Peak Performance PT: Effective Hip and Knee Pain Relief

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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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