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June 30, 2016Health News You Can Use

Earlier Intervention, Higher Savings

A recent ConsumerReports.org article noted that doctors oftentimes order more tests, drugs, and surgeries than necessary while sometimes overlooking proven treatments. While the article touched on a couple different underutilized treatments, including the shingles vaccine, we want to expand on our favorite point – physical therapy for low back pain! People suffering from a new occurrence of low back […]

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June 27, 2016Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Hip osteoarthritis is inflammation of the hip joint. It can develop at any age, although it is more commonly diagnosed in older adults. Hip osteoarthritis can make everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs difficult. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 25% of all people may develop painful hip osteoarthritis by age 85. […]

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June 22, 2016Health News You Can Use

We can help alleviate pain, without medication.

After rapid growth in recent years, the opioid epidemic is now among the leading causes of death in the United States. Opioids, a category of drugs that includes prescription painkillers, killed more than 28,000 people in 2014, with the rate of overdoses tripling since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost two […]

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June 20, 2016TexPTS in the Community, TexPTS In The News

TexPTS’ Georgetown Clinic Now Offering Functional Capacity Evaluations

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is pleased to announce the addition of a new service, Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), from their Georgetown location at 204 South I-35 in Suite 203. The comprehensive FCE program will incorporate a combination of full musculoskeletal screening and functional job testing to evaluate workers within Workers’ Compensation systems and determine their ability to […]

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June 16, 2016Health News You Can Use

Tips for Staying Active This Summer

The arrival of spring and summer means days at the pool, family picnics, baseball and other outdoor activities. Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to keep your family physically active in the warmer months: Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid dehydration. For low-calorie flavor, add slices […]

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