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Game Day Nutrition Strategy

  Today’s the day – are you ready to win or lose? The best strategy off the field plays into how you perform on the field. What you eat before and after your game can have a major effect on how you perform, and the right foods will give you the right fuel to provide […]

Ways to Manage your Arthritis Symptoms

  If you or a loved one has been dealing with arthritis, it helps to remember there are ways to manage the symptoms that come along with this condition. When it comes to soothing painful joints, movement is the best medicine and is integral to keep your joints as mobile and limber as possible. There […]

What is Bursitis?

  What is Bursitis and its possible causes? Aching, inflamed, and painful joints can often be mistaken for arthritis, but what might really be happening in your body is a case of bursitis. Although bursitis does result in joint pain, it is a condition that concerns the bursae within the joints. In our body, there […]

Preventing Injuries During Wintertime

During the wintertime, our bodies tend to tense up with the cold weather, which makes injuries more likely to occur during this season when the bones, tendons, and ligaments have not been active. Mobilization is key to maintaining your well-being and preventing injuries in your body. Studies show that daily exercise of 15-20 minutes will […]

Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

  What is Sciatica and the sciatic nerve?   The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body. It starts with five nerves in the lower back that come together and form one nerve that runs through the buttocks and down the leg. When there is inflammation of the sciatic nerve it […]

Common Types of Ankle Injuries

  Ankle, such a funny-sounding word, but what exactly is it? A common misconception is that the ankle is the bony, ball-like structure that sticks out on the side of your foot— but that is only a part of your ankle. The ankle is where three of your bones meet: where the tibia & fibula […]

Backpack Safety Tips

  Every year children look forward to filling their backpack with new school supplies, a school lunch, and other things that will prepare them for their day. As the school year marches on, their backpacks tend to become filled with so many things, it can become a little strenuous on their bodies and can lead […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse & PT

  Women have the incredible ability to create a new human being in the womb; but after nine months of constant change to the mother’s body, things can get out of place and can lead to serious disorders and conditions. What is pelvic organ prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse, categorized as a pelvic floor disorder, affects […]

How to Choose the Right Shoes for Your Activity

  Finding the right shoe can make you feel a little bit like Cinderella. A proper pair of shoes is one of the most essential parts of your workout gear and is critical to your safety. Different shoes are built with different features suited for different activities, and wearing the wrong shoe can set you […]

Get Moving While You Work

  The past 50 years revealed that at least 8 out of every 10 of us are turning into desk potatoes! According to the Mayo Clinic, more than four hours a day of screen-time can increase your risk of death by any cause by 50 percent. There’s also a 125 percent risk for cardiovascular disease! […]

Shoulder Pain and Common Shoulder Problems

Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? When everything rests on your shoulders, they’re more prone to injury. Constantly carrying your children, overtraining, too much lifting, or throwing your heavy backpack over your shoulders every morning can lead to a painful injury. If you already have pain or difficulty with your shoulders, physical […]

Reaching Your Tipping Point

  Pushing your body to be the best that it can be is a good thing that can yield great results, but sometimes going too heavy on your body’s odometer might be damaging for you in the long run and can even result in injuries that are detrimental to your fitness goals. Overtraining is doing […]

Why We Love Being Your PT

There are a million reasons why we love being your physical therapist. Here are just a few reasons why: 1. The human body is fascinating You’ll be hard-pressed to find a machine that works as well or better than the human body. We see people with all kinds of injuries and pain – and for […]

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

  If you are looking for better ways to manage your Type 2 Diabetes or are simply trying to get ahead of it by preventing it, read on because we may have some tips for you! Just under half a billion people are currently living with diabetes worldwide and that number is projected to increase […]

Bring Physical Therapy into your 2022 Health Plan

The year 2022 is here and this new year, why not make an effort to put taking care of your body a top priority? As physical therapists, we are uniquely qualified to evaluate physical changes in your body that could potentially lead to pain or injury. By making a routine physical therapy visit, we can […]

Holiday Cheer for Your Workout Blues

Did you know that sixty percent of weight gain for the entire year occurs during the last 6 weeks of the year? Most adults in the United States are not physically active on a regular basis, and only 30% get the recommended amount of physical activity. Around the holidays, time always seems to speed up […]

Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis or Plantar Fasciosis?

