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July 2, 2016Health News You Can Use

Stay Safe on the 4th of July and All Summer Long

Whether you’re at the beach or in your own backyard, keep in mind that about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. People heading to the beach should be particularly vigilant, because water reflects up to 10 percent […]

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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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