PT Link: Hip, Knee & Leg Pain

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Hip, Knee & Leg Pain “Don’t Let Pain Ruin Your Adventures!”

When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source ofyour leg pain our physical therapists examine yourwalking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands-on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step! Look inside to learn more and say goodbye to that aching knee or hip!

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DOES ARTHRITIS PAIN GRIND YOU DOWN? Millionsof Americanssuffer from arthritispain everyday, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medications to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints.The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease.

Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as

bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering from arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup EATING RIGHT NEVER TASTED SO GOOD!

Ingredients • 4 pounds sweet potato • 6 tbsp vegetable oil • Kosher salt • 4 medium carrots, diced • 1 medium onion • 5 cloves garlic

• 2 sprigs sage • 2 quarts low-sodium chicken stock • 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 tbsp zest • 3/4 cup pistachios • 2 scallions • 2 tbsp mint leaves • Pinch cayenne pepper • 1/2 cup olive oil

Directions Preheat oven to 300°F. Toss sweet potato with 4 tablespoons vegetable oil and salt. Spread sweet potato on 2 rimmed baking sheets and bake for 1 hour. Increase oven temperature to 375°F and cook until sweet potatoes are tender and lightly browned around the edges, about 25 minutes. In a large pot, heat remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat until simmering. Add carrot, onion, garlic, sage, and a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until vegetables are just tender. Add sweet potatoes and stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes untilvegetables are very tender. Discard sage, if using. Add orange juice. Blend soup until smooth. Season with salt. In a mixing bowl, stir together pistachios, orange zest, scallions, mint, and cayenne pepper. Fold in olive oil and season with salt. Serve soup, spooning pistachio salsa on top.

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“Since 2009 I have been involved with some kind of therapy before and after having surgery in 2012. I have been to several different facilities during that span all which were decent, but I must say that none of them were as efficient as PT Link!…PT Link offers so many options for care and because of their large alliance with several facilities in the Toledo area are easy to accommodate you. The Staff is very professional and skilled and the warm and fun atmosphere creates a sinse of well being and gives you peace of mind that you are getting the very best treatment available. I recommend them highly and rate them only 5 stars because they don’t have SIX!” - David Dillard Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain. I recommend them highly and rate them only 5 stars because they don’t have SIX!

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KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground, 4 times with each leg.

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Getting To KnowThe PT Link PT Staff! SAMUEL J. RAKYTA II, PT, DPT, CSCS, CIDN, CHVLAT

Sam has been a Licensed Physical Therapist since 2009 and joined our PT Link team in 2014. He holds both a Doctorate in PhysicalTherapy (2009) and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (2006) fromThe University of Toledo. During his time at The University of Toledo he developed a Clinical Practice Guideline for Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders and contributed to research pertaining to the influence of inflammation on muscle hypertrophy which was published in the American Journal of Physiology and Cell Physiology. Sam is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has earned certifications in Dry Needling and High Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation. He has completed the ImPACT concussion training workshop and is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Clinically, Sam focuses on helping patients move better to live a pain-free life. He uses a wide variety of manual therapy techniques and corrective functional exercise to reduce common movement and posture dysfunctions that lead to pain. Sam also has extensive experience in sports medicine, orthopedics and working with patient that suffer from neck and back pain. Sam is married to Holly who is also a PTA at PT Link. They recently welcomed their first child Ben. Sam enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing sports, exercising, hunting with his dad and is an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ohio State Buckeyes.

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