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Do You Need Relief From Your Arthritis Pain? TakeTheNext StepWithPhysiotherapy

Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswere assigned to receive either hands-on physiotherapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the peopleweredoing4weeks,8weeksand1year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physiotherapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed 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 improvedby 55%ascompared to the group whohad no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment groupstillweredoinggreat in termsof lesspainand more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgerywithonly5%ofpatients inthetreatmentgroup having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physiotherapy treatmentscanhelp relieveyourpain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD. Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;Michael G.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

• Take theNext StepWith Physiotherapy INSIDE: • 6 Essential Tips to HelpArthritisPain • Patient Success Spotlight • Sudoku

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creating change in a person’s physical,

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YouCanRelieveYOURArthritisPain 6Essential TipsToHelpYour ArthritisPain “What Can I Do To Gain Pain Relief Independently?”

2. Weight loss Maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight, if you are overweight, can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear & insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insolescan reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces Forosteoarthritiswithassociatedknee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat & cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our team.

When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function. People often experience pain from arthritis becauseofstiff joints,musclesandother tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physiotherapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love : 1. Education & self-management When your treatment is over, our team will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own.

www.altasaskinc.com Sudoku Puzzle The objective is to fill a 9x9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3x3 boxes (also called blocks or regions) contains the digits from 1 to 9. A cell is the smallest block in the game. A row, column and region consists of 9 cells and the whole game consists of 81 cells. Print sudoku http://1sudoku.com 6. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physiotherapists will point you in the right direction. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

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1. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. These veggies are part of the cruciferous family, and they are full of a compound called sulforaphane, which helps slow cartilage damage in joints due to osteoarthritis. Try adding broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale or cauliflower to your salad or stir-fry. 2. Fatty fish. Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight inflammation. Try adding fish to your diet a couple of times a week. If you’re not a big fan of fish, ask your doctor about taking an omega-3 supplement. 3. Garlic. Garlic is a member of the allium family—which also includes onions and leeks. These items contain a compound called diallyl disulfide that may help with a number of diseases—including arthritis. 4. Tart cherries. Some people with arthritis have found relief from products made from tart cherries. The ingredient in cherries that helps with joint symptoms is the same one that gives this fruit its red color—anthocyanin. 5. Turmeric. One of the best-researched inflammation fighters isn’t a food at all, butaspice.Tumericcontainsacompound called curcumin. The compound has been used for centuries in India to ward off inflammatory diseases. You’ll find this yellow spice in Indian cuisines— particularly curries. 6. Vitamin C. Antioxidants in vitamin C may slow the progression of OA. You can get vitamin C from strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, or cantaloupe. However, we warn you against taking supplements with much higher doses than 65 to 85 milligrams, because in large doses vitamin C can increase the risk of kidney stones.

Patient Success Spotlight

“ I feel normal—no pain!! I canmove freely!” “When I first came to the Alta-Sask Wellness, I was in a fair amount of discomfort with numbness down my leg and a swollen knee. I couldn’t sit for long periods of time. I couldn’t kneel, and stairs were so painful to navigate. After my treatment with Jeremy, the numbness was almost gone, swollen knee subsided and the dull constant ache in my back lessened. By the end of the day, stairs were no longer a painful challenge. After 4 treatments I feel normal—no pain!! I can move freely.” -M.L.

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

CLAMS IN SIDE LYING Lie on one side hips bent to 45 degrees, feet in line with hips. Slowly raise top knee up while keeping feet touching and pelvis still. Return to start position with same speed. Repeat 10 times on both sides. Helps Mobilize Hips

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StaffSpotlight

“I chose what I love to do - Help People”

Chinmay Patel

Growing up, I always wanted to help people to the best of my power. Amongst the many choices I had, this is what inspired me to become a Physical Therapist.

I pursued my education, graduating from Sardar Patel University, in India. I gained a wealth of hands on experience and skill from my clinical practicums at K.M. Patel Institute of Physiotherapy and Shri Krishna Hospital. Shortly after, I set my sights on living and working abroad. Canadian Physical Therapists are internationally held in high regard and it was my

intent to work alongside some of the best in the world. Despite many barriers, I successfully completed my Physical Therapy Licensure Examination in 2015 and joined this wonderful team at Alta-Sask Wellness.

I am now well into my career and still eager to learn. Alta-Sask Wellness as a large practice provides me many opportunities. In addition to my schooling, I have acquired many other skills, such as Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Mulligan hands-on techniques, and many more.

Apart from work, I enjoy playing Cricket, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, and of course spending time with my beautiful 8 month old daughter when I go home.

I am very thankful to Alta-Sask Wellness for giving me the opportunity to use my skills to improve the lives of people in this wonderful community. I look forward to keep doing what I love to do.

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