Effective & Long Lasting Pain Relief

Physical Therapy is not the same everywhere you go. At Valeo we specialize in treatment programs with proven results to get our patients better as quick as possible. Our revolutionary treatments will promote a fast recovery and fill return to daily activities. We use advanced methods to unlock the healing potential within by targeting the source of the pain for long-lasting results. Even if you have tried other treatments and therapies, we offer programs that are right for you, and are proven to be the MOST effective for people suffering from:

Benefits of Our Programs:

1. Reduced pain
2. Start seeing immediate results
3. Learn how to avoid future problems
4. Live life more enjoyably
5. Return to a more active lifestyle
6. Sleep better
7. Increased flexibility & movement
8. Improved core stability

 


Physical Therapy In Houston

 

Physical Therapy In Houston is Being Redefined!

Revolutionary pain relief treatments that work immediately are available only at Valeo Physical Therapy. You will love that it is gentle and very affordable, whether you have insurance or not.

Physical Therapy in Valeo is not the same everywhere you go. The Valeo Physical Therapy team is caring and compassionate yet we are the best at what we do. The programs being offered here by our licensed physical therapists range from pain relief, joint replacement, athlete training and workers compensation. You’ll find some of the best physical therapists Houston has to offer, and you’ll find physical therapy services not being offered by other facilities. If you are looking for a physical therapist in Houston that will provide fast pain relief or to improve the quality of your life, we guarantee you will find the best physical therapist at our facility. Some of the reasons Valeo Physical Therapy is unlike any other lies in our caring staff and revolutionary pain relief procedures. We truly are the experts in relieving pain and improving the quality of life for our patients. Call today and get a free screening to determine if we are the right place for you.

 

 

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Balance & Strengthening for Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

The ankle is the most common site of sprains in the human body. An ankle sprain can happen to anybody at a time when you least expect it. Normally, it occurs after a sudden unnatural twisting of the foot which can tear the ligaments of the ankle. An ankle injury affects every aspect of your daily life, most notably your ability to walk and drive.  

The symptoms and sign of ankle sprains may vary depending on the severity. There might be tenderness, bruising, swelling and stiffness. Walking can be painful if the ankle sprain is serious.

A mild ankle sprain may not require a doctor’s attention but if any of the following happen after you twisted your ankle, consult your doctor.

  • Uncontrollable pain even after taking medications
  • You are unable to walk or cannot walk without severe pain.
  • The ankle is swollen beyond normal and is not improving within 5-7 days.

Ankle sprain can be prevented by:

  • Wearing shoes that give the proper support for the ankle.
  • Maintaining the strength and flexibility of the ankles.
  • Consult a physical therapist for strengthening exercises

 Balance and Strengthening Exercises

Strength and balance exercises, which can be designed for you, can be effective at reducing the risk of ankle sprains and pain associated with the injury. Strength training utilizing the muscles that turn your foot in (these muscles are called the invertor muscles) and turn your foot out (these muscles are called the evertor muscles) may lower the incidence of ankle sprains.    

Balance intervention training involves an assortment of strength training exercises. A physical therapist will teach you how to safely conduct these exercises so you eventually can perform them at home or your training facility. Try one of these sets:

  1. A single leg stance on the floor
  2. Single leg stance while the opposite leg swings.
  3. Single leg squats on the floor at a 30 to 45 degree angle.
  4. Single leg stance while performing a sports activity such as catching or dribbling.
  5. Try a double leg stance on a balance board and rotate in a clockwise and then counterclockwise direction.
  6. Conclude with another single leg stance.

It is still important to warm up the muscles before attempting these exercises. Try a light jog or jogging in place, backward running, or running forward with knee lifts for 30 seconds. Power and strength exercises such as squats may also provide the additional ankle support.

Again, these are all exercises that should be practiced and learned with your physical therapist to ensure safety and proper technique.

Physical Therapy and Your Training

Depending on your needs, you physical therapist may recommend balance training using a ‘balance board’, which is an excellent way to stabilize and strengthen the muscles in the foot.    

Combined, all the things your physical therapist can teach you can result in a significant reduction in the risk of injury to the ankle. This is especially valuable for athletes, individuals in jobs that require standing all day and women who spend a lot of time in heels.

