Category Archives: Therapy

Welcoming Brad Bevil and Lily Swann

Two physical therapists have joined our team in recent months. Welcome, Brad and Lily! Here’s a little more about these two new Symmetry staff members: We’re thrilled to welcome Brad Bevil to the practice. Brad earned a Bachelor of Science … Continue reading

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Enter the Get-Up! A tool to help increase the functional years of your life

Folks, let me open this piece up by stating plainly that strength matters! Strength is so important that it may be the difference between an independent, active later-adulthood and hiring a home care professional to assist you in bathing and … Continue reading

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The Count of Monte Cristo and the Home Exercise Program

  “Probably, if ever I get out of prison!” “True,” replied Faria, “we are prisoners; but I forget this sometimes, and there are even moments when my mental vision transports me beyond these walls, and I fancy myself at liberty.” … Continue reading

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Shouldering the Load of Recovery

The shoulder is a joint of high acclaim.  Isaac Newton “stood on the shoulders of giants.” We cry on our friends’ shoulders when disaster befalls us.  They are the joints that allow us to perform complex manipulations of objects.  Without … Continue reading

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New Insight Regarding Exercise Recommendations for Osteoporosis Management

Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass are highly prevalent conditions for American adults. In June of 2014, the National Osteoporosis Foundation published an excerpt from an article in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research that estimates that over 54 million … Continue reading

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FAQ: The Logistics of Initiating Physical Therapy

Symmetry often gets asked how a patient can go about initiating Physical Therapy.  Here is a brief rundown of the way things currently work in Texas… In Texas as of this writing, seeing a Physical Therapist for an Evaluation or … Continue reading

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The Case for a Regular Physical Therapy Check-Up

Early in the year, it’s often a period of review, recap, reflection, and resolution.  We take inventory, and then plan for the future.  This process can apply to multiple facets of life – certainly to include our physical beings.  Functioning … Continue reading

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A Physical Therapist’s Reflections on Knee Surgery

Having been an orthopedic PT for 15 years and treating many, many patients with knee injuries, I knew exactly what had happened when my leg buckled during a soccer game last November. Indeed, an MRI confirmed that I had torn … Continue reading

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What is an Orthopedic Physical Therapist?

Physical Therapists are trained to examine, differentially identify dysfunction, and to provide treatment and/or prevention methods for conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life. For many medical conditions, physical therapy provides an effective and … Continue reading

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Swimming Tips

You may at some point have considered a swimming program as a part of an exercise and fitness regime. Symmetry Physical Therapy would like to share some information regarding the benefits and also the potential pitfalls of recreation in the … Continue reading

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