Do You Need Relief From Your Arthritis Pain? TakeTheNext StepWithPhysical Therapy
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.
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