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INSIDE: • How to Avoid Surgery After a Sports Injury • Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Don’t Let Pain Sideline You

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HOW TO AVOID SURGERY AFTER A SPORTS INJURY

Whether you have an injury or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Applied Physical Medicine can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (520) 296-8513 today! KNEE INJURIES: According to theU.S.DepartmentofHealthandHumanServices, theknee is themostcommonly injured joint.Orthopedicsurgeonsseemore than 5.5millionpeopleannually forknee injuries,whichcan include runner’sknee (pain or tenderness close to the knee cap at the front side of the knee), tendonitis and iliotibialbandsyndrome (painon theoutersideof theknee).Severeknee injuries often include bone bruises or damage to the cartilage or ligaments. The team at Applied Physical Medicinecan treat many orthopedicand repetitive motion injuries without the need for invasive surgeries or medications. In fact, most doctors have their patients try physical therapy first before recommending any other procedures. The licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Applied Physical Medicine can customize a program that addresses the weakness of your particular musculoskeletal system, allowing you to recover quickly and remain active. Even if you have an old injury, it is important to have it evaluated by our physical therapists to prevent long-term damage like arthritis. If you have sportsororthopedic injuries like tendonitis,arthritis,astress fractureor lowback pain, our therapists can design a treatment plan to promote improved function, wellness and minimize the risk of re-injury.

Discussing Sports Injuries with Matthew Derrick, PTA.

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Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For many people, playing sports is a fun way to burn extra calories, socialize, and get fit. Unfortunately, this also means the occasional sports injury or a flare up of an old injury or condition. You don’t have to be a professional or even an amateur athlete to suffer a sports injury. In fact, many times, thosemostsusceptible tosports injuriesarepeoplewhohave

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juststartedexercisingorparticipateona recreational level.Sports injuries in thisarticle will be defined as injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones and tissues such as cartilage. The most common sports injuries include: SPRAINS: A sprain occurs when the connective tissue that joins the end of the bone with another is stretched or torn. Those connective tissues are known as ligaments. Sprains are caused by trauma such as a fall or blow to the body that knocks a joint out of position. Ankles, knees and wrists are most vulnerable to sprains. However, back, neck and shoulder sprains are very common too. STRAINS: A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is pulled, torn or twisted. Strains are non-contact injuries, such as those that occur from overstretching. A common example of a strain is a muscle spasm. A back or neck strain is a very common injury treated in physical therapy.

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DON’T LET PAIN SIDELINE YOU

There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur as a result of a force imbalance. Our soft tissues require care after workouts in the form of soft tissue mobilization and stretches as well as preparation prior to workouts in the form of dynamic stretches and coordination drills. When these steps are ignored, imbalanced forces on the joints can develop. It is when tissue are neglected that most injuries occur. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities.Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Injuries increase as you age… If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint no problem, take a flying leap and do a whole lot without the slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier.” When your muscle, tendon and ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Before and after. Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating

people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Applied Physical Medicine can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great! Preparing your body… It is important to do sports activities, fitness and a host of other physical activities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease

your risk for injury. • Do stretch often • Do strength training • Do coordination training • Do endurance training

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Hello all, Matthew Derrick, PTA here, with a message for past andpresentpatients.With thenewyearuponusmany of our new year’s resolution plans are in full swing. The clinic has seen an influx of returning and new patients seeking relief from returning arthritic pain. As many of us embark on achieving our 2020 fitness goals, it is important to nurture those tissues that may be experiencing some increased stress. Here are some tips to avoid being sidelined by old and new aches and pains. 1 Sleep. Sleep is important for your body to recover. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night; you will be much happier, more relaxed, and have less pain. 2. Diet. It’s important to give your body the nutrition it needs to function, eating lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and some starches at every meal to keep a balance in your nutrition. Above all else, drink 100oz of water a day. You must hydrate.

3. Don’t wait. The second you feel that something may not be right is the second you call and come in for a visit. The Class 4 Laser has been proven to be effective at reducing inflammation and improving mobility of tissues.The laser works by expediting tissue healing on a cellular level. Basically, it is the Fast Pass at Disneyland. Laser is a valuable tool that we use to supplement PT or in some cases in place of PT intervention to address dysfunction and decrease recovery time. Don’t wait! Give us a call to address dysfunction before it develops into an injury. Shoot us a text at 520.296.8513 to get in ASAP. Contact us for a FREE laser exploratory visit! (520) 296-8513

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Patient Success Spotlight

DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

At Applied Physical Medicine, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Applied Physical Medicine if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

I felt much better physically and mentally! “After getting rear-ended and ‘sandwiched’, I experienced pain on the left side of my neck, shoulder, and scapula. For 3 months, I had physical therapy using different methods. Starting with TENS, alternating with dry needling, massage therapy, cervical traction, and even ultrasound. I attended at least twice a week, and each day included stretches and exercise. I did experience some frustration in the beginning but, with continued PT and dedication from the staff, I progressed. I felt much better physically and mentally. I can now resume physical activities; bowling, shooting, gym, and go shopping without discomfort.” - Elma D.

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BUTTERFLY STRETCH While in a sitting position, bend your knees and place the bottom of your feet together. Next, slowly let your knees lower towards the floor until a stretch is felt at your inner thighs.

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DO YOU KNOW ABOUT INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLES?

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 surgeriesorhaveachronic illnessareespecially likelytohave a$0balanceremainingontheirout-of-pocketexpenses.This means that the cost of physical therapy could beminimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or havemet your insurance deductible for theyear,thennow isthetimetocome inforPhysicalTherapy! Areyoufeelingachesandpains?Needtoworkonyourcore? Let us help you get a head start for 2021. Have you undergone surgery recently? Call us today at (520) 296-8513 to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists. We’ll guide you to affordable treatments that will place you one step closer to pain relief.

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