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Staying Active in the Heat

It’s getting HOT here in Austin and pre-season practice is right around the corner.  That means intense exercise in intense heat – not the best combination for a developing body!  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat illness during practice or competition is a leading cause of disability among U.S. high school […]

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Off Season Injury Management

Does your child train in the off-season?  For many parents who have children competing in a highly competitive sport it hardly feels like there is an off-season these days!  Keeping your child healthy and injury free is critical not only to their success in their favorite sport, but also to their development.  There are some […]

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Overuse Injuries in Pediatrics

Note: This comes straight from our Physical Therapy department! You can download a pdf copy for print here.  If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists or physicians, please give us a call on 512-478-8116. Causes of overuse Every summer brings an influx of new overuse […]

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Preventing Summertime Injuries

Summer means fun here in Austin, especially for our patients!  We love seeing everyone enjoying the weather and vacation from school, but we don’t like seeing patients as a result of an injury from falling, bike riding or climbing.  We’ve put together a list of the top summer injuries and some tips on how to […]

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Traveling with Orthopedic Conditions

Summer vacation is a popular time for family trips!  Whether you are going to see grandma, heading to the beach or sending a child to overnight camp, traveling with kids can be stressful, even in the best of conditions. When your child has an orthopedic injury or condition that requires an orthopedic support device the thought […]

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Dell Children’s Officially Highest Ranked Children’s Hospital in Central Texas

For the second consecutive year, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is nationally recognized for its excellence in pediatric orthopedics, according to US News & World Report. Dell Children’s ranks among the nation’s top 50 programs, according to U.S. News and World Report, which recently released its list of Best Children’s Hospitals. Dell Children’s […]

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Scoliosis Awareness: Ella’s Story

In honor of National Scoliosis Awareness Month, we’ve asked a few patients to share their scoliosis stories with our community.  As many of you know, scoliosis is most commonly diagnosed between ages 10-15 years old.  An estimated 30,000 children are fitted with a scoliosis brace each year.  (Source: National Scoliosis Foundation, June 2007.)  Here’s the […]

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Summer Cast Care

Summer break is right around the corner!  We know you can hardly wait for a fun filled summer vacation.  We hope a cast won’t put a damper on your summer plans, but if it does, don’t worry!  There’s still a lot you can do with a cast on.  Here are some summer cast care tips […]

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Memorial Day Safety 101

With Memorial Day quickly approaching we wish to take this opportunity to recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of our military, their families and those who have given their lives for our country, especially those Austinites and Texans who have made a difference in our community. As you remember them this Memorial Day, we […]

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Sports Swaps!

Time for a change in the normal routine? If you are concerned about your child playing a certain sport or recovering from an overuse injury, your child doesn’t have to sit on the sidelines. There are a lot of options when it comes to sports and activities these days, especially in an area like Austin. […]

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