PHYSICAL THERAPY N E W S L E T T E R
BOUNCE BACK FROM HIP, LEG, & KNEE PAIN
STAY FLEXIBLE! Discover the benefits of a regular stretching program!
EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Try this exercise to relieve hip pain!
HEALTHY RECIPE Try this spinach dip recipe for your next party!
P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y N E W S L E T T E R
BOUNCE BACK FROM HIP, LEG, & KNEE PAIN
Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee & Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: • Arthritis
What Are The Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. How Physical Therapy Can Help In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. Source https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain
• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer
• Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains
While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe.
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T H E B E N E F I T S O F S T R E T C H I N G
Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from a regular stretching program: • Reduced muscle tension • Increased range of movement in the joints • Enhanced muscular coordination • Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body • Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation) Stretching is a natural part of what we do on a daily basis. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unconsciously. It feels good! In addition to that good feeling, a consistent stretching programwill produce large gains in flexibility and joint movement. Be kind to your muscles and they will be kind to you!
As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing or squatting down to tie your shoes, now become extremely difficult. A regular stretching program helps lengthen your muscles and makes daily living activities much easier. Everyone can learn to stretch, regardless of age or flexibility. Stretching should be a part of your daily routine, whether you exercise or not. It does not have to involve a huge amount of time, but stretching can end up giving you huge results!
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING!
EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Perform This Exercise To Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes!
“To feel that they truly care is a gift” “I have done physical therapy here several times, as has my wife. We are very pleased not only with the professional therapy given, but how kind everyone has been, and to feel that they truly care is a gift. Bea has a great team.” - Carter & Sandy F. “They are my helping angels!” “I have been going to Bullhead Physical Therapy since my husband and I moved to Bullhead City over 10 years ago. Bea and her staff have helpedme through three foot surgeries, themost recent being reconstructive surgery. They are the most caring group of people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. I truly believe if it wasn’t for this therapy group, I wouldn’t be walking today without the help of a cane or scooter. They are my helping angels, and I recomend them to everyone who needs help. Can’t say enough about them.” - Rosemary J.
HIP ABDUCTION While lying on your side, slowly raise up your top leg to the side. Keep your knee straight and maintain your toes pointed forward the entire time. The bottom leg can be bent to stabilize your body. Repeat 6-10 times with each side.
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W E ’ R E K E E P I N G Y O U R H E A L T H I N M I N D Governor of AZ, Doug Ducey, and the Department of Homeland Security have declared that Physical Therapy is an Essential Business. Bullhead Physical Therapy will remain open. We have a responsibility to help patients during this difficult time and to help keep patients out of doctor’s offices and emergency rooms to free up medical teams to treat those impacted by COVID-19. REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INFECTION:
Bullhead Physical Therapy is committed to the health and well-being of our patients. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, we are taking every precaution. We are following social distancing guidelines by only allowing 10 patients in the treatment area at a time. Before and after every session, we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask that if you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus—coughing, sneezing or fever—please stay home. Additionally, if you have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate your ongoing support. For more information, be sure to call us at 928.704.2194 . We wish safety and health to all of our patients.
CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS
SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES
AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS
KEEP DISTANCE FROM THOSE INFECTED
DO NOT TOUCH MUCUOUS WITH FINGERS
AVOID BUSY PLACES & EVENTS
USE GLOVES WHEN NECESSARY
DISPOSE OF USED TISSUES QUICKLY
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HEALTHY RECIPE LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN SOUP
• 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 lb chicken breast • 1 medium onion, diced • 3 large carrots, diced • 2 celery stalks diced • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
• 1 medium lemon (zest & juice) • 1 handful fresh ginger • 2 qt chicken broth • 1 can coconut milk (optional)
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Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is). Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.
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