Category Archives: Tips

How To Weight Train Safely

More and more people are incorporating strength training into their exercise routines. Some of the benefits include increasing bone density (thereby reducing the risk of osteoporosis), helping manage or lose weight by increasing metabolism, contributing to better balance and body … Continue reading

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Should You “Push Through The Pain”?

“You’re fine”. “Pain is your friend”. “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning”. We’ve been hearing it all our lives, in different ways: push through the pain. But is that a good idea? Pain is an indicator that … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Fall Sports

Believe it or not, it’s time to think about fall sports. Are you ready? We tend to see patients in the fall who fit into two categories: those who over-trained during the summer and those who did not train at … Continue reading

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Four Important Things To Know About Concussions

Concussions are getting much more media attention. What do you need to know about these types of head injuries?   1) A concussion does not necessarily always involve a loss of consciousness or a direct blow to the head. Concussions are … Continue reading

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Five Tips On How To Exercise Safely This Summer

It can be challenging to exercise in Central Texas during the summer months. Here are five tips to stay safe while exercising this summer: Be aware of the sun. Use sunscreen and shade your eyes when possible – particularly when participating … Continue reading

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How To Squeeze In Exercise During Vacation

It’s easy to stop exercising while you are vacationing. Here are some simple ways to keep moving during your next trip: Wear athletic shoes while traveling and sneak in a walk whenever possible. Walk to and from restaurants, around the airport on layover and in quick … 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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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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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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