Achieve PT_Relieving Low Back Hip Knee Arthritis Pain

NEWSLETTER It’sMarchMadnessTime I love this time of year as one of the best sporting events of the year takes place. It has a few names: “The Road to the Final Four”, “The NCAA Tournament”, but my favorite is “March Madness”. I am a huge fan because unlike college football (which I also love), college basketball has a true champion, where the traditional great teams and the underdogs get to play it out on the court. “Madness” is created when an underdog puts together a great game and upsets the heavily favored. It is a David and Goliath story that gets played out in real time.

I had the awesome opportunity, thanks to my great friend Matt and his coaching connection, to attend the Final Four in Atlanta in 2013. The four participants were: Syracuse, Louisville, Michigan, and Wichita State. All of the games were tight. I cheered hard for Wichita State (the underdog) to advance but



they lost by four to Louisville in one of the tight semifinal games. Michigan beat Syracuse in the other semifinal to create a classic matchup of 2 powerhouse basketball teams with Louisville winning in the end. It was an incredible experience with each school bring lots of energy trying to win a National Championship. Another fun thing to do during March Madness is to print out your bracket and compete with friends and colleagues to see who can pick the winners. The first year I was in business we had an office tournament challenge and my secretary, who admitted knowing nothing about basketball, won our office pool by picking teams according to mascots. So even if you don’t know anything about basketball, print off your bracket and go have fun! I am committed to winning our office pool this year! Good luck and may your bracket choices pay off BIG this year. Let the Madness begin!! Your Friend, David Hawkins PT, CSCS



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Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common conditionof the joints,affectingapproximately27millionAmericans.With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons aroundthe jointbecomestiffandthemusclesthatsupportthe jointbecome weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy and occupational therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Achieve Physical Therapy are

Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later.The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy and occupational 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 surgery with only 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 and occupational therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at Achieve Physical Therapy to learn more about our Arthritis Program 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;MichaelG.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison, PhD,MPT,ECS

work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain

In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group).



When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function. People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition,musclesbecomeweak, thereforenotsupporting thearthritic joints. Our customized therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Education and self-management. When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight loss. Maintaining your recommended weight—or losing weight if you are overweight—can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight- bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear and insoles. If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces. For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat and cold. Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our Achieve Physical Therapy experts.

6. Exercise. Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do, is the key. Talking with our physical therapists and occupational therapists will point you in the right direction. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long- term. Find out more about our Arthritis Program by calling us today at 623-201-7210 and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

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“I feel normal and healthy again with resources and exercises to keep me strong.” “I’ve been here twice now. My first time was to walk again after heel surgery and being non-weight bearing status for 10 weeks. Within 3 months, I could walk and hike again. I came in so afraid I would reinjure myself but Dave and the staff convinced me to push beyond the fear. I returned dealing with a pulled back muscle and I couldn’t roll over in bed without intense cramping and pain. 12 sessions later I feel normal and healthy again with resources and exercises to keep me strong. Dave and the staff are friendly and restored me back to health and movement.” - Debi

KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 5 times. Loosens Tight Hips Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing leg pain.

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