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EXCITING NEWS!! KINECT PT IS NOW EMPOWER PHYSICAL THERAPY

We took our time and chose the best options to unite the industry to make the biggest impact possible on the community. We have done something different than no other company has done. We have remained as one, with the same owners, same providers at all locations, and are able to provide the light and hope to others on a larger scale now! This merger should be calming for you because literally nothing is changing, we have just opened up many more opportunities to help more people! We as a company believe that everyone deserves the chance to get back to living a pain-free life, and all of our team members will make sure that every patient gets the treatment they deserve every time! We are excited to bring all of you into the Empower Physical Therapy family! WELCOME!!! Rise Friends and Family, We have REALLYexciting news! Rise Rehab is proud to announce that we have joined forces with 4 other like-minded physical therapy clinics around the valley to ensure that more people are able to get the same great care we have always provided! We now have 22 locations around the Phoenix-Metro area, which will give us the opportunity to do PhysicalTherapy the way we have perfected it on a much larger scale.The most exciting part about this is that we are still owned and operated by our SAME physical therapists. Again, we are still PTowned, and PToperated!! What happened to the original owners? They are still here,and are owners. We do have a new CEO, Steve DiPaola, he is a veteran practicing PhysicalTherapist who is beyond excited to lead us in our continued journey of changing people’s lives. We were not in a position of needing to merge, however, we believed that our similar companies are stronger as one. We took our time and chose the best options to unite the industry to make the biggest impact possible on the community. We have done something different than no other company has done. We have remained as one, with the same owners, same providers at all locations, and are able to provide the light and hope to others on a larger scale now! This merger should be calming for you because literally nothing is changing, we have just opened up many more opportunities to help more people! We as a company believe that everyone deserves the chance to get back to living a pain-free life, and all of our team members will make sure that every patient gets the treatment they deserve every time! We are excited to bring all of you into the Empower PhysicalTherapy family! WELCOME!!!

Kinect Physical Therapy is proud to announce that we have joined forces with 4 other like-minded physical therapy clinics around the valley to ensure that more people are able to get the same great care we have always provided! We now have 22 locations around the Phoenix-Metro area, which will give us the opportunity to do Physical Therapy the way we have perfected it on a much larger scale. The most exciting part about this is that we are still owned and operated by our SAME physical therapists. Again, we are still PT owned, and PT operated!! What happened to the original owners? They are still here, and are owners. We do have a new CEO, Steve DiPaola, he is a veteran practicing Physical Therapist who is beyond excited to lead us in our continued journey of changing people’s lives. We were not in a position of needing to merge, however, we believed that our similar companies are stronger as one.

Rise Friends and Family, We have REALLYexciting news! Rise Rehab is proud to announce that we have joined forces with 4 other like-minded physical therapy clinics around the valley to ensure that more people are able to get the same great care we have always provided! We now have 22 locations around the Phoenix-Metro area, which will give us the opportunity to do PhysicalTherapy the way we have perfected it on a much larger scale.The most exciting part about this is that we are still owned and operated by our SAME physical therapists. Again, we are still PTowned, and PToperated!! What happened to the original owners? They are still here,and are owners. We do have a new CEO, Steve DiPaola, he is a veteran practicing PhysicalTherapist who is beyond excited to lead us in our continued journey of changing people’s lives. We were not in a position of needing to merge, however, we believed that our similar companies are stronger as one. We took our time and chose the best options to unite the industry to make the biggest impact possible on the community. We have done something different than no other company has done. We have remained as one, with the same owners, same providers at all locations, and are able to provide the light and hope to others on a larger scale now! This merger should be calming for you because literally nothing is changing, we have just opened up many more opportunities to help more people! We as a company believe that everyone deserves the chance to get back to living a pain-free life, and all of our team members will make sure that every patient gets the treatment they deserve every time! We are excited to bring all of you into the Empower PhysicalTherapy family! WELCOME!!!

