PeakMotion: Tendinitis & Sports

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

February, 2019


This month we celebrate Peak Motions’s 6th Anniversary! In the beginning, Mike and I dreamed of building a physical therapy clinic that would provide exemplary care to our patients in a way that was effective and cutting-edge, yet friendly and fun at the same time. Six years later we have seen our dream grow and change in ways we couldn’t have expected. We have many big things planned for the next few years, so stay tuned for more information! We know we could not have achieved the reality of Peak Motion without each and every one of you. Thank you to our family and friends for their never-ending support and babysitting! To

our wonderful staff for their dedication to their patients and fantastic attitudes. But most of all, we want to thank you, our amazing patients. You become like part of our family when you enter the clinic. We are so happy to see you make progress and get back to doing the activities you love, yet sad to see you go when you “graduate.” Thank you also for trusting us to treat your family, friends and neighbors. A referral is the highest compliment we can get. Feel free to stop by and say hi. Or drop us an email at info@ or on Facebook at www. and let us know how you are doing!


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

February, 2019

DEALINGWITH TENDINITIS “Who Says You Can’t Workout Like A Trainer?”

INSIDE: • What Is Tendinitis?

• FREE Back Pain Workshop • Patient Success Spotlight • Winter Recipe

Athletes are naturally at an increased risk for experiencing injuries. This is not as a result of any particular health issue that athletes typically have in common. Instead, it isasimpleexposureequation.The more frequently you push yourself to try new things, to engage in physical activity, or to push yourself to reach a new goal, the more you are going to increase yourriskforpotential injury.Onmoredays thannot, the injury won’t happen, but as every athlete knows, it only takes one bad day — one day when fatigue throws off your form just enough to cause your gait to be off, for you to feela littledistractedandnot realizeanobstacle is coming up, or just a fluke of a moment in which somethinggoeswrongandyougodown.Whatmakes matters worse is the fact that many athletes attempt to push past the pain of their initial injuries, which often leads to those injuries becoming more severe. Workingwithaphysicaltherapist isespecially important for athletes for this reason. A physical therapist can help identifypotential issueswithpostureor form that may increaseyour risk for injury,help identifypotential injuriesas theydevelop,andassess theseverityofand best treatment options for those injuries as soon as

possible, so you always know exactly what your body needs to feel at its best. Understanding Tendinitis. While there are some sports injuries that happen after a bad day, there are others that develop over time. Tendinitis is an incredibly common issue that causes pain to develop in the joints. This can impact the hips, knees, elbows or shoulders. Pain caused by tendinitis can impact everyday activities, making it exceedingly difficult to remain comfortable day to day or to remain active. Tendinitis can make simple activities such as picking up a gallon of milk or attempting to put something away on a shelf over your head incredibly painful and challenging.Unfortunately,when tendinitisdevelops, it often sticks around.This means that pain that begins asfrustratingandseeminglyminorcanquicklybecome chronicand incrediblypainful.Workingwithaphysical therapist is thebestway toaddress tendinitispainearly on, to improve rangeofmotionand reduce theseverity ofyourpainwithouthaving to turn topainmedications. Call us today for more information!

Now I’m back to lifting! "I came to Peak Motion in April, after starting a barbell strength training program in January. I had progressed too aggressively while lifting, and could not comfortably squat an empty barbell without pain. I had also developed tennis elbow and lifting a coffee cup was painful. Mike and Jonathan helped explain what had happened, answering all my questions along the way, and put together a plan to systematically address the various issues. I truly felt everyone at Peak Motion cared about my treatment personally and provided excellent resources. Now I’m back to lifting and setting PRs in all my lifts with nopain.Thankyouverymuch!” - Jeff D. Patient Success SPOTLIGHT


Tendinitis is a common issue among athletes because it develops as a result of overuse. While the average person may engage in standard physical tasks such as walking or typing, an athlete takes that repetitive behavior to a new level. Consider a tennis player, for example. In addition to running and jumping, a skilled tennis player will spend hours every week swinging the racket, and this could result in added wear and tear on the elbows and wrists, not to mention the shoulders. Every bone in the body is connected with muscular fibers called tendons. The tendons are flexible, allowing the body to move more freely by letting bones stretch apart or move in one direction or another. Tendinitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed. Swelling in the tendons can make movement painful and difficult. Typically, when pain is caused as a result of tendinitis, the pain is isolated at the noted areas of the body. This means that a tennis player may experience tendinitis in the elbow or shoulder, whereas a runner may be more likely to experience it in the Achilles tendon. In fact, this is why tendinitis in the elbow is frequently referred to as tennis elbow, while Achilles tendinitis is sometimes referred to as runner’s ankles or runner’s heels. Treating Tendinitis. The best treatment for tendinitis is time. Unfortunately, this is something that many people are unable to give to an injury. When tendinitis develops, the best thing to do is to use ice and to relax that part of the body. Taking a few days off of practice or away from your workout may be sufficient, but in other cases, this may require a few days in a wheelchair or on crutches, with the bulk of your weight off of the affected area.

Working with a physical therapist can help you identify the best treatment methods for tendinitis. Your physical therapist can also help you identify the best range of motion and strength-building activities to reduce your likelihood of developing tendinitis. For more information about preventing or treating pain from tendinitis, contact us.


Spiced Pear Tea INGREDIENTS • 1 orange • 3 cups water • 2 (11.3 to 12 oz) cans pear nectar • 1 tbsp honey (optional)

• 4 inches stick cinnamon • 1 tsp whole cloves • 6 tea bags • Small orange slices, halved (optional) • Stick cinnamon (optional)

DIRECTIONS Using a vegetable peeler, remove three wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Juice the orange into a large saucepan. Add the water, pear nectar and honey (if using) to orange juice in saucepan. For spice bag: Place the 4 inches of stick cinnamon, the cloves and the orange peel strips in the center of a 6-inch square of double-thickness, 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with 100%-cotton kitchen string. Add spice bag to pear nectar mixture. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag; discard. Serve in warm mugs. If desired, float orange slices on top of individual servings and serve with additional stick cinnamon.

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At Peak Motion Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

My right shoulder is feeling and operating normally again!

It’s time to get Peak Motion Physical Therapy 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

“Prior to scheduling physical therapy appointments with Peak Motion, and following an MRI on my shoulder, my right shoulder was in extreme discomfort. Upon my graduation day, Sept 6th, my right shoulder is feeling and operating normally again. I am very pleased and will continue my home exercises faithfully. My experience here at Peak MotionTherapy has been exceptional! I mean that seriously; friendly, attentive, professional, fun, encouraging and sensitive to all of my concerns and comments. Thank you very much.” - Marianne C.

1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late. FREE WORKSHOP ATTENTION BACK PAIN SUFFERERS!

The Back Pain Workshop will be held Saturday, February 23rd, at 10:00am at our clinic.

Call 360-210-5440 today to register as only 20 seats are available.

1905 S.E 192ND Ave, Suite 205 Camas, WA 98607 360.210.5440

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