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I N S I D E Hips Don’t Lie Natural Antibiotics Healthy Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Hips Don’t Lie

In addition to various causes of pain, the location of your discomfort can be variable as well. Pain in the buttocks, the outside of the hip, the groin, and even the front of the knee can all be associated with a hip issue. What Can Be Done? An evaluation with a physical therapist is a great first step in determining the root cause of your hip pain and developing a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you. After determining the likely reason for your symptoms, the next steps involve managing your pain. Modalities such as ice, heat, and

Your hips are an important transition point of the body. They connect your legs to your pelvis and core. In addition to pain in the hip joint, problems with your hips can also cause lower back, knee, and even ankle pain. Ignoring that nagging hip can result in bigger problems down the road. What Can Cause Hip Pain? Hip pain can develop from a number of different reasons. Overuse injuries with runners and bikers, trauma from a fall, and arthritis are a few of the reasons that the hip can be affected.

electrical stimulation can all help to alleviate your initial symptoms. While your pain is being controlled, a treatment plan will be developed to help reduce the stress on the affected hip. Strengthening of the hips and core, stretching of the hip joint and surrounding muscles, as well as balance and stability exercises can all help to improve your hip functioning and allow you to return to your favorite activities.

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3. If further assessment is

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to a therapist.

2. The therapist will tell you the possible causes of your pain as well as precautions you can take at home.

warranted, the therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.

Hip Pain Relief

Are you moving like you should be? Your hips are essential to everyday movement; whether you are sitting, standing, walking or running, you need your hips in great shape. Sometimes, when your hips are in pain, it can cause you to change the way that you are moving, causing you to change the flow and pace of your gait, which is the way that you walk. Other times, prolonged pain can cause you to stop doing movements that are indicative of healthy joints. If you’ve experienced any hip pain and are considering whether physical therapy is a good choice for your health needs, consider the following: • From a standing position, are you able to lean over and touch your toes? If so, then this indicates that you have proper hip and low back flexibility. If not, then you may need to improve your flexibility and joint range of motion, and physical therapy could be helpful. • From a standing position, with your feet planted flat on the floor, can you push your body into a squatting position? You should be able to squat all the way down so that your buttocks are almost touching your heels. If you aren’t able to do this, then physical therapy may be helpful in improving your range of motion. • Standing near a wall or countertop, arrange your feet so that you are standing with the heel of one foot touching the toes of the other, as if on a balance beam, and see how long you can stand still. Can you balance for 10 seconds? If not, then physical therapy may be able to improve balance and coordination. The goal of any physical therapy program is to restore range of motion and improve flexibility and strength while reducing the general experience of pain. Unfortunately, hip injuries often tend to linger. Every movement relies so heavily on the hips that it makes it difficult to allow these joints to actually rest following an injury. Physical therapy provides targeted exercises that support the joints with precise movements that help reinforce strength and range of motion.

Staff Spotlight Dr. Dmitry Agres, DPT

Dr. Dmitry comes from a family of physicians. In his words, he grew up in a hospital. “I looked at anatomy books and played with injectors and forceps as toys when I was little, and I became very familiar with what it’s like to be a healthcare provider from an early age.” For as long as he can remember, he has wanted to help people. Dr. Dmitry attended Philadelphia University and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Neumann University. He has a special interest in the treatment of low back and neck pain and has been involved in research comparing treatment approaches for the treatment of these areas of the body. He is the go-to person of the clinic when it comes myofascial release, and his number one skill is likely to be your best option if you have a stiff lower back or neck, shoulder muscles that are tight and in need of a release from skillful hands, or a hamstring, calf or Achilles tendon problem that needs some urgent attention. When you’re with Dr. Dmitry for treatment, talk to him about his nutrition and diet recommendations and the ways he can help you get fitter, stronger, and faster. Fun fact, ask him about his famous underground music band, wild mushroom foraging or natural winemaking. We’re Staying Safe!

For more information, contact us at (215) 641-9401 to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.




When it comes to antibacterial agents, natural medicine really shines. While there are hundreds of natural antibiotics of varying degrees of strength, here are some of the best: Green Tea - One of the active ingredients in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), has been identified in research as an effective agent against certain strains of oral bacteria. Since green tea has many other health benefits, including an impressive ability to break down excess fat in the body, it’s a great natural antibiotic to add to your daily diet. For best results, be sure to swish it around in your mouth. Oregano Oil - The King of natural antibiotics, study after study proves the effectiveness of oregano oil. Of course, like anything, product strength can vary drastically. Some products are actually marjoram and not oregano at all. So, choose a reputable brand backed by research. I like North American Herb and Spice Company’s blend called P-73, which includes wild, high potency oregano harvested in harsh conditions. That might not sound like a big deal, but harsh conditions usually spell stronger active ingredients in the plant, since the health-building phytochemicals frequently comprise the plant’s immune system. Three volumes of research by Paul Belaiche found that oregano oil killed 96% of all pneumococcus bacteria and 92% of all neisseria, proteus, and staphylococcus bacteria. Some strains of neisseria are responsible for diseases like gonorrhea and meningitis. Proteus is a type of intestinal infection, and staphylococcus is the culprit in some types of food poisoning. Oregano oil eliminated 83% of streptococcus and 78% of enterococcus, which are linked with strep throat, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, toxic shock syndrome, cystitis, wound infections, and anorexia. Olive Leaf Extract - Olive leaf, like many other natural antibiotics, is also a good antiviral, making it an excellent choice when the nature of the microbe is not completely known. Drs. O. and B. Lee at the Department of Biomedical Science at CHA University in Korea, found that olive leaf extract was potent against various microbes. Additionally, their research showed olive leaf exhibited free radical scavenging abilities. Free radicals are linked with aging and disease. Garlic - A natural antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral agent, garlic is a great addition to your diet. While garlic contains potassium and germanium, two minerals that are critical to good health, it is best known for its sulphur compounds, particularly allicin. These are the main phytochemicals that boost immunity and act as natural antibiotics. So throw some fresh garlic into your favorite soup, stew, chili, stir-fry, meat, or veggie dish. Forget garlic powder. Most of its health benefits are long gone. Natural Antibiotics Natural Medicine Backed by Research

Processing Yields 30 - 60 seconds 3 cups (720 g) Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Preparation 5 minutes


(175g) thawed frozen sweet cherries • 3 bananas, peeled, frozen • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder

• 1/4 cup (60ml) of your favorite nut milk (almond milk works well with this recipe) • 1 cup (154g) fresh cherries, pitted or 1 cup


1. Place all ingredients into a powerful blender in the order listed above and secure lid. 2. Start at low speed and quickly increase speed to high. Use a tamper to press ingredients into the blades. 3. Blend for 30-60 seconds until several mounds form. 4. Stop machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur. Serve immediately. Enjoy a refreshing and healthy dessert!

“Thank you all so very much for your expertise, your care, and your concern for me and my rehab for all these months – both before and after my hip replacement. You are the very best! I am so grateful for all your advice and help.” - Donna Success Spotlight

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