Rise Friends and Family, We have REALLYexciting news! Rise Rehab is proud to announce that w have joined forces with 4 other like-minded physical therapy clinics around the valley to ensure that more people are able to get the same great care we have always provided! We now have 22 locations around the Phoenix-Metro area, which will give us the opportunity to do PhysicalTherapy the way we have perfected it on a much larger scale.The most exciting part about this is that we are still owned and operated by our SAME physical therapists. Again, we ar still PTowned, and PToperated!! What happened to the original owners? They are still here,and are owners. We do have a new CEO, Steve DiPaola, he is a veteran practicing PhysicalTherapist who is beyond excited to lead us in our continued journey of changing people’s lives. We were not in a position of needing to merge, however, we believed that our similar companies are stronger as one. We took o r time and chose the best options to unite the industry to make the biggest impact possible on the community. We have done something different than no other company has done. We have remained as one, with the same owners, same providers at all locations, and are able to provide the light and hope to others on a larger scale now! This merger should be calming for you because literally nothing is changing, we have just opened up many more opportunities to help more people! We as a company believe that everyone deserves the chance to get back to living a pain-free life, and all of our team members will make sure that every patient gets the treatment they deserve every time! We are excited to bring all of you into the Empower PhysicalTherapy family! WELCOME!!!

Rise Friends and F mily, We have REALLYexciting news! Rise Rehab is proud to announce that we have joined forces with 4 other like-minded physical therapy clinics around the valley to ensure that more people are abl to g t the same great care we have always provided! We now have 22 locations around the Phoenix-Metro area, which will give us the opportunity to do PhysicalTherapy the way we have perfected it on a much larger scale.The most exciting part about this s that we are still owned and operated by our SAME physical therapists. Again, we are stil PTowned, and PToperated!! What happened to the origin l own rs? They are still h re,and are owners. We do have a new CEO, Steve DiPaola, he is a veteran practicing PhysicalTherapst who is beyond excited to lead us in our continued journey of changing people’s lives. We were not in a position of needing to merge, however, we believed that our similar companies are stronger as one. We too our time and chose the best options to unite the industry to make the biggest impact possible on the community. We have don s mething different than no other company has done. We have remained as one, with the same owners, sam providers at all locations, and are able to provide the light and hope to other on a larg r scale now! This m rger should be calming for you because literally nothing is changing, we have just opened up many more opportunities to help more people! We as a company believe that everyone deserves the chance to get back to living a pain-free life, and all of ur team memb rs will m ke sure tha every patient gets the treatment they deserve every time! We are excit d to bring all of you into the Empower PhysicalTherapy family! WELCOME!!!

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APPLYING HEAT & COLD FOR ARTHRITIS | OUTSTANDING PATIENT RESULTS | OUR THERAPY SERVICES

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Easiest Ways to Treat Arthritis Symptoms

Millions of Americans deal with the aches and pains of arthritis on a daily basis. In fact, of the 40 million people in the US who suffer from this class of diseases, one third say that it limits their leisure activities. A full 25 percent say they are in chronic, debilitating pain on a daily basis. If you are one of those who suffer from one or more of the nearly 100 types of arthritis, you might be asking what can be done? While thereareseveralmedicationson themarket that limitpain, feware targeted at your ability to move your affected joints and many carry nasty potential side effects.Fortunately, thereare foureasyways to treatarthritissymptomsnaturally, without the use of medication. 4 Easiest Ways To Treat Arthritis Symptoms 1. Low Impact Exercise. Once upon a time, if something in your body hurt, you were told to rest until it no longer hurt anymore. What we did not realize was that peoplewithchronicpainwere resting fordays,weeks,orsometimesevenmonths or years. Such extended “rest” only resulted in muscle atrophy, or deterioration of muscle tissue. While arthritis generally affects the joints of the body, muscle loss increases stress on the joints, allows them to move in ways that are unhealthy and causes more pain. Exercise, particularly strength training, also prevents bone loss and enhances bone density in people who are prone to fractures. Low impact exercise also impacts other symptoms of arthritis that are not necessarily associated with joint pain. Feelings of fatigue that are so common in arthritis patients can be greatly reduced by low impact exercise. After just 30 minutes of low impact exercise, the brain is flooded by the feel-good hormones called endorphins that block pain, minimize any discomfort associated with exercise and even create a feeling of euphoria. Exercise also increases flexibility in stiff joints and makes it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep at night. 2. Diet & Weight Loss. Tired of having a doctor tell you to lose 10 percent of your body weight for better health? Then perhaps it is time to take that advice

