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5 Important Benefits of LGBTQ+ Medicine Jan 1st, 2023

The LGBTQ+ community has made undeniable strides in acceptance in our culture in the past few decades. With same-sex marriage legalization in 2015 and the Respect for Marriage Act being signed into law just last month, acceptance in the general population has increased in many ways. But there is no...

5 Signs You’re At Risk for Chronic Back Pain Dec 1st, 2022

Back pain and problems are among the most-reported issues by physicians in the United States. Although many instances of back pain go away on their own or with gentle treatment, nearly 16 million people in the US struggle with long-term or chronic back pain that affects them daily. This can result in...

When to See a Specialist About Your Shoulder Pain Nov 1st, 2022

Shoulder pain isn’t always easy to treat. You use your shoulder constantly, exacerbating the damage and slowing healing for specific injuries. It’s no surprise that 40%-50% of people report ongoing or recurrent shoulder pain at a 12-month follow-up after treating it the first time.   Some shoulder pain goes away...

Athletic Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Oct 1st, 2022

Building muscle may be your priority if you’re an athlete, especially at a competitive level. Rather than turning to nonprescription anabolic steroids and other drugs purported to help you increase muscle mass, there are more natural solutions you can try. One of those is blood flow restriction (BFR). Crom Rehabilitation proudly offers BFR...

5 Problems You Could Experience from a Weak Pelvic Floor Sep 1st, 2022

A group of muscles located between your tailbone and pubic bone share the responsibility of supporting all of the organs in your pelvis, including your bladder and reproductive organs. Together, they’re called the pelvic floor. Typically, these muscles provide reliable support and allow you to tighten the openings of your...

What to do About Degenerative Disc Disease Aug 1st, 2022

You can live life for years being none the wiser about damages happening to your spinal discs. They’re round cushioning structures located between your vertebrae to absorb shock when you move or twist your back. Over time, they can dry out, accumulate injury-related damage, or their layers can wear down. ...

Telltale Signs of Arthritis-Related Neck Pain Jul 1st, 2022

You’re probably familiar with arthritis as a prominent cause of joint pain, but are you aware the pain and other arthritis symptoms like stiffness can manifest in your neck? Your entire spine is made up of a series of joints called facet joints where the vertebrae link together. These joints...

Struggling to Meet Your Fitness Goals After Muscle Loss? Consider BFR Therapy Jun 1st, 2022

Losing muscle due to age, genetics, malnutrition, being sedentary, or requiring bed rest can be particularly frustrating because of the loss of strength that comes with it. In severe cases, you might need help accomplishing tasks that you could once do independently. You know that physical therapy can help you...

Warning Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Repair May 4th, 2022

By a significant margin, the most common cause of shoulder pain is rotator cuff injuries. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that hold your arm in the shoulder socket while allowing you to move and reach with your arm. The tendons of the rotator cuff can overstretch or tear just...

Transgender And Non-Binary Physical Therapy: Implications For Practice Apr 8th, 2022

by Dr. Roy Rivera, Jr., PT, PhD, DPT, MCHES   More often than not, people are intimidated by the complexities of our vast health care system. Unfortunately, these same individuals become even more nervous when it comes to seeking physical therapy services. It’s easy to understand where this intimidation comes...

Conditions That Can Be Helped With Aquatic Therapy Apr 6th, 2022

Physical therapy is an integral part of any rehabilitation plan, but sometimes on the road to improvements in pain and immobility is full of discomfort and difficulty of its own. Aquatic therapy offers all the benefits of regular physical therapy with a few additional advantages of its own. By engaging in physical...

Recovering From Hip Replacement Surgery Mar 8th, 2022

Whether you need a hip replacement because of severe arthritis, osteonecrosis, or a major injury that just won’t fully heal, hip replacement surgery can be massively beneficial for your mobility and your day-to-day comfort. Yet, you won’t be able to use your hip to its full capacity within a day...

What Every Athlete Should Know About ACL Tears Feb 9th, 2022

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament that you have on each of your knees. It’s a band of tissue that runs diagonally through the knee and stops the tibia (shin bone) from sliding out in front of the femur (thigh bone). The ligament works with other bands of...

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Strength and Help You Age Well Jan 16th, 2022

Physical therapy is a remarkably beneficial component in treating musculoskeletal injuries, orthopedic conditions, and even various diseases involving the lungs and other organs. Yet, you might not realize the full potential of the benefits that physical therapy can have for you especially as you age. It could mean the difference...

What Causes a Balance Disorder (And What Can I Do About It)? Dec 14th, 2021

Dizziness, weakness, and vertigo are all signs of a balance disorder and a major cause of falls, which lead to injuries. Plus, they’re more common than you might think. Balance disorders are one of the most common reasons why elderly adults visit their physicians for medical care.  If you develop...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 13th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Unique Benefits of Aquatic Therapy in Recovering From Sports Injuries Nov 18th, 2021

For many physical therapy patients, aquatic therapy is a valuable tool that helps restore their movement and function after major injuries. Athletes in particular have high rates of musculoskeletal injuries and often want to make a full recovery so they can continue enjoying or competing in their sports of choice....

