Category: Healthy Lifestyle

Physical Activity

Need More Physical Activity? Here’s How to Get It

March 20th, 2020

Did you know that 80 percent of the U.S. population falls short of the Physical Activity Guidelines recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services? Millions of Americans are risking serious health consequences simply because they do too much sitting and not enough moving around. You may not find that information shocking, especially if

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Direct Access to Physical Therapy Now Available in Texas

September 23rd, 2019

The Governor of Texas recently singed a bill that will change the future of physical therapy in this state forever. For those who are unaware, Texas was one of only two states in America that still required patients to obtain a referral from a physician in order to access physical therapy. This is an issue

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Direct Access

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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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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PT Patient’s Guide to Choosing An Insurance Plan

October 19th, 2018

Tips for Choosing an Insurance Plan Whether you’re shopping for your own insurance or going through the benefits selection process with your employer, choosing the right plan can seem like an overwhelming task. While we can’t tell you which specific plan to choose, the following questions should help you with the selection process. Questions to

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Reduce Pain & Inflammation Through Nutrition

September 10th, 2018

Internal inflammation can wreak havoc with your health. You may already be seeing a physical therapist for inflammation-related health issues, such as arthritis. Whether you have a specific diagnosis or generalized pain in your back and joints, Physical Therapy of Melissa can help. Your physical therapist may also suggest an anti-inflammatory diet for additional pain

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Dr. Christadoss Profiled in IMPACT Magazine

June 13th, 2018

The Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association publishes a national magazine. The May 2018 issue featured a Member Spotlight on our very own Dr. Nat Christadoss and here are some excerpts. Years in practice:  7 What do you like most about your job?  The satisfaction of knowing that I’m providing our community

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We Have Spirit – Yes We Do!

June 1st, 2018

Physical Therapy of Melissa’s mission is to assist and educate the residents of Melissa and surrounding communities in living a healthy, active lifestyle, free from pain or physical limitations, through compassionate, individualized, and exemplary results-based physical therapy services. As a neighbor to the Melissa High School, we stay involved in local activities, especially those supporting

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Exercise May Improve Your Memory & Mood

January 26th, 2018

Orthopedic professionals such as physicians and physical therapists often refer to the human body’s kinetic chain – the notion that all bones, joints and “links” are connected, and that movement in one area can affect function in all areas. While not officially part of the kinetic chain, it turns out the human brain is affected

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Use Fitness Apps This Year, but Use Them with Caution

December 29th, 2017

As more people continue to turn to health apps on their smartphones to help achieve goals related to exercise and weight loss, it’s important to use such tools with an element of personal caution, say physical therapists and other medical professionals.  According to a report by the firm Research 2 Guidance, more than 325,000 health apps were available to

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