Dynamic PT: Effective Hip & Knee Pain Relief

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“It’s Time To Enjoy Your Summer Vacation!” EFFECTIVE HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF

Put the Spring Back in Your Step Do you find it harder to walk, run or exercise? Is hip, knee or leg pain keeping you from being active? If so, understanding how your body walks and moves can be the key to putting the spring back in your step.

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“Stretch As If You Never Had Knee Pain!” EFFECTIVE HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF

INSIDE: • Find Out If You Are Moving Like You Should • Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight • FREE Mobile Download

The Remedy The simple solution is to put the spring back in your step. This is accomplished by first analyzing how you walk.There are slight changes in the way that you walk and move, that our trained medical experts can pick up on. This analysis tells us just what joints or muscles are stiff, stuck or weak. By pinpointing the exact areas of your body that are not moving as they should, we can make a plan to increase motion, strength and improve coordination. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to that aching hip and knee pain!

Think of your body as a big spring that stores and releases energy with every step. The efficiency of your walk comes from the effectiveness of your flexibility, strength and balance. When any one of these is off, it affects your ability to walk efficiently and takes a lot of energy. This results in strain to different joints and makes muscles work much harder than they need to. This leads to possible pain in the back, hips and knees. It also causes fatigue after walking, even for a little while. If you are experiencing pain again after therapy, it might be because muscles or joints have tightened or become weak again.

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FIND OUT IF YOU ARE MOVING LIKE YOU SHOULD

Can you do these simple tests to see if your hips and legs are as flexible and strong as they should be? Try them for yourself and let us know how you did. Use caution and common sense when attempting these tests; do not continue if they cause pain or discomfort.  Do not attempt if you have had a hip replacement. • From standing, can you touch your toes? This indicates hip and low back flexibility. • While sitting can you comfortably cross your legs so that your ankle is resting on the other knee? Does one knee go further down than the other? This indicates hip flexibility. If one hip is tighter than the other, it can wreak havoc with your walking and even cause knee pain. • Keeping your feet flat on the floor and holding onto something solid, how far can you squat down? You should be able to squat all the way down so your buttocks almost touch your heels. Don’t let your heels pop up! If you favor movement to one side, you probably have hip weakness on that side or limited motion in the hip joint. • Standing near a countertop put one foot in front of the other so that you are touching heel to toe. Without putting your hands down, see if you can balance for 10 seconds, keeping yourself steady. If you cannot, then you have trouble with the coordination of your balance from the nerve endings in your hip, knees, ankles and feet. Restoring Normal Pain-Free Motion. Restoring normal motion is key to alleviating pain and allowing you to do the activities you love to do safely. Physical therapy is the key to restoring normal joint and muscle motion. Our medical experts pinpoint the key problem areas that you may not even

be aware of and focus on a custom treatment plan that will restore your normal pain-free motion. Performing at Your Best. Whether you are just out for a walk or an avid athlete, we can help you walk, run and play better. With our motion analysis, strength testing, coordination testing and more, we can spot your muscles and joints that need flexibility, strength or coordination. A specific training and treatment plan is then put together to help you reach your peak movement with the least effort. Discover how our Joint Program transforms your hip and knee pain from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. www.dynamic-physical-therapy.com

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INSURANCE Star t Feeling Better Today! We accept and bill most insurances, but not limited to: • Regence • Blue Cross • Medicare • Medicaid of WA and ID • TriCare • VA/Champus • Auto injury • Workman’s Compensation

• Manual Therapy • Kinesio Taping

• Myofascial Release • Trigger Point Therapy •Pre-natal&Perinatal (Women’sHealth)

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Do you or someone you know have hip, knee or leg pain? As a current or past patient, you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go to www.dynamic-physical- therapy.com, and scroll down to themiddle of the page foryour free download.This is the easiest wayto get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today!

Patient Success Spotlight

“I amso happy that I found this physical therapist!”

“I am so happy that I found this physical therapist. She is excellent, friendly, compassionate, and professional.” - Karla S.

You can find the FREE Hip, Knee & Leg Pain ebook download on our homepage at: www.dynamic-physical-therapy.com

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INGREDIENTS • 1 cup finely chopped red onion • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

• 1 pound salmon fillet • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce • 1 large egg white • Cooking spray • 8 slices focaccia, toasted

DIRECTIONS Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine hot pepper sauce and egg white in a small bowl; add egg white mixture to salmon mixture, stirring well to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve patties on toasted focaccia.

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