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

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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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