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UPDATE FOR 2020-2021 PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICALS

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ONLY!  Due to Coronavirus, any participant in athletics or marching band who has previously had a physical are exempt from a physical this year.  However, all participants must complete a new Medical History Form.

Students in athletics or marching band who have NEVER had a physical are required to have one, or if the student answers yes to the medical history questions 1-6.  Medical History Questionnaire and Physical Form

OSTC will be hosting our annual physicals this year on May 16th. As a reminder, this is a free service that we provide for schools that contract their sports medicine care through OSTC.  Each school has been given a specific time slot to help reduce the risk of infection.  

  • Holliday ISD  8:00
  • Christ Academy 8:20
  • Burkburnett  8:40
  • Henrietta  9:00
  •  Notre Dame 9:20

2020 Pre-Participation Physical Paperwork

The UIL has updated the paperwork for the pre-participation physical.  You can find the new paperwork here.

UIL 2020 Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form

OSTC will be hosting our annual physicals this year on May 16th. As a reminder, this is a free service that we provide for schools that contract their sports medicine care through OSTC.  Each school has been given a specific time slot to help reduce the risk of infection.  

  • Holliday ISD  8:00
  • Christ Academy 8:20
  • Burkburnett  8:40
  • Henrietta  9:00
  •  Notre Dame 9:20

With everything going on this year, we are practicing social distancing, so things will operate a little different in order to maintain a healthy environment.

Make sure to remind your athletes that they must print off and bring the Physical Form with them. We will not be printing them the day of. The form can be found on the UIL website or by clicking here

When athletes arrive, they need to stay in their vehicles and drive under the awning to check in. If it is prior to your time slot, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle as we are only allowing one school in the building at a time.

We ask that all parents remain in their vehicles while athletes are inside to reduce the number of bodies within the building.

Inside the building, we will be taking the following precautions:

  • Six feet of space between each athlete waiting in line
  • All employees will be wearing masks
  • We will utilize private rooms during the examinations to keep social distance
  • Our regular cleaning procedures have been amplified and are completed on a more frequent basis

The safety of our employees, patients, and athletes is of utmost importance, so rest assured that we are doing everything we can to provide physicals in a safe and healthy environment. Please be aware that the process may take slightly longer than normal, so please be patient with us.

We look forward to seeing your athletes on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Please give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Now offering Telemedicine!

As we continue to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we are very excited to announce that our doctors are now offering Telemedicine appointments.

Call 940-689-9664 to schedule your visit.  telemedicine

Telemedicine allows our doctors to offer you the same face to face quality time while still practicing social distancing.  Telemedicine is convenient, easy to operate and safe!  Please call if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

OSTC Elves (employees) Enjoy Wrapping Party!

Every year around Christmas time, the staff at OSTC magically become Santa’s helpers.  This has been a tradition at OSTC since the doors opened in 2002.

The “elves” sign up to help a local family for the holidays by providing gifts.  The OSTC employees purchase gifts throughout the weeks leading up to the “wrapping party,”  then on wrapping day the real party begins.

2019 wrappers

Lunch is provided by OSTC, and the elves quickly get to work wrapping all the presents and enjoying each others company.  It is a holiday tradition that is looked forward to year round by all the employees at OSTC.

Give the Gift of Relaxation This Christmas!

Grab a massage gift card from OSTC’s massage therapist Jackie Malone.

$50.00 for 1 hour massage

$235.00 for 5 – 1 hour massages

$420.00 for 10 – 1 hour massages (best deal and keeps on giving all year long)

Sale prices are effective from Dec.2 to Dec. 23

For details on purchasing a gift card, come by or call OSTC today 940-692-4688

 

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, you could be suffering from one of many different ailments. Some common conditions include:

