Understanding EDS & HSD

EDS/HSD The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of 13 heritable connective tissue disorders. The conditions are caused by genetic changes that affect connective tissue. Each type of EDS has its own set of features with distinct diagnostic criteria. Some features are seen across all types of EDS, including joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility, and tissue fragility. Connective tissue [...]

Improving Posture

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, the importance of maintaining good posture often gets overlooked. Many jobs require prolonged periods of sitting, contributing to muscle tension. Fortunately, with a few mindful adjustments to your daily routine, you can significantly improve your posture and overall well-being. What Causes Bad Posture? There are many reasons someone might develop [...]

Cold Weather Exercise Tips

Ways to Stay Active in the Winter As the cold temperatures in Dallas have proven they are here to stay for a while, staying active during the winter is still important, whether you choose the indoors or brave the cold and venture outside. Don't let the colder temperatures be a damper; your outdoor running routine [...]

Navigating Post-Falls

Understanding Post Falls: A Guide to Recovery Through Physical Therapy Have you recently experienced a fall and are wondering what steps to take next? Falling is very common, and knowing how to address the aftermath of a fall is crucial, especially for a swift recovery. While fall prevention programs are of the essence, accidents can [...]

Dry Needling

Dry needling, a technique that has gained popularity in recent years, has been instrumental in alleviating a variety of musculoskeletal issues. This therapy, though similar in some aspects to acupuncture, focuses on the treatment of trigger points and muscular pain. What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the insertion [...]

Office Ergonomics: The Solution to Bad Posture

Having an ergonomic workstation means that your desk and the things on it are arranged in such a way, that they prevent injury and are well within reach and use. An ergonomic workstation also promotes good posture. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting, or lying [...]

Functional Capacity Evaluations

What is Functional Capacity Evaluation? Functional Capacity Evaluation, commonly referred to as FCE, is a comprehensive assessment of tests, practices, and observations designed to identify an individual's physical capacity to safely return to work following a work-related injury or extended medical leave. Assume you suffer a work-related injury or illness. Following your recovery from the [...]

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer's Elbow What is Golfer's Elbow? Golfer's elbow, medically known as medial epicondylitis, is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation on the inside of the elbow. Although it is often associated with golfers, it can affect anyone who performs repetitive gripping or wrist flexion activities. Individuals between the ages of 30 and 50 [...]

Managing Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can significantly impact one's quality of life ranging from severe or minor discomfort to debilitating agony. We will explore the various causes of back pain, provide tips for pain reduction, and emphasize the benefits of physical therapy in managing and eliminating back [...]

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is a common health condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing pain, stiffness, and reduces mobility. It is essential to comprehend this condition to effectively manage its symptoms and improve the quality of your life. In this blog post, we will explore what arthritis is, the three most common types, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis [...]

Pregnancy and Physical Therapy

Although pregnancy is a wonderful process, women endure many physiological changes as a result of the process. These physiological changes may include an intense physical strain that may result in aches and pains in certain parts of the body. Physical therapy is typically associated with those who have sustained serious injuries from an accident. However, [...]

Baseball Injuries

With this year's baseball season kicking off tonight, fans and teams are bracing themselves for what is hopefully going to be an injury-free season. Baseball players are constantly pushing their limits of what others perceive to be humanly possible on a daily basis. With every effort to pitch a fastball, or hit a home run, [...]

Common Basketball Injuries

Injuries can happen to college and professional players as well as recreational athletes. Physical therapists are equipped to work with patients suffering from common basketball injuries and can help in a variety of different ways. Basketball Injuries: Ankle sprains are easily the most common injury in basketball.  An ankle sprain is a partial or complete [...]

Benefits of Athletic Training

March is Athletic Training Month!  This month, we want to recognize athletic trainers' positive impact on work, life, and sports for athletes of all ages. National Athletic Training Month is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the professional members association for certified athletic trainers, and others who support the athletic training profession. NATA [...]

Control Blood Pressure

As we celebrate American Heart Month this February, our focus is on heart health. We encourage all of our patients to know their blood pressure and, if it is high, to make blood pressure control their goal. The heart beats at an average rate of 60-80 beats per minute, which can add up to millions [...]

Tips for Strength Training

We hope you haven't given up on your resolutions for the new year just yet. It can be extremely intimidating to not know where to begin, whether you are completely new to working out or simply just want to incorporate strength training into your routine. But don't let the fear you won't know how to [...]

Physical Therapy Goals

Happy New Year! January is a time to reflect on the past year and plan for the new year. It’s a time when people will think about how they will improve in the upcoming year. Common resolutions include eating healthier, exercising more, saving money, etc. However, you never really hear people make resolutions like taking [...]

Overcoming Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues Stress can cause things such as high blood pressure or heart disease. Understanding the causes of stress will help you identify ways to cope with it more effectively. The most common cause of stress in today's society is time-related pressure. It is no surprise that there’s no busier time than the holiday season. [...]

Text Neck Pain

The neck supports the entire weight of the head, causing it to be a major risk of injuries and conditions that cause pain and can restrict motion. Many people experience will experience the stiffness occasionally. Most of the time, neck pain isn't a serious condition and can be relieved within a few days. But in [...]

From ACL Tears to Concussions

Football is one of the most popular but dangerous sports played in the United States today. According to the mom’s Team, an estimated 2 million injuries among high school students occur every year, leading to 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations. Of these injuries, they estimated 446,715 (14.9%) are severe enough to prevent an athlete [...]

PT Jobs in Dallas Texas

Are you currently looking to take your physical therapy career to the next level? Achieve Physical therapy and Performance gives individuals an opportunity to continue their education under the direct mentorship of experienced clinicians, directors, and successful business owners. You will get hands-on training in both the clinical and administrative elements needed to manage a [...]

What You Need to Know About Concussions

Our brains are cushioned from everyday jolts and bumps. A sudden or violent hit to the head or upper body can cause your brain to slide back and forth forcefully against the inner walls of your skull. A hit to the head caused by a car crash or being violently shaken can cause a brain [...]

Keep Yourself Safe with Our Fall Prevention Programs

Fall Safety - Fall Prevention Programs A fall can result in an injury and a decrease in your ability to do your everyday things. Falls can diminish an individual’s ability to live an independent life. According to the CDC, over 800,000 patients are hospitalized yearly because of a fall injury. Suffering a fall can result [...]

Soccer Injuries

Soccer is one of the most popular sports played in the world. Soccer for both males and females is still the second and third most dangerous sport being played in high school. And things may get even more serious if they decide to play in college. According to a World Cup study, on average, there [...]

Managing Cancer Fatigue

What is cancer fatigue? Fatigue is a very common problem in cancer patients. Fatigue can be expected when undergoing cancer treatment. Some reports show that as many as 90% of cancer patients struggle with fatigue at some point in their journey. It is one of the most common and challenging effects of having cancer. Cancer-related [...]

Common Sports Injuries

Millions of high school students participate in fall sports each year, and many are gearing up for the season right now. However, before you begin preparing for this season, you should ensure that your body is ready to perform to reduce the risk of injuries. How many sports injuries occur each year? According to Quick-advice.com, [...]

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Rotator Cuff Shoulder Pain

Where is Rotator Cuff Injury Pain? Shoulder Pain The shoulder is one of the body’s largest and most complex joints. Additionally, the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surrounds the shoulder allowing people to have a range of motion. Muscles help with movement assistance as well as stabilizing the shoulder. It [...]