Stay Active & Avoid Injury

414-282-9590 Greenfield - 6520 W. Layton Ave. Suite 101, Greenfield, WI 53220

414-858-1360 New Berlin - 14999 W. Beloit Rd. Suite B, New Berlin, WI 53151

STAY ACTIVE & Avoid Injury What you need to know to stop common injuries...

Whether you just like to play weekend sports, walk for exercise or are an avid athlete, injuries can happen from time to time. It’s easy to sustain an injury to your muscles, tendons, or ligaments if you do not train properly. At the microscopic level, when muscles, tendons and ligaments are over-stretched, little tears form in the tissues. Your body normally heals quickly from this. However, the severity of the injury determines how Severe sprains and strains may require braces to immobilize the area or even surgery. These can range from mild to severe. Realize, that even for mild sprains the body can take about 2-6 weeks to heal the soft tissue. That means adequate rest and rehabilitation is needed to fully recover long it will take to fully recover. Sprains and Strains

from this type of injury. The recovery from these types of strain and sprain need proper physical therapy rehabilitation to recover. Even old sprains and strains can stay around to haunt you if they have not been properly rehabilitated. Tendonitis Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons from overuse. This can be for a variety of reasons, but typically, that body part is taking the strain due to poor body mechanics. For example, tendonitis in the shoulder or elbow is typically from poor posture of the neck and upper back. This causes an altered movement in the shoulder and arm, increasing strain on the tendons. Our comprehensive treatments at PROCare Physical Therapy help by relieving the inflammation and pain while restoring normal motion and posture.

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4 Easy Ways to Prevent Injuries Simple Things You Can Do To Avoid Painful Injuries

Movement of The Month Helps Knee Pain IT BAND - STRETCH SIDELYING Lie on your side. Pull ankle of upper leg back as if stretching your quad. Put the ankle of your lower leg on the outside of your knee. Apply pressure downwards to feel a stretch along the side of your thigh. Hold for 20 seconds, repeat 6 times on each side. Your body is more than 70 percent water and therefore requires water to be supple and function at its best. Without adequate water and nutrition, your body’s tissues are more prone to injury. Hydrate and make sure you replenish the electrolytes you lost during activity with a sports drink like Gatorade. 50% of your body weight in ounces is adequate to re-hydrate. 1. Stretch Stretching is one of the most important ways to prevent injuries. Your muscles and other tissues require oxygen, nutrients, and blood flow to be elastic. Stretching helps bring these things into the tissues making them more elastic and allowing them to stretch more. This prevents over-stretching and tearing. Active stretching is better than static stretching. 2. Hydrate and nutrition

3. Stay within your abilities We have all heard of the term “weekend warrior” which means a person that has not prepared their body at all to go out and do extensive sports or activities on the weekend. Typically, this person is more prone to injury, just because they are not prepared. If you have a hard time running, then you wouldn’t go out and do a marathon. Make sure that you train properly and safely for the sport or activity you would like to try. 4. Wear proper equipment Make sure you have the right equipment to prevent injuries when doing activities. Good running shoes, proper hiking boots, helmets and much more can make the difference when it comes to preventing injury.

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If you suffer from aches, pains, or would just like to move better than you used to, call PROCare Physical Therapy today to learn more about how our comprehensive treatments, including sports medicine, physical therapy, dry needling and aquatic therapy can help you LIVE LIFE PAIN-FREE! 414-282-9590 Greenfield - 6520W. Layton Ave. Suite 101, Greenfield,WI 53220 414-858-1360 New Berlin - 14999W. Beloit Rd. Suite B, New Berlin,WI 53151


“PROCare is The Best!” Patient Spotlight

Do You Suffer With Any of The Following Symptoms?

“It was very difficult to walk and do stairs when I first started at PROCare. Now I can do them with less difficulty, I have more flexibility, and getting out of bed in the morning has improved greatly, too. Absolutely loved my therapist Jenna!” -Annette P.

Thanks for the delicious cookie basket Annette, we’re so happy that your experience at PROCare helped to improve your daily life and we hope you continue to progress now and always!

• Pain while bending or reaching • Soreness after sitting awhile

Staff Spotlight

• Difficulty standing • Pain while sleeping • Pain when driving • Radiating pain in leg

Your votes (all 274 of them) have been counted; congrats Sarah and Robyn!

As many of you know, our pumpkin carving contest was a huge success. Our staff really came through with some wonderfully creative and super spooky pumpkins. We’d like to congratulate Sarah, PT at New Berlin and Robyn, Front Desk at Greenfield for being our patient’s overall favorites! The winners received a $25 Visa gift card and a sweet Halloween treat!

What’s on Your PROCare Wish List? Thank you to everyone who attended our October 27th Workshop on Back Pain and Sciatica. It was so great to be able to help many of you understand your condition and work towards a better back! We had many requests to hold a second workshop, and are happy to announce that we will be doing so at the end of January. This time, we want to ask you, our valued patients, what problem area you would like to learn more about and improve on? Please see the list below and give us a call, email, Facebook message, or simply stop in and let us know what kind of workshop would be most beneficial for you!

Clothing Drive To show our appreciation for their service to our country and the great sacrifices many veterans and their familiesmake,PROCarePT ishosting a clothing drive benefiting the Purple Heart Foundation. Please help support our heroes and their loved ones by bringing in any unwanted new or gently used clothing (no stains, holes, or rips please) to either of our locations from now until the New Year. Thank Your Veterans!

• General Back Pain • Lower Back Pain

• Hand, Wrist, or Arm Pain • Foot, Ankle, or Leg Pain • TMJ • Neck Pain • Headches or Migranes • Other? Let us know!

• Sciatica • Stenosis • Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain 414-282-9590 Greenfield - 6520W. Layton Ave. Suite 101, Greenfield,WI 53220 414-858-1360 New Berlin - 14999W. Beloit Rd. Suite B, New Berlin,WI 53151

14999W. Beloit Rd., Suite B • New Berlin,WI 53151

6520W. Layton Ave. Suite 101 • Greenfield 414-282-9590

14999W. Beloit Rd. Suite B • New Berlin 414-858-1360

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