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A WALK WITH SHERRY – 4 WEEKS POST SURGERY

In this segment of Sherry’s Story, Sherry is 4 weeks post surgery (robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing) in San Francisco with Avnew Health. Sherry is feeling restored. Read her story in her own words as she reports her status 4 weeks post surgery. Follow Sherry’s story on facebook or find previous segments here on our Avnews blog. We will continue to check in on Sherry’s progress as she learns to walk restored.  

A WALK WITH SHERRY – 3 WEEKS POST SURGERY

In this segment of Sherry’s Story, Sherry is 3 weeks post surgery (robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing) in San Francisco with Avnew Health. Sherry is learning to walk and to use her knee normally again after years of compensating for painful movement. Sherry’s physical therapist and her persistence are making a huge difference as she can already do things she was unable to do three weeks ago. Read her story in her own words as …Read More

A WALK WITH SHERRY – 2 WEEKS POST SURGERY

In this segment of Sherry’s Story, Sherry is 2 weeks post surgery (robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing) in San Francisco with Avnew Health. She is participating in her restoration through local physical therapy and @home exercises. Read her story in her own words as she reports her status 2 weeks post surgery.   Follow Sherry’s story on facebook or find previous segments here on our Avnews blog. We will continue to following Sherry’s progress as she learns …Read More

A WALK WITH SHERRY – 1 WEEK POST SURGERY

In this segment of Sherry’s Story, Sherry is back in her own home town 1 week after her robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing in San Francisco with Avnew Health.  Read her story in her own words as she reports her status 1 week post surgery.   Follow Sherry’s story on facebook or find previous segments here on our Avnews blog. We will be following Sherry throughout the next few weeks through …Read More

A WALK WITH SHERRY – RETURNING HOME RESTORED

In this segment of Sherry’s Story, Sherry makes the trip home after her robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing in San Francisco.  Read her story in her own words as she makes the first class flight home. Follow Sherry’s story on facebook or here on our Avnews blog. We will be following Sherry throughout the next few weeks through her physical therapy and her persistence as she learns to walk restored.

A Walk with Sherry – 24 Hours After Surgery

  In this video short, meet Sherry 24 hours after surgery.  Sherry’s knee is better than it has been in years and she is one day out of surgery.  She no longer feels bone on bone pain and her leg has been straightened.  She is walking the halls, icing, enjoying room service, and a beautiful San Francisco view with her husband.  Her pain is easily controlled and most importantly, she is …Read More

A Walk with Sherry – Restoration Day!

Sherry’s restoration day was a huge success!  Not only was the resurfacing that will make pain free movement a reality a success, but Dr. Velyvis was able to straighten Sherry’s leg as well.  Sherry was driven to and from her outpatient robotic-assisted partial knee restoration and spent the remainder of the day back at her hotel room, enjoying room service and a beautiful view while she iced her knee.  Sherry …Read More

A Walk with Sherry – First Class Experience

In this short video, Sherry has just begun her first class travel experience with Avnew Health to San Francisco for a robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing accessible through Avnew Health’s medical tourism program.  Sherry and her husband Jerry were flown first class to San Francisco, shuttled from the airport and are sitting in their 4-star hotel room, their home base for a few days.  Tonight they can play the tourist, dine …Read More

LIFE WITH KNEE PAIN – OPTIONS

Sherry knew that she needed help for her knee.  X-rays showed bone on bone degeneration in her right knee.  She had tried non-invasive injections and ibuprofen to mask the pain, but after suffering for four years, Sherry scheduled the big one: A FULL KNEE REPLACEMENT. Although she knew she needed a surgical solution, Sherry was disappointed with the realities of a full knee replacement. She knew: she would endure a …Read More

A Walk with Sherry – A +1 Perspective

Jerry is Sherry’s husband.  They have spent the majority of their lives together enjoying the great outdoors, building a family and a life together.  Over the past four years, Jerry has had a front row seat to the decline in Sherry’s health caused by knee pain.  He watched as the pain limited her life and the life they could enjoy together.  Pain challenged the distances they could walk together, challenged travel …Read More

FROM KNEE PAIN TO PAIN FREE MOVEMENT, A STORY OF RESTORATION. NEW VIDEO SERIES: “A WALK WITH SHERRY”

Avnew Health testimonial series: “A Walk with Sherry”.  Follow this special video series featuring one woman’s story of living with knee pain, her experience with a robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing and inspiring return to pain free movement. Like our facebook page and check back in often to catch each upcoming segment of Sherry’s story.

