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KRISTI VANDERVEEN, PTA GETTING TO KNOW THE PROACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS REHAB TEAM!

and therapeutic experience and believes that a positive environment and attitude are big components in recovery. Q: What makes you excited to jump out of bed and head to work each day? I love to work with my co workers using a team approach that allows our patients to get back to doing the things they know and love. I feel it is important to seek out individual needs and help achieve personal goals. Q: What is one thing you’d like every patient to walk away with from their experience at ProActive Physical Therapy? It is my hope that we not only get results that allow them to live their best lifestyles now, but that we also educate them in ways to continue making improvements that will be beneficial to them lifelong. Q: What do you enjoy in your free time? In my free time, I love watching my children in their activities, driving them to their various activities and just spending time as a family. I really enjoy being outdoors and spending time at the lake, on the beach or enjoying a campfire with friends.

Kristi has been a PTA with ProActive since its opening in 2007. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College. She is also a graduate of Unity Christian High School. Kristi lives in rural Orange City with her husband Chris and three children: Brooklyn, Peyton and Cade. She enjoys working with all ages and conditions from post operative to athletic injuries. She values getting to know her patients and helping them achieve their goals so that they can return to work, play or any activity that they enjoy. She strives to create a fun, energetic INSIDE : • Your Next Step To Treat Arthritis Pain • Arthritis And Physical Therapy

• Exercise Of The Month • Patient Success Spotlight

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YOUR NEXT STEP TO TREAT ARTHRITIS PAIN SICK AND TIRED OF ACHING JOINTS?

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What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries. Arthritis can also be caused by:

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip or knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, the cartilage in our joints can wear down, which may lead to stiffness, pain, and inflammation. While there is no cure for replacing cartilage yet, it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, by improving your joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, according to the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by either injury or normal wear and tear.

· Infections, such as Lyme disease · An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis · The inheritance of osteoarthritis · An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

For arthritis suffers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progress pain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance and coordination, this cycle can be broken, reducing pain and inflammation. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Call TODAY to schedule an evaluation with ProActive Physical Therapy.

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STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While on your back as shown below, keep your knee straight and lift your leg up while leaving the other foot flat on the surface with knee bent. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 20 times. Strengthens Knees www.simpleset.net EXERCISE OF THE MONTH Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain.

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Disclaimer: As there is a risk of injury with any activity, use caution when performing exercises. If you experience any pain or discomfort, discontinue the exercise and contact your health care provider.

Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy plays a major role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first, before more aggressive procedures such as surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, surgical intervention may eventually be needed. However, physical therapy has been shown to be an excellent way to prepare and recover after a total knee or hip replacement. It is very common for the muscles that support the knee, hip, and low back to become weakened from inactivity. Through targeted easy to do exercises, we help your muscles regain their strength, providing greater support to the joints, and reducing stress and irritation. Furthermore, by improving balance and coordination, especially to the knee and hip joints, the abnormal strain on the joints is relieved, and safety is improved to reduce risk of further injury. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you have options. The first step is to contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. See how we can help your joints feel better and move better! Go online or call us to schedule an appointment today. Sources: https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

HEALTHY RECIPE Arugula, Grape, and Sunflower Seed Salad

• 1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard • 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil • 7 cups loosely packed baby arugula • 2 cups red grapes, halved • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seed • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

INGREDIENTS • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1 teaspoon honey • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS Combine vinegar, honey, syrup, and mustard in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk. Combine arugula, grapes, seeds, and thyme in a large bowl. Drizzle vinegar mixture over arugula; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat.

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Refer A Friend Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?

“I have been very pleased with how I have been treated by all of the staff members at ProActive...” “I have known the ProActive Physical Therapy staff for what seems like centuries. Numerous times they have been able to bring me through my recoveries, which have not always been easy roads. The staff has strengthened me both mentally and physically. Another area I feel is a major strength is their willingness to work with other doctors and hospitals in order to see the best possible end result for the patient. In my experience, being able to enter the facility and not feel like the paper work is a burden to the patient is important. They also do not make it seem like an inconvenience to them to give my doctor a call concerning my treatment. Once they have determined the injury or post-surgery treatment plan, they know the fine line of how far to push a patient for a quick healing process without rushing or overdoing it, but not extending treatment longer than is necessary. I have been very pleased with how I have been treated by all of the staff members at ProActive and all my experiences.” -Dave V.R.

Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:

� Move without pain

� Sit comfortably for long periods

� Bend & move freely

� Walk for long distances

� Balance confidently & securely

� Live an active & healthy lifestyle

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab today.

Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment.

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At ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, you will receive hands- on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab seeks to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. We are dedicated to serving each patient in their rehabilitation and wellness needs with a comprehensive approach that supports each patients individual needs. We are committed to providing patients with the knowledge necessary for them to be actively involved in their care and recovery.

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