NRG: Reliving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis



Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possibleyoumayhaveosteoarthritis 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. Thedeteriorationofcartilagealsoaffects theshape andmakeupof the jointso that itno longer functions 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.Ourexpert therapistsatNRGAthletes TherapyFitness Inc.aretrainedspecifically intreating 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 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.


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and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improvedby55%ascompared to thegroupwhohad no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment groupstillweredoinggreat in termsof lesspainand 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. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieveyourpain. Isn’t it timeyou did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at NRG Athletes Therapy Fitness Inc. to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD. Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;Michael G.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

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By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further

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