapy?

• Healthy Recipe • Patient - Client Success Story

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THE NEWSLETTER ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND CARING FOR YOUR BODY

RELIEVING YOUR HIP & KNEE PAIN

INSIDE : • Who Needs Physical Therapy? • Patient - Client Success Story

• Exercise Of The Month • Free Screen Event

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

(continued from outside) 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.

DISCOVER HOW WE CAN HELP ELIMINATE YOUR HIP & KNEE PAIN ONCE AND FOR ALL! CALL TODAY OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.LIMITLESSPTS.COM FOR MORE DETAILS!

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Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

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Stregthens Knees

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GOBLET SQUAT Stand with good posture, feet are shoulder width apart, Hold dumbbell at chest as shown. Perform a squat by bending at the hip, being sure to stop at the point where you cannot keep your lower back flat. Rise up by straightening at the hip. Repeat 5-10 times.

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. • 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 about overcoming back pain, call Limitless Physical Therapy Specialists today!

HEALTHY RECIPE

Fruit Energy Balls INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup chopped almonds

• 1 cup dried figs

•1 cup dried apricots

• 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

INSTRUCTIONS Combine almonds, figs and apricots in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Roll the mixture into small balls and dredge in coconut. To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. Combine almonds, figs and apricots in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Roll the mixture into small balls and dredge in coconut. To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

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Patient - Client Success Story

Back To School & Sports

There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity at school. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Before and after Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Limitless PTS can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great! Preparing your body… It is important to do sports activities, fitness and a host of other physical activities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease your risk for injury.

Paige came to us because she had a fracture in her foot that required a long period of immobilization. When she started PT, she couldn’t even walk on her foot! She worked really hard to get her range of motion, strength and power back to where it needed to be so she could run again. Great job Paige! FREE SCREEN EVENT FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM HIP PAIN! ALL DAY! THURSDAY, AUGUST 29TH The purpose of this event is to help all types of patients, young and old, that feel they could benefit from this Hip Pain Free Screen Event. If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this Free Screen Event, please call Limitless Physical Therapy Specialists at the number provided below: (585) 869-5140

• Stretch often

• Strength training

• Coordination training

• Endurance training

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