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Don’t Let Pain Postpone Your Adventures!” EFFECTIVE HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF Put the Spring Back in Your Step Do you find it harder to walk, run or exercise? Is hip, knee or leg pain keeping you from being active? If so, understanding how your body walks and moves can be the key to putting the spring back in your step. Think of your body as a big spring that stores and releases energy with every step. The efficiency of your walk comes from the effectiveness of your flexibility, strength and balance. When any one of these is off, it affects your ability to walk efficiently and takes a lot of energy. This results in strain to different joints and makes muscles work much harder than they need to. This leads to possible pain in the back, hips and knees. It also causes fatigue after walking, even for a little while. If you are experiencing pain again after therapy, it might be because muscles or joints have tightened or become weak again. The Remedy The simple solution is to put the spring back in your step. This is accomplished by first analyzing how you walk. There are slight changes in the way that you walk and move, that our trained medical experts can pick up on. This analysis tells us just what joints or muscles are stiff, stuck or weak. By pinpointing the exact areas of your body that are not moving as they should, we can make a plan to increase motion, strength and improve coordination.

What’s New... • For the 2nd year in a row, Excellcare PT has again been named as 20 best Physical Therapy clinics in Chicago. This year our company’s ranking is #9 out of 632 PT clinics in Chicago. • We have recently achieved the milestone of 80 5-star online reviews, which include reviews from Google, Facebook, and Excellcare.net. We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of our patients who trust our services. • Excellcare PT will launch a brand-new website on April 17. It will provide a lot of new services to our patients, such as pay your bill and schedule an appointment, and much more. • We will install a new company logo & sign on the street soon. It will be much easier for our patients to find and locate our clinic. • After introducing Deep Tissue Laser Therapy last December, many of our patients have experienced this revolutionary technology. The feedback is beyond positive. It eases pain fast and efficient without any side effects. In April and May only, we offer 40% off to our patients. Please find a coupon inside. • Sanjoy has a new baby boy! He is now a happy father of a boy and girl. Congratulations!

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Can you do these simple tests to see if your hips and legs are as flexible and strong as they should be? Try them for yourself and let us know how you did. Use caution and common sense when attempting these tests; do not continue if they cause pain or discomfort.  Do not attempt if you have had a hip replacement. • From standing, can you touch your toes? This indicates hip and low back flexibility. • While sitting can you comfortably cross your legs so that your ankle is resting on the other knee? Does one knee go further down than the other? This indicates hip flexibility. If one hip is tighter than the other, it can wreak havoc with your walking and even cause knee pain. • Keeping your feet flat on the floor and holding onto something solid, how far can you squat down? You should be able to squat all the way down so your buttocks almost touch your heels. Don’t let your heels pop up! If you favor movement to one side, you probably have hip weakness on that side or limited motion in the hip joint. • Standing near a countertop put one foot in front of the other so that you are touching heel to toe. Without putting your hands down, see if you can balance for 10 seconds, keeping yourself steady. If you cannot, then you have trouble with the coordination of your balance from the nerve endings in your hip, knees, ankles and feet. Restoring Normal Pain Free Motion Restoring normal motion is key to alleviating pain and allowing you to do the activities you love to do safely. Physical therapy is the key to restoring normal joint and muscle motion. Our medical experts pinpoint

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the key problem areas that you may not even be aware of and focus on a custom treatment plan that will restore your normal pain-free motion. Performing at Your Best Whether you are just out for a walk or an avid athlete, we can help you walk, run and play better. With our motion analysis, strength testing, coordination testing and more, we can spot your muscles and joints that need flexibility, strength or coordination. A specific training and treatment plan is then put together to help you reach your peak movement with the least effort. Discover how our Spine Program transforms your back pain from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life.

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“I highly recommend Excellcare Western. The staff is friendly and courteous, and the therapists explain all therapeutic exercises well. This is my second time there, Sanjoy is a very awesome therapist.” - J.M.


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Staff Spotlight

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Sanjoy Roy PT, CSCS, Cert. MDT has over a decade of physical therapy experience, ranging from hospital to private outpatient settings. He has been a director, clinical instructor, guest lecturer, business owner, entrepreneur and has dedicated his life to bringing quality care to his patients. He is especially skilled in manual therapy, joint mobilization techniques, dry needling/ acupuncture and has a keen interest in treatments of spine pathologies and

For years we have seen a surge in the number of people who drink healthy green juices. These juices and smoothies are made from fresh fruits and vegetables, which not only make them very nutritious, but also provide a lot of health benefits, especially good for reducing inflammations and stress which are often associated with acute injury or chronic inflammatory disease such as arthritis. For example, Pineapple, Papaya and Spinach can help to reduce inflammation, while

Helps with leg and hip pain


Hip Adduction - Sidelying While lying on your side, slowly raise up the bottom leg towards the ceiling. Keep your knee straight the entire time. The top leg should be bent at the knee and your foot planted on the ground supporting your body.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can quickly relieve pain associated with: • Sprains & Strains • Low Back Pain • Disc Issues • Shoulder & Knee • Neck Pain • Plantar Fasciitis • Tennis Elbow • Soft Tissue Injuries • Carpal Tunnel • And Much More...

basil and cranberry can serve as antioxidant. Together, they will boost the healing power of your body against inflammations and stress. Here are some good smoothie recipes we recommend you try. Mix a number of different fruits and vegetables to your own liking: • Tropical green smoothiemade frombananas, papaya, and pineapple • Apple, spinach and carrot juice • The avocado-pear smoothie • Basil-avocado smoothie • Cranberry pineapple smoothie Along with our therapy, these juices will provide extra help for your body to cope with pain, injury and arthritis... Stay healthy! Happy Green Juice!

sports injuries. He has certifications from the McKenzie Institute USA, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Sports and Conditioning Association. Sanjoy has also been a clinical instructor for student and provides educational seminars on the spine and pain prevention. In his spare time, Sanjoy is a husband and a doting father of two, participates as a Toastmaster, enjoys reading books on finance/value investing and trains for triathlon.

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11240 South Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60643 Phone: (773) 779-1111 Fax: (773) 779-1525

Excellcare A trusted name since 1999 A top 20 PT clinic in Chicago with over 80 5-star ratings

No matter if you have acute injuries, chronic neuromuscular diseases, or post-surgical complications, our licensed therapists can always help you to achieve your goals for pain relief, functional recovery, and rehabilitation.


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