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GET TO KNOW YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPIST: DR ZACH BAKER

​GET TO KNOW YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPIST: DR. ZACH BAKER Rehab 2 Perform will be continuing our “Get To Know Your Physical Therapist” series with one of our new hires to the Rehab 2 Perform staff. Starting December 1st, Dr. Zach Baker will be working at the Frederick location and this interview will allow you to know a little more about him! 1. Can you tell us about your childhood? Where did you grow up? What sports did you play? What school subjects did you enjoy?

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WHAT IS THE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN?

WHAT IS THE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN?  The FMS is a total body movement based assessment that it used to identify range of motion, flexibility, strength, balance and coordination deficits. The FMS identifies the factors that predispose individuals to a higher likelihood of injury, allowing our Physical Therapists to focus on those spots of weakness. It consists of seven movements that are observed and analyzed by the examiner.

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WHAT IS BURSITIS?

WHAT IS BURSITIS? Bursitis in an inflammatory condition affecting the fluid-filled sacs, bursae, that act as a cushion between our bones and surrounding tendons. It can happen anywhere throughout the body, but is commonly found in the shoulder, hip and elbow. The subacromial bursa is commonly involved in rotator cuff and other shoulder pathologies. The trochanteric bursa sits on the lateral aspect of the hip and is commonly irritated with activities such as running, hiking, and weight...

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DRY NEEDLING CHEAT SHEET

DRY NEEDLING CHEAT SHEET Dry needling is the practice of placing a thin monofilament needle into the skin and muscle at a myofascial trigger point. The exact mechanism of dry needling is not known.     There is evidence to show mechanical and biochemical effects as a result of the intervention, which result in a favorable effect of pain.  Eliciting a local twitch response, a spinal cord reflex, is an essential step in this process.

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ACL INJURY

 

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SPRAINS VS STRAINS

  SPRAINS VS. STRAINS A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the fibrous connective tissue that connects bone to other bones. Ligaments acts as a stabilizing structure in the musculoskeletal system and limit excessive motion in joints. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon.  Muscles are the contractile tissues that facilitate movement throughout our body and the tendons serve as a connection between our muscle and bone.

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WHAT IS RETURN TO SPORT?

  WHAT IS RETURN TO SPORT? Rehab 2 Perform provides a seamless transition from injury to return-to-play. By incorporating injury prevention, pre-surgery conditioning, rehabilitation, post-rehabilitation and sports performance, we are able to closely monitor and adjust the clients program as needed. Our certified and state licensed physical therapists can design a return to sport rehabilitation program for most athletic injuries. 

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WHAT IS PRI?

WHAT IS PRI?  

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DOES MY ANKLE NEED AN X-RAY?

  DOES MY ANKLE NEED AN X-RAY?

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TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING

  TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING Therapists at Rehab 2 Perform have received their training through the field’s leading researchers and advocates for the practice of dry needling as a therapeutic tool.   What is dry needling? Dry needling is the practice of placing a thin monofilament needle into the skin and muscle at a myofascial trigger point.   A trigger point is an area of abnormally taut and contracted tissue that play a role in the production and maintenance of pain.   How does it work?

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