The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Signs YouMay Be Suffering FromTendonitis
LEISHA BERRY, PT, MSPT, ATC PHYSICAL THERAPIST
“I believe physical therapy is not only about exercising and assisting a client in the healing process, but also educating the client about their injury and/or disease process. I feel this knowledge empowers people to make informed decisions and allows for a quicker recovery.” EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master of Science in Physical Therapy – University of Massachusetts Lowell B.S., Exercise Physiology – University of Massachusetts Lowell Athletic Training Certification
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AREAS OF SPECIALTY Orthopedics Sports medicine Chronic Pain
AUGUST 2017 The Therapy Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body “I Finally Found Relief for My Shoulder Pain?”
Signs You May Be Suffering From Tendonitis
The tendons are what connect your muscles to the bones. Under normal circumstances, your tendons can handle a lot of work and force, but when they are over-worked, they become inflamed, causing you pain. Tendonitiscanoccurpracticallyanywhere inthebody,but ismostcommon inthehips,knees,wrists,elbows,andshoulders.Thereasonforthis isquite simple:poorpostureoveraperiodoftime. Ifyouareatacomputerorsitting for a good part of the day, your shoulders tend to slouch forward and your back muscles weaken. How’s Your Posture? Poor posture weakens your back muscles, affecting your ability to do normal everyday tasks. The weakened muscles and poor posture place abnormalstrainontheshoulders,elbows,knees,andhiptendons.Therefore, depending on where the greatest strain is placed, you will most likely experience tendonitis. Tendonitis can be short-lived, but can also become chronic in nature and last for a long time. Chronic tendonitis actually disintegrates the quality of your tendons over time and can lead to tearing. Most people experience tendonitisonagradualbasis.Atfirst itmaybesoreness,but ifthe irritation continues, it can become excruciating pain, affecting your ability to do many simple activities. Tendonitis can also come from injuries that strain the tendons. This can be from a direct blow like a fall or an overstretching injury in a sports activity. Treatment Tendonitis is very treatable with the right kind of physical therapy. Our specialists helped thousands of people with tendonitis get back to doing the things they love. Whether your problem is new or old, having a good understanding of the mechanics of your body and identifying the source of the problem leads to a quick recovery. Calltodayto learnmorehowourspecialtyprogramscanquicklyrelieveyour pain and get you back to the activities you love!
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elasticand infacta little“drier”.Whenyourmuscle,tendonand ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Preparing your body… It is importanttodosportsactivities,fitnessandahostofotherphysical activities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease your risk for injury. Before and after: Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapyexpertshaveyearsofexperience rehabilitatingpeople after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. Whatsomepeoplemightnotknow isthatphysicaltherapistsputspecific exerciseplanstogetherbasedonyourneedstoprevent injury.Calltoday to learn more how our programs can help you feel great! • Do stretch often • Do strength training • Do coordination training • Do endurance training
There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior”meansapersonwhodoesn’treallytrainforwhattheyaredoing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities.Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Injuries increase as you age… If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into afullsprintnoproblem, takeaflying leapanddoawhole lotwithout the slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less
Ingredients: • 2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 cup Marcona almonds • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese Summer Recipe
For the Orange-Shallot Dressing: • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice • 2 tablespoons minced shallot • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Directions: 1. Make the Green Beans: Heat grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Toss beans with oil and place in grill basket. Grill 6 to 8 minutes or until beans are lightly browned and tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. 2. Meanwhile, make Orange-Shallot Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together orange juice, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until all oil is incorporated.
3. Serve green beans sprinkled with almonds and cheese, and drizzled with Orange-Shallot Dressing.
Who do you know that needs our help? Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely
9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle CALL TODAY! Don’t be sidelined! ‘Fit to Serve’ A free community workshop for the Athlete in you. No matter what your skill level or age you can learn how to avoid injury while enjoying the sports you love. Join us to hear the latest information on common sports injuries including Achilles Tendonitis, Shoulder and Wrist Injuries, Sprained Ankles and effective warm ups to prevent injuries. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00 am -11:00 am Greater Midland Tennis Center 900 E. Wackerly Rd • Midland, MI 48642 Followed by a free Cardio-Tennis session Call 989-631-3570 to register. Space is limited - Call today to reserve your spot
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Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.
Helps Low Back PIRIFORMIS STRETCH - MODIFIED
While lying on your back, hold your knee with your opposite hand and draw your knee up and over towards your opposite shoulder. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Always consultyourphysical therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercisesyouare unsureofdoing.
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