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Brian Kratz Honored as 2017 Recipient of Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy Clinical Education Award

CTPO’s Brian Kratz, PT, MSPT,SCS is a 2017 recipient of the Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy Clinical Education “2017 Dorn Long Outstanding Clinical Educator Award”.  The award recognizes outstanding skills and dedication in working with PT students while on their clinical rotations. Awarded at the Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, the honorees are...

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Get your family moving this fall!

It has finally cooled down here in Austin and fall is officially here!  Just because the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean it isn’t a great time of year to be outside and active building strong and healthy bones.  Thankfully we have a lot to do around Austin that will keep us all fit, happy and […]

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Halloween Safety

Halloween is just around the corner!  We couldn’t be more excited to see the ghosts, princesses, super heroes in our office, but we hope only for trick or treating, not for injuries!  As you prepare for another fun Halloween here in Austin, here are a few tips for keeping your children safe from injury.   […]

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The School Weight Room: Risk vs. Reward

Weight training is always a hot topic among student athletes and parents.  As we always get questions related to this topic, we asked our PT department head, Kevin McHorse, PT, SCS, Cert. MDT and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy  to write something for our blog.  If you have any questions about this or […]

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Should I go to Urgent Care or a Specialist?

There are so many options for healthcare in our community these days, but selecting the right health care facility can save you time, money and improve the chances for a complication free recovery.  So how do you know which one to go to?   With any pediatric orthopedic injury you should immediately consider two factors: […]

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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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