to heart. One 2005 study showed that losing just one pound of weight reduces four pounds of pressure on the knees. Another showed that losing weight can reduce inflammation throughout the body, including in the joints where arthritis is so prevalent. That’s not to say that you should take on a drastic weight loss program in order to save your joints. Diet matters as well. Diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants can help protect joints and improve blood flow. As a bonus, these nutrients are generally found in fruits, vegetables and lean sources of protein to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, people that consume monounsaturated fats found in nuts, seeds and avocados experience less inflammation in muscles and joints that can lead to pain. 3. Heat & Cold. Yes, that heating pad feels great on aching muscles and joints, but only applying heat to the body does not have the same health benefits as knowing when to apply heat and when to apply cold. 4. PhysicalTherapy. It is easy to assume that physical therapy is a “one and done” experience. If you suffer from an injury, a physical therapist helps you get back on your feet and back to normal. What most people don’t realize is that physical therapycanoffercontinuouscare for thosesuffering fromchronicconditions,such as arthritis. Not only do physical therapists offer the latest ultrasound therapies, exerciseplansandequipment, theycangiveyou tools tomanageyourarthritispain and discomfort at home, without the use of prescription medications. They can also help you develop strategies to compensate for any disability you may experience, create an exercise plan for optimal health and discuss your nutritional needs. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort due to arthritis, there has never been a better time than now to come back to physical therapy. Call us today to speak with a physical therapist or come on in for a free consultation.

Let the experts at Kinect Physical Therapy help you improve your mobility. Give us a call at the location nearest you today!

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Outstanding Patient Results

I am able to walk better! “I am able to walk better and with more free motion. I am leaving physical therapy with exercises that I can continue to prepare me for my surgery, which will help with my healing process! I look forward to coming back after surgery!” - Cheri L. I can go back to work confident! “All thanks to Empower, I am able to fish longer, play with my kids longer without any pain. I have NO PAIN when I am doing my favorite activities! I can go back to work confident and knowing I won’t feel the pain I once felt!.” - Rick M. I have more flexibility and endurance! “My legs are stronger, squats can be done without knee pain, and I have more flexibility and endurance! Great people to work with here! Thank you!” - Kaye W. I am able to walk around with no problem! “I am now able to put on my shoes and socks by myself, walk straight, ride a bike, do all of my yard work in one day, and was able to walk around Disneyland with no problem!” - Kelly D.

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Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients • Nonstick cooking spray • 5 cups sliced green beans • 4 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs • 1 cup grated Parmesan • 1 2/3 tbsp canola oil • 1 1/2 cups diced onions • 2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms

• 2 tbsp cornstarch • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream • 1/2 tsp House Seasoning (as follows) House Seasoning: • 1/2 tsp salt • 1 cup kosher salt

• 1/4 cup garlic powder • 1/4 cup black pepper

Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray. Boil the green beans in the chicken broth for about 20 minutes, and then drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups of the chicken broth. Mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan and 2 tsp of the oil in a small bowl. Set aside. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onions until translucent, and then add the mushrooms and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Pour the reserved 1 1/2 cups chicken broth back into the pot the green beans boiled in and bring to a boil. Add the green beans to the skillet with the mushrooms and onions. While that is coming to a boil, combine the cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl to make a slurry. Slowly pour the slurry into the boiling broth, whisking constantly as it thickens, about 2 minutes. Pour the thickened mixture over the green beansandadd thesourcream,HouseSeasoning,andsalt.Stirwell.Pour into thebakingdishandsprinkle with the panko and cheese mixture. Bake for about 10 minutes, and then broil until the breadcrumb topping is slightly browned. House Seasoning: Mix together the salt, garlic powder and pepper.

Applying Heat And Cold For Arthritis

When to Apply Heat. There are two types of heat therapy. Dry heat, or conducted heat, comes from sources like dry heating packs, saunas or heating pads. These easy to apply methods are ideal for mild stiffness or when arthritis pain is limited to a small area. Moist heat, or convection heat, comes from wet or moist heating sources. Hot baths, steam rooms, moist heating packs or even steamed towels can offer the same benefit as dry heat therapy in smaller amounts of time. Regardless of the type, applying heat to an affected area loosens the muscle or joint, relieves pain and offers some flexibility to the area. Use heat first thing in the morning, before exercising or whenever arthritis discomfort threatens to sideline you from daily activities.

