Reminder to Review Your Insurance Plan

As the New Year approaches, there are often changes pending for many insurance plans.  It is common for insurance plans to ‘roll over’ at the beginning of the calendar year.  This typically means that a new set of benefits is available to each plan holder.  It may also mean that there are updates to plan attributes such as deductibles, co-insurance, …

Your Smart Phone Could Be Progressively Straining Your Spine

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in theera of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex thesedays to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding thesubway. And while it’s great that we …

Returning to Activity After Weathering a Pandemic

This article was written by Stefanie Culp, SPT – a doctoral physical therapy student from the Texas State University Physical Therapy Program. She recently completed a clinical rotation at Symmetry and plans to go on after graduation to begin her career as an orthopedic physical therapist in Anchorage, Alaska. The last two years have been a whirlwind, and not in …

Welcome to New Symmetry Staff Members!

We are excited to formally introduce two physical therapists that are new to Symmetry’s clinical staff!  Kelsy Vick, PT, DPT started with us in the Spring and Adam Arlitt, PT, DPT joined the team this summer.  Both Kelsy and Adam are graduates of the Texas State University Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, which is where Julie, Brad, & Lily also earned …

Workplace Wellness and Office Ergonomics

Working at a computer workstation all day can take a toll on the body — whether you work from home or in an office. Repetitive activities and lack of movement can contribute to aches, pains, and eventual injuries. So can prolonged sitting – or standing – at a workstation that is not set up properly. Here are some tips from physical …

Physical Therapy – Not Just for Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy for Life!

You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here’s just a sampling of what exercise can do: Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression Helps control weight Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer Improves sleep Helps you live longer Recent studies even …

Sleep Deprivation – A National Emergency?!

The following blog entry was originally published by Louisa Nicola, a clinical neuroscientist and neurophysiologist.  She is the founder of Neuro Athletics – a company that works with athletes to improve performance by training the brain.  This particular discussion centers on how it has been found that there is a relationship between good quality sleep and high quality athletic performance.  …

Surfer’s Neck: Not Just a Surfer’s Issue

The following information is from a blog post by Keval Shah for Iron Neck, a company based in Austin that has developed a cool tool for neck-specific strengthening.  It is likely that many Austinites are NOT surfers.  However, the benefits of a strong neck extend to a multitude of other types of people as well.  Folks that spend a lot …

Want to Stay Healthy? Move More!

COVID has certainly made the importance of health very clear and we have all seen how quickly things can change with an illness. While COVID is currently front and center in most people’s thoughts, it isn’t the only thing out there that can change your life. Heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer can all be devastating too. Movement Offers a …