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:
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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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We are pleased to announce that our massage therapy and acupuncture services with be offered by Quest Acupuncture and Massage. They will be handling all their own scheduling and payment collection. This will allow for more convenient scheduling as they have the ability to schedule on-line at www.questacupunctureandmassage.com.
Did you know that YOU have the right to choose your physical therapist? When you get a physical therapy prescription from your physician, you can visit any provider you like. It’s common for the physician’s office to recommend a provider if the office is familiar with or has an affiliation with that provider. The choice is yours. You can either visit the provider recommended by your physician, or any other provider that you feel comfortable with.
Did you know?
Heel pain affects approximately 10% of the US population, resulting in 1 million medical visits per year for treatment. Plantar fasciitis is typically the diagnosis the patient receives during the medical visit; however, plantar fasciitis is only one potential cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a strong, dense strip of tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. Its sole job is to support the arch of the foot. Nice Plantar Fascia & Heel Spur Review
It is easy to see how the plantar fascia may be causing all this pain as the foot impacts the ground when you think about how often the full weight of the body is concentrated on the plantar fascia. This forces it to stretch as the arch of the foot flattens from the full weight of the body, possibly leading too stress where the plantar fascia attaches at the heel bone. If this keeps up, the result can be pain caused by small tears of the fascia.
If it is not the plantar fascia then what else could be causing my heel pain?
- Calf muscle weakness/trigger points (muscles on the back of the lower leg) can result in referred pain directly to the heel. We see this after someone has changed/added a workout program or modified the type of shoes they wear. This adds additional stress to the calf muscles that they may not have been ready for and lead small areas of irritation in the muscles.
- Calf muscle tightness – this causes the connective tissue surrounding the muscle to pull harder on the Achilles tendon leading to tightness at the heel, possibly resulting in the pain you’re feeling. Study Discussing Heel Pain Treatment
- Sciatic nerve irritation – the nerve that runs from the low back through the hip and down the leg to the foot can get tight or pinched not allowing the nerve to move easily as you walk. This can lead to irritation of the nerve causing pain that is located at the heel. This is very common for anyone with any history of low back pain or hip pain.
- Poor Posture – if you sit slumped forward most of the day the muscles and structures from the back of your neck, upper back, lower back, and hips can get tight and shortened, consequently pulling on the heel.
- Weakness of the muscles around the hip can cause muscles in the leg to shorten to help stabilize, consequently pulling on the heel.
Why is this so confusing?
Paul E. Colosky Jr., MPT, ATC, CSCS
One of the most important things you do is breath. Do you know that you take more than 200,000 breaths per day? Without food, you can live a few weeks, without water, you can live for a few days. But without breathing, you can only last a few minutes. Breathing keeps us alive. But what you might not know is that how you breathe may either improve or deteriorate your quality of life. If you have chronic pain, mental fogginess, feel lethargic, stress and/or tension, you may not helping yourself get better, because you are just not breathing properly.
When you breathe, it affects all aspects of your body. It oxygenates your body, restores organs, cells and tissues. When you inhale, the oxygen is forced into your blood stream, which revitalizes your body. When you exhale, it carries out the toxins from your system. Essentially breathing helps your body live and re-live.
So let’s talk about what Proper versus Improper Breathing will do for our bodies.
A review of the the most recent statistics from American Lung Association and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that over 430,000 people die each year from smoking-related diseases. The American Lung Association warns that cigarette smoking leads to 87% of lung cancer and emphysema.
Smoking is known to cause:
- Heart disease
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Chronic lung disease
So we know smoking causes some pretty bad diseases!!!
Smoking can also impact your Physical Therapy and is bad for your bones!
Bones, tendons, and muscles all get their nutrition from a healthy blood flow. When a bone is injured (i.e. fractured) or a tendon/ligament is surgically repaired blood flow to the injured/repaired area delivers desperately needed nutrients to help the healing process.
Smoking caused an increased level of nicotine in the blood, which causes constricted blood vessels. This leads to decreased blood flow, which impairs delivery of oxygen and other nutrients to healing tissues. This delay in healing can be as much as 50% during bone healing. This mechanism is also responsible for delayed tendon-to-bone healing (similar to rotator cuff repairs).
Because of the reduced nutrition reaching the bones, bone density becomes affected and this can also lead to osteoporosis.
Quit Smoking For Better Healing
Chronic smoking is proven to have a significant impact on your health and can lead to:
- Decreased bone and tendon to bone healing.
- Increased risk of osteoporosis.
- Increased risk of hip fracture.
- Increased risk of blood clots.
As many of our followers know our awesome massage therapist, Tami Jordan, has been working super hard to finish her Acupuncture degree. Well, drum roll please……she is finished, Licensed and ready to wield the needle.
Tami Jordan, L.Ac., LMT, NCTMB
State of Texas Licensed Acupuncturist
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
2012 Graduate of American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Master of Oriental Medicine
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used as form of healing for over 3000 years. It is quickly gaining favor in the West as an effective compliment to traditional western medical treatments. An acupuncturists looks for imbalances in the body, discovers the root cause of the imbalance and works to correct that imbalance to improve health and well-being. We consider the environment, mental and emotional aspect of the person along with the physical body in our diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
Many people have heard of using acupuncture successfully in pain management as well as cases of infertility. The National Institutes of Health and The World Health Organization recognize acupuncture to be a complete medical system that can be used effectively in the treatment of:
- Muscle pain
- Dental pain
There are 3 VERY important pieces of news you should know about your Medicare benefits in 2013.
Therapy Caps Renew
At the beginning of the year, you can your physical or occupational therapy with NO CONCERNS of having to pay out-of-pocket*. Therapy caps reset to zero at the beginning of the year!
Wellness Exams with your Doctor & many preventive services are covered
You may not know it but if you have Original Medicare, you may qualify for FREE yearly wellness visits and many preventive services.
No more Medicare Part B deductible or copayments apply for the following screenings if certain coverage criteria apply:
- Bone mass measurement
- Cervical cancer screening, including Pap smear tests and pelvic exams
- Cholesterol and other cardiovascular screenings
Man, this month is flying. It seems that has we move into the fall time doubles or triples it’s speed. We wanted to take a moment and let all our patients, employees, physicians, their families, and the Clear Lake community know that we are extremely thankful to be a part of your community. We have had an amazing 5 years and plan to be here for many more as we have recently expanded our facility, renovated the original space to add more private treatment areas, added Acupuncture, added an additional physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, and continue our efforts to give back and to have positive impact on the community around us. It was always my goal to build a top notch physical therapy clinic that would then give me the opportunity to give back to those around us. I feel very blessed to have this community’s support as we continue to reach toward that goal.
Play to Win a Valeo Physical Therapy Massage Therapy package and 1- month Fitness Membership. Just guess the 2012 World Series winner and the combined points. Ways to enter – print form below and email or fax in, go to Facebook and enter info in the timeline or comment on our post, or enter info in the comments of this post. Good luck to All! Go Tigers!
I know we are all busy with the day to day operations of our lives, so I wanted to send a quick message about your insurance benefits. Most insurance plans (check with your HR rep) renew at the beginning of the calendar year. This means that any deductibles that you and your family have met will start over at the beginning of the year. This is a great time to assess any aches and pains that you may have been dealing with or putting off throughout the year. Additionally,