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LIVE YOUR LIFE PAIN-FREE FIND RELIEF FROM HIP, KNEE, & LEG PAIN

MARCH 2020

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LIVE YOUR LIFE PAIN-FREE FIND RELIEF FROM HIP, KNEE, & LEG PAIN

Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: · Arthritis

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints,

the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms?

While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those last- ing longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue.

· Dislocation · Hip fracture · Sprains and strains · Tendonitis · Pinched nerves · Osteoporosis · Cancer

Do you feel the need for a natural solution to your pain? Call us or visit us at www.superiorphysicaltherapy.org

FEATURED TREATMENT AQUAT I C T H E RAP Y F OR CHRON I C PA I N

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CAROLYN WEBER DPT, PHD

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING “My balance is much better and the numbness is gone!” Outsideoftheclinic,Carolynenjoysroadbiking,running,triathlon, duathlonandespecially trailandmountainrunning. Shebelieves that ski hills are best experienced in summer, in reverse, while wearing running shoes. Carolyn was born and raised in Northern Illinois. She earned a PhD in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2009. After working 7 years as a research scientist and professor, Carolyn’s love for science and passion for physical activity lead her to return to graduate school to study physical therapy. She attended Des Moines University and graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2019. Carolyn enjoys working with orthopedic patients as well as those suffering from neurological conditions. Carolyn has three years of clinical experience in running gait analysis and has a special interest inrehabilitatingandpreventingrunning injuries. Whileat Des Moines University, she performed research in validating gait analysis protocols and worked for an expert in treating plantar fasciitis. She coauthored a publication demonstrating the strong linkagebetween lowbackpainandplantar fasciitis. Carolynenjoys treating patients from the ground-up, top-down, inside-out and outside-in to improve overall physical andmental well-being and assist them in achieving their personal goals.

Aquatic therapy reduces the force of gravity on the body making it easier and less painful to move, therefore improving range of motion. Pool temperature is in the upper 80’s allowing tissue and muscles to relax and become more flexible. The hydrostatic pressure (or force of the water) can improve circulation and decrease blood pressure. Aquatic therapy can also increase strength, pulmonary function, bone density and circulation. It can also decrease depression and medication intake due to pain as well as improving mood and quality of life. We are excited to offer this exclusive therapy in partnership with Gold’s Gym of Pocatello. Contact our Gold’s Gym Clinic to learn more!

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO STRETCH YOUR LEGS

I loved it here! Carolyn, my PT helped me tremendously and truly cared about what I went through after my wreck. I was scared at first because my balance was way off and I had numbness and tingling in my lower back and arms. My balance is much better and the numbness isgone!Thankyouguyssomuch! -K.S

KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 6 times on each side.

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YOU CAN BE FREE OF YOUR LEG PAIN! CALL TODAY OR VISIT US AT WWW.SUPERIORPHYSICALTHERAPY.ORG

PHYSICAL THERAPY What Can Physical Therapy Do For You? • Decrease or eliminate pain • Improve balance, coordination & muscle strength • Restore normal movement for standing, walking, running • Provide an alternative to surgery & prescription drugs • Prevent injury • Improve breathing, cardiovascular function & endurance • Augment recovery from surgery, illness, or disability • Reduce swelling and inflammation • Optimize physical activity & sports performance • Strength training through blood flow restriction 4 5 1 2 1 7 7 3 6 5 9 5 2 1 9 6

HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. Sources:https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684https://www.everydayhealth. com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspxhttps://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to- knee-and-hip-pain

Physical Therapy will get you back to living life free from leg pain. Call us or visit us at www.superiorphysicaltherapy.org

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HEALTHY RECIPE: GRILLED SHRIMP TACOS WITH SRIRACHA SLAW

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INGREDIENTS • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil • 3 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro • Juice of 3 limes, divided • kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper

• 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined • 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded • 1/4 c. mayonnaise • 1 tbsp. sriracha • 4 medium tortillas

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DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, cilantro, and 1/3 of the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to a baking dish and pour over mixture. Toss until completely coated and let marinate 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, toss cabbage with mayo, remaining lime juice and sriracha. Season with salt. Heat grill to high. Skewer shrimp and grill until charred, 3 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until charred, 1 minute per side. Serve shrimp in tortillas with slaw.

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