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6 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Improve Your Physical Health

November 10th, 2019

Is your physical health getting you down? A person’s physical health has a strong correlation to mood and vice versa. Those with active lifestyles tend to have longer lifespans, reports the Mayo Clinic, and they may realize significant benefits, such as weight loss, muscle gain and more. However, increasing your level of physical activity can

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Back Pain

So You’ve Been Having Back Pain… Could it be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

October 20th, 2019

Do you wince when you bend over to tie your shoes? Is your back stiff, sore, and achy, especially in the morning? Do you notice numbness, tingling, and pain in an arm or leg? If you’re experiencing these issues, it’s possible you have a herniated disc. We encourage you to call Physical Therapy of Melissa

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Knee Pain

Are You Experiencing Hip or Knee Pain? Find Relief with Physical Therapy

October 10th, 2019

Are you hobbling instead of walking these days? Do you fear that your active lifestyle is the thing of the past? Do your hips and knees simply refuse to do their jobs without causing you intense pain? If your quality of life has been drastically reduced by knee pain and/or hip pain, you may be

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Activity

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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Stretching

Improve Your Overall Health with These 5 Stretching Benefits

September 20th, 2019

Do your joints and muscles frequently feel stiff and achy, especially after a long day at work or a tough workout? Are you exercising regularly but not seeing the improvements you want? If you’re not regularly stretching, this could explain why! Our physical therapy team would be happy to help you develop an effective stretching

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Nutrition

Decrease Your Pain and Inflammation With This Nutritious Diet

September 10th, 2019

Do you feel like the pain is unbearable? Pain and inflammation are two health issues that affect large swaths of the population. Considering a single source of pain alone, such as arthritis, reveals prevalence rates of approximately 40 million, says the Arthritis Foundation. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four Americans suffer

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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains

Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

August 15th, 2019

There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do you know whether it is an injury that

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Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physical Therapy Can Help Ditch the Pain Meds.

August 10th, 2019

It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is good reason for the panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Some 11.5 million Americans misused prescription painkillers in some way, costing an estimated $504 million

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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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4 Common Running Injuries and How to Treat Them

July 10th, 2019

Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries associated with running. The following are 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them. Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles of the

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