There is a pain in your feet that has been bothering you for quite a while now. You brush it off and put on your shoes in the morning to go to work. By the end of the day your feet are throbbing, and you realize there is a problem. Your feet handle the task […]

October is Physical Therapy Month

October is our favorite month of the year because it is National Physical Therapy Month! This month-long celebration is here to recognize the impact physical therapists make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. Physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatments that improve mobility and relieve pain, reduce the need […]

Continuing Care in the Home

We are here for you! While most facilities have taken precautionary measures to try to help ease your worries about COVID-19, you may still have doubts about continuing your physical therapy in a clinic. Social distancing and other issues such as transportation/scheduling issues, issues of cost, or personal concerns like embarrassment or privacy may lead […]

Back to School Nutrition

  It’s almost time for school to start and we wanted to spend some time on Back to School nutrition! We have made it through most of the summer and it is time to take a moment and really think about how we would like to prepare our families for this coming school year so […]

Going on Vacation During Physical Therapy

For most of us, vacation equals relaxation, catching up with loved ones, or even some much-needed fun in the sun. Even though we all deserve a break from time to time missing just a few physical therapy visits can interfere with your progress. With just a little forethought and planning, you can stay active and […]

 Improving your Memory in May: Meditation and Relaxation

We made it to the last week in May! I hope everyone has established a workout routine, has tried some new brain boosting recipes, and has taken up crossword puzzles. Today’s blog will complete our Improving Your Memory in May series. We thought we would close with Meditation and Relaxation. Chronic stress has an adverse […]

Improving your Memory in May: Workouts for Your Brain

We made it to the middle of May! Check in time, how are you feeling? Do you feel an improvement in your memory? So far we covered how nutrition plays a role in preventing memory loss and the brain boosting power of aerobic and resistance training workouts. This week we will discuss working out a […]

Improving your Memory in May: Becoming Physically Active

Last week we talked about different foods that could help improve your memory. I hope everyone enjoyed their smoothie and was able to create other delicious recipes from the list we provided! This week we will dive into physical activity. Physical activity is so important and not only helps with overall wellness, cardiovascular health, joint […]

Improving Your Memory in May

We’ve all been there, can’t find where you parked your car? Can’t find your phone? Having trouble remembering someone’s name? If this wasn’t a problem for you before 2020 I can almost guarantee that it is one now. Due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic we all seem to have so much on our […]

Muscle Spasms

A Stitch, Cramp, Charley Horse, or Catch? What is a Muscle Spasm and Why Does it Happen? Muscle spasms can range from a painless twitch to an excruciating attack that brings a pro linebacker to his knees. In fact, many people experience muscles spasms during daily activity: That big toe that sticks down and won’t […]

Got Trigger Finger Trouble?

Trigger fingers are trouble. When triggering starts, it may show up as a soreness at the base of the finger after a repetitive gripping activity. Sometimes that soreness lasts long after the activity is over or shows up the next morning. The soreness may come with visible swelling or thickness at the palm just under […]

Exercise While Watching TV

Watching television is a great way to spend a Friday night, especially when there are so many great shows to choose from. In fact, many conversations now start with, “Did you watch that new show on Netflix?” While it is fun to binge watch a television show, sitting for long periods of time can be […]

Drink More Water

Drink more water. That is a great goal for 2021! In fact, during a recent video call when I was asked what my professional and personal goals were for the upcoming year I replied, “My goal is to drink more water!” Can you relate?  Water is the main component of the body and regulates all […]

Five Myths About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome got a lot of press in the late 2000s. In an interesting 2009 article by an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the author noted that “the media have perpetuated so much fear” about [carpal tunnel syndrome being caused by repetitive computer keyboard use] that “it is easy to see […]

Post-COVID Chronic Symptoms and What Physical Therapy Can Do To Help.

