Peak Motion: Don't Let Arthritis Slow Things Down



Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House on January 29th! We had such a good turnout, and it was wonderful to see all of you! For those of you who weren’t able to make the event, here is a recap. Attendees were able to try out some of our new equipment including: infrared video oculography goggles, the safety overhead support track and harnesses, dynamic force-plate used for custom orthotics and more. They also had a chance to learn about our new programs such as BodyQ, Footmax and ASTYM Rapid Recovery. We are offering a free phone consultation with one of our providers for anyone interested in learning more about our balance center and/ or these new programs. Call 360-210-5440 to schedule your free phone consultation.

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Arthritic Pains at Home • Live Life To The Maxx

• Patient Success • Healthy Recipe


• Manual Therapy • Sports & Orthopedic Injuries • Balance Center • Gait Training • Dizziness & BPPV

• Posture Correction • Astym Certified Providers • BodyQ • Custom Orthotics • Fyzical First

Now I’m able to dress, throw, and sleep without pain! PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability across the United States? According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million people live with arthritis. While it is possible for arthritis to develop inany joint, itmostcommonlyaffects theneck,back,hands,hipsandknees. There are hundreds of different types of arthritis but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common, and it happens as a gradual “wear and tear” of cartilage surrounding the joints. This can occur from age or from excessive, repetitive use of the affected joint(s). When cartilage is worn down, it can no longer act as a strong cushion and shock absorber for the joints, resulting in bone-to-bone friction and painful inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is a bit different from osteoarthritis and it is not as well understood. It is the second most commonly experienced form of arthritis, and itdevelopsasanautoimmuneresponse.Whensomeonehasrheumatoid arthritis, their immune system sees the joints as a threat. Because of this, the immune system attacks the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation. While research is still being done in order to better understand rheumatoid arthritis, many experts believe that your hormones, medical history, and environment could all be contributing factors. Whatever may be causing your arthritis pain, FYZICAL can help you find relief. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how our services can benefit you! How can Physical Therapy Relieve my Arthritis Pain? Arthritic joints typically lose theirnormal levelsof functionandstrength,due to thechronic inflammation they are experiencing. However, one of the primary goals of physical therapy is to regain as much function as possible in the affected area(s) of the body. By restoring normal joint movement and improving

muscle strength, the amount of excessive pressure on the joint can be relieved. Reducing the pressure on the affected joint decreases inflammationandhelps relievepainby improvingmobility.

When you arrive for your initial consultation at FYZICAL, you’ll begreetedbyoneofour licensed anddedicatedphysicaltherapists. Each of our team members are movement experts with years of medical training, equipped in helping patients relieve the stiffness, achiness, and pain associated with arthritis. Your physical therapist will conduct a physical evaluation to analyze your joint movement, muscle strength, and overall function, in order to pinpoint the exact areas that are causing you pain. You will then be prescribed a personalized treatmentplan, focusedaroundyourspecificneeds.Treatment plans will include targeted stretches and exercises aimed at relieving your pain and improving your function, in addition to any specialized methods your physical therapist deems fit. This may include manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound. Your physical therapist may also include additional services as needed, such as weight management techniques to help ease some stress on your joints, and/ or posture improvement to relieve stiffness and prevent injury. "Prior to coming to Fyzical, impingement in my right shoulder woke me at night with pain, limited my motion and made dressing painful and difficult. Now I’m able to dress, throw, and sleep without pain. Many thanks to Cass and Cassie!” - Robert H.


It only took one treatment to make it go away! “I came to Fyzical because I had vertigo. It only took one treatment to make it go away. They suggested I then work on exercises for balance, after 4 weeks I feel my balance has greatly improved and now I feel I can work on the exercises at home. Everyone has been very helpful here at Fyzical therapy and balance center. I would definitely recommend this place to others.” - Evelyn W. PATIENT SUCCESS


Now offering custom-made orthotics to give your feet the stability you need to reduce stress and strain on your feet and joints, from the ground up. Orthotics are clinician- designed for your unique foot and health challenges without added bulk or discomfort. Ideal for those suffering from: • Bunions

• Low Back Pain • Plantar Fasciitis • Shin Splints

• Sciatica • Arthritis • Diabetes Kick pain to the curb! Call 360-210-5440 now to set up your Footmaxx appointment. $99 for a Footmaxx assessment.


Treatment plans for arthritis cases are aimed at relieving pain and decreasing the amount of inflammation, stiffness, and overall stress placed on the joint(s). However, there are also some steps you can take on your own to make sure your daily life is as pain-free as possible: 1. Stretch multiple times a day. 2. Alternate between weight bearing and non-weight bearing exercises. 3. Use tools that make it easier on your joints, such as large handled can openers and large grips on kitchen tools. 4. Carry grocery bags on your forearms, instead of straining the joints in your fingers. 5. Have commonly-used items within easy reach to avoid squatting, kneeling, or having to reach high overhead. 6. Get up and move often. Don’t sit for more than 30 minutes

9. Drink plenty of water. 10. Eat nutritious foods. 11. Avoid fried foods, sodas, and other items that increase inflammation in your body. 12. Work with your physical therapist to create a treatment plan and update it with a yearly check-up. If you are living with joint pain, call us today to learn more about our arthritis treatment programs. We recommend a yearly physical therapy check-up to ensure you are performing at your best. Find relief for your arthritic pains today with FYZICAL!

without getting up for a break. 7. Avoid prolonged kneeling. 8. Maintain proper posture when sitting and standing.


1. Go to our website: 2. Select the button at the top – REQUEST APPOINTMENT 3. Fill out and submit the form online 4. Within 24 hours (Monday-Friday), one of our PhysicalTherapists will review your form and contact you directly Call our office to schedule a phone call or face-to-face consultation with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy.

Don’t delay relief by waiting on an appointment with your physician to get a script for physical therapy. Let’s go straight to the source of your symptoms for lasting relief.

It’s time to call FYZICAL® if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury


INGREDIENTS • 1/3 cup honey • 1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium) • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

• optional: 1 teaspoon minced ginger • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined • 2 teaspoons olive oil • optional: chopped green onion garnish

DIRECTIONS 1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl. 2. Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, steam broccoli and microwave quick brown rice). 3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. Discard used marinade. Cook shrimp on one side until pink--about 45 seconds--then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more. 4. Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The sauce is excellent on brown rice and steamed veggies on the side.

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