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

We want to thank you for being a current or past patient of Fleming Physical Therapy! We appreciate the opportunity to serve and heal our community. Now is the time for cooking, shopping, holiday parties, travel and many other activities that keep you busy. At Fleming Physical Therapy we understand that you need to have all the energy you can get and move freely without pain, to keep up with the demands of the season. Come back in if you are not moving like you should. We are here to help!

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

RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS “The New Year Brings Cheer, Not Pain!”

Inside: • 6 Tips To Help Arthritis Pain

• Tasty Recipe

• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilagecovering theendsofbones.As thecartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape andmakeup of the joint so that it no longer functions

either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. Ifyouaresufferingfromosteoarthritis,ourphysicaltherapytreatmentsrelieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Callus todayatFlemingPhysicalTherapy to learnmoreaboutourARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life.

ROBERT FLEMING PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Owner

smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint become weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Fleming Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive

Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD.Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson, PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;MichaelG.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;and

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6 TIPS TO HELP ARTHRITIS PAIN When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function. People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition,musclesbecomeweak, thereforenotsupporting thearthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love:

1. Education and self-management When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight loss Maintainingyourrecommendedweightor losingweight ifyouareoverweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear and insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling.

5. Heat and cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our Fleming Physical Therapy specialists. 6. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

Tasty Recipe

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BISCOTTI

INGREDIENTS • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup butter, sofftened

1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium bowl combine the butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, cream the ingredients together, about 4 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Add the hazelnuts and stir until just combined. Using a tablespoon measure, spoon out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, spacing the mounds about 4 inches apart. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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Patient Success Spotlight

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“I was in so much pain in my neck and had such bad headaches that I just couldn’t do the things I wanted to do. Dr. Fleming took the time to help me understand what was going on with me and worked closely with my neurologist so we could get me feeling better. It really worked. It took time but Dr. Fleming encouraged me and showed me things I could do to help myself. I really want to thank you for everything you have done for me. You really made a difference in my life.” – D.W. Worked closely with my neurologist so we could get me feeling better!

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Fleming Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment.

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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 levled position. Repeat 8 times.

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