Category: "Treatment" Articles

January 21, 2023
There are two competing realities when it comes to technology and mental health. First, the need for quality mental health treatment has exploded in recent years. Even before the pandemic, the U.S. consistently saw...
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...
December 1, 2022
You’ve probably heard the saying, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” That holds true for physical therapy. If you have “tight muscles,” you should stretch, right? That’s generally true, but what...
October 27, 2022
Finding a therapist specializing in your areas of concern can be a tedious challenge, but it’s essential to find the best fit for your needs without becoming overwhelmed and giving up. Here are a...
October 8, 2022
What do you think of when you hear “Mind & Body”? I get visions of a relaxing spa where your body and brain can relax and your stresses float away.  Or maybe you think...
October 5, 2022
It’s a buzzword that’s emerged in recent years to push everything from medicine to meditation. It’s a darling little phrase that’s been co-opted by various industries, often with little idea of its ACTUAL definition....
October 1, 2022
Eating disorders are a complex mental health issue that presents differently in each case; the National Institute of Mental Health states that these disorders can affect not just mental health but can be life-threatening...
September 1, 2022
According to a study on autism and developmental disabilities, children with physical disabilities or special needs benefit greatly from interactions with animals. In fact, animal-assisted intervention is used in these spaces, serving as a...
September 1, 2022
The healing power of animals is evident to anyone who has snuggled up with their pup after a breakup or cuddled their kitty when they were feeling lonely. Research has proven that the unconditional...
September 1, 2022
As a loving Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Daisy and a friendly, caring Goldendoodle named Lucy entered each room at the Longleaf Bee Cave assisted living facility, their warm demeanor and sweet disposition immediately lifted...
August 18, 2022
Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Robert Joseph, specializes in treating injuries to ligaments, tendons, and bones. When possible, he uses minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge solutions created by Anika that address issues such as...
July 27, 2022
A friend reached out recently and asked me, “Do those posture correction devices work?” Unfortunately, as a physical therapist, my answers tend to land in a gray area… like, “It depends.” As a health...
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...
July 1, 2022
While you may think overuse injuries are more of a concern for the elite athlete who’s putting in hours of training to reach their maximal potential, the average person is actually at the highest...
June 24, 2022
Boy, that Henry Thoreau was really onto something, wasn’t he? His landmark work “Walden” is a love letter to nature, solitude and self-reflection that inspired a whole generation of thinkers, transcendentalists, meditation enthusiasts and,...
June 1, 2022
When preparing for a camping or hiking trip, packing a first-aid kit is crucial. The second thing to remember is if you get injured while in the wilderness, you must stay calm, regardless of...
June 1, 2022
The topic of naturopathic medicine is a complicated one.  Although naturopathic medicine requires the same education level as a medical doctor plus additional courses on nutrition and herbal/physical medicines, naturopathic physicians aren’t formally licensed...
May 30, 2022
My wife and I recently spent an afternoon exploring the parks in downtown Austin. We walked along the river and listened to live music on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge. The city felt alive and...
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