Progressive: Don't Suffer With Pain

NEWSLETTER Getting To Know The Progressive PT Staff! DR. JESSICA ALCOCK

Dr. Jessica Alcock, PT, DPT, MS Facility Manager, Seymour Jessica is a 2007 graduate of Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree and is a 2001 graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 1999 from the University of Indianapolis. She joined Progressive Physical Therapy in 2004. Her clinical experience is in outpatient orthopedics treating a wide variety of diagnoses across the spectrum from young athletes to geriatric patients. Jessica is dedicated to providing high quality, individualized services to all of her patients. She believes in a skilled therapeutic approach that incorporates the use of evidence based practice, a strong patient-therapist relationship, and personalized care. Her goal is to help patients return to their normal daily and work activities and to teach them self- management techniques for the future. Jessica has earned certifications in the Astym® system, as a Clinical Instructor, and in DSI Work Solutions FCAs, Functional Job Descriptions/Analysis, and Pre- Work Screens. She has additional training in functional assessment and rehabilitation through courses by Gary Gray, PT. Jessica’s professional interests include sports medicine physical therapy and general orthopedics. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her two children, Ethan and Addy, playing in the community basketball and volleyball leagues, and trail running. Jessica and her family reside in Seymour, IN.

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NEWSLETTER

“Don’t Let A Muscle Spasm Lead To Unbearable Pain!” DON’T SUFFER WITH PAIN Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period.

The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints. When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experiencedbymillionsofpeople.Manypeople feel thatmedicationwillhelpsolve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step!

It’s Your Choice!

Do you know who gets to decide where you go for physical therapy? The answer is: YOU! Youdecide. It’syourchoice. Do your research, ask a friend or family member, explore our website, or give us a call. Go to a facility with a proven track record that has a history of gettingresults.Youdeserve

a positive, friendly, highly-skilled environment where you will receive “one-on-one” care. Choose your physical therapy provider carefully. When you see your physician tell them you want to go to Progressive Physical Therapy.

Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!

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“DOES ARTHRITIS PAIN GRIND YOU DOWN?” Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints. The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body.

Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

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2017 marks the “30 Year Anniversary” of Progressive Physical Therapy! 30th Anniversary A ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER!!

We want to do something special to celebrate! This is our BIG THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you.

To thank you, we are having a day of completely FREE SCREENINGS for all of you, our past patients, or any of your friends or family members that you would like to refer. The FREE SCREENINGS will be offered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 8AM to 12PM or 1PM to 5PM at our Progressive Physical Therapy Seymour Clinic located at 321 W Bruce Street, Suite B, Seymour, IN.

The SCREENINGS are FREE, but are limited to 20 spots!

CALL Meranda NOW at 812-522.7887 to schedule your FREE SCREENING with one of our experienced Physical Therapists!

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Patient Success Spotlights

I was surprised howmuch they were dedicated!

“I came to Progressive Physical Therapy for therapy on my knees. I had trouble walking and getting up and down stairs. I felt very comfortable working with Erin and Mark. I was surprised how much they were dedicated to my physical therapy! At the end of my therapy, I was able to walk and use stairs. Erin and Mark also answered all of my questions. Progressive Physical Therapy is a great place to go for physical therapy. Staff was EXCELLENT!” - John, Greensburg Clinic

No Referral Needed!

Can I see a Physical Therapist without a referral or prescription?

Without your help, I wouldn’t be where I am today!

One of the most common questions we get is “Do I need a referral or prescription to come see you?” The answer to this question is “NO”!

“Justwanted tosay thanks forallofyourhelp. Without your help, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I remember the first day I came into this facility. I hurt so badly, but you always encouragedme tokeepgoing. So, Idid. Today, Iamdoingmy lastsessionwith100%success. Also, when I get my other knee replaced you can count on me to come back to this facility for my therapy with you, Jessica. I also want to thank the friendly staff here as well. You are the best! I really enjoyed the hours you spenthelpingme. Youareverycaring.” -Maria, Seymour Clinic

Maybe you’ve tweaked your back while out in the yard, trying to do too much too quickly so you could catch the end of the baseball game. Maybe you’ve pushed yourself a little too hard preparing for your next race and that ache in your knee won’t go away, even after a couple days off. Maybe you simply took a funny step off the curb and are feeling a little twinge in your ankle. Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut out a few steps (and save a few dollars) and head directly to your physical therapist? YOU CAN! Give us a call today for more information!

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I can enjoy a normal life again!

“Because of physical therapy I can enjoy a normal life again! I amabletocook,clean,brushmy teeth, care for myself, and turn the pages of the newspaper or one of my favorite magazines without pain. Everyone here at Progressive has been outstandingwith theircareand treatment, almost to the point of making it fun! I have been a patient here off and on for 15 years and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.” -Nancy, Columbus Clinic

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