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Physical Therapy and Pregnancy May18th 2020

Physical Therapy can help you ditch the pain meds!

Millions of individuals live with chronic pain. To cope with everything from back and joint pain to debilitating pain from accidents, many people have turned to pain medication. Whether prescription or over-the-counter, there are several drawbacks to relying on medication to relieve pain. Pain pills can sometimes interact with other medications, they can be addictive,

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Back Pain May5th 2020

What do you think is causing your back pain? Could it be a herniated disc? Find out.

Has anyone ever told you they have a “slipped disc”? This term is actually a misnomer, since discs don’t really “slip” but either degenerate, bulge, or herniate. Fortunately, a physical therapist can treat all these issues! The latter condition, called a disc herniation, occurs when the outer layer of the disc tears. This allows the

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Apr20th 2020

Pre and Post Surgical Rehab: What Is It, and Is It Really Important?

Scheduling Surgery? Don’t Forget the Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Rehab Surgery might not be as much of a certainty in life as death or taxes, but many of us will undergo some kind of surgical procedure. If you will be scheduling major surgery in the near future, give serious thought to scheduling two other important tasks:

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Apr6th 2020

Chronic joint pain can be debilitating. Find out how physical therapy can help relieve your aches and pains.

Chronic joint pain can last for weeks and even months. Joints are the structures that form the connections between the bones. Joints provide support and assist you in movement. There are many different conditions that can cause chronic joint pain, including bursitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and strains. Joint pain can occur in any part

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Nutrition Mar20th 2020

How proper nutrition can help with aches and pains.

Many people know that good nutrition is the pathway to good health. But, many don’t realize that good nutrition can also help with those aches and pains. Combine good nutrition with physical therapy, and it’s a powerful duo. Nutrition and Physical Therapy “A systematic review and meta-analysis in the 2017 European Journal of Nutrition found

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Physical Therapy and Pregnancy Feb3rd 2020

Physical Therapy and Pregnancy

An instructor at a recent course that I attended for my fellowship training brought up a great point. He said “ It’s ridiculous that we treat patients for every other pain in their body but when a woman goes through 9+ months of physical changes, including stretching of abdominal muscles, increased hormone levels that lead

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Motion is Lotion Nov4th 2019

Motion is Lotion

“Motion is Lotion” is a phrase I use in the clinic on a daily basis. I wanted to take a moment to explain to everyone why “motion is lotion” and the importance of appropriate movement to help our bodies heal when our tissues are inflamed. There are 3 phases of tissue healing. Inflammatory Response Repair

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Stretching Sep10th 2019

Is Stretching the Cure to Your Pain?

Many people believe that stretching is important to maintain motion, prevent muscle soreness, prevent injuries, and alleviate pain. Have you ever heard someone say, “I tweaked ___. I must not have stretched enough beforehand.” As physical therapists, we are frequently asked questions about stretching . “Should I stretch before or after exercise?” “I stretch all the time, but

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physical therapy Austin TX Aug6th 2019

Re-Defining Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Unfortunately, very few truly understand what orthopedic physical therapy is, and those that think they do, rarely agree. I hear it all the time: “What stretches should I do?” “Do you do trigger point release?” “Will dry needling fix my problem?” “My other clinic used ultrasound and E-stem, do you even have a theragun?” I

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Osteoarthritis Jul3rd 2019

What People Believe About Osteoarthritis

A common medical diagnosis in the physical therapy world is osteoarthritis (OA). A recent study performed by Bunzli et. al. identified some common misconceptions about knee OA that appear to influence a patients’ acceptance of nonsurgical, evidence based treatments such as exercise and weight loss. The study showed that once participants in the study were

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