PREPARING YOUR JOURNEY H OW P R E V E N TAT I V E R E H A B I L I TAT I O N C A N G I V E Y O U T H E A DVA N TA G E
A L S O I N S I D E : The Benefits of Pre-Rehab • Patient Success Spotlight Exercise Essentials • Follow Us On Social Media • Healthy Recipe
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PREPARING YOUR JOURNEY
HOW PREVENTATIVE REHABILITATION CAN GIVE YOU THE ADVANTAGE
PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT
Do you have a surgery planned in the near future? Is your job or sport physically demanding, putting you at risk of sustaining an injury? Are yourmuscles and joints simply not what they used to be, becoming frail and weak? If so, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may greatly benefit you. Pre-hab helps in conditioning the body so it can heal quickly after surgery, speed up recovery processes, and prevent injuries from occurring. Pre-hab is typically split into two different categories: pre-hab for surgical recovery and pre-hab for injury prevention. For surgical recovery, pre-hab is done before the patient even goes under the knife – making the recovery period and surgery itself much easier. For injury prevention, pre-hab focuses on the patient’s problemareas and works to strengthen them to protect against physical damage. To learn more about preventative rehabilitation and the many benefits of it, contact us today!to determine what exercises and therapies would work best for aiding in your physical excellence. We can help make sure you stay on top, avoiding any potential pain or injury.
“They are able to get me back to running safely!” I really enjoy my experience with the clinic. It is my second time treating an injury with them. I really trust the professionals, and they are able to get me back to running safely.” - Julia V.
THE BENEFITS OF PRE-REHAB
It is normal to worry about the recovery process following a surgical procedure. However, pre-hab can help put your mind at ease by significantly reducing your recovery time. Did you know that by partaking in preventative rehabilitation, you can reduce your odds of needing inpatient rehabilitation by 73 percent? The stronger you are before surgery, the easier it’ll be for you to meet your physical milestones after surgery. This can decrease your recovery time by days or even weeks! Pre-hab provides patients with the and pain relieving techniques, stretches, and strengthening exercises needed in order to obtain a smooth and speedy recovery. To put this in perspective, patients who undergo total knee replacement surgery are typically expected to walk 500-1,000 feet 24 hours after their procedure. This may sound like a difficult task; however, those who participate in pre-hab before their surgery are much more likely to meet this demand than those who do not. PRE-HAB AND INJURY PREVENTION If you are prone to injuries, or at risk of developing injuries, pre-hab can be a great resource for you. To figure out where your problem areas are, you will complete a thorough evaluation with your physical therapist to determine what your treatment plan will consist of. Treatment plans typically include a combination of pain relieving techniques, exercises, and stretches, in order to target problem areas where injuries are likely to occur. For example, those in the military are more prone to developing
back, hip, knee, and foot problems due to the rigors of training and combat. Pre-hab can mitigate many of these injuries by teaching effective core strengthening exercises, correct lifting techniques, and proper posture, in order to keep service members strong and healthy. The same can be said for firefighters, factory workers, and other employees in highly physical occupations. Both pro and amateur athletes can also benefit from pre-hab treatments. Their treatment will focus on conditioning exercises in order to correct improper techniques. Physical therapy treatments typically aim at pain relief and mobility improvement through balance and strength training. A strong focus will be placed on the areas of the body that are repeatedly overused and stressed by their sport, in order to determine their likelihood of injury. Their treatment plans will focus on reversing that likelihood, so they can safely continue in their sport without fear of injury. Pre-hab can help you improve your physical abilities in your job or sport, while simultaneously reducing your risk of injury. If you’d like to benefit from our preventative rehabilitation services, contact Eastside Sports Rehab in Bellevue, WA today. We would be happy to discuss how physical therapy could enhance your physical function and reduce your risk of injury. Gain the many benefits of pre-hab by scheduling and consultation and getting started on your path toward relief, recovery, and injury prevention!
Perform This Exercise To Relieve Leg Pain
Perform This Exercise To Relieve Hip Pain
HIP FLEXOR STRETCH
Kneel into a lunge position. Gently press your hip forward until you feel a light stretch. Avoid arching your lower back or letting your hips roll forward. Hold for 6-10 seconds, then repeat on the opposite leg.
Sitting on the edge of a chair, put one leg out in front of you, keeping your knee locked. Lean forward from the hips until you feel a light stretch in the back of your leg. Hold for 6-10 seconds. Repeat on your other leg.
Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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A NOTE ABOUT COVID-19: WE’RE STILL OPEN! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, we are staying open and continuing to see patients while also complying with the recommended social distancing and sanitization guidelines. Following state requirements, we are also requiring all patients to wear face coverings while visiting the clinic. In addition, we are also offering telehealth services to those who are at higher risk and those who wish to stay at home. During this time, we also want to remind patients that you do not need a prescription to receive physical therapy treatments, so there’s no need to visit a doctor’s office for a referral. WHAT IS TELEHEALTH? Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, where you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home. You can also use your PT app to access prescribed exercises, track your progress, and even live- chat with your physical therapist– all without coming to our clinic! If you wish to schedule your in-person appointment or telehealth consultation, call your physical therapist today at 425.576.8180 or visit our website at eastsidesportsrehab.com .
SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: CUSTOM ORTHOTICS
BENEFITS OF CUSTOM ORTHOTICS:
• Enhance Performance • Improve Strength • Provide More Stamina
• Reduce Pain • Reduce Pressure • Promote Stability
Custom orthotics are devices that are individually created to uniquely fit your feet. They resemble insoles but are specifically crafted and made of materials that will last longer than prefabricated orthotics. They are sometimes referred to as prescription glasses for each of your feet. There are generally three types of custom orthotics. • Therapeutic. If the shape of your feet is irregular, these types of orthotics can assist heel support, forward movement, and general stability. • Accommodative. These are created to help you relieve the stress on joints that is often caused by conditions such as arthritis. • Functional. These will help your feet to move in a more desirable way or bear weight in a way that will help you move and walk better. Although custom orthotics are more expensive than off-the-shelf devices, they last much longer and provide more support or correction. Orthotic inserts will improve how your feet and lower legs feel and function. Quality orthotics can alleviate pressure, eliminate pain, and promote stability. It’s important to receive custom orthotics that are created to fit the exact shape of your foot in order to receive the maximum benefits.
MEET OUR ORTHOTICS SPECIALISTS STAFF SPOTLIGHT
JAMIE T. PILKINGTON Upon graduation from the New York Medical College with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Jamie has been practicing professionally at Eastside Sports since 2000. Jamie’s professional focus has been orthopedic
MICHAEL YAMASHITA Over the past 24 years, Mike has worked in Outpatient Rehab and Sports Medicine with an initial focus on spine rehab. With his interest in athletics, he has also developed a focus in spinal and lower extremity biomechanics. He found
this approach to assessment and treatment to be more functionally effective for his patients, which led to an additional expertise in the prescription of custom foot orthoses. In addition to this work at the clinic, Mike puts on workshops for his twin daughters’ competitive Irish Dance school and many local running clubs giving information on injury prevention and optimization of performance. He particularly enjoys working with youth athletes to educate them on how to deal with their current injuries, as well as giving them tools for prevention.
physical therapy, including surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation for the spine and the extremities with a specialization in lower extremity biomechanics, gait analysis, and orthotics. While he provides care for all ages, he especially loves to work with high school athletes and those wanting a more active lifestyle. As a long time Eastside resident, Jaime returns to his high school alma mater, Sammamish High School, to providemedical assistance at athletic events and in their clinic. Jamie spends his time skiing, wakeboarding, playing basketball, and spending timewith his two young daughters around.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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