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Why Should I Do My Home Exercise Program?

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin When a patient walks in for physical therapy, one of the things they are sent home with is a home exercise program. But why do they do that? Aren’t they supposed to take care of everything while you are in the clinic?  These are questions that may run through your […]

The Pros and Cons of Carb-Loading

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Carb-loading diets have recently become popular in the sports and fitness community as a way to improve stamina and boost energy levels by increasing muscle glycogen levels by about 50%. Carbohydrates are your body’s main energy source when exerting yourself, and complex carbs such as legumes and whole grains are […]

Fall Prevention: Risks & Tips in your home

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin While falls can happen anywhere, more than half of them happen in the home. One in every three adults 65 and older fall AT HOME each year in the U.S. One of the easiest ways to help prevent a fall is to make sure that certain tripping hazards are addressed […]

PT News August 2021

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout August 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Knee ACL and Lower Extremity Injuries: Can we prevent them in our young athletes?  Written by […]

Physical Therapy During COVID

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin We are here for you! We are still following CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our staff continues to wear masks and disinfect frequently used surfaces. If you’re looking for an additional way to attend physical therapy during COVID telehealth appointments for patients that may not feel comfortable […]

Fighting Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss Due to Aging)

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Sarcopenia, or muscle loss due to the normal aging process, is common as the body becomes resistant to regular growth signals. After a person turns 30 years old, the average rate of muscle mass decrease per decade can be as high as 8%(1).  Sarcopenia causes a person’s body to become […]

What Should You Do if Your Child Has a Possible Concussion

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin What Should You Do if Your Teen or Child Has a Possible Concussion? A study published online in JAMA Neurology in February 2021 found that over five seasons, 72% of concussions and 67% of head impact exposure occurred in practice, not gameplay. As a parent, you should be aware of the […]

Back to School Nutrition

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin It’s almost time for school to start and we wanted to spend some time on Back to School nutrition! We have made it through most of the summer and it is time to take a moment and really think about how we would like to prepare our families for this coming […]

Hot Weather Exercise Tips

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin As the temperatures continue to rise, we have decided to put together a few hot weather exercise tips to consider while staying active and for staying hydrated through the summer. Set your alarm: Sunrise is generally the coolest time of day, so get up and get out early. It may […]

Going on Vacation During Physical Therapy

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin For most of us, vacation equals relaxation, catching up with loved ones, or even some much-needed fun in the sun. We all deserve a break from time to time from our work schedules and daily tasks, and going on vacation during physical therapy this time of year isn’t uncommon. However, […]

PT News June 2021

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout June 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Our Top 10 Beach Activities Written by The Jackson Clinics with multiple locations throughout Northern, VA. […]

Four Exercises You Can Do at Home While Watching TV

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Watching television can be a fun way to spend a night at home, especially when there are so many great shows to choose from. Many conversations now start with, “Did you watch that new show on Netflix?” While it is fun to binge-watch a television show, sitting for long periods […]

The Ergonomic Workstation

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Having an ergonomic workstation means that your desk and the things on it are arranged in such a way, that they prevent injury and are well within reach and use. An ergonomic workstation also promotes good posture. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity […]

Stretches You Can Do at Work

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Need to take a movement break? Sitting at a desk all day can take a toll on your health and can lead to chronic health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and more. If you work at a desk or sit for the majority of your day, you need to […]

5 Ways to Overcome Stress at Work

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin There is a close relationship between health and productivity. It is important to raise awareness about employee’s well-being as we celebrate National Employee Wellness Month. Many of the most effective stress control mechanisms are surprisingly physical in nature.  Encouraging them in the workplace can have a positive impact on the […]