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Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswere assigned to receiveeitherhands-onphysical therapy (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 physical therapy 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 improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and 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 physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you didsomethingaboutyourpainandmovement?Callus today to learnmore about ourARTHRITISPROGRAM 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
“How can I get Physical Therapy at Home?” Jerry M. in Rantoul asked this simple question when he saw his neighbor receiving Physical Therapy in her apartment. Jerry lives in an assisted living facility. After a friendly introduction and a few questions, Jerry mentioned to our therapist that his knee pain is getting worse, making it harder for him to stand and is not walking as well as he used to. After a quick evaluation, our therapist, Kris Thope, concluded that Jerry can therapy. We called Jerry’s doctor, received an order and started therapy within a few days. Is your life limited by pain? Call us at 217-898-8393 to schedule a Discovery session.
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 insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces For osteoarthritis with associated knee 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 specialists.
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 because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy 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 experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own.
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 physical therapists 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.
Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain. Relieve Pain In Minutes
CLAMS IN SIDE LYING Lieononesidehipsbentto45degrees, 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
Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
Have YouMet Your Deductible Yet? Have you met your annual insurance deductible? If you have, your therapy may be free. How do you check to see if your deductible has been met? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you.
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. 5 9 6 2 7 9 7 5 8 4 2 6 7 1 4 6 1 3 2 INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium bowl combine the butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Usinganelectricmixer,cream the ingredients together,about4minutes.Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Add the hazelnuts and stir until just combined. Using a tablespoon measure, spoonout thecookiedoughontoacookiesheet,spacing themoundsabout 4 inches apart. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool. 3 8 1 6 3 4 4 7 5 3 6 7
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Are you wondering if In-Home Physical Therapy is right for you? Call us at 217-898-8393 to request a complimentary balance & strength done in the comfort of your own home. Patient Spotlight “I can stand with a walker now!” “After receiving extensive therapy, Gloria is now able to get out of bed with minimal help, stand with a walker and walk short distances with help.”
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