INSIDE: Kick Back & Relax! Find Relief for Your Knee & Hip Pain How Can Physical Therapy Help? Have You Met Your Annual Insurance Deductible? Have you ever thought about how amazing our ability to walk is? It is a complex system of muscles, nerves, and joints working together in harmony to lift you up. But what if you experience pain while walking? (continued inside)
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Kick Back & Relax! Find Rel ief for Your Knee & Hip Pain
If you experience hip, knee, or leg pain, it could mean that the complex system of your gait has been effected in some way or another. For more information regarding how our treatments can help you, give us a call today! What causes knee and hip pain? Knee and hip pain occur when the joints and muscles surrounding those areas lack their normal function. If the joint isn’t functioning properly, it can alter one’s mobility, which will increase pressure on the area. This can cause the area to become inflamed, thus resulting in pain. If you are experiencing hip pain, it is likely that there is a problem with your hip joint. When this happens, you will experience pain inside of your hip, or in your groin area. If you are experiencing pain outside of your hip, in your upper thigh, or buttock region, then it is likely that there is a problem with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. Regardless of where the pain is stemming from, hip pain is typically caused by injury or strain to the joint or surrounding regions; however, the pain can also be due to an underlying disease, such as arthritis. If you are experiencing knee pain, there is a good chance the pain is rooted in your kneecap or patella. Every time you bend your knee, your
kneecap needs enough space to move up and down between your femur bone and the bend of your knee. Unfortunately, if this area becomes inflamed, then the tissues surrounding the kneecap will become tighter, and the kneecap will not have as much space to move. It will try to squeeze through the inflamed padding, causing pain in the knee, and causing the padding to grow thicker and more irritated. When this happens, the joint fluid inside your knee will begin to dry out, resulting in more friction and pain. Physical therapy helps relieve your pain: When relieving knee and hip pain, it is important to make sure that normal motion is restored. Our physical therapists at Nestor Physical Therapy are trained in evaluating your movement to determine the root of your problem, in addition to creating a treatment regimen specific to your pain, and restoring you to your normal mobility and strength. We have years of success in helping patients with their physical needs, eliminating their need for harmful drugs, expensive testing, or harsh surgeries. Our goal is to help you move and walk as comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get back on track to a pain-free life!
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How Can Physical Therapy Help?
When relieving knee and hip pain, it is important to make sure that normal motion is restored. Our physical therapists at Nestor Physical Therapy are trained in evaluating your movement to determine the root of your problem, in addition to creating a treatment regimen specific to your pain, and restoring you to your normal mobillity and strength. We have years of success in helping patients with their physical needs, eliminating their need for harmful drugs, expensive testing, or harsh surgeries. DIY ice packs for when your joints are burning after all that walking: 4 Different Methods 1. (3) parts water to (1) part rubbing alcohol – This combination is recommended by physical therapists, because it is cheap, it stays flexible, and it works perfectly. There is also minimal mess if there is a leak! Win/win. 2. Corn syrup – Yup. Plain old corn syrup. This one is nice because it stays the most soft and flexible compared to the rest; however, if it were to leak, you’d be left with a sticky mess. 3. Liquid dish soap – You guessed it, another one-ingredient ice pack! This one doesn’t stay quite as flexible as the rest, but at least the mess won’t be sticky in the event of a leak.
4. (2) parts liquid dish soap to (1) part rubbing alcohol – This is very similar to the one above but stays a bit more flexible.
To minimize the risk of leaking after repeated uses, make sure to double bag your ice packs in sturdy freezer bags with a double-lock seal. If you have a vacuum bag sealer, this is the perfect use for it.
Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?
Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following?
9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely
9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle
If you answered “yes” to any of these, please call us today at 401-356-4777
Patient Success Spotlights
“I was referred to PT for quick onset knee pain and mobility issues. I was in pain when getting in and out of my car and was unable to bend my knee. Dr. Nestor, Josh, and Dave gave me the tools and motivation to make a complete recovery. I am now pain- free and able to walk my dogs, play with my grandchildren and perform all my daily activities. Each session seemed to fly by. I highly recommend Nestor PT for a positive rehab experience.” - Diana Portnoy “I am now pain-free and able to walk my dogs, play with my grandchildren and perform all my daily activities.”
“Initially I could only walk with the assistance of a walker. With physical therapy, I went from using a walker to a cane and am now walking without a cane. I believe physical therapy has improved my quality of life and I will continue to improve, following the guidance that Dr. Nestor & Josh have provided me through the course of my treatment here.” - Joseph Gariepy “I believe physical therapy has improved my quality of life and I will continue to improve...”
Have You Met Your Annual Insurance Deductible?
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. This means 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 to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2020. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Nestor Physical Therapy!
Spice-Rubbed Rotisserie Ribs with Pineapple Glaze
This was the recipe in our first newsletter! I re-shot the pictures for our recipe book (coming soon), so I figured I would share this recipe this month. 1. Prepare ribs by removing the membrane of the back of the ribs. Apply your favorite Caribbean rub to the ribs. I make my own. If you have any of the rub I gave away at the clinic, just add some cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg and you have a Caribbean rub.
2. Place the ribs in a large baking dish or large Ziploc bag and let them sit in refrigerator for a few hours or as long as overnight… the longer the better. Remove ribs from refrigerator prior to cooking so they return to room temperature.
3. Set up your gas or charcoal grill for spit roasting (per grill instructions) for medium heat.
4. Use a foil drip pain to prevent fat from dripping into your grill.
5. Cut a hole every 2 or 3 ribs for the spit. Weave the spit through the ribs. It is not as hard as it sounds.
6. Put spit on grill and start motor (see first pic).
7. Fill a clean spray bottle with pineapple juice and spray the ribs as they cook to add additional favor and to keep them from getting dry.
