Recent Posts in Physical Therapy

  • Sports Specialization: Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

    Sports specialization is defined as the intense year-round training in a single sport, with the exclusion of other sports. Sports specialization has become more accepted if an individual’s goal is to attain an "elite" status in that sport. The three main risks of early specialization in youth sports include: increased psychological stress on the athlete, potential increased rates ...

  • What is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    PM&R Specialist and What do they do? Q &A with Dr. Gregory Powell & Dr. Aine McKenzie both PM&R Specialist with OrthoTexas What makes someone a good candidate to see a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician and when should they see an orthopedist? McKenzie: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of ...

  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total knee replacement has become the “gold standard” for the treatment of debilitating pain and dysfunction of the knee brought on by severe arthritis in the knee joint. When a patient’s arthritis pain becomes severe and is not improved by non-surgical means then this patient may become a candidate for total knee replacement surgery. Stated simply, a total knee replacement ...

  • Bone Focus: Osteoporosis 101 Q&A

    Purpose of Our Bones: Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses. Our bones are alive. Every day, our body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. What is ...

  • Benefits Of Physical Therapy

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations: Physical Therapy Plano, TX

    Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) refers to an assessment process which includes a combination of physical tests and observations. As the name suggests, these are conducted to evaluate the functional capability of an individual following an injury or surgery. In this process, a thorough evaluation is done to check for the employee’s physical condition and assess if he can return to his ...

  • Benefits Of Dry Needling

    Dry needling is a treatment technique that is aimed at curing and reducing the severity of various neuromuscular disorders. It is performed by trained physical therapists and is based on the study and understanding of the neuroanatomy as well as musculoskeletal functioning. Also referred to as the Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), the procedure may involve the use of either solid filiform needles ...

  • Physical Therapy Techniques And Benefits

    Whether it is a sprain, strain, fracture or more severe orthopedic condition such as Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, ACL Tear etc., physical therapy helps to ensure a faster and healthier recovery for the patient. It is also effective in restoring the joint’s range of motion and strength after a surgical procedure. When combined with orthopedic treatment, physical therapy can be helpful to improve ...

  • Aquatic Therapy: Physical Therapy Frisco, TX

    Aquatic therapy, also known as hydrotherapy, is a technique which involves a set of exercises and movements performed in a pool, preferably heated, to provide relief from certain physical disorders and ailments. An aquatic therapy session may last up to 30-40 minutes depending upon patient‘s medical needs and physical abilities. Aquatic therapy is helpful in treating the following ...

  • Communication, Positivity, Preventative Maintenance

    Physical therapy is a crucial step in the treatment and recovery of a variety of diseases and medical procedures. It has roots going as far back as 460 BC, when it’s believed physicians like Hippocrates advocated massage and hydrotherapy treatments for their patients. In the eighteenth century, a breakthrough was introduced to the Orthopedic community when the Gymnasticon, similar to a ...

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