Category: Health and Wellness

Hunched Over Your Desk? Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained

July 20th, 2019

If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS).  UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often

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Did You Know That a Herniated Disc Can Cause You Serious Back Pain?

February 20th, 2019

One of the most common reasons people visit Physical Therapy of Melissa each day is to get relief from chronic back pain. While back pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, in many cases, it is the result of a herniated disc. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine but typically affect

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Direct Access Legislation 2019 – We Need Your Help

February 13th, 2019

Texas is one of only two states still requiring patients to obtain a referral from a physician in order to access physical therapy. However, patients may directly access a chiropractor, podiatrist, massage therapist, acupuncturist and even a personal trainer for injuries, yet they cannot go directly to a Physical Therapist for treatment. The 2019 Session

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Relieve Hip and Knee Pain For Good with Physical Therapy!

February 10th, 2019

Both the hips and knees are areas in the body where several muscles, tendons, and joints are joined together to help you achieve complex movement. If there is damage and subsequent pain in these areas, it can be difficult to perform daily activities. There are several specific ways that physical therapy can help relieve hip

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5 Ways Physical Therapy Can Put the Spring Back in Your Step!

January 20th, 2019

Do you currently have an acute or chronic pain condition affecting your daily life? Maybe you’re struggling with back pain, a sports injury or impairments following an auto accident. Perhaps you have someone in your family who is experiencing pain and dysfunction. Whatever you or your loved ones are facing, we encourage you to contact

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Getting to the Root of the Problem! Don’t Mask the Symptoms With Meds

January 10th, 2019

Chronic pain and other types of pain can put a dent in your lifestyle. If you’re suffering from pain, be sure to give our office a call to learn how our physical therapists can get you on the path to a pain-free life. Don’t make the mistake of relying on meds, as meds only mask

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5 Common Insurance Terms To Help You Start the New Year

January 2nd, 2019

Insurance 101 for PT Patients So, your insurance “covers” physical therapy—which means you won’t have to pay anything out-of-pocket for your therapy visits, right? Not quite. The fact that your insurance plan covers PT services – or any other services, for that matter – doesn’t necessarily mean you’re off the hook as far as payment

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Feeling Stiff and Achy? Physical Therapy Can Help!

December 20th, 2018

Everyone wakes up feeling some pain in their joints or muscles from time to time. But if you find yourself consistently waking up stiff and achy, it might be time for pain-relief work with a Physical Therapy of Melissa physical therapist. Aching or stiff joints may be a minor problem that is easily remedied; in

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Arthritis Pain Sufferers- This Blog is for You!

December 10th, 2018

Arthritis is a joint disorder, which features inflammation, pain and stiffness. There is also often a loss in movement with arthritis, as the joints are too inflamed to move. When only a single joint is involved it’s known as monoarthritis. If two or three joints are involved it’s referred to as oligoarthritis. To date there

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How to Find Relief from Stress-Related Headaches

November 20th, 2018

Headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world. They are debilitating and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, relief is possible. By working with a trained Physical Therapy of Melissa physical therapist, you can experience immediate pain relief from stress-related headaches and other ailments that may be contributing to your

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