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Now Offering Telehealth! By providing care virtually, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe especially during this pandemic. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer through a secure platform called This means you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan from the comfort and convenience of your own home. In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Telehealth also has other benefits for patients, such as quicker screening as well as assessment. To learn more about our Telehealth services, call (940) 683-5575 today or visit our website at:

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Head Pain 101 There are a lot of different types of headaches that you may experience, and each can be caused by its own different reason. For example, migraines can be caused by environmental factors, food allergies or even as a result of stress. There are headaches that can develop due to sinus pain and headaches that will develop when you are dehydrated. There are also headaches that will develop when you are exposed too long to loud noises. There is no singular fix for each of these different types of headaches, which is why attempting to treat every headache you experience with the same medication frequently doesn’t work. One of the most common causes of headaches that are easily treatable with physical therapy is radiating headaches, which are caused by stress in the joints and muscles of the neck. This causes pain to radiate from the top of the neck into the head, especially surounding the ears. There are a lot of reasons why radiating headaches could develop, including as a result of lack of movement and stiffness in the neck. This buildup of irritation can be treated with regular physical therapy, especially through the use of massage and flexibility exercises that target the muscles in the neck.

Head and neck pain is not the type of pain that you can push through and deal with for too long. For one thing, chronic pain in the head or neck is often associated with some sort of chronic health concern — one that you need to deal with, not ignore. Secondly, when you are dealing with constant pain in your head or neck, it becomes difficult to concentrate. This can have a negative effect on your personal relationships, your career and more. The most common cause of neck or head pain is a muscle or joint problem. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the cause of the trouble and begin taking steps to correct the issue, allowing you to find relief from the pain without having to commit to long-term pain management — which often includes the use of pain medications that are potentially harmful to your health and not likely to work as well over time. Unlike pain medications that become less helpful the longer they are used, physical therapy provides long-term relief from pain by correcting the joint or muscle concern with targeted therapies like flexibility exercises, muscle strengthening techniques, and guided stretches that target core joints and muscles. Of course, not all neck or head pain is the same, so understanding the basics of what you are dealing with is the first step to achieving relief.

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Neck Pain 101 In many situations, pain that develops in the neck can be associated with one of two major problems. The first problem is upper-back pain that begins to radiate into the neck. Arthritis is the second of the major problems. The good news is that physical therapy can be used to address both types of neck pain. Cervical arthritis causes frequent aches in the neck and shoulders. This pain is generally worse when there are sudden changes in weather or at the end of the day, and while over-the-counter medication may make the pain less severe, it won’t eliminate the pain entirely. The biggest problem posed by cervical arthritis is that the pain will typically cause a loss of range of motion in the neck, which actually increases your risk of injury as a result of a sudden movement and causes regular discomfort and frustration as you are not able to utilize your neck in the way you normally could. There are plenty of situations in which pain in the neck as a result of cervical arthritis grows so severe that it can cause chronic poor posture and even a reduction in height. Life Doesn’t Have to Be a Pain in the Neck (Continued from Outside)

Addressing the Core Problem The majority of neck and head pain can be helped with one simple strategy: strength building. It frequently happens that the absolute cause of the start of a pain in the neck or head is a result of poor posture or quickened motion, and building core strength, as well as strength in the neck, can make a huge difference in your ability to handle tasks without experiencing chronic pain. Keep in mind that the neck and head are sensitive areas, so attempting to treat the pain at home can be dangerous and may not be effective. Working with a physical therapist is the safe way to ensure that you are practicing positive techniques to find relief from your aches and pains.

Contact us today by calling (940) 683-5575 or by visiting our website at We can help you achieve freedom from your neck pain.

Free Virtual Workshop at Foundation Therapy!

NEXT VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: NECK PAIN & HEADACHES Tuesday, May 5th | 11:30am-12:30pm

• Do you have neck pain or headaches when you sit or read? • Do you turn your shoulders instead of your head because your neck is stiff? • Does your head feel heavy at the end of the day? • Are your nights interrupted by neck pain or stifness? • Experience pain, numbness or tingling in your shoulder, arm or hand? • Are you looking for permanent relief of your shoulder pain without more medications, injections, or unnecessary surgery? If you answered ‘YES’ to any of the questions above, the Neck Pain and Headaches Workshop may be a life changing event for you. And remember, it is FREE. Our neck pain and headache specialists can help you return to a pain-free life. Register for this virtual workshop on our website at


We’re Staying CLEAN! Foundation Therapy is committed to your health and wellbeing. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Before and after every session, we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask patients that if you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—please stay home. Additionally, if you have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate your ongoing support. These Tips Help Reduce Your Risk of Infection:

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise if you’re experiencing neck pain.

Relieves Neck Pain

Exercises copyright of

Chin Tuck Supine Lie down with a towel roll under the curve of your neck. Without lifting your head, tuck chin gently toward chest. Keep the large muscles in the neck relaxed. Hold for 2 seconds. Repeat this movement 5 times.

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Cleaning Hands Often

Avoiding Touching Your Face

Avoiding Hugs and Hand Shakes

Keeping Distance from Those Infected

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Patient Success Spotlight

"This experience has been so positive and healing. I knew that I had Kelli, who cared that I was making progress and was there to ask questions. My gardening took a hit in the beginning. I needed strength to snip, cut, pull and dig. I have regained it all. This [Physical therapy] was made fun and through it all, enjoyable.” – J. M.



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