Physical Therapists at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Aid in Identifying Student Athlete Concussions
In 2010, the Journal of Pediatrics reports that student athlete brain injuries, such as concussions, have increased 70% from 1997-2007. More than one-third of the student basketball players in the same study did not recognize concussion symptoms or report them to their athletic trainers. Physical therapists at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) have the ability to identify concussion symptoms and recommend critical next steps for student athletes.
A recent study in the British Medical Journal found that patients who had spinal surgery for sciatica only had short term benefits. After 6 months, patients who had surgery felt no different than patients getting physical therapy. The spine experts at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) deliver hands-on physical therapy to help patients with sciatica.
Inc. magazine ranked Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) number 615 on its 3rd annual Inc. 5000 list this month. The Inc. 5000 List is an exclusive list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. It also represents the most comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. TexPTS’ entrepreneurial mindset is getting results for patients. They combine hands-on physical therapy based on current and sound science with unexpectedly good patient experiences. Patients have fueled the growth of TexPTS by telling their friends, family, co-workers, colleagues, and even acquaintances to visitTexPTS for solutions to bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and work injuries.
The Austin-based Spine Experts at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) can help patients avoid surgery for complex fusion surgeries for lumbar spinal stenosis and see significant improvement with non-invasive physical therapy. There has been an alarming increase in the number of complex fusion surgeries for lumbar spinal stenosis, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported in April 2010. In just five years, from 2002 to 2007, these surgeries increased nearly 14 times, while the number of lumbar stenosis cases have remained the same. Physical therapy at TexPTS is a low cost, low risk, and effective alternative to surgery.
Recent studies by TexPTS and leading medical journals have shown that patients with back pain who receive thrust spinal manipulation by their physical therapist and therapist-guided exercises need less medicine, less health care, and miss less work. “I saw results quickly and felt a big difference in my pain level. I am even off of my pain prescription drug…. I will always remember when Chris performed his magical manual therapy…” said recent patients at TexPTS, the Austin-based spine experts. Is it magic? Or can Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) physical therapists predict which patients with back pain are best suited for spinal manipulation as treatment?