Texas Orthopedics is the largest provider of comprehensive musculoskeletal services in Central Texas. We provide specialized expertise and broad experience in the areas of general orthopedics, sports medicine, joint replacement, spine, foot, ankle, hand, shoulder, elbow surgery and non-operative spine and neck care. Six locations in Northwest Austin, Central Austin, South Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Marble Falls to better serve you.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Dr. Brannan Smoot shared tips on how to prevent these slide injuries on KVUE-TV.
Click here to see his story on KVUE.com.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
He says it is important to count the number of times players throw - not just the number of pitches - to prevent an overuse injury. Listen to the KLBJ interview here.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Arthritis affects one in every five adults and more than 300,000 children according to the Arthritis Foundation. It damages joints and inflicts severe pain upon those suffering from the disease.
At the walk, Texas Orthopedics also will donate 100 kids' bike helmets as part of the Hard Hats for Little Heads giveaway program. This program is in place to encourage wearing helmets to reduce head injury among children while biking, skateboarding, rollerblading, or riding a scooter.
Trauma to the head is the most common cause of disability or death in a bike crash, but a properly fitting helmet can prevent up to 85 percent of head injuries.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Occupational Therapy Month is organized by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and is celebrated annually each April. AOTA currently has more than 50,000 members nationwide, including practicing therapists, and instructors and students of occupational therapy.
Typical patients of OT might include a child with disabilities looking to become fully integrated at school, someone who has overcome a serious illness or injury needing to regain basic skills, or an adult facing physical and cognitive changes as they age.
So much of what occupational therapists are trained to do is rooted in medicine and science, but so much more of what they do stems from the heart.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Coincidentally, April is also National Foot Health Awareness month sponsored by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). They encourage "playing it safe" while participating in sports this spring. Ankle sprains and breaks are among the most common sports injuries for both adults and children. Heel spurs, athlete's foot, and tendonitis can also sideline you if you are not careful.
Still, improper shoe fit is one of the leading causes of injury. Whether you need special cleats, a flat sole for tennis, or a running shoe, the fit and condition of your shoe is important. Here are some tips for finding the right fit:
- Make sure that you have proper support to match the arch of your foot on the inside of the shoe.
- On the outside of the shoe, check that rubber soles are intact and the toe area is not worn away.
- If your current shoes have noticebale wear and tear, consider investing in a new pair.
- Avoid wearing these types of shoes for long periods of time or long distances.
- Check that your heel does not hang off the back of the shoe.
- Opt for a high-quality soft leather version to minimize potential blisters and skin irritation.
- If possible, choose a chunkier sandal or wedge over a stiletto to provide more balance and support for your heal and ankle.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Overuse injuries are the cause for most pitching-related injuries. KVUE-TV (ABC) interviewed Dr. Scott Smith, orthopedic surgeon at Texas Orthopedics, about the rise in injuries among our little sluggers and how to prevent them.
Read more here about how to keep your child's pitching arm free of injury and reading for each season.
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