If you want to strengthen your ankle and minimize the possibility of an ankle injury, all you need is a simple balance training program from your physical therapist.

 

Paul E. Colosky Jr., MPT, MS, LAT, CSCS

Valeo Physical Therapy
1235 Clear Lake City Blvd, Suite F
Houston, TX 77062
281-402-1208
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Stop Shin Splints

Stop Shin Splints

Physical Therapy for Shin Splints

The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run.                  

An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition called shin splints. Intense pain occurs on the front, inside, outside and at times, the back of the lower leg. If left untreated, this pain can lead to stress fractures of the tibia. Shin splints occur due to damage and inflammation of the muscle tendons. The pain can be rather unbearable, forcing individuals to take prolonged periods of rest to allow for the inflammation to heal. Physical therapy plays an important role in the treatment of shin splints.

Visit your physical therapist if:

  1. There is a lingering pain after exercising or physical activity. The pain does not subside after 3-4 days of resting and icing the joint or limb.
  2. There is a dull pain, which recurs with activity.
  3. Pain does not resolve with over the counter pain relief medication.
  4. The lower leg is swollen or shows signs of bruising after activities.

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Shin Splints

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Are You Hydrated?

Are You Hydrated?

How do you know if you are adequately Hydrated?  dehydration

Some of the earliest signs of dehydration include thirst, headaches, loss of appetite, dry skin, unexplained tiredness, and irritability.  These are similar signs/symptoms we discuss with our patients during an initial evaluation for physical therapy.  Increasing the confusion, people over the age of 50 have a diminished thirst response that continues to decrease with age resulting in a lot of older, especially active older adults experiencing dehydration.

Water is the most vital source of energy in the body and dehydration can lead to feelings of tiredness and fatigue!

75% of Americans are DEHYDRATED!

 

FREE Community Health Screen!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 10am to 4pm we will be conducting FREE Hydration testing in the lobby at Valeo PT.

Are you Hydrated? How do you know? Simply drinking 8 glasses may not work.

See Ya Thursday!

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PROvention Sports Training

Sports and Rehabilitation Course

 

PROvention Sports Training

Hosted by ValeoFIT

1235 Clear Lake City Blvd, Suite D, Houston, TX 77062

Register TODAY at:  www.nasatrxster.com

**These courses are open to the public and there are no prerequisites.  Also, you do not have to attend Saturday to attend Sunday!

Injury Prevention Training

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Living with Lupus

Living with Lupus

Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE (also known as Lupus), is an auto-immune disorder that affects the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. The disease attacks healthy tissues, leading to chronic inflammation. This can have a drastic effect on a person’s quality of life. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides a wide range, estimating that 1.8 to 7.6 individuals per 100,000 individuals in the United States suffer from this disease every year.

Treatment depends on the extent of the disorder and the patient’s individual needs. Physical therapy plays a valuable role as part of a holistic treatment plan for patients with lupus.

Chronic inflammation results in severe pain, redness and swelling around the joints. While drug intervention is an important part of treatment, physical therapy helps manage the consequences of joint pain and other symptoms of the disease.

Your Biggest Ally

Your physical therapist is a trained and licensed healthcare professional. The therapist will determine the extent of functional limitations and answer critical questions such as:

  • What was your prior level of function?
  • What are you unable to do now?
  • What is your treatment goal?

This information becomes the foundation of a treatment program, which consists of:

  1. Functional strengthening exercises – These movements are designed to improve muscle strength and increase muscle tone related to everyday activities. Patients tend to get fatigued easily, so sessions are short and include long rest intervals.
  2. Aerobic exercise – These exercises tend to be longer in duration and lower in intensity compared to strengthening exercises. They help reduce joint inflammation and improve range of movement.
  3. Ambulation – The patient is taught techniques to sit, stand, walk and roll in an efficient, pain-free manner. This is especially important if lupus has severely affected the hips and knees.
  4. AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill – The AlterG Anti-gravity treadmill uses differential air pressure to lift you up while you are walking on a treadmill.  This allows the user the ability to improve mobility & strength without pain and reducing the stress to joints, tendons, & muscles.
  5. ML830 Low Level Laser – The ML830 laser works by sending light (photons) into your tissues and stimulates healing and reduces pain instantly.
  6. Assistive devices – Devices like walking sticks, walkers or more intricate, customized devices can facilitate ambulation, depending on the needs of the patient.
  7. Whole Body CryoTherapy (WBC) – WBC has been proven to reduce inflammation throughout the body, reduce stress, and enhance the immune system by increasing production of lymphocytes.  Chronic inflammation is one of the body’s worst enemies and is associated many autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthrits, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, dermatitis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.  A session in Whole Body Cryotherapy last 2-3 minutes.whole body cryotherapy lupus

