Peak Performance: Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis

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If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million North American adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading.

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

(continued from outside) What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Beforeknowinghowtorelievearthriticpain,you’llneedtounderstand it.Arthritis— TO TREAT ARTHRITIS PAIN Take Your Next Step

What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by injuries.These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain. Arthritis can also be caused by:

• Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

Simply walking can causearthritis in the lower back, hip andknee. Our legs wear down as they’re used. Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue. This type of arthritis, called degenerative arthritis—or osteoarthritis—is the most common kind of arthritis. When the leg’s cartilage—or itsslick,cushionedsurface—iswornaway,bone rubsagainstbone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment. Arthritis & Physical Therapy Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximum mobility. They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. | https://www.arthritis. org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php | blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain | arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

The Peak Perspective

As the summer days get longer and we’re spending more time enjoying activities outside, Peak Performance Physical Therapy wants to be there for you. We can assist you with improving your golf game with our TPI Golf Assessment, get you back to the playing field or back to doing everyday activities with our patient specific care. - Jill Marlan


TPI has worked with thousands of golfers throughout its history, from the top professional Tour players to the novice beginner. Through years of observing different players’ technique and mechanics, TPI has mastered the physical functionality of the body during the golf swing, and helps players work towards the most efficient swing possible. TPI PROFESSIONALS FOCUS ON: • Body’s physical limitations • Reducing Injury • Increasing Performance • Actual Golf Swing and Correcting Specific Mechanics A TPI trained medical or fitness instructor trained in Body- Swing Connection TM is uniquely different from a golf professional. Peak Performance Physical Therapy offers one-on-one instruction from our TPI Certified Medical Professional. Participants will be taken through a series of functional testing. These tests evaluate your strength, flexibility and mobility and will provide recommendations to help maximize physical advantages unique to individual golfers, and that likely lead to a lower chance of injury. TPI’s mission is to educate golfers and industry professionals on the Body-Swing Connection TM .

Matt McFadden is our registered TPI professional here at Peak Performance Physical Therapy

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

Patient Success Spotlight

Loosens Hips

KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 5 times.

“If you want to be well, feel good, make your pain go away and strengthen your body, come to Peak Performance Physical Therapy. I appreciate the team approach they use so that everyone you work with knows exactly how you are feeling and what is working, which is essential to your recovery.The manual therapy here is extraordinary and it improves the whole well being and takes away the pain. That is what I will miss most. I would come in feeling stiff and in pain, but the manual therapy and techniques they used cause the pain to go away.The manual therapy is a must have, which is why I would recommend them to anyone looking for physical therapy!” - C.B. The manual therapy here is extraordinary...

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Practice News

Our Executive Director, Mark Selby, and Clinic Director, Matt McFadden, played in the Boys & Girls Club Golf Outing .

Do you or someone you know have hip, knee or leg pain? As a current or past patient, you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Goto www.peakperformanceompt. com , and scroll down to the middle of the page for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today!

Jill, Matt and Colby attended MSU Orthopedic Alumni Lecture this past month and had a great time collaborating with local physicians.

You can download the FREE Hip, Knee or Leg Pain ebook on our homepage at:

Our CEO/ Founder, Jill Marlan was the highlight of last month’s Healthy & Fit magazine cover!

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Attention Back Pain Sufferers!


Back Pain/Sciatica Workshops EVERY MONTH! August 8th @ 5:30pm

(517) 853-6800

• Decrease your pain • Increase your strength • Increase your activity level

• Increase your flexibility • Improve your health • Get back to living

Because you are a past patient of Peak Performance, we invite you and a friend for: A COMPLIMENTARY 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION!

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7402 Westshire Drive, Suite 105 Lansing, Michigan 48917

Offer valid for the first 20 people to schedule. Expires 07-31-18

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