It Feels So Good to Declutter… Lessons Learned Cleaning a Closet

True story: I am an introvert of German decent, so on this perfectly fantastic South Texas January day, I worked on cleaning and reorganizing the office closet.   This was not some sort of escape from doing income tax, but we are moving into a larger office in two weeks, and the present office is…

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Back Safety and Moving

January is National Back Safety Month and what a great time to pick moving to a new office! That’s right! Monarch PT in Boerne is moving across the parking lot, in the same building complex, into a newly renovated and larger space! With moving comes lots of bending and lifting and twisting…but not all at…

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New Year = New Insurance Benefits and Learning How to Find Out What Yours Are

Happy New Year 2017! In the medical world, most insurance plans reset in January (such as Medicare and most commercial plans). This means a busy time for our front office staff to verify benefits for all our insurance-based clients. (They won’t let us verify the 2017 plans while it’s still 2016—we have tried!). This is a time-consuming…

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The Will Power To Stay Committed

New Year’s Day is a funny one for me. i’m very optimistic, but this day is a combo of looking ahead in great expectation to the coming year, setting goals for that year, but also looking back, with a tendency for dwelling on last years good (and sometimes, not so good) decisions. I am more…

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4 Steps to Healing Faster After Falling from Your Horse

You may have read this title thinking “Is that a metaphor???” Nope, this is Texas and we get many active clients who love riding their horses…. and there is one group of smart, body-aware, proactive ladies, who seem to have an issue with one horse (or, is it the horse that has the issue??) and keep returning to…

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Deductibles, Coinsurance, Copays, and In-Network, Oh My!!!

In honor of Black Friday, today’s blog might be a good read if you are shopping for insurance, trying to figure out what all these vocabulary words mean, or , perhaps you are up late and can’t sleep… This link from BCBS of Michigan is very helpful. If you’re not interested in the source, but want…

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Patient Question: Is it okay for me to do yoga?

Most of our clients are very active, healthy, and, just like everyone else, want to stay that way. When little injuries, muscle spasms, or pain gets in the way, they all want to know, “Can I get back to ____?” (fill in the blank/activity of their choice). I am a very stubborn person, and I don’t…

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Your Time. Your Money. Your Choice: How to pick the right physical therapist for you

Maybe the title should be: “How Did Everything Become So Confusing??” Do you remember a time when you had good insurance? Where you had a health care system that took great care of you? When simple things like going out for BBQ was not expensive? Things have changed, and with premiums for 2017 going up,…

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Living out of my comfort zone: Things I never thought I would do as an adult

This picture of me is with my hair and makeup done with some effort, but sadly, is not how I look every single day…but for now, just pretend that’s what I look like while writing today’s blog. Most days, my blog will answer specific questions that will come up in therapy, but for today, I wanted to broaden the scale…

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My very first blog post ever!

Hey y’all, let me introduce myself a bit…my name is Brenda, and I am a Hill Country girl at heart. I love eating, taking great care of my family, staff, and clients, but at the end of the day, I just need to be outside connecting with nature, staring at the river, or playing with my puppy…

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