There are many reasons behind surgery anxiety. Fear is usually the common reason mentioned by patients. There is fear of the unknown, death, being under anesthesia and experiencing complications.
In reference to Governor Abbotts relaxed Covid-19 restrictions, here at AOKC we will continue our current protocol until safety is established which will include staff and patients wearing masks, chairs placed 6 feet apart in waiting room, and patients only in waiting room area.
Paige Hershey says that one of the biggest compliments she ever received involved Spring Branch ISD's student athletic trainers. Hershey, SBISD executive athletic director, said she was talking with one of the district's football coaches about a football program in a neighboring district that doesn't have student trainers.
When it comes to breast-cancer prevention, most women are probably aware of the need for self examinations and mammograms, as well as awareness of a family history for breast cancer.
June brings both Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month, making the timing perfect for adult children to have a talk with their aging dads to make sure they’re taking care of themselves and will be around for many more Father’s Days to come.
Check out our very own AT, Shawn Ready, on a podcast with the head trainer of Cirque de Soliel, Chad Fraser. In it, they discuss what the training is like for the show’s performers, the stress that is placed on the performers’ bodies and much more about the show.
Every 25 seconds, a kid gets injured in sports. About 2 million high school kids will suffer an injury this year along with 75% of all college athletes. As an interventional spine specialist treating athletes, I’ve seen the heartbreak and pain these injuries inflict on my patients and their parents. For some young people, the resulting disappointment discourages them from other worthwhile pursuits.
AOK is now offering Systemic Dry Needling as part of the wide range of services in our state-of-the-art Physical Therapy Department. After an overall assessment, Dry Needling may be recommended as part of your custom-tailored therapy plan that AOK creates for each of our patients.
Although pregnancy is an exciting time, there are many aches and pains that go along with growing a baby. Most women, regardless of physical status or age, experience some type of orthopedic condition during their pregnancy. The most common complaint is back pain, namely in the lower back region.
The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the calf muscle of the leg. Injury to the tendon may cause it to become inflamed or torn.Achilles tendonitis is the term used when the tendon is inflamed. The inflammation causes pain at the back of your leg near the heel. A tear of the tendon is called a rupture. It also causes pain near your heel.