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Did you know that February is National Heart Awareness Month?

Did you know that February is National Heart Awareness Month? Well, we are so excited to share some interesting facts on how to keep your heart healthy and happy. We have great meal ideas for you and your family to enjoy. Also, well as exercises to keep the blood pumping. There is so much to […]

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Physical Therapy and Diabetes

9 Benefits of Physical Therapy Physical therapy is beneficial for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and individuals with pre-diabetes, also known as insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes occurs when glucose levels are elevated, but haven't yet reached diabetic proportions. Physical therapy is effective for: Better utilization of glucose Lower blood pressure Reduce the risk of […]

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Physical Therapy and Hamstring Health

Non-invasive healing With proper care and physical therapy, a mild hamstring injury will take 2-10 days to heal, while a severe injury can take up to 10 weeks. Full rehabilitation can take up to six months, depending upon the severity of the injury. Hamstring injuries are more prevalent in older individuals and adolescents whose muscles […]

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Heal the Heel

Easy Does It An injury to the heel can have a variety of causes, from arthritis and heel spurs to stress fractures and tendon injuries. It's important for individuals not to overwork the heel. People who aren't accustomed to extensive running, jogging and similar activities should never attempt participation without proper preparation. Physical therapy can […]

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Winter Fitness Secrets

Personalized Plans and Attention Physical therapists are biomechanical specialists who can develop personalized programs that factor in past injuries, the specific type of activities in which people are involved, and their ultimate fitness and competitive goals ranging from marathons and team sports to running and bicycling. A physical therapy practice offers a safe and therapeutic […]

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Muscles That Help Protect Our Lower Back While Keeping Our Tummies Flat

Many muscles work together to provide stability and movement in our spine. Keeping these muscles healthy and exercised can help reduce the incidence of low back pain LBP. Let’s review the muscles on the anterior or front surface of our abdomen. Starting with the long, but sectioned rectus abdominus muscle. This is a paired muscle […]

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What is Direct Access?

Stephanie Wilfong, PT, DPT Direct access can be thought of as self-referral to physical therapy. A doctor’s order used to be a universal requirement to begin therapy. Now, in the state of Maryland, you may begin physical therapy without a script from your doctor under direct access, with certain provisions. Direct access can be utilized […]

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Can A Genicular Nerve Ablation Treat My Knee Pain?

Dr. John O’Neil, DPT meets with Dr. Chirag Sanghvi, MD to discuss a less invasion option for arthritic knee pain Dr. Sanghvi is a board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management physician that practices out of Newbridge Spine & Pain Center in Leesburg, VA. Dr. Sanghvi completed his fellowship in Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic […]

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Lefties Have Rights Too!

My 8 year old son was struggling to tie his shoes, despite hours of patient practice and YouTube instructional videos. Granted, all kids struggle with that fine motor task; however, I could tell he was behind compared with his peers. One day it struck me- my left handed son was being taught by his right […]

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What can stretching do for you?

Do you remember hearing your gym teaching yell across the gym in the beginning of gym class during the boring old warm up stretches “if you can’t feel it then it’s not working”? Well that old gym teacher wasn’t too crazy because basic stretches to improve flexibility and decrease injuries. With just a few minutes […]

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