Who’s suffering?
Well, odds are that you’re not alone. 4 out of 5 adults will experience back pain in their lifetime… More than 30 million people suffer from serious back problems… 50,000 will undergo back surgery this year… The facts speak for themselves and they are startling. Fortunately, there is treatment available for a vast majority of those who suffer from back and neck pain.

What’s the solution?
IDD Therapy is a non-invasive medical procedure used to eliminate back and neck pain. This state-of-the-art, computerized traction unit targets specific disc(s) by creating a vacuum effect that reopens and draws fluids back into the disc(s), thus, rehydrating\healing the disc(s). This procedure relieves the patient’s spinal impingement and pain.

Am I a candidate?
Candidates for IDD Therapy are generally those with herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica, and general neck and low back pain. Those who are not candidates for IDD Therapy are those with diffuse osteoporosis, congenital spine abnormalities, spondylolysis, fractures, spondylosithesis, spinal fusions comprised of metal components, patients who are pregnant, and patients who weigh more than 425 lbs.  As a note, all candidates for IDD Therapy must have a prescription for physical therapy along with a recent (within 1 year) MRI to receive treatment.

What’s the cost?
No surgery. No recovery period. Covered by most insurance plans. Treatment is safe and painless. 86% success rate. It works.

I have suffered from back pain for more years than I can remember. I sought relief in numerous treatments with no success. I could hardly walk. I heard about IDD Therapy and decided to give it a try. Following the third treatment, I started feeling better. Now that I have completed the IDD Therapy plan, I am feeling great! Finally, I’m able to go shopping at the mall and do a lot of walking.
-J. Lambert

For more information, please contact us at 972.732.7797!

“Keep moving forward…”  It’s something we know must occur, yet we sometimes wonder how it will.  Life often stops us in our tracks, reminding us of how fragile we really are.

Just eight years ago, I compressed a disc in my low back.  I could hardly even stand or bend or, well, breathe (that actually hurt too).  I remember the feeling of desperation and vulnerability.  I pondered with great fear…  “Will I be normal again?  Will I ever run again?  Heck, will I be able to get in and out of the shower without the help of someone again?”  I cannot tell you how concerning that time in my life was.

By the grace of God, I was working for Summit.  I knew what they treated and how they treated because I had seen it on a daily basis which gave me hope for my own recovery.  So, as opposed the the discogram and discectomy that my Orthopedist suggested, I opted first for physical therapy at Summit.  I felt some relief after the first few visits and, by my 19th visit, I was on my way to trek across, the hilly and beautiful, San Francisco.  Since that time, I have continued doing the stretches and exercises prescribed to me by my therapist, and I occasionally go in for a tune-up.

Bottom line, I’m better.  I went from hopeless to hopeful.  And, I’m running again.  By the grace of God, I was placed in the hands of the right people at the right time.  Physical Therapy works wonders, but in order for it to really work, we, the patient, have to put in the work too.  All this to say, “Keep Moving Forward.”

For more information on how you can “keep moving forward” with PT, just give us a call at 972.732.7797.

During the holiday season, we’re striving for “all that’s MERRY & BRIGHT”, but, let’s face it, there’s nothing about pain that’s merry or bright. But, there is something merry and bright when it comes to the capacity to alleviate pain and sustain that.

Often times people suffer greatly before seeking out help. Check out the following testimonial to see how a woman’s pain stemming from RSD was turned into hope.

“After surgery on a varicose vein, symptoms of RSD left me puzzled. At my doctor’s recommendation, my insurance company approved 15 physical therapy treatments. I started with a pain level of 6 and, after the first visit, left with a pain level of 3. By the second week of physical therapy, my pain level had decreased by 50%, and, by the third week, I was pain-free. I completed physical therapy, stopped taking pain medication and forged ahead with hope that I’d overcome chronic pain. My hope was renewed to a normal, pain-free life.
-Melinda

For more information on RSD or chronic pain and how we treat it, call us today at 972.732.7797. Now, let’s make it MERRY & BRIGHT!

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

It’s really hard to believe that we’re less than one month away from closing out 2012 and welcoming 2013. I always find myself in reflective mode, thinking back through the ups and downs of the year. While 2012 has been a spectacular year in many ways, it has also been a humbling one for my family.

