Advanced Rehab Inc: Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis

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TWO EXCITING RACES! Advanced Rehabilitation, Inc. Physical Therapy Supports

3rd Annual 2018 March Madness 5K: March 10th, 8AM Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of the NCAA March Madness with this fun walk and run! This race is being held in conjunction with the Tell City Half Marathon. Sponsorship opportunities are available now!

Madness 5K. As you leave downtown, you will climb the popular 200 foot Mozart Hill towards Perry County Hospital descending back into town. Once in town, you will run along Windy Cr. Greenway back to the downtown finish line. Both races will start at EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center located at 710 Fulton Street, Tell City, IN and will end at City Hall Park! For more information got to everbodys.com. To register, visit active.com.

1st Annual Tell City Half Marathon: March 10th, 8AM

This route will take you along the Ohio River, the old industrial part of town and the downtown area, sharing the first 3 miles with the March

Inside: • Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis • Sudoku Puzzle • 6 Tips To Help Your Arthritis Pain • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

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RELIEVING LOWBACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS “Enjoy What Winter Has To Offer Pain Free!”

Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possibleyoumayhaveosteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilagecoveringtheendsofbones.Asthecartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so

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“Physically as well as emotionally, a great experience!” “My experience at ARI has been physically as well as emotionally, a great experience. I had a total knee replacement so all the therapy that Tina taught me was needed. She showed me many activities so that I would not get bored. For the emotional part, we discussed many of my concerns which made me more confident of myself. She helped me to understand that this therapy is very worthwhile, but that I needed to continue the therapy at home. This was the hardest because she would not be there to encourage me. I can say that if I had not gone to ARI, I’d be in a heck of a shape.” - Marlene K. Patient Success Spotlight Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had that it no longer functions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint become weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at ARI are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results.

improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. Ifyouaresufferingfromosteoarthritis,ourphysicaltherapytreatmentsrelieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at ARI to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD.Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson, PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;MichaelG.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison, PhD,MPT,ECS

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6 TIPS TO HELP YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function.

People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Education and self-management When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight loss Maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight if you are overweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear and insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling.

5. Heat and cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our ARI specialists. 6. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your jointsfor the long-term.Findoutmoreaboutourprogramsbycalling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

Roquefort Pear Salad Healthy Recipe

INGREDIENTS • 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces • 3 pears • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese • 1 avocado • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions • 1/4 cup white sugar

• 1/2 cup pecans • 1/3 cup olive oil

• 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard • 1 clove garlic, chopped • 1/2 teaspoon salt • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/4 cup of sugar together with the pecans. Continue stirring gently until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool, and break into pieces. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar,mustard,choppedgarlic,salt,andpepper. Ina largeservingbowl, layer lettuce,pears,blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

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FREE WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 17TH • 10AM The Low Back Workshop will be held Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 am at our Tell City clinic. Register by calling the Tell City location, or online by using the following link: advancedrehabinc.ptworkshops.com/TellCity/ workshop?source=Newsletter ATTENTION BACK PAIN SUFFERERS!

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Why You Need To Come Back In For A Tune- Up: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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Sudoku Puzzle

Exercise Essential

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If you are not sure about how to do this exercise, please consult with your physical therapist before starting.

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