New Years Resolution Injuries

New Years Resolution Injuries

Many of us decide to improve our health with a New Years resolution to begin working out again. This is a great idea but you should consider a few things before beginning.

  • Do I have any painful joints or muscles?
  • Have I had any orthopaedic surguries?

If either of these are true then you should contact Sterling Physical Therapy to have these areas evaluated. We can give you modifications and information on how you can workout safely so you don’t irritate these areas.

After two to four weeks of the new program you may begin to notice aches and pains that do not go away by the next day. If you try some rest or over the counter anti inflammatories and the problem is still there contact Sterling Physical Therapy so we can evaluate and fix the problem before it gets worse.

The only way to have success with your 2013 resolutions is to be consistent with your workouts. You can’t be consitent if you hurt or are injured.

Good luck with your goals for 2013!!!

Sterling is now an In-Network Provider for United Health Care and UMR.

Health insurance changes very fast and can be overwhelming to consumers and providers. With recent changes and the local health insurance enviroment Sterling is now an In-Network Provider for United Health Care (UHC) (Pella Community Schools Insurance) and United Medical Resources (UMR) (Pella Corporations Insurance). Many times people get confused with what “in-network” means. The best way to look at this is now when you want to access Sterling’s excellent orthopaedic and sports physical therapy, you will be able to per your insurance plan. For example now it will only cost you a co-pay to be treated at Sterling (per your specific plan).

Sterling Physical Therapy been providing excellent orthopaedic and sports physical therapy for the past four years, we are the only locally owned clinic with this specialization. It’s our goal to evolve as changes occur in health care and continue providing our unique, locally owned service, to our community. If you have any questions regarding this new option please contact us at 641.621.1401.

How Does Sterling Decrease Pain?

“It hurts when I do this.” Response: “Well stop doing that”. That feedback most likely won’t work for you, and it certainly doesn’t resolve the root of the problem of pain. We can begin by describing pain as an uncomfortable, unpleasant and sometimes overwhelming sensory response towards an injury or disease process. Physical pain often affects our bones, joints, tendons, and muscular system. Pain can be described anywhere from sharp, shooting or stabbing, to dull or achy. While we all perceive pain a bit differently we can agree that pain hurts, it’s annoying, and gone untreated for even a short period of time can affect us physically as well as emotionally. It will disrupt our lifestyle, our work, our play.

Now the good part! In nearly all cases physical therapy can help alleviate and manage your pain, and often times without expensive medications or other methods that are invasive. You see, physical therapy clinicians are experts in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain as the result of injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system. We understand this stuff, it’s our lives, and it’s a big area of focus here at Sterling. To alleviate pain we use a wide variety of treatment techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization, stretching and flexibility and exercise prescription. We also have a variety of modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation to help treat and alleviate your pain.

So if you’re in need of some pain relief why not give us a try. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, you don’t have to live with pain. We promise to give it our all and help you overcome your discomfort and get back the life you need to lead.