Category: Sports Injury

Concussion Baseline Testing Aids Return-To-Play Decisions

August 10th, 2018

There has been a 60% increase in the estimated number of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI) seen among young athletes in the past decade according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can cause lasting effects on brain tissue and change the chemical balance of the

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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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Youth Athletes who Play Multiple Sports are Healthier, Happier

March 2nd, 2018

In an era of specialization in sports involving athletes of all ages, physical therapists join most medical experts in agreeing that young athletes generally remain mentally and physically healthier, achieve greater success, and learn to enjoy a lifetime of physical fitness when they opt to play multiple sports. In contrast, allowing youths to specialize in

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Start Off on the Right Foot! – Plantar Faciitis

August 1st, 2017

Do you wake up in the morning with significant pain in the arch or the heel of your foot? Are you limited in the distance you are walking or running due to the arch/heel pain? If so, you are likely experiencing what we call Plantar Fasciitis! You may have tried medications, such as anti-inflammatories or

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Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms

July 25th, 2017

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, physical therapists point to studies that

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