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How Can I Get Physical Therapy?

Many people often ask us, ‘How can I get Physical Therapy?’ This is a great question and we think it is important for the community to know what needs to be done in order to receive the great benefits of Physical Therapy. In Texas, Physical Therapists have a limited form of direct access. Direct access refers [...]

Student Sports Injuries Are Very Real

It’s back to school season, and students of all ages are gearing up for a new year of sports. There are many benefits from participating in sports--building teamwork, self-confidence, etc. But along with those benefits, it’s important to know that student athlete injuries are real--and that every sport comes with the risk of injury. Injuries can happen [...]

Top Equipment Free Exercises You Should Be Doing

The idea of exercising always conjures up visions of personal trainers, expensive gyms, high-end equipment, and lots of grunting, groaning, and personal torture. That's never the case when we use the term exercise. The idea of exercise is to better yourself, mind and body, and to put you on the path to a healthy life. We've [...]

Momentum named “Practice of the Year” by ADVANCE Rehab Magazine

Momentum Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab has recently been awarded the “Practice of the Year” award by ADVANCE Rehab Magazine. Momentum will be a spotlight feature in the December edition of the magazine. The feature will highlight Momentum’s ability to serve the San Antonio and surrounding communities while maintaining excellent care standards for their patients and [...]

What is an Ankle Sprain?

Each year, thousands of athletes and weekend warriors suffer ankle sprains. Many of these ankle sprains are caused by landing where the ankle gets turned inward, stretching the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle. If you read our previous blog post about sprains and strains, you know what a sprain is and you know [...]

What is an ACL Tear? Part II

We often hear about professional athletes tearing or straining their knee or “blowing out their knee.” During those sideline or post-game reports, we often hear the announcer use three letters to describe the knee injury. This leaves most of us knowing the athlete hurt their knee and they will be out for a long while. Anterior [...]

What is Physical Therapy?

At Momentum Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, we find a large part of our job is to educate our patients and the community about what physical therapy actually is and how coming to therapy can help them. Many of the patients we see have had limited or no prior experience with physical therapy in the past. They often [...]

The Common Difference Between A Strain And A Sprain – Part 1

In our practice, we see a lot of patients who are confused on the difference between a strain versus a sprain. The issue is often made more confusing when you hear a sportscaster announce that an athlete was not seriously hurt and that the injury is probably just a strain or a sprain (as if the terms are interchangeable). In Part One [...]

Cowboy’s Dez Bryant Diagnosed with Patellar Tendonitis

With the recent injury to Cowboy's wide receiver, Dez Bryant, we've had a number of patients asking us what tendonitis is and when Dez will be back on the field. Since we're in the heart of Cowboy's Country, we thought we'd take a few moments to explain (for Cowboy's fans everywhere) what patellar tendonitis is, what [...]

What is an ACL Tear? Part I

As you read the daily sports headlines, you see many players out with an ACL tear-then you begin to ask yourself, 'what is an ACL tear and how can I avoid one'. ACL tears are common in professional and recreational sports, here are a few articles about how these injuries can impact a player: Baltimore Ravens lose [...]

What is Physical Therapy?

If you asked a therapist what Physical Therapy is, they would tell you it is the art and science of helping people get out of pain, get moving again, and get back to their lives. Physical therapists find the root source of your pain or symptoms and work on those symptoms with specifically targeted exercises, a [...]

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