A WALK WITH SHERRY – LIVING WITH KNEE PAIN & MISSED MOMENTS

Click to watch the first video in a series following a woman living with knee pain and her path to pain free movement and restoration. Sherry spent at least four years living with knee pain.  At first there was joint fatigue, stiffness and gradually PAIN.  As the pain increased in intensity and volume, Sherry’s world got smaller.  She began to cut corners to decrease walking. She avoided the stairs as much …Read More

Walking With Sherry

Have knee pain?  Sherry’s been there.  But now she has taken a trip to San Francisco with Avnew Health. Sherry had a robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing with Avnew’s Dr. John Velyvis two weeks ago to the day. And today – she is able to walk unassisted.  She is still healing, but today she walked on a treadmill for 15 minutes for endurance and her physical therapist is helping her regain …Read More

GREAT CALLS, PETE!! #GoHawks

Pete Carroll has a history of making the right call at the right time, most recently winning him the 2015 NFC Championship and sending the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl – AGAIN – for the 2nd time in a row!  Being Hawk fans, we are obviously excited about a Re-Pete appearance at the Super Bowl.. Go Hawks!!  If you have knee pain, make the call  – just like Pete did – for …Read More

RESOLVE TO STOP LIVING WITH JOINT PAIN

Did you suffer from joint pain in 2014?  DON’T LIVE 2015 IN PAIN! Avnew Health offers advanced solutions for joint pain and specialized therapy that will have you back to your favorite activities pain free in 2015. Don’t just write this one on your list of resolutions you want to get done in 2015.  Click here to make the move for pain free movement. Check out a few of our solutions on our …Read More

What do you need to do to finish 2014 strong?

Are you finishing up a 2014 project, meeting a deadline, or sales goal?  Are you shopping until you drop, wrapping presents, and sticking stamps on Christmas cards?  With all of this hustle and bustle, how do you feel? Are you TIRED or ENERGIZED by the season?  Perhaps your answer is predisposed by one thing: EXERCISE. Did you mark exercise off of your list because you are too busy? We know that exercise is the …Read More

Regular Running Does NOT Increase the Risk of Knee Arthritis

….and may even protect against it. New research reveals that “runners, no matter what the age when they were active runners, had knee pain less often than people who didn’t run, according to the study. They also had fewer symptoms and evidence of knee arthritis than non-runners did, the researchers found.”  Read more here. Find your way to get active today to improve your health for all your days to …Read More

OSTEOARTHRITIS RELIEF . WHAT WORKS?

When you want to get moving for your health, how do you deal with your knee pain? The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons evaluated the available scientific studies for effective treatment for mild knee osteoarthritis.  The 13 page summary is available online or read the condensed list here: Exercise – strong evidence for effectiveness Weight loss – moderate evidence for Acupuncture – strong evidence against Physical agents (TENS, ultrasound, etc.) – inconclusive …Read More

MOVEMBER

Avnew Health is ready to MOVE for Joint Health and we want to encourage you to join us! We are excited to encourage men (and women) to pay attention to their health, to be proactive and to find the best solutions throughout the month of November (MOVEMBER). Join us in growing disease-fighting Tom Selleck moustaches, have some laughs, raise awareness for men’s health, and get yourself moving. If joint pain is …Read More

Walking for Knee Osteoathritis

News: 2014 released 2 year study finds that walking 6000 steps or an hour a day improves knee function for those suffering knee pain from Osteoarthritis.  In fact, each additional 1000 steps/day was associated with a 16-18% reduction in functional limitation.  Get walking but if you sit down to read, see more at US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.  From MoveForwardPT.com

It’s October – Check your Gait

Do you ever have pain in your back, hip, knees, or feet after or during your everyday activities? It is not abnormal for joint pain to creep up on you after years of improper gait function. Osteoarthritis, for example, is a gradual degenerating of the joint cushioning. Knee and hip osteoarthritis can disrupt your normal gait as you compensate for pain and restricted joint motion. If you have had knee …Read More

5 Things PTs and Patients Should Question

Choosing Wisely is a national campaign to promote conversations between health care providers and patients about utilizing the most appropriate tests and treatments to optimize care and avoid waste. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) joined the national Choosing Wisely campaign, initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and created a list of “5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question.” In this episode, physical therapists Nancy White, PT, …Read More