Whole Body Health: Effective Hip and Knee Pain Relief

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

ALLISON REDFIELD, PT, DPT Getting To Know The Whole Body Health Team!

Make Movement Matter.

Allison completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Pacific University and is a proud member of both the Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She previously graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Human Performance. As a result of always knowing that she wanted a career path involving helping people, Allison found her passion in physical therapy.

She has broad clinical experiences, including orthopedic, neurologic, acute care, and inpatient rehabilitation. Outside of PT, Allison's hobbies include spending time with her amazing family and friends, flower arranging, podcasting, seashell collecting, people watching, exploring gastronomy, backpacking, skiing, swimming, and practicing yoga. She looks forward to meeting everyone in Vernonia!


Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

EFFECTIVE HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF Move Freely Again Without Any Pain!

INSIDE: • Who Needs Physical Therapy? • Think PT First • Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Look What We Have Done For This Patient

Make Movement Matter.

What Can Physical Therapy Do to Help? Physical therapy is not a one-stop cure-all for pain management. This is a long-term solution to pain and suffering through the use of targeted exercises and stretching techniques that are designed to strengthen the targeted areas and help the body recover and heal. By identifying the exact points on the body that are not moving as they ought to be, it is possible to make a plan to increase flexibility, motion, strength and even improve coordination. Your hips and knees are essential to everyday movement; whether you are sitting, standing, walking or running, you need your hips and knees in great shape. Sometimes, when your hips and knees are in pain, it can cause you to change the way that you are moving, causing you to change the flow and pace of your gait, which is the way that you walk. Other times, prolonged pain can cause you to stop doing movements that are indicative of healthy joints.

If you struggle with knee or hip pain, then you know that this isn’t true at all. Hip and knee pain can really take the spring out of your step, causing you to move slower and leaving you with pain that becomes more difficult to cope with, step after step. There is an endless list of reasons as to why knee or hip pain may develop, from a slip or fall-related accident to a sports injury or even a car accident. Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late! When an injury develops, seeking the support of a physical therapist is the best course of action. Working with a physical therapist soon after an injury develops can help reduce your recovery time and improve your ability to cope with the pain and discomfort by introducing you to targeted exercisesandstretching techniques thatcanenhanceyourability torecover from the injury. When you are dealing with a knee or hip injury, every step requires more effort than typical. This can really drain your energy level as you attempt to go about doing even basic tasks, such as taking care of your home or walking around the office.



If you’ve experienced any hip or knee pain and are considering whether physical therapy is a good choice for your health needs, consider the following: • From a standing position, are you able to lean over and touch your toes? If so, then this indicates that you have proper hip and low back flexibility. If not, then you may need to improve your flexibility and joint range of motion, and physical therapy could be helpful. • In a sitting position, can you comfortably cross your legs, leaving your ankle to rest comfortably on the opposite knee? If this is painful, or one knee constantly must be lower than the other, then this may be indicative of knee concerns that could be addressed with physical therapy. • From a standing position, with your feet planted flat on the floor, can you push your body into a squatting position? You should be able to squat all the way down so that your buttocks are almost touching your heels. If you aren’t able to do this, then physical therapy may be helpful in improving your range of motion. • Standing near a wall or countertop, arrange your feet so that you are standing with the heel of one foot touching the toes of the other, as if on a balance beam, and see how long you can stand still. Can you balance for 10 seconds? If not, then physical therapy may be able to improve balance and coordination. The goal of any physical therapy program is to restore range of motion and improve flexibility and strength while reducing the general experience of pain. Unfortunately, hip and knee injuries often tend to linger. Every movement relies so heavily on the hips and knees that it makes it difficult to allow these joints to actually rest following an injury.

Physical therapy provides targeted exercises that support the joints with precise movements that help reinforce strength and range of motion. For more information, contact your physical therapist to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.

Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

Think PT First

Strengthens Hips


Physical Therapists Are The Mechanics Of Your Body

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 3 times.

Why You Need To Come Back In For A Tune- Up: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle


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I highly recommend Whole Body Health Physical Therapy.

“I've been going to Whole Body Health Physical Therapy for many months now and I stand by their effectiveness. I've had pain for as long as I can remember, and they knew how to help when everyone else failed. My therapist listens, encourages, and brightens my visits. Thanks to her, my days went from painful to tolerable. I still have a ways to go, but I wouldn't have gotten far without her. I am now stronger, more capable, and happier than ever. I highly recommend Whole Body Health Physical Therapy." – B.J.

Please help us congratulate Brooke Carmen on receiving her OCS certification! What Is OCS Certification in Physical Therapy? Because patients have different needs, physical therapists can specialize in different therapeutic areas in order to better to meet those needs. An OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification is obtained once a physical therapist completes an extensive application process and passes an exam. This certification allows physical therapists like Dr. Carmen to provide formal recognition for advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a specialized area of practice to better serve her patients.

Let us do the same for you now that we are in Tigard! Check out more reviews on Google by searching “Whole Body Health Physical Therapy”.

No Doctor Referral Necessary Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a doctor referral is not needed. In the state of Oregon you have direct access to physical therapy!

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Greg Kluthe completed his ImPACT Training Services test to be concussion certified! At Whole Body Health Physical Therapy we offer the latest in evidence-based rehabilitation and symptom management for people with persistent concussion symptoms. Dr. Kluthe can help you address any physical symptoms of a concussion. Including, fatigue and exertion management, treatment for vestibular impairment and dizziness, ocular-motor impairment, and more.

See our physical therapists for: • Recent injury • Nagging aches and pains • Back and neck pain • Joint pain and movement problems • Walking or balance difficulties

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