We are hearing more and more about “COVID long-hauler syndrome” as a description of the chronic symptoms that some people experience after a particularly bad bout of the coronavirus. This syndrome is mainly seen in older adults and in people who have significant underlying medical conditions. The Mayo Clinic describes the symptoms as a combination […]

Palms Up! Reducing the Pain of Tennis Elbow Through Activity Modification

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is often caused by activities other than tennis. In fact, it is sometimes said that bad golfers get tennis elbow and bad tennis players get golfer’s elbow! To avoid passing judgement on your technique :),  let’s talk about the signs and symptoms of tennis elbow and how activity modification can make […]

Are You Sitting More, Eating More, and Exercising Less? 

Many gyms are still closed and many people are choosing not to go to gyms even if they are open. We could all go take a walk, but the days are short and cold in winter. You might be working from home or doing virtual school. The result is that we’re sitting more, eating more, […]

So, You’ve Got A Nagging Pain…Now What?

So, You’ve Got A Nagging Pain…Now What? It takes a lot to distract me from the nagging pain in my right leg that happens every time that I run. It started about 4 years ago in the 10th mile of a half-marathon and it has not stopped since. It pops up after 1.5 miles and […]

Toward a Goal of Resilience

Resilience is an interesting word. defines it as the: -“capacity to recover quickly from difficulties”  -“toughness”  -“the ability to spring back into shape”  Those three definitions might sound about the same but they are completely different when it comes to how they apply to the body’s resilience to injury! Let’s break it down.  Capacity […]

To Power Over Pain or Let Pain Power Over Me?

To Power Over Pain or Let Pain Power Over Me? I stumbled upon some interesting information on types of human internal power and the influence on behavior. The conversation was about leadership qualities and interaction with employees with a bent toward coaching leaders in a business environment. However, I found myself completely distracted (not unusual) […]

We All Play a Part in Fall Prevention

Have you ever sat somewhere and had someone blatantly bump into you? Chances are there may be something going on with that person’s balance and they are not intending to be rude. I sat in an airport last week for the first time in 7 months. I placed myself in a very remote area of […]

Home and Community-based Therapists are Essential to Reduce Hospitalizations During the Pandemic

Home and Community-based Therapists are Essential to Reduce Hospitalizations During the Pandemic Did you know that physical and occupational therapy can reduce your risk of hospitalization? A recent article in the Journal of Physical Therapy reported that two of the greatest predictors of hospitalization and re-hospitalization are inadequate physical function and inability to perform activities of […]

The Opioid Crisis is a Community Problem, not an Individual Problem. Physical Therapy Can Help.

Physical therapy can play a role in reducing the effects of the opioid crisis in America.  A 2020 article in the journal Physical Therapy suggests that we need to make a complete mind shift in how we look at opioid use and the roots of the crisis (Davenport, DeVoght, Sisneros, & Bezruchka, 2020). To start, […]

Outpatient PT Delivery at Home

Luna Partners with Houston Concierge Physical Therapy to Enable Outpatient PT Delivery at Home   Houston, TX, November 1, 2020 — Luna Physical Therapy (, the leader in on-demand physical therapy, announced a strategic partnership today with Houston Concierge Physical Therapy to enable on-demand outpatient physical therapy in the Houston market.   The Greater Houston […]

What is the Houston Concierge Physical Therapy?

What is the Houston Concierge Physical Therapy experience like? An on-demand visit can be similar to an in-clinic visit in a lot of ways, depending on the stage of rehab and individual patient needs. The clinic environment usually offers more resources and you and your therapist may decide that in-clinic visits are more beneficial as […]

Benefits of Houston Concierge Physical Therapy

Can’t make it into your local clinic, but need physical therapy? We’re excited to announce that Houston Concierge Physical Therapy can now offer therapy right in your own home.   We’ve just launched a new program designed to serve you better: Houston Concierge Physical Therapy Powered by Luna. Learn about the many benefits for our patients of on-demand physical therapy and […]

Welcome to Houston Concierge Therapy

Physical therapy on your schedule With Houston Concierge Physical Therapy powered by Luna, you’ll get physical therapy at your home, gym, or office on your schedule. Luna is Houston Concierge Physical Therapy’s partner and will handle all your scheduling needs! Helping patients, one community at a time. Houston Concierge Physical Therapy is convenient and on your schedule, […]