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Meet the Intern: Sam Shipley

MEET THE INTERN SAM! Please welcome Sam Shipley to the Rehab 2 Perform community! Sam is a recent graduate of Slippery Rock University and is taking care of some pre-requisite courses and hours necessary to apply to physical therapy or occupational therapy school. We hope that his experience at Rehab 2 Perform is positive and that he decides on physical therapy school! Question: Why did you decide to enter the Health and Wellness field?

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Meet the Team: Ryanne Spigelman

MEET RYANNE Question: Why did you want to become involved in health care? Answer: I have always wanted to have a career in the health field, the problem was figuring out where I belonged I moved out to Idaho to attend Boise State University and that is where I discovered

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Community Series: ACL Talk W/ Dr. Zach Baker

Dr. Zachary Baker, DPT, CSCS hosted the first lecture of our Community Lecture series Wednesday April 12th at our Frederick location.  Dr.

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Meet the Team: Dr. Anthony Iannarino

Question: Why did you decided to become a physical therapist?

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Meet the Team: Dr. Caleb Fatzinger

MEET CALEB!   Question: Why did you decided to become a physical therapist?

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Q&A with Hood lacrosse star Kara Phoubandith

By Kyle McFadden Kara Phoubandith traveled down an uncharted path. After suffering her first major injury in the spring of 2016, a torn ACL, the prospects of a promising lacrosse career appeared uncertain.

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MEET THE PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERN: ANDREW HACKNEY

  MEET THE PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERN: ANDREW HACKNEY Please welcome Andrey Hackney, SPT to the Rehab 2 Perform Community! Andrew is a 3rd year physical therapy student at the University of Dayton and will be spending 12 weeks with us as he prepared for graduation from physical therapy school in Spring of 2018. We are fortunate to have him with us and look forward to enriching his experience and expertise as a young physical therapist! 1) Why did you decide to enter the field of physical therapy?

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WHAT IS IASTM?

WHAT IS IASTM (INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT-TISSUE MOBILIZATION)?  IASTM refers to the use of a specifically crafted therapeutic tool to perform work on fascia and other connective and soft tissue. These tools are designed to allow for optimal pressure to be placed over a smaller surface area. This design reduces friction and allows for more precise work in the detection and treatment of dysfunctional areas that cannot be replicated with your fingers, hands, knuckles, or elbows.

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WHAT IS THE Y BALANCE TEST?

WHAT IS THE Y BALANCE TEST? The YBT is an extensively researched test that is proven to be reliable in assessing an athlete’s risk of injury and symmetry with functional movement patterns. The YBT can be utilized for measuring pre and post rehabilitation performance, improvement after performance enhancement programs, dynamic balance for fitness programs, and return to sport readiness.

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WHAT IS A MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT?

WHAT IS A MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT? “Myofascial” is a term regarding both muscle and fascia.  In between our muscles and our skin is a layer of connective tissue called fascia.  The skin, fascia and muscles typically all move well together and as an organized unit.  However, just like muscles, fascia can become tight and lose its mobility.  When this happens, it puts excessive strain on the muscles and surrounding tissue. A trigger point is a tight, painful, hypersensitive area in our muscles...

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