In May of this year, my Dad suffered a massive stroke. Although my Mom and Sister, who were with my Dad when he had the stroke, responded promptly, by the time my Dad got to the hospital, the doctor said, “There’s nothing we can do but wait and see what God does.” Watching my Dad suffer, and I do mean suffer, through that stroke was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever experienced. We watched, waited and pleaded with God in prayer for him to be okay.

Now, here we are at the end of 2012, just seven months out from my Dad’s stroke, and he’s back at home with my Mom, improving daily. He isn’t where he was before he had the stroke, but he’s steadily working his way back. I greatly admire his drive to get better which is, of course, rooted in his desire to live and live somewhat independently.

As Gandhi quoted, “health is real wealth.” Every day that we’re afforded the opportunity to live and live independently is greater than any portion of gold or silver. My Dad’s stroke story is a personal one, but it’s far more common that what you think.

At Summit, we see people who are overcoming health challenges every single day, and, together, we work to create hope in getting our patients back to the lifestyle they’re accustomed. As we bring 2012 to a close, I hope that you all will reflect on your own personal wealth- your health.

When marketing our practice, we focus on all the things we pride ourselves in such as our patient centric approach to treatment, highly skilled manual therapists, convenient location and so on. But, what’s best for us is when our patients do the talking for us. Read on and see for yourself!

I was having painful dilations every year for the past 30 years. Now, I feel great. No more pressure. I feel wonderful.

-P. Nann

When I first came to Summit, my low back/groin pain was unbearable. A few weeks into PT, I can feel positive results in those areas. It’s amazing what they’re able to do at SPT.

-S.A.

I has pain in the pelvic area and extreme bloating in my stomach (specifically in the afternoons). After only 4 fivist, I am feeling terrific. Pain is gone and no more bloating.

-E.T.

Because we know results are what you want, we ask that you remember us. For more information on our clinic, please call 972.732.7797!

Numerous people suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions such as incontinence. Fecal incontinence is a dysfunction that results in the involuntary loss of stool or gas. Most often, the patient has decreased tonicity as well as contractile weakness of the anal sphincter and pelvic floor.

Fortunately, there is treatment available for anyone suffering from fecal incontinence. For the fifteen years, Teena Petree, P.T. with Summit Physical Therapy has successfully treated this dysfunction with biofeedback and exercise. Biofeedback assists neuromuscular reeducation, which strengthens the contractile ability and tonicity of the pelvic floor muscles and anal sphincter. In addition, therapeutic exercise is used to strengthen and stretch the pelvic floor, thus improving tone and endurance.

If you or someone you know is being effected by this dysfunction, please call us at 972.732.7797, and schedule your appointment today!

For Love Of The World
Charlotte Tall Mountain

For the love of a tree, she went out on a limb.

For the love of the sea, she rocked the boat.

For the love of the earth, she dug deeper.

For the love of community, she mended fences.

For the love of the stars, she let her light shine.

For the love of spirit, she nurtured her soul.

For the love of good time,
She sowed seeds of happiness.

For the love of the Goddess,
She drew down the moon.

For the love of nature, she made compost.

For the love of a good meal, she gave thanks.

For the love of family, she reconciled differences.

For the love of creativity,
she entertained new possibilities.

For the love of her enemies,
she suspended judgment.

For the love of herself,
she acknowledged her worth.

And the world was richer for her.

43% of women suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction. Are you one of them? Do you know one of them? If so, go to the following site and sign the petition to have your voice heard by our government as treatment options are considered for approval.

www.yourvoiceyourwish.com

A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I’m sure that’s true, but they aren’t willing to make healing a high priority. They aren’t willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.

-Lindsay Wagner

We’re all about “results” here at SPT. If we aren’t getting results, we aren’t doing our job. Check out what one of our patients said about the results achieved with physical therapy here at Summit…

Since being under treatment, my back pain has been reduced by 50%. Radiating pain in my left leg has been reduced by 50% as well.
-W.D.

Do you have unwanted pain that you’d like to get rid of. Call us today at 972.732.7797!

The Texas heat is holding steady in the 100′s which means less time outside and more time inside. Many head to the gym for a quick workout and then back home, exhausted by the heat, without the thought of stretching.

When we exercise, those muscles shorten causing tightness. And, prolonged tightness can cause stress in the compromised area or even injury. Let’s face it, none of us want stress or injury!

So, next time, before you leave the gym, devote five to ten minutes to stretching those muscles out. You’ll be glad you did!