Preferred: 3 Powerful Steps To Stronger Hips & Knees


An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your Physical Therapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of- pocket expenses.Thismeans that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need towork on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2020. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. For individuals with Medicare or private insurance: please call us to verify whether you have benefits for more therapy for 2019.

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Whether you have pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Preferred Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (954) 360-7779 today!

For many people, knee pain can be a way of life, limiting their ability to climb stairs, squat down to get something off the floor, enjoy long walks, shopping and a host of other daily activities. The knee joint is one of the most complicated joints in the body and has to bear up to 6 times your body weight with running or jumping. This incredible joint has to move over a million times each year and over 80 million times over a lifetime. This is also the reason why things can go wrong, causing injury and pain.

over 55 who have stronger gluteals and quadriceps, tend to have less back pain and more ability to do daily activities.

3. Exercise regularly. While this is good for the whole body, the knees especially need exercise to keep their cartilage healthy.The cartilage does not have much blood supply and requires its nutrition from joint fluid. Most of the joint fluid absorbs into the cartilage only through movement and compression of the knee. Therefore, it is important to do weight bearing exercise such as walking, running and other sports. However, if you have arthritis, it is advised to do more low-impact activities such as biking, elliptical machines, aquatic exercises, etc. Having a regular physical therapy checkup ensures that your joints are working at their peak performance. In addition, any problems will be discovered early, preventing the onset of arthritis and joint injury. If you do have arthritis or have had surgery, then a regular physical therapy check-up is especially important. If your attention is on that sore knee, then it is time you called us for a free knee joint analysis. Talk to one of our expert physical therapists today and see how life can be with freely moving knees.


Just like taking care of your heart, your joints need attention to maintain a healthy state. Here are easy ways for you to take care of your knees, avoiding arthritis and other joint problems: 1. Stretch your hamstrings, quadriceps and adductor muscles each day. By keeping these muscles flexible, the forces on your knee joints can be balanced, allowing your joint to bend, rotate and for your patella (kneecap) to track properly.

2. Keep the muscles around your hips and knees strong. Especially the gluteals and quadriceps muscles. Studies show that those adults, especially

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Whetheryouareahighschoolathleteor just like toexercise for fun, improving your body’s ability to exercise is a good challenge. While there are many different ways to train for your particular sport, including nutrition, we are going to focus on improving your joint performance and stability. This will allow you to run longer, cut faster, and throw better. Joint Stability. Improve your sports ability through joint stability. When a joint is more stable, muscles can function better. For knees, ankles and hips try balance exercises on uneven surfaces such as foam or a folded towel. Try standing on one leg while doing small knee bends. Joint Flexibility. Joints need to be flexible in order to move through their proper range and allow muscles to pull correctly. For many people who are runners, stretching must be done every day to maintain muscle and tissue elasticity. Dynamic stretching is often best, where the stretch is done in a moving fashion, such as in Yoga. This is different than a prolonged stretch. Joint Strength. Incorporate strengthening exercises into your sports routines. This is especially important for runners and weekend warriors. A little strengthening exercising can go a long way to prevent sports injuries and soreness. The stronger your muscles are around your joints, the better ability you have to play and avoid injury. Joint Coordination. You have an inherent sense of where your joints are in space (proprioception) and how they are moving in space (kinesthetic

sense).This allows your brain to coordinate the muscle movements around your joints. By improving your balance and coordination with specific exercises, you greatly reduce the chance of injury and will enhance your sports performance. If you would like to enhance your ability to run, play sports and prevent injury, then talk to one of our physical therapy specialists today.

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• ½ teaspoon honey • ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder • 1 large English cucumber, chopped • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and chopped

DIRECTIONS Whisk oil, vinegar, orange zest, salt, honey and chile powder in a large bowl. Add cucumber; toss gently. Cover and let marinate for 15 minutes. Fold in tomatoes. Gently fold in avocado. Serve immediately.

Patient Success Spotlight


It’s hard to believe you are not in the company of very close family members! “If you require physical therapy of any sort you will not find better professional treatment and personal care anywhere else. From the ladies at the reception area, to your therapist, it’s hard to believe you are not in the company of very close family members. I can’t say enough about Trevor, the head of this family, whose advice and friendship was greatly appreciated. I will be returning for my post-op rehabilitation with Steve, simply the best.The name says it all...Preferred.” - Tony M. (Actual Google Review) CURRENT PATIENTS: DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR FREE HOME EXERCISES

FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION TO SEE IF SHOCKWAVE COULD HELP YOU! (954) 360-7779 FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION Extracorporeal (outside the body) ShockWave therapy, uses high-energy sound waves targeted over a specific site over a short period of time, which helps stimulate certain components involved in the healing process. Research has shown that it can reduce pain, swelling and increase function in several chronic tendon disorders including tennis elbow, patella tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy, gluteal tendinopathy, rotator cuff tendinopathy of the shoulder and plantar fasciitis. A buildup of specific elements in the muscles or tendons creates local, painful conditions that are addressed with ShockWave therapy. Plastic surgeons arealso requestingShockWave therapy forpost-surgicalhealingandscar treatments. In the UK, the National Institute of Health endorses the use of ShockWave therapy to treat several of the conditions listed above due to the significant effects that it can have. A cluster of three to five sessions takes place across one to two weeks, followed by a gap of a few weeks for tissue regeneration. The picture of recovery isanacceleratedprogression frompainandmobility restoration.

• Easy Access to Your Home Exercise Program • Full Exercise Videos with Instructions • Personalized Notes From Your Therapist • You Earn Medals, Awards and Achievements • Health Tips and Strategies 1. Once your physical therapist creates your account, you will receive an email from admin@ Click on the activation link! 2. Set your password Howtoaccessyourexercises...

3. Download the App by scanning the codes below 4. Log in using your email address and password

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