Dignity, Freedom and Therapy

It is commonly thought that physical therapy can only help people who have sustained an acute injury. Physical Therapists are trained experts in the functioning of nerves, bones, muscles, and joints, your physical therapist is equipped to help patients with a myriad of ailments, including those as complex as lupus.

Valeo physical therapists guide our patients every step of the way, providing safe and effective relief from joint & muscle pain. The therapist works with the patient to design a program that will maximize independence.

Treatment is gentle, safe and effective and allows patients to live life with dignity and freedom. We won’t allow lupus (or any condition) to force you to ‘live with pain’ – not on our watch.  This is our commitment to you. To learn more about how we can help you live a pain free life, call us today. We’ll show you how physical therapy can change your life.

Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you or a someone you care about live a better life with lupus.

 

 

 

Valeo Physical Therapy
1235 Clear Lake City Blvd, Suite F
Houston, TX 77062
281-402-1208
www.ValeoPT.com

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Donate Shoes for Team Nola

Donate Shoes for Team Nola

WE WANT YOUR SHOES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nola has the most severe form of Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare terminal disease.

 “Imagine your unwanted shoes making a huge difference in funding medical research and clinical trials.  They can!  Please donate, for a great cause.”

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Eliminate Repetitive Strain Injury

Eliminate Repetitive Strain Injury – Valeo Physical Therapy

Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are “injuries to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions”.  RSIs are also known as cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive stress injuries, repetitive motion injuries or disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and occupational or sports overuse syndromes. (wiki)  It has been reported that approximately 60% of all occupational injuries can be attributed to repetitive strain injury.

neck pain

3 Main Causes

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Valeo Fit Sports Performance Camps

Valeo Fit Sports Performance Camps

Valeo Fit Better, Faster Stronger 2014

Core/Hip Strength, Dynamic Flexibility, Plyometrics, Speed & Agility, and nutrition education.

– Enhance Performance
– Increase Speed
– Increase Agility
– Improve Vertical Jump
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Quick Treatment for Growing Pains

Quick Treatment for Growing Pains

This has been one of the challenging areas for me as a Dad and a Physical Therapist.  My daughter, who recently turned 7, seems to come up with these sometimes random, but sometimes not so random leg pains.  These pains are generally passed off as “growing pains” and dismissed as a rite of passage.  This becomes difficult for me being a guy (solve anything) and a P.T. (solve anything related to the body) to just dismiss.  What can I say, I am a solve it kind of guy.

Research “tells us” that the pain is typically going to occur on both sides, usually comes on at night, pain is typically located in the muscles of the shin, calf, thigh, or back of the knee.  The pain is not usually in the joints (this one is particularly interesting to me – I’ll explain later).  Pain can be mild to severe, the kids feel better in the morning, and no signs of inflammation (that can be seen).   This last one is also interesting – children may be moody or tired when experiencing growing pains. Continue reading

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Life with Multiple Sclerosis

Life with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a clinical condition characterized by a loss of the myelin tissue that surrounds the nerves and aids in normal conduction of electrical impulses.

Common symptoms may include arm/leg weakness, difficulty with balance, impaired mobility, and problems with bladder function.  While MS itself cannot yet be cured, treatment is aimed at slowing the progression and helping patients maintain, recover, or use assist devices that allow them to be independent at home and in the community.  Physical Therapy play a vital role in this process and improves quality of life for patients with MS.

As a Physical Therapist, we work with the client to ensure that they maintain a degree of functionality and the ability to perform daily activities without too much difficulty. Continue reading

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