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Jordan Physical Therapy Center's Newsletter
 February 2014
In This Issue
Featured Article
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* Value of Physical Therapy
* Pre-Surgery Rehabiliation
* Guidelines for Pre-Surgery Rehab
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    Value of Physical Therapy 


    American Physical Therapy Association recently came out with an article on the value of physical therapy and how a physical therapist can help you. This is an excerpt from the article:
    "Physical therapists are experts in restoring and improving motion, in many cases helping prevent surgery or the need for long-term use of prescription pain medication. Because of their understanding pre-existing conditions, physical therapists focus on the vital skills necessary to overcome an injury, secondary condition, or disability. They can help transition you from rehabilitation to a lifetime of physical activity and wellness, thereby empowering you to greatly improve your quality of life."


    Pre-Surgery Rehabilitation

    Many people believe physical therapy is only for post-surgery rehabilitation, but in reality, physical therapy can be an 
     and valuable asset prior to surgery. 
    Pre-surgery rehabilitation is important in:
    • conditioning the body, such as joints, muscles, and bones for preparation for surgery
    • promoting better outcomes post-surgery -- patients tend to return to function and activities of daily living more quickly
    • reducing inflammation and increase circulation to injured area
    • helping to promote proper movement patterns
    • preventing further aggravation of injury
    Guidelines for Pre-Surgery Rehab
    A physical therapist will evaluate a patient's current strength and function to determine realistic goals and outcomes. They will give you home exercises and tools to obtain the best results post-surgery.
    • Start the program at least 6 weeks prior to surgery for optimal results
    • Start slowly -- old saying is true: it is marathon not a sprint -- not a time to aggravate an existing injury
    • If you are on a current exercise program, maintain your physical condition as long as it does not interfere with current injury


    Patient Testimonial
    Bobbie McKinnon came to Jordan PT Center in October 2013 after failing to progress through 7 visits at a local hospital's physical therapy clinic. Bobbie came to us for help after fracturing her proximal humerus (broken shoulder) and was frustrated, had moderate to severe pain, and could not drive. As a real estate agent serving the Coachella Valley, she could not safely drive herself let alone clients. Bobbie's initial visit revealed moderate to severe loss of range of motion with pain and significant weakness in her affected shoulder and arm. Physical thearpy consisted of manual range of motion and strengthening, therapeutic exercises, soft tissue massage, and modalities to help alleviate pain. Today, 3 months later, Bobbie has recovered at least 80% of her range of motion and is getting stronger every week. She has returned to work and driving herself as well as her clients around town! 

    "Now that I've been here, I would never consider going anywhere else." ---Bobbie McKinnon, Windermere Real Estate


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