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WE HAVE NEW OFFICE SPACE!<
Kleiser Therapy is proud to announce our newly relocated office, conveniently located at 75 Executive Drive, Suite 103 in Aurora. We are located in the four story Executive Office Center building on the southwest side of Fox Valley Mall (on the Macy’s side), off of Fox Valley Center Drive adjacent to the Foundry Restaurant. The building is near the intersection of Commons Drive and McCoy Drive. Our new spacious, airy clinic will make your therapy treatments even more pleasant.
WHAT CAN A FREE INJURY SCREENING DO FOR YOU?
You suddenly develop nagging pain or limited range of motion, or something has developed over time to where you need to get it taken care of. What can you do?
Kleiser Therapy offers free injury screenings to help you address the pain or limitation. By making an appointment to speak to one of our therapists, we can help identify the possible problems and can help you determine the right next steps in dealing with the issue. Sometimes some simple stretches and exercises that you can do at home can help alleviate the pain. Other times you may require treatment from your physician.
Our best advice is to be sure to get the lingering pain seen to and treated as soon as possible. Not only can you possibly head off bigger problems if you don’t get it treated, resolving the problem sooner rather than later will minimize its impact on your activities. Don’t put it off any longer! Call us today!
THE LOWDOWN ON GOLFER’S ELBOW AND TENNIS ELBOW
Most people associate Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow, respectively) with an injury resulting from these sports…which is true. Improving your technique and avoiding overuse will help reduce the chances of one getting the condition from these sports. But did you know that Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow are often caused by activities NOT related to golf or tennis?
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis can also result from repetitive motion, improper technique when performing tasks, or suddenly lifting or moving very heavy objects. The excessive stress causes a degeneration in the epicondyle of the elbow, causing sharp pain and often reducing arm strength.
Stopping those activities that created or aggrevate the pain is the first step in treatment. Rest will sometimes allow healing, and cortisone injections provided by a physician can often reduce the pain itself. Arm bands that apply pressure to the forearm (such as a Band-it) can often help alleviate the pain. But, in many cases, these are only temporary solutions that do not address the root cause of the pain.
Over the years, Kleiser Therapy has developed a highly-effective program of specific exercises and treatments that focus on stretching and conditioning the muscles around the elbow and the entire arm to help compensate for the affected region. The program is personalized for each patient, and it has achieved excellent long term results for many patients with this condition. So if you find yourself with golfer’s or tennis elbow, we can help get you back to your activities, fast!
FALL CLEANUP CAN SOMETIMES BRING ON ACHES AND PAIN AS WELL
With the coming of cooler fall weather comes an increase in activites as well…sports, yardwork, outdoor chores, and various projects around the house. Along with an ambition to get things done comes the desire to do things as quickly as possible.
The problem is, while our mind is willing, our body is not always prepared.
When tackling these spring activities, be sure to do the following:
- Use the correct technique, whether it is a golf swing, using a hammer, or lifting a heavy object
- Do not overdo an activity. Take frequent breaks, rest the muscles, and stretch when you can
- If you ache after an activity, apply ice to the area that aches to help relieve the pain
- If the pain is persistent, rest will not always make it go away. You may need to seek treatment from your physician to help alleviate the problem.
Take it easy this fall. And if you do have pain, call us to schedule a free consultation.