Have an ache or pain related to physical activity? Ask a UT Health Science Center physical therapist

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 29, 2015) ― In conjunction with National Physical Therapy Month in October, physical therapy faculty members from the School of Health Professions at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio are offering free advice.

The public can call 210-567-8750 from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during October to discuss issues related to health, physical activity, neuro-musculoskeletal injury, or sports- and fitness-related performance enhancement.

Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion. They often specialize in geriatrics, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, manual therapy, sports medicine and pain.

“Pain-free movement is crucial to quality of daily life, the ability to earn a living and the opportunity to pursue leisure activities,” says Catherine Ortega, Ed.D., PT, ATC, OCS, associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 13 percent of academic institutions receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 31,000 graduates. The $787.7 million operating budget supports six campuses in San Antonio and Laredo. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.

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