Physical Therapists Help People with Dementia Exercise Effectively

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dementia is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide and one of the major causes of disability among older people. Dementia is a group of conditions that affect the brain, causing problems with memory, thinking, communication, and behavior. Dementia has many forms, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia (LBD), and more.  …

Which Type of ACL Graft is Best?

Kelly Flynn, SPT – Texas State University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2024 The title of this post is misleading to a certain degree. Is there a BEST choice for an ACL graft for knee reconstructive surgery? The answer is no, but there might be a best option for you, that is different from the next guy. Let’s look …

Knowledge Can Lift Weights and Spirits

Domenico Valdespino, SPT – Texas State University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2024 Finding success at any high-level sport is incredibly difficult to achieve for any athlete. I had some of my best performances in sports in lifting competitions and was among the top 6 strongest highschoolers in my division. Strength was always one of my strong suits in …

Announcing an Additional Symmetry PT Clinic!

Those of you who have visited Symmetry intermittently through the years may remember our original clinic location across the street from our current location.  The growth of the practice prompted a move two years ago into our current location.  We are grateful to have been able to assist our North Austin community – for 10 years now – in maintaining …

Arthritis: Movement is Medicine

Arthritis may seem relatively benign – everyone knows someone who has arthritis. But here are some numbers that help put the problem of arthritis into perspective: Clearly, arthritis is a serious condition, and a serious problem. The good news is that physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments for arthritis. The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Managing Arthritis …

Don’t Keep Injuries Secret!

It’s well known that athletes hide injuries, but they’re not the only group known to do this. Performers like dancers keep injury secrets, and so do workers in all types of jobs. These groups might seem diverse, but they have a lot in common when we look at the reasons that they might hide or avoid reporting injuries. Stigma is …

Moving Through Fibromyalgia with Physical Therapy

Nearly 5 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia – a chronic (long-lasting) disorder that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body, as well as fatigue. Scientists do not fully understand what causes this disorder, but people with fibromyalgia may experience a variety of symptoms, including a global heightened sensitivity to pain, digestive issues, memory issues …

Ex Rx: The Importance of Physical Activity Outside the Physical Therapy Clinic

Ryan Roenigk, SPT – Texas State University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2023 You likely are coming to Symmetry Physical Therapy for specific guidance on how to reduce pain and improve your overall function. Maybe you had a recent injury or surgery that brought you through our doors. It’s also very common that you have been dealing with chronic …