  • Rotator cuff tear: This is what happens when the tendons that constitute the rotator cuff muscles around the shoulder detach from the bone, causing a severe decrease in the range of motion that a healthy rotator cuff allows us to have. These injuries are very painful and have two general causes:
  • Repetitive use: As the name implies, repetitive use injuries are caused by repeated activities that wear the rotator cuff thin over time. This is typically seen in older patients or people who put an unusually demanding strain on their rotator cuffs, such as professional athletes.
  • Trauma: Traumatic injuries, such as breaking a fall with an outstretched hand, can lead to rotator cuff tears as well. This cause is much less common than repetitive use and is most often the culprit of rotator cuff tears in patients under 60 years of age.
  • Frozen shoulder: Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a medical condition that includes a decrease of motion in the shoulder and pain that progressively increases. There are three stages of frozen shoulder:
    • Stage 1: The freezing stage, or the beginning of pain and loss of motion, both of which begin to steadily increase.
    • Stage 2: The frozen stage. By now, the shoulder’s range of motion is severely restricted, but the pain is likely starting to decrease.
    • Stage 3: The thawing stage, where pain is minimal and shoulder motion slowly returns to normal.

These are only a few of the possible conditions that can cause shoulder pain. Some are more serious than others. Call your doctor, and consult us as for your physical therapy needs, if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Inability to carry objects or have full use of your arm
  • Joint deformity
  • Shoulder pain that doesn’t ease at night or while resting
  • Lack of motion, including an inability to raise your arm
  • Swelling or bruising around the shoulder joint or upper arm
  • Signs of an infection, which could include fever, redness, and warmth

A few common treatments that may bring relief include:

  • A little rest & relaxation. This can help soothe many aches and pains in the shoulder region, but medical experts advise you to use caution with this approach as too much rest can lead to the discomforts associated with a frozen shoulder.
  • Ice and heat. Ice packs should be used on recent injuries that were sustained in the last 48 hours. Ice packs are especially helpful where swelling is involved, as they can help decrease the swelling in the injured area, thus helping to reduce the pain. Heat treatments, such as hot pads, should be used only to relax and loosen tissues in cases of chronic conditions. Heat treatments should not be used after periods of significant activity (if you’re concerned about muscle soreness, use the heat treatment before participating in the activity) or after an acute injury.
  • Stretching. The shoulder is a very mobile joint. The less the shoulder is stretched, the tighter the joint becomes, causing more muscle and joint stiffness and leading to more pain. Stretching the muscles and tendons surrounding an aching joint can spell relief in many cases.
  • Physical therapy. It has been shown that physical therapy is “an important aspect of treatment of almost all orthopedic conditions,” and shoulder pain is no exception. The treatments utilized by physical therapists can ease pain, increase strength and mobility, and help patients resume the level of activity they enjoyed before the injury.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication. If the above-mentioned treatments aren’t enough to get you moving again, your doctor might prescribe anti-inflammatory medications to help the process along.

If you find yourself battling shoulder pain, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Talk to your medical professional, who can refer you to trusted physical therapists like us to guide you on the road to recovery.

OSTC SPORTS PERFORMANCE Baseball Ramp-Up Performance Program

Preparation starts now!

With the upcoming baseball season on the horizon, it is time to start
taking the necessary steps to achieve your baseball goals.
Improving your strength, function, and ability to produce rapid movement is necessary to succeed.

This program designed by Colten Mass (Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist) will help to improve baseball performance and reduce risk of injury.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED !!

Contact us today: (940) 692-4688

STARTING: DECEMBER 2, 2019
4 SESSIONS PER WEEK // MON-THUR
YOUTH BLOCK 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
HIGH SCHOOL BLOCK 6:00 pm-7 :00 pm

Baseball POV Performance Flyer

Call to schedule your Massages Today!

Jackie is coming back from maternity leave and is now accepting appointments for Septempber.  Please call the schedulers at the front desk to get your massage on the books today!

Jackie and family

OSTC Bike Team competes in the HHH 2019

OSTC would like to take a second to send a shout out to all the bike riders who rode in the Hotter than Hell Bike Ride. We are especially proud of the OSTC bike riding team.  The OSTC bike team consist of employees, their family members, friends are past patients.

Lucas Vietenheimer and Steve Bailey rode in the 100 mile race.

Charlie Post rode the mountain bike ride and the 25 mile ride.

Other OSTC riders included Belinda “B” Wingo, Corey Samudosky, Corey’s mother Terrilynn Nowicki, Pat Finnell, Diana Dearmond, Lacy Coltharp and her son, Caden.

To celebrate their accomplishment, OSTC employees and their families created a cheering section to meet the riders as they finished their rides.

steve   hhh2019