Biosport PT: Hip, Knee & Leg Pain

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

Getting To KnowThe BioSport PT Staff! IRENE CABALLERO

Irene has been employed with BioSport Physical Therapy since 2014. She has evolved with the demands of a growing business and has seen many promotions. She initially came on board as a physical therapy biller and with her strong work ethic and loyalty; she has inherited the title of Front Office Manager. She has developed extensive knowledge in medical billing and will gladly assist you in this area. She also handles staff scheduling, making her a vital part of our team. Irene has worked since 2002 in the medical profession. Being fluent in Spanish, she is able to assist patients in translation to ensure all aspects of their care are addressed. Irene also is the primary liaison with our medical supply companies providing durable medical equipment for our patients.

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

HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN “Continue Your Early Morning Jog Without Fear Of Pain!”

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• Does Arthritis Pain Grind you Down? • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • FREE Mobile Download

When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands-on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step! Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!

Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints.

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DOES ARTHRITIS PAIN GRIND YOU DOWN? Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medications to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints.The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease.

Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or

exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle! Call Today! (209)524-7488

Healthy Recipe

Lemon Rosemary Salmon

INGREDIENTS • 1 lemon, thinly sliced • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary • 2 salmon fillets • Salt to taste • 1 tablespoon olive oil

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange half the lemon slices in a single layer in a baking dish. Layer with 2 sprigs rosemary, and top with salmon fillets. Sprinkle salmon with salt, layer with remaining rosemary sprigs, and top with remaining lemon slices. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

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Patient Success Spotlight

“Wow! This is my second time using BioSport and I was once again extremely pleased with my workout and the friendly staff! I had been one year without tendons in my left hip, so I had a ways to go to build back strength in that hip. I was pleased with the progress I made, and it feels wonderful to once again resume most of my activities. The staff could not have been better. Their caring attitude allows a client to be comfortable and cared for! I felt like I added a few friends to my friend list! Before therapy, I was unable to do several simple household chores and now two months later, I am able to do most of them. Thank you BioSport staff for my wonderful experience!” – Bonnie M. It feels wonderful to once again resume most of my activities!

Employee Spotlight

Fernando Alvarez, Physical Therapy Technician In addition to his duties as a Physical Therapy Technician at BioSport, Fernando is also a professional photographer. Check out these amazing pictures he took of his beautiful daughter.

ATTENTION PAIN SUFFERERS

Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain.

KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Relieves Lower Back www.simpleset.net

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