8. Ribs are done when the meat pulls back from the bone about ¼ to ½ inch. About 1-1.5 hours (pic 2).
9. Remove ribs from spit (use heat-proof gloves/oven mitts) since the spit will be hot. The ribs can be sliced into individual ribs and served as an appetizer (pic 3). While the ribs cook you can make your pineapple glaze. 10. In a small saucepan, mix 1.5 cups of pineapple juice and ½ cup of brown sugar. If you like, add 1 cup of spiced rum to the mix. Cook over medium to high heat to reduce the mix (meaning the ingredients will thicken) to create the glaze for drizzling or dipping the ribs. Enjoy!
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Theproblemwitharthritis is the lossof rangeofmotion in theneck joints. Asbonewearsonbone, the surfaceof thebones actually start to change shape.This thins thebones in the neck in someparts leading to a lossof heightbetween thebones.Due t abnormalwearand tear,newbone forms where it shouldn’t, creeping into the holeswhere the spinal cord passes through. In addition it can rub on the nerves out to your neck, shoulers, arms and even hands. This can lead to a condition called cervical spinal stenosis,whichcanbequitepainful. Whatcanbedone tohelpneckarthritis? Whilepainmedicationscanhlp control pain, they don’t address the root cause of the pain,which is poor strength and lackofnormalmovement.Theneck jointson the sideof the spinenormallyexperiencewearand tearover theyears.However,when this wear and tear is accelerated due to poor posture,weakness or injury, this cn lead to limited,painful rangeofmotion. Inaddition,withneckarthritis, thesmallermuscles thatguide themotions of theneckbecomeweaker,eventually leading tomore rubbingandarthritis. Bygentlystretching these tightand restricted jointswithspecifichandson therapyandexercises,rangeofmotioncanbereturned.Whilephysicaltherapy canot restore the cartilage or change the bony structure, it can certainly helpyourneckmovebetter,becomestronger, reducepainandgiveyou the pwer tostayhealthier longer. Try this simple test. See if you have restricted cervical joints.Standwith yourbackagainst thewall.Canyou touch thebackofyourhead to thewall whilekeepingyourchin level? Ifyoucannot, thenyourneck jointsare limited andyouneedphysical therapy to restore the rangeofmotio.
This is a great appetizer for the holidays. It looks fancy but is quick and easy tomake.Yourguestswill think you are agourmet chef!
Thecheesecanbe smokedonagasgrill if youmakea smokerpack. Iused the charcoalgrill.
Youwillneeda cedarplank, camembert cheeseorabrie (soft creamy cheese), pepper jelly, and1-2 jalapenos.
Place theplankon thegrill for1-2minutesa side.Youwill see somegrillmarksand youwill start to smell the aroma of the cedar plank. (See thegrillmarks in the picture).
Spread the pepper jelly on the cheese. Slice the jalapeno in half, remove the seeds if you like it on themildside,andarrange jalapenosliceson topof thecheese.Slice the jalapenocrosswisewith the seeds if you like it spicy.Place the cheese in the plank. Place the plank on the grill (indirect heat) no flame under the plank. (See picture).Add a fewwood chips to the charcoals.Use smoker pack if using gas grill.Cook about 10minutes until the cheese becomes soft.Some of the cheesewill start to ooze out.
Is your neck pain affecting your balance? Have you ever seen a person with t ir head protruding forward and their body bent over?This can be subtle orquite noticeable.With neck pain, limited neck posture results in loss of balance. Just pull anyone by thir nose and youwill see theywill falter forward.This isbecause thenormal linesofgravity through thebody changewhen thespineposturechanges. If youorsomeone youknowhas poorbalance, itcouldbeaproblemwith theirposture. Getyourneckmovingand feelingbetter.Callus to learnmoreaboutour programs today!
Servewithgrilled bread or fancy crackers. Enjoy!
Try thismovement forneckpain relief. RelievePain InMinutes:
Patient Success Spotlight
CERVICALROTATION Turn yourhead towards the side, then returnback to looking straightahead.
“Sincemy initialonsetof injury, Ihavebeensufferingmajor tingling inmyarmandneckpain. I'vebeen to2otherphysical therapistsand Dr.Nestorhaseliminatedmysymptoms.Hehasgivenmehope that Icanmakea full recoveryandgetback to theactive life that Ihad!” -MichaelOrsini
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YOU GET A WHOLE WEEK OF FREE CONSULTS! MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 TH - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 TH 2019 Who’s Eligible? These consults are ideal for people suffering with pain from: In Celebration of Our 6-Year Anniversary
We are celebrating 6 YEARS of service and we want our valued patients to enjoy it pain free. We are having ONE WEEK of completely Free Exams for: • All past patients who have not been seen in PT in the last month • All present patients who have another problem currently not being treated
•Lower Back Pain •Arthritis •Sciatica •Neck Pain •Headaches
•Balance issues including fear of falling •Vertigo and Dizziness •Shoulder Pain •Knee Pain •Problems Walking
• All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers of our past and present patients
FREE PAIN CONSULTATION FOR YOU AND A FRIEND! If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down stairs, getting in or out of the car, sleeping or driving then you should schedule your exam now. If you are a past or present patient, or referring a friend, family member, or a stubborn spouse... Give them this newsletter and tell them to call us to schedule their free exam. Call us at (401) 356-4777 to schedule your FREE CONSULT! Offer Expires November 15th, 2019!
If you are a past or present patient then call 401-356-4777 to schedule your Free Exam Today!
THIS COUPON IS GOOD FOR: A FREE PAIN CONSULTATION FOR YOU FREE PAIN CONSULTATION
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THIS COUPON IS GOOD FOR: A FREE PAIN CONSULTATION FOR A FRIEND
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