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Patient Education

Dry Needling: What is the Hype All About

Dry needling is growing in popularity across the county. Now-a-days most of us know someone who boasts about the miracle of dry needling for their shoulder, low back, headache pain, etc. This is especially true in the fitness community-it’s all the rave! But what exactly is dry needling and is it for everyone? Dry needling is named such because the ...
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Is the One Stop Healthcare Shop OK In The Time of Covid?

For the last few decades the healthcare industry has been consolidating into large corporations. The landscape, once filled with: solo practitioners; primary practice partnerships; small groups of specialized physicians banning together out of friendship or a common goal; physical therapy practices where everybody really did know your name, has now been replaced by Health Care’s version of Exxon Mobile or ...
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The Speed You Walk Means More Than You Think

Our body’s most basic functions are measured through vital signs….. Can you name them? Quick. Ready....go!.... (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, and Blood Pressure)……. These are strong indicators of how your body….the machine that you own and operate each day…. is performing. In 1996 the American Pain Society instituted a campaign to make Pain the 5th vital sign and ...
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How To Stay Sufficiently Hydrated While Wearing Masks

What am I talking about?  How are we all staying sufficiently hydrated while wearing masks all day?  The struggle is real.  Facemasks should be doffed and donned (that’s “removed” and “put on,” respectively) with clean, just-washed hands.  Frequently removing and replacing facemasks to sip your favorite venti iced beverages can increase chances of spreading illness-causing pathogens.  I am very curious ...
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What Does Three Sets of Ten Mean?

Every day, you, my beloved patients ask me - How many of these do you want me to do? while they are performing therapeutic exercises for increasing strength. For this discussion, it doesn’t matter what the exact exercise is, but my response rarely deviates far from “three sets of ten.” But what does this mean? I can almost hear your ...
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Relieve Those Pounding Headaches with Physical Therapy

What do you do when you wake up and have a headache or you are working on a report and suddenly start to get a headache?  The common response is to take some form of pain medication and this may relieve headache pain in the short-term. If you regularly get headaches or migraines, pain relieving medications will not offer you ...
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What Is Cupping

What Is Cupping What is cupping?  Is that with the glass and the fire?, or some variation of this, is probably the first question we get asked by our patients when we discuss introducing cupping to their physical therapy. “Cupping” is a term that is used in several professions. When most people think of cupping they usually do picture glass ...
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Gardening and Back Pain: The Importance of Proper Body Mechanics

Gardening can be a great hobby. It adds value and curb appeal to your home, but most importantly, it is relaxing. However, back pain often gets in the way making gardening can excruciating! This could very well be because you are using improper body mechanics. Improving your Body Mechanics while Gardening Shoveling: Shoveling dirt (or snow) can put a tremendous ...
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Lower Back Pain Treatment in Maryland

Low back pain can be a debilitating condition, often preventing those afflicted with pain from fully living their life. If you have chronic low back pain, you know just how debilitating it can be. You do not want to do anything, let alone undergo excruciating physical therapy. Did you know there is an alternative to traditional physical therapy, an alternative ...
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Fibromyalgia Syndrome: What is it?

In the U.S. alone, between three and six million people (predominately women) have a cluster of symptoms which are typical of what we now call “fibromyalgia syndrome” or FMS. Approximately 20% of these people are formally diagnosed with FMS. These individuals experience a nightmarish combination of poor quality sleep, fatigue, anxiety, stress, whole body stiffness, and gastrointestinal complaints. Aquatic Exercise ...
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