As an active member of the community, I often get asked what I do for a living. I’m proud to announce “I’m a Physical Therapist!” However, there always seems to be a loaded follow up question: “So… what do you do exactly?”
August is here! Time to say goodbye to the dog days of summer and get back into the routine for ourselves and our little ones. As school is about to commence & we are shopping for supplies, let’s take some time to go over a few tips on how to properly fit a backpack &
If you’ve taken anything away from the NBA final, hopefully, it is how devastating not getting proper recovery can be, especially when dealing with an injury. Seeing Kevin Durant go down with an Achilles tendon rupture in his first 12 minutes back to play after dealing with a calf strain,
It’s officially summer time. Although we Texans have been enduring the heat a couple of months longer than much of the rest of the country, per usual. Still, there is hope for us all because school is out and it’s time to pack your bags and head to that long-awaited vacation spot!
With the baseball season in “full swing”, doctors and physical therapist see an alarming increase in the number of elbow injuries in adolescent baseball players. With an increasing number of children participating in Little League baseball, so is the epidemic of overuse elbow injuries.
That question is a common fear I hear from clients in the clinic. Of all the joints in the body, it seems like the knee could be pretty easy to accumulate trauma or succumb to a traumatic injury.
Read More About the Author at the Bottom of the Page: Tyler Sauder, student DPT
It feels like every fall, as the weather begins to change and the sun disappears earlier and earlier, everyone starts counting down the days to that big west coast ski trip they’ve planned with their family and friends.
It’s that time of year again when resolutions are made, committed to, performed for three weeks and then shelved until next year. There are a large number of reasons why fitness goals and resolutions have such a high attrition rate.
The knee is a complex joint made up of bone, ligaments, cartilage and tendons, and whether due to sports activities or simply the natural aging process, our knees can be particularly susceptible to injury. At Austin Sports Medicine, our physicians and physical therapists treat knee conditions every day and would like to offer up a few basic considerations for preventing that type of injury.
ACL tears are increasing at an alarming rate happening to approximately 400,000 people in the US every year. Most people require an ACL reconstruction or surgical intervention to restore stability and minimize the risk of further damage to the meniscus or the other ligaments in the knee. There are nonsurgical solutions depending on the person’s lifestyle and activity level.