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EFFECTIVE HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF “Keep Moving Without Fear Of Pain!” January, 2018
• Are You Moving Like You Should? • FREE Workshop • Patient Success Spotlight • Seasonal Recipe
MIKE TEATER DPT, OCS
BRE LOHN DPT
Discussing Hip & Knee Pain with Mike Teater, DPT, OCS and Bre Lohn, DPT. Dear Valued Client, Put the Spring Back in Your Step Do you find it harder to walk, run or exercise? Is hip, kneeor legpainkeepingyou frombeingactive? Ifso, 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.
Patient Success Spotlight Helped me keep my hips stronger and completely pain free! “When I started PT in early February, I was having pain in my knees and hips from running and a P90X class. Frequent ASTYM helped alieve all of my initial knee pain, and all of the exercises Mike and Jon have taught me have helped me keep my hips stronger and completely pain free. I have a much better idea of which exercises to modify that cause knee pain, and I look forward to many more years of strong, pain-free running, hiking and swimming. All of the staff at Peak Motion have been very competent and caring, and I look forward to coming back for occasional ASTYM if any knee pain reoccurs.Thanks to you all!” - Dorothy S
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 increasemotion,strengthand improvecoordination.
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