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YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER ANY LONGER! Hip, Knee & Leg Pain

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NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018

HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN RELIEF Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. “You Don’t Have to Suffer Any Longer!”

The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion.Thiscausesa lotofpressure tobuilduponspecificpartsof the joints. When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain.This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands-on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step! Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!

SERVICES INCLUDE Manual Therapy Graston Technique DNS Kinesio Taping Occupational Therapy Epley Maneuver (for vertigo) Balance and Fall Prevention Injury Prevention Direct Access Care

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DOES ARTHRITIS PAIN GRIND YOU DOWN? Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medications to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints.The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease.

Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as

bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how First Choice Physical Therapy can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

STAFF SPOTLIGHT Dominick Paluso, PT, DPT

Dominick Paluso, PT, DPT, graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Kinesiology, during his time at Westmont he had the opportunity to play baseball all four years and was the team captain for three of those years. Following undergraduate work he then went on to graduate school at Azusa Pacific University. At APU Dominick graduated with honors receiving a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He then went on to do residency in orthopedic manual physical therapy in the prestigious Kaiser Permanente program. Following residency he had the opportunity to continue his education and training by completing the Kaiser Permanente Movement Science Fellowship. Upon completion of the fellowship training Dominick and his wife, Kristen, moved to the Melbourne area, where Dominick has been practicing since. Dominick comes to First Choice following practicing at first as a physical therapist and then acting as the director of the orthopedic outpatient physical therapy clinic where he was practicing. In his free time Dominick enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children, going to Disney, watching baseball and biking.

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PATIENT SUCCESS STORY SPOTLIGHT

“Very professional and courteous.” “Your occupational therapy staff including Susan and Terry were excellent. Susan did a great job making my splint. Very professional and courteous. I can’t thank you enough. I am very difficult to deal with especially when I’m hurting and your staff knew just how to put me at ease. I am back 100%!” -S.L.

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RELIEVE KNEE PAIN INMINUTES Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain.

STRETCHES KNEE

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Knee Extension Stretch While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 5 times.

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