Axcess Physical Therapy: Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Pain

The Axcess Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body OCTOBER 2017 Do You Need Relief FromYour Arthritis Pain? TakeTheNext StepWithPhysical Therapy

Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswere assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help theirpainwithout themknowing(placebogroup). Testsweredone tomeasurehowwell thepeoplewere doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results werevery impressivewith thepatientswhohadhands-

Staff Spotlight

Roshanda Hullum Front Desk Coordinator

There are few people Axcess patients know better than our Front Desk Coordinator Roshanda Hullum. Having worked in the healthcare field for more than 15 years,

their pain, mobility and function.

Aaron Fuerst PT, DPT, CWCE Here’s great information for those suffering with Osteoarthritis (OA)

Roshanda came to Axcess two years ago and has become an asset to our group. Specializing in insurance authorization and pre-certification, Roshanda goes above and beyond to not only careforpatientswhen theycome intoouroffice,butcarefor them in our operations department as well. We recently sat down with Roshanda to find out more about her. Q: What do you enjoy the most about your job? I love interacting with the patients that come in to our office. I only get a chance to spend a few minutes with each one, but it is interesting to see how they improve over time. I love having a few minutes to chat with them before they go back and get to know a little more about them. Q: What do you like to do in your spare time? Right now I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration so that keeps me busy outside of work. I love to hang out with my friends and family as much as I can and catch up on my TV shows. Q: Tell me about your most memorable vacation. I had the chance to spend a week in Jamaica. It was so beautiful, thebeacheswereamazingand thepeoplewerewarmandfriendly. Q: What is your favorite food? Probably pasta. Q: Where do you see yourself in five years? IhopetohavegraduatedwithmyBAandseewherethatopportunity takes me.

By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their jointstiffness,achesandmobilityhad improved by55%ascomparedtothegroupwhohadnotreatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in

terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included lessneedforsurgerywithonly 5% of patients in the treatment group 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 did something about your pain and movement? Call us today to learn more aboutourARTHRITISPROGRAMsowecanmake 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; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

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