NEWSLETTER Health&Wellness 5 DIET RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
1. Go Slow. Resolving to get more fiber in your diet this year? Any diet change is easier if you take slow, small steps. Vow to add a piece of produce to your brown bag lunch daily. Designate a day as fish day. Package up a single serving of your favorite whole-grain cereal, then treat it as your midmorning snack. 2. Water, Water, Everywhere. Water: It’s cheap, fat-free, and gives your body a quenching boost. Drinking water promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins, improves skin complexion and boosts your immune system. 3. Go for the Gold... and Red... and Purple. Colorful produce is packed with disease- fighting plant compounds, so when you shop, reach for a rainbow. Designate a color-a-day.
Maybe Mondays are yellow, with grapefruit, golden apples, or corn starring in meals, while Tuesdays are purple with plum and eggplant. 4. Tackle Mindless Munching. You’re chatting with friends around the dinner table or watching a DVD and you just keep nibbling. Try these tips to reign in the munchies: Pay attention and look at each piece of food you plan to eat. Busy your hands with a glass of water, a cup of tea, or cleaning off the table. 5. Stack the Odds in Your Favor. Don’t forget to help yourself succeed, and to reach out for help when you need it. Buddy up with a friend or family member with diet and weight loss resolutions. Then share your ideas, plans, and successes regularly. www.dynamic-physical-therapy.com
RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS “Enjoy Pain Free Fun In The Snow This Year!”
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Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common conditionof the joints,affectingapproximately27millionAmericans.With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage 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 that it no longer functions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons aroundthe jointbecomestiffandthemusclesthatsupportthe jointbecome 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 Dynamic Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswereassigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually didnothing tohelp theirpainwithout themknowing (placebogroup).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. Theyshowedsignificant improvements in theirpain,mobilityand 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 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 moremobility.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. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement?Callus todayatDynamicPhysicalTherapy to learnmoreabout ourARTHRITISPROGRAMsowecanmakeapositivedifference inyour 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
There Are More Options To Treating Arthritis! 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 a Dynamic Physical Therapy 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 joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis. www.dynamic-physical-therapy.com
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“I met Johanna years ago when she was working for somebody else. I played really competitive sports as a kid and went on to University of Idaho and served in the Army for 25 total years. My knees are the primary issue now. I’m going to have knee replacement surgery on one knee and surgery at least on the other. I still walk and hike and do a lot of outdoor stuff and if I wasn’t doing physical therapy, I wouldn’t be strong enough to do it.” - Dave A. Download at: www.dynamic-physical-therapy.com/kneebook Attention Joint Pain Sufferers!
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