When to Apply Cold. Many people who suffer from arthritis pain complain of burning in their muscles and joints. Applying gel ice packs or frozen vegetables can reduce inflammation and numb painful, burning areas. Cold therapy can be applied for as little as ten minutes, but no more than 20 minutes per application. It can also be used several times a day, throughout the day. Regardless of the source, never put frozen items directly on the skin. Not only is it uncomfortable, it can damage the skin, soft tissues and nerves.

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• Low Back Pain • Cervical Pain • Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain • Herniated/Bulging Disc • SI/Pelvic Pain • Arthritis • Sprains and Strains • Fractures

• Tennis Elbow • Rotator Cuff Injuries • Impingement Syndrome

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• Balance Disorders • Difficulty Walking • Deconditioning • Muscle Weakness • Vertigo • And Many More!

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We are your therapists for life! We want you to stay healthy so all your checkups with us are FREE. Just call our clinic and schedule.

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EXCLUSIVE: BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ARTHRITIS PAIN

Are you nervous or anxious about fitness with arthritis? Sports and exercise can actually slow down and relieve arthritis symptoms!

Breaking the Cycle of Arthritis Pain Are you suffering from the aches and pains of arthritis? Does exercise seem near impossible with the stiffness and discomfort you feel in your joints? Exercise and physical activity generate positive health effects, especially for thosesuffering frommusculoskeletal diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. While it may be difficult to get started, physical therapy treatments and gentle exercises can help ease your pain and get your body moving, so you can get back into living an active lifestyle. For more information on how our treatments can help with your arthritis pain, give our office a call today! How will physical therapy help my arthritis? Our physical therapy treatments are focused on long-term relief, making them more effective than pain- killing drugs that can only provide pain relief in the short-term. With our specialized treatment plans, you will also learn positive habit-forming behaviors for staying active even after your treatments are complete. This concept is known as “Behavioral Exercise Therapy,” and is designed to promote physical activity in an encouraging manner. By building and strengthening your physical abilities, you will feel more confident in your exercise regimens, thus increasing your likelihood of continuing said exercises on your own. While physical therapy treatments are primarily focused on restoring your body to its normal function, you will also work closely with your physical therapist to achieve personal goals. For example, perhaps your goal is to be able to take a walk around your neighborhood once again without your knees aching, or perhaps you’d like to be able to start jogging once again. Your physical therapist will help get you there! Don’t wait for relief! Our physical therapy treatment programs are comprised of three categories: 1) physical exercise and training,2) learning/education,and3)experience.Wewillprovideyouwith the resourcesyouneed toachieve your goals and maintain an active lifestyle, despite the frustrations of arthritis. If you are suffering from arthritis and you want to get started on the path toward long-lasting pain relief, schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today! Don’t wait to reclaim your life – let us help you do so. Pfeifer,K. (2016).SP0201sportandexercise forarthritispatients.Annalsof theRheumaticDiseases,75,48.doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/10.1136/ annrheumdis-2016-eular.6224

Two-Minute Exercises to Target Specific Areas of Arthritis Pain If you struggle to complete these exercises, contact the clinic nearest you today to schedule an evaluation.

Knee Support Ball squeeze between knees, 5 second squeezes, for 60 total seconds. Seated straight leg raise for 30 seconds for each leg. Muscle Pain and Stiffness. Diaphragmatic breathing, or deep, belly breathing, for 30 to 60 seconds. Hamstring stretch for 30 seconds. Calf stretch for 30 seconds.

Hip and Thigh Muscles Marching in place for 30 to 60 seconds. Walking forward and backward, 10 steps each way. Upper Body Range of Motion: Work arms and back by moving your arms on a table top as if you’re doing the breast stroke. Continue for 60 seconds. Wrist circles, wrist bends (up and down), and open and closed fingers for 10 seconds each.

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“DON’T LET ACHES & PAINS SLOW YOU DOWN!” EXERCISES FOR ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF

If you are experiencing arthritis pain and don’t find the tips below helpful, call and schedule a Free Consultation with one of our specialists who can further assist you in getting back to a more active life.

KNEE EXTENSION Sit in a chair with good posture.

Straighten your knee as much as you can and hold for 1-2 seconds. Relax your knee back to the start position in a controlled manner. Repeat 6-10 times, then repeat with your other leg.

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RUNNER’S STEP UP Stand infront of a box or step that is below the level of the knee. Step up onto the box and bring the opposite leg up towards your chest. Lower down in a controlled manner. Repeat, alternating legs.

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