How to Know If You Have a Herniated Disc Oct 7th, 2021

Most people will deal with neck or back pain at some point in their lives. But when this discomfort crops up, you want to find a way back to pain-free living as quickly as possible. That usually starts with identifying the cause of your pain so it can be treated....

Get Moving Again: Part 1 Mar 30th, 2021

With a pandemic raging, how active have you been this year? As vaccines roll out and people cautiously return to the world, I spend a lot of time thinking about the non-runners. The indoorsmen and women of the world, whose gyms have closed — the people without established home workout...

Crom featured on BizJournal Jan 11th, 2021

Houston Business Journal has placed Crom Rehabilitation among the largest Houston-area LGBT+ Owned Businesses!  Beginning as a small business in 2014, Crom Rehabilitation has made a name for itself in not only the LGBT+ community, but the Houston community as a whole by providing inclusive, personalized therapy, and working closely with clients...

New Pearland Location Jan 11th, 2021

We are happy to announce that we are now open in Pearland! At our new Pearland location, you can expect the same dedication and care that you have come to expect from Crom Rehabilitation.  We work to provide the best physical therapy for whatever physical disability or pain you may be...

Book PR/announcement Jan 11th, 2021

Shantay, You Stay: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to LGBT+ Inclusive Practices is a brand new book by Dr. Roy Rivera Jr., PT, PhD, DPT, MCHES, owner and lead physical therapist of Crom Rehabilitation that focuses on how healthcare providers can make their practices more inclusive, safe and affirming for the LGBT+ community.  Shantay,...

2020 Best Male Physical Therapist Jan 11th, 2021

Outsmart magazine is one of the Houston area’s largest LGBT+ magazines. Every year, they assemble a list of the top leaders in the LGBT+ Houston Community, from TV personalities, politicians to dentists and gyms.  Dr. Roy Rivera, owner and lead physical therapist at Crom Rehabilitation has been named OutSmart Magazine’s 2020 Reader’s...

Roy Featured on PTO Club Jan 11th, 2021

Dr. Roy Rivera, lead physical therapist and owner of Crom Rehabilitation tells us his secret for how he reached those top Google results for “Houston Physical Therapy”. Roy tells us how he garnered positive reviews on Yelp and Google to boost the visibility in order to help his business grow so much...

Roy featured on Expertise’s Top 19 Best Physical Therapists Jan 11th, 2021

Dr. Roy Rivera, lead physical therapist and owner of Houston’s Crom Rehabilitation has been featured as Expertise’s Top 19 Best Physical Therapists!  Crom Rehabilitation is dedicated to making personal connections with every client, so that they can be a part of their recovery process. We create custom therapy regimes for every client that...

Roy Featured in Voyage Houston Jan 11th, 2021

Dr. Roy Rivera, Jr., PT, PhD, DPT, MCHES, owner and lead physical therapist at Crom Rehabilitation shares his story of how Crom Rehabilitation came to be and a bit about himself and the philosophy he has always maintained.  After deciding that he wanted to create something of his own, in...

Roy featured in OutSmart Magazine’s “How Has Covid-19 Affected Houston’s Pro-LGBTQ+ Business Owners? Jan 11th, 2021

This pandemic has taken its toll on every one of us. Businesses have greatly been impacted all over the country, and Houston was hit hard.  Crom Rehabilitation’s owner and lead physical therapist Dr. Roy Rivera has kept his business afloat during these hard times. Roy thinks of his staff as...

Gayest & Greatest Jan 11th, 2021

Outsmart magazine, one of the largest LGBT+ magazines in Houston, recognizes outstanding leaders in the LGBT+ Community every year. This year, OutSmart Magazine has named Dr. Roy Rivera, owner and lead physical therapist at Crom Rehabilitation, the Reader’s Choice Award’s “Best Male Physical Therapist” of 2019!  At Crom Rehabilitation, one of...

What Happens to a Physical Therapy Clinic During Covid-19? Jan 11th, 2021

Crom Rehabilitation Featured in OutSmart Magazine’s “What Happens to a Physical Therapy Clinic During Covid-19?” This year has been difficult for everyone all over the world, but it has taught us that we are strong, resilient and adaptable. The Houston community has been impacted greatly by the virus, but it...

Why Is Community Driven Health Care Vital? Jan 8th, 2021

In order for healthcare clinics to best serve the community, the community must feel understood and respected.  Offering excellent healthcare without also meeting the unique needs of patients within the community not only falls short of what clinics can offer patients, but also deters patients from being proactive in seeking...

How To Know If Physical Therapy Is Right For You Jan 8th, 2021

Knowing if physical therapy is right for you seems like it should be an easy answer, especially if you have just had surgery as a result of an injury or have recently been in an accident resulting in strains and injury. If your doctor has recommended physical therapy due to...

Redirecting a Bad Experience Dec 16th, 2020

In any line of work, especially when providing a service, there will always be patients and clients who are difficult or present a challenge. Physical therapy, and healthcare in general, is no exception to having patients that are combative, hostile, or in a bad mood.  Most of the time, this...

What To Wear To Physical Therapy Sep 22nd, 2020

So you’re about to start physical therapy, but what should you wear?  You’ll want to focus on something that allows for a good range of motion but also supports any equipment or exercises that your physical therapist may employ during your treatment. In most cases, you can simply ask your...