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February 2, 2011TexPTS in the Community

Selma-Schertz Salute To Service Members 5K Run/Walk Presented By TexPTS Promotes Wellness And Operation Comfort

On Saturday January 22, 2011 over 300 runners and walkers participated in the first annual Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members 5K Run/Walk presented by Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS). Proceeds from the event benefit Operation Comfort, a non-profit organization founded to support the needs of wounded service members recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center. Operation Comfort provides adaptive sports programs including hand cycling, sled hockey, adaptive skiing and surfing, Automotivation (a program where wounded service members can work on cars), and emergency family financial assistance for wounded service members.

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January 18, 2011Health News You Can Use

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Help Patients Avoid Pain and Emotional Toll of Knee Surgery

Recent studies suggest that physical therapy is an effective non-surgical alternative to arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine in September 2008 found that physical therapy, combined with thorough medical management, is just as effective at relieving the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis of the knee as surgery. Physical therapists at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS)are using the best and latest medical findings about knee pain to provide patients with effective, non-invasive alternatives to knee surgery.

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December 16, 2010Health News You Can Use

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Helps Patients Avoid Expensive And Invasive Treatments For Low Back Pain

A 2010 study in the journal Spine reports that physical therapy within the first thirty days of the onset of low back pain can reduce the chances that patients will need additional medical procedures and treatments. The same study also reports that physicians in “generalist” specialties are less likely to refer patients to physical therapy. Texas Physical Therapy Specialists’(TexPTS) physical therapists in San Antonioand Austin, Texas, help patients avoid expensive and invasive injections, surgery, and frequent doctor office visits.

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