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Newsletter Video, October 2016

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The knee is critical in our day to day activities, whether it be getting in and out of a chair or playing a favorite sport. The following knee injuries can often be treated by physical therapists without the need for surgery or other procedures.

  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Patellar Tendinitis

Watch our video to find out what symptoms to look for and when to contact your physical therapist.

Recipe of the Month

Much has been made about the benefits of turmeric for joint pain. While more research is necessary to assess the safety and benefits of supplementing with turmeric, there is nothing wrong with cooking with the delicious and exotic spice. This recipe for Spiced Pomegranate Rice will brighten up your meal with its bold flavor and crunchy appeal.

Educational Resource

Recent research published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that individuals remained less physically active than their healthy counterparts after knee or hip replacement surgery. If your knee problems progress to the point that they require surgery, be sure to see a physical therapist during recovery to help you return to optimal physical activity. It’s not just good for your joints, it’s good for your overall health.

You Don’t Have to Live with Knee Pain

If you’ve noticed knee pain slowly creeping in and limiting your ability to participate in your typical activities or enjoy your day to day life, surgery isn’t necessarily in your future. See your physical therapist. A PT is the best starting point for non-surgical treatments of your knee issues

National PT Month

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