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Meet the Physical Therapy Intern: Kyle Staley

MEET OUR NEW PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERN: KYLE Please welcome Kyle, SPTA to the Rehab 2 Perform Community! We are fortunate to have him with us and look forward to enriching his experience and expertise as a young physical therapist!

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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!

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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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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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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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