Category: "Prevention" Articles

December 15, 2022
A Q&A with Physical Therapist Andrea Schleibaum Physical therapy typically plays a key role in the recovery process after joint surgery, even for patients treated with minimally invasive solutions. But for those unfamiliar with...
July 1, 2022
It’s 2 a.m., your brain is wide awake and all you can hear is the ticking of the clock.  According to John Hopkins Medicine, 1 in 3 adults will experience short bursts of insomnia...
March 1, 2022
Puppies and dogs all have different personalities, and some are naturally more hyper and quirky than others. It’s fairly normal for dogs to run around and play all day, but there are some behaviors...
January 20, 2022
If there was ever any doubt that doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers were superheroes, the COVID-19 pandemic put those doubts to rest. During the most urgent and pervasive public health crisis of our...
January 6, 2022
 The good posture struggle is REAL. Between sitting at desks all day, couch potato-ing and watching Netflix, and looking down at your phone, the spine starts to slump pretty easily. While you may catch...
October 27, 2021
Procrastination is a fact of life for many of us. But when it comes to our health, it can have serious consequences. To avoid any health-related consequences to your joints, Fall and the end...
September 3, 2021
It’s commonly known that those with diabetes have a greater risk of developing oral health problems. However, there are steps that can be taken to maintain good oral health to prevent major dental complications....
July 1, 2021
If you’ve ever pulled out the paper slip in a birth control box, unfolded the massive paper and thought, “Wow, those are a lot of side effects,” you’re not alone. Hormonal birth control is...
June 1, 2021
Human beings love to travel. In 2019, a total of 2.3 billion individuals took trips in the United States alone. We travel for many reasons: to experience new people, places and cultures; to broaden...
June 1, 2021
As the world tries to move back to normalcy, many people are planning much-needed trips and vacations and, as physical therapists say, “it’s all fun and games till someone’s back goes out.”  Just kidding,...
May 10, 2021
If there’s one good thing that can be said of strokes, it’s this: The vast majority of them don’t need to happen. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes...
January 23, 2021
 Hangovers are the bane of many young adult and adult socialites. After a dinner with a friend that included a bottle(s) of wine or a specialty cocktail, you might wake up the next morning...
November 1, 2020
AFM: What is whole body cryotherapy?  US Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy is a brief, cold shock treatment using sub-zero temperatures to stimulate the nervous system producing powerful pain relief, anti-inflammatory, and endorphin boosting benefits!...
November 1, 2020
What led you personally to qigong and tai chi, and how long have you been practicing? I started tai chi while studying at the University of Liaoning Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1978 (42 years...
November 1, 2020
The year 2020 might go down in history as synonymous with anxiety. The uncertainty never seems to end, and even folks formerly known for their calming presence are starting to grow agitated. What can...
October 1, 2020
Light has always been a resource humans look to for restorative energy. However, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that light was discovered as a resource for therapy. In 1903, a scientist named...
July 1, 2020
Whether you’re an all-star, money-making athlete or a day-to-day desk worker, mobility holds a significant level of importance in every person’s life. The stiffness you feel when you’re unable to touch your toes or...
July 1, 2020
Austin is a great place for spending time outdoors in the summertime sunshine. However, while catching some rays, it’s important to know how to take care of your skin. “The heat in Austin can...
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