FEAR OF THE KNIFE? PHYSICAL THERAPY COULD HELP YOU AVOID SURGERY HEALTH & WELLNESS NEWSLETTER 2020
HEALTH & WELLNESS NEWSLETTER 2020 FEAR OF THE KNIFE? PHYSICAL THERAPY COULD HELP YOU AVOID SURGERY
Does the thought of undergoing surgery make you feel queasy? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have a “fear of the knife,” so to speak. No one wants to get surgery, but sometimes it is a necessary part of physical treatment. However, it doesn’t always have to be. If you feel as if you may be on the path to needing surgery, but you’d like to discuss alternative options, don’t hesitate to give our team at Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center a call. How can I avoid surgery? There are numerous benefits to foregoing surgery and sticking with physical therapy – for instance, you’ll save an incredible amount of money. Surgeries are pricey and physical therapy is far cheaper! You will also avoid the extensive recovery time that follows surgery. Many times, patients will need post-surgical rehabilitation (and
sometimes pre-surgical rehabilitation) anyway. Why go through both if one can do the trick? Physical therapy isn’t invasive. Physical therapy doesn’t involve any risks of complications or need for harmful painkillers. It’s not painful, it’s not dangerous, and it’s a natural remedy for your pain! For some specific conditions, patients who received physical therapy alone were seen to have achieved the same results as those who received surgery in tandem with physical therapy. These conditions were: • Meniscal tears • Rotator cuff tears
• Osteoarthritis • Spinal stenosis • Degenerative disc disease
Reasons To Start Physical Therapy Discover the importance of warming up before exercise.
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Patient success story: Dr. Eric McGann is amazing and his staff (e.g. Yesenia, Tran, Mylasja, etc.). I can jog and run again. I was told by my Ortho doctor that if I did not recover (as in be able to run) within 6 months, I would not be able to run again. I have Hoffa Pad Syndrome, no torn ligaments or broken bones so I was shocked and upset to hear that from my physician. From my physical therapy, I gained mobility and stability so I can simple tasks such as walking up and downstairs which took 6 months. The following few months were primarily focused on gaining/building muscles which alleviated the pain and brace the impact on my knees. Now, my main focus is to be able to return to my former exercise routine. I trust his team will continue helping me get back to or as close as possible to where I was prior to my injury. Not everyone can heal within a “set time period,” and I feel fortunate and thankful for Dr. McGann and his patient care team.” KWWSVXGRNXFRP
HOW DO I KNOW PHYSICAL THERAPY WILL WORK FOR ME?
According to a study done by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee. In this study, 351 patients aged 45 or older who fell under the categories of those conditions were randomly split into two groups, being “those who received surgery and post-operative physical therapy treatments,” and “those who received physical therapy alone.” Those given the sole standard physical therapy treatment plans were also given the option of “crossing over” to surgical treatment if they did not notice any significant improvements to their condition. After six months, 30% of patients opted to receive surgery; however, 70% stayed with their standardized physical therapy regimen, reporting improvement. Within the 6-12 month time frame of the study, those patients who received physical therapy treatment alone showed similar signs of improvement to those that received both surgery and physical therapy. KWWSVXGRNXFRP Qr/HYHO+DUG
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• Sports Injuries • Accidents • Falls • Headaches • Injuries Prevention • Avoid Surgery • Reduce or eliminate pain • Improve mobility • Manage diabetes & vascular conditions
• Manage age-related issues • Manage heart & lung disease
• Women’s Health • Improve Strength • Save Money • Disability
Other Conditions PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATS Avoid injury with these stretches you can do at home: Quad Stretch. Stand upright and bend one leg back, grabbing the top of that foot. Bring your foot as close to your butt as possible while keeping your bent knee inline with your other knee. Push your hips forward for a deepened stretch. Hold onto a wall for balance if needed and repeat on the other leg.
Chest and Shoulder Stretch. Stand up straight or sit on a surface so that your legs are at a 90 degree angle. Clasp your hands together behind your back so that your arms are extended behind you. Lift your hands to the ceiling to stretch your chest and shoulders.
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• Muscular Dystrophy • Multiple Sclerosis • Stroke
• TMJ Disorders • Plantar Fasciitis • Degenerative Disc Disease
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