WisePT: Helping Aches & Pains

Why Physical Therapy?

There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may start feeling aches and pains. Muscle pain will occur whenever your muscles start to grow. To build more muscle mass, your muscles have to stretch, and lactic acid can pour into the lining of your muscles to cause a burning sensation. More movement will push that acid out, helping you to experience relief, and in time your muscles will develop increased elasticity, and the burning won’t be so severe. Build-up of tension from stress or overuse, and muscle pain from poor posture can also contribute to regular pain. A physical therapist can take a comprehensive assessment to help determine what may be the primary cause behind your aches and pains. Working with a physical therapist can help you develop a new approach to managing your aches and pains. Your physical therapy program will likely take into account strategies like hydrotherapy, deep tissue massage, guided stretching and targeted movements to help you experience ongoing relief from regular discomfort. Give us a call so we can help you say goodbye to your aches and pains.

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Wild Mushroom & Ginger String Beans

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup sliced wild mushrooms (shiitake or oyster, for example) • ½ onion sliced • 1½ lbs fresh string beans, cleaned and ends removed • 4 cloves garlic • egg-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled

• 3 Tablespoons olive oil • 2 Tablespoons butter INSTRUCTIONS

Puree the garlic, ginger and olive oil in a food processor until the consistency of a nice sauce. Add the butter to a skillet and melt over low heat. Add the onions and cook through. Add the mushrooms and sauté a few minutes. Add the ginger and garlic sauce and string beans. Stir to coat the beans with the sauce. Cover with a lid and simmer on low until the beans are just tender. Recipe from: http://ournutritionkitchen.com/vegetable-dishes/wild- mushroom-ginger-string-beans/



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