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Manual Therapy Feb20th 2021

A Hands-On Approach to Treatment: Manual Therapy for Effective Pain Relief

Did You Know You Could Benefit from Our Manual Therapy Services? Manual therapy, also referred to as hands-on therapy, can be described as a method in which licensed physical therapists use targeted hand movements to place pressure on specific areas of a patient’s body. Pressure is applied to the affected area(s) of the body, as

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Nutrition Feb10th 2021

How Nutrition Can Decrease Inflammation and Pain

When people say they want to improve their diet, their inspiration is often to lose weight, avoid an allergy, gain muscle, improve their skin, or increase their athletic performance. What we don’t hear quite as often is, “I want to improve my diet in order to alleviate my chronic pain.” The truth is, making some

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Walking Jan20th 2021

Improve Your Fitness With These 5 Benefits of Walking!

Did You Know About These Walking Benefits? If you think you don’t know how to exercise, you are wrong. Plain and simple, you get out of a workout as much as you put into it. If you are willing to give physical fitness a try, then there is absolutely nothing holding you back from getting

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Stretching Jan10th 2021

Why Stretching Is A Critical Part Of Your Physical Therapy Treatment

Do you stretch regularly? If you don’t, you could be increasing your risk of an injury in the future. Because chances are, you have at least some joints or areas in your body that are not as flexible and mobile as they could be. But what happens if you’re not sure where your specific mobility

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Opioids Dec20th 2020

Kick Your Pain Without Opioids: Physical Therapy Can Help

Millions of people struggle with chronic pain. Whether it’s from an accident or an ongoing medical condition, living with debilitating pain can be extremely difficult. Opioids may seem like a quick and easy way to eliminate the pain you’re experiencing. There are several important reasons, however, why you should avoid opioid medication if at all

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Herniated Discs Dec10th 2020

Tips From a Physical Therapist On Dealing With Herniated Discs

A herniated disc happens when the outer fibrous layer of a spinal disc (usually in the neck or lower back) tears. This allows the disc’s gel-like filling to leak out into the surrounding joint space. In many cases, this can irritate or compress nearby nerves and other structures, leading to uncomfortable symptoms like back pain,

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Active Lifestyle Nov20th 2020

5 Activities To Lead a More Active Lifestyle

To stay as healthy as possible it’s important to lead an active lifestyle. Becoming more active isn’t difficult. It’s just a matter of finding activities you enjoy that you can take part in on a regular basis. Call Austin Manual Therapy Associates to find out how a physical therapy program can help you maintain maximum

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Physical Therapy Could Be The Solution To Your Joint Pain Nov10th 2020

Physical Therapy Could Be The Solution To Your Joint Pain

Do you experience joint pain and discomfort on most or all days of the week? Is a stiff and painful joint making you functionally limited and unsafe? Have you had to stop doing the things you enjoy, or even struggle to take care of your basic daily needs, simply because your joint pain is too

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Knee & Hip Pain Oct20th 2020

Physical Therapy Can Help With Your Knee & Hip Pain

At any given time, millions of Americans are going through their day with a chronically painful hip or knee. According to the 2006 National Health Interview Survey prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, knee and hip pain was reported by almost a combined 30 percent of respondents. If you’re someone struggling with

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A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Chronic Back Pain Sep20th 2020

A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Chronic Back Pain

Out of all the conditions we diagnose and treat at Austin Manual Therapy Associates, chronic low back pain is one of the most common. We spend a lot of time educating our patients and their loved ones about this broad health condition—including why it happens and how to avoid it. Because here’s the thing a

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