Health Blog

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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Physical Therapy of Melissa owners take mission trip to India

May 4th, 2018

In mid-January, Nat and Michelle, owners of Physical Therapy of Melissa, joined their church on a mission trip to with the Zimbabwe Orphan Endeavor (ZOE) now working in Chennai, India. Their church sponsors a group of 73 impoverished orphaned children for enrollment with the three-year ZOE program. Nat and Michelle spent five days empowering the children and

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Legislative Wrap 2017: Texans denied direct access to physical therapy services

April 23rd, 2018

With the current State of Texas legislative session wrapping up at the end of the month, we wanted to provide you with a final synopsis of how the measure fared to empower the people of Texas direct access to the physical therapy services they need. Direct Access Bills (SB728 – Taylor, HB 2118 – Klick)

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Telemedicine Now More Available

April 21st, 2018

In May of this year the Texas legislature approved a bill that now allows greater use of telemedicine in patient treatment. Telemedicine involves licensed health care professionals providing medical care to patients physically located at sites other than where the professional is located by use of technology that allows the professional to communicate with and

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Sports Performance Enhancement Program

April 18th, 2018

We’re now offering a Sports Performance Enhancement Program for athletes of all types ages 12 and up. The package is designed specifically for your sports performance needs and is based on an evaluation of your current strength and flexibility measurements completed in our office by a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Do you want to perform your best?

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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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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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Make your 2018 resolutions stick with the following goalsetting tips

December 4th, 2017

A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone. Research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day. That includes two of the most popular resolutions made throughout the

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Physical Therapy Screenings Help with Injury Prevention, Early Intervention

November 1st, 2017

We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice each year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual check-ups with a physical therapist? According to physical therapists across the country, including those with the American Physical Therapy Association

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