Peak Performance PT: Effective Hip and Knee Pain Relief

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

Ernst & Young Winning Women Entrepreneur Award 2018 Jill Marlan, CEO/Founder Peak Performance Physical Therapy

Other Notable Awards 2017 Goldman Sachs Michigan's Economic Bright Spot Award 2017 Selected for Leadership Lansing 2017 Greater Lansing Business Monthly Entrepreneur of the Year

2017 Corp! Economic Bright Spot Award 2016 Corp! Economic Bright Spot Award 2013 Athena Powerlink

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EFFECTIVE HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF Move Freely Again Without Any Pain!

The Peak Perspective “I am extremely humbled and honored to have received such a prestigious award and am especially excited for the possibilities that this means for the future of our company. I am proud of everything we have accomplished together to get us to where we are as we are truly making a difference in the healthcare field.I could not have done this by myself, as it takes a team to grow and build the relationships necessary to make the

revolutionary changes that we are making. This award not only means a lot for us, but also for the future of Physical Therapy in our country. My passion is to change the way patients receive health care with the partnerships and relationships that we make.” - Jill Marlan

If you struggle with knee or hip pain, then you know that this isn’t true at all. Hip and knee pain can really take the spring out of your step, causing you to move slower and leaving you with pain that becomes more difficult to cope with, step after step. There is an endless list of reasons as to why knee or hip pain may develop, from a slip or fall-related accident to a sports injury or even a car accident. Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late! When an injury develops, seeking the support of a physical therapist is the best course of action. Working with a physical therapist soon after an injury developscanhelp reduceyour recovery timeand improveyourability tocope with the pain and discomfort by introducing you to targeted exercises and stretching techniques thatcanenhanceyourability to recover from the injury. When you are dealing with a hip or knee injury, every step requires more effort than typical. This can really drain your energy level as you attempt to go about doing even basic tasks, such as taking care of your home or walking around the office. What Can Physical Therapy Do to Help? Physical therapy is not a one-stop cure-all for pain management. This is a long-termsolution topainandsuffering through theuseof targetedexercises

andstretching techniques thataredesigned tostrengthen the targetedareas and help the body recover and heal. By identifying the exact points on the body that are not moving as they ought to be, it is possible to make a plan to increase flexibility, motion, strength and even improve coordination. Your hips and knees are essential to everyday movement; whether you are sitting, standing, walking or running, you need your hips and knees in great shape. Sometimes, when your hips and knees 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.

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If you’ve experienced any hip or knee 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. • In a sitting position, can you comfortably cross your legs, leaving your ankle to rest comfortably on the opposite knee? If this is painful, or one knee constantly must be lower than the other, then this may be indicative of knee conserns that could be addressed with physical therapy. • 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 and knee injuries often tend to linger. Every movement relies so heavily on the hips and knees 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. For more information, contact your physical therapist to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.

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

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies

• 3 tbsp maple syrup • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats • 1/2 cup oat flour ground • 1/2 cup almond meal • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/8 tsp salt • 2 tsp Vietnamese 5% Oil • Cinnamon • 1/4 tsp Frontier allspice • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips • 1/2 cup dried cranberries & cherries

Strengthens Hips

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg down- ward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 3 times.

• 1 ripe banana mashed • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup peanut butter • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside. In a mixing bowl stir together mashed banana, pumpkin, eggs, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined. Add in oats, oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, chocolate chips and dried fruit; stir to combine. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to harden. Drop cookies by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheet. They won’t expand much, so feel free to press them down, slightly, and make them as uniform as possible to ensure even baking. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly browned.

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Practice News Our Open House was held on Thursday, November 15th at our Okemos Clinical Location. Many members of the community andpast¤tpatientsgatheredtohelpuscelebrate(right). We announced that Peak Performance Physical Therapy had been awarded with the 2018 North American Ernst & Young Winning Women Entrepreneur of the Year (left)! Our CEO/ Founder, Jill Marlan, was the recipient of the award in Palm Springs, California this past month. This award is a national competition with over 2000 applicants. It also includes an executive education program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale -- and then help them do it! The Entrepreneurial Winning Women join an elite business network and customized executive leadership program with year-round activities designed to help their companies grow rapidly. Highlights of the award: •Over 2000 applicants from the United States and Canada •14 North American winners in 2018 •The Enteprenurial Winning Women program is in 65 countries around the world •The Program supports the accelerated growth of more than 50 women business founders.

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“From my first appointment to my last, I received wonderful care and this made consistent progress. I am so grateful that I can return to my workout activities without worrying! Everyone was encouraging from the staff at the front desk to the PTs, trainers and techs! Thank you for making a frustrating injury, less so during recovery!” - K.F.

Because you are a past patient of Peak Performance Physical Therapy, we invite you for: A COMPLIMENTARY HIP OR KNEE PAIN SCREENING!

7402 Westshire Drive, Suite 105 Lansing, Michigan 48917


Offer valid for the first 20 people to schedule. Expires 12-31-18

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