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Meet Dr. Haley

Why did you want to become involved in physical therapy?         Physical therapy is the perfect career to meld my passion for athletics and my interest in science. I love helping patients to return to their favorite activity and I find long-term success comes when patients understand the why behind the rehab process….

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Make Running Easier with these 8 Mental Strategies

If you’re a runner, strengthening your mind is just as important as strengthening your muscles. When you train your mind, you can make runs feel great more often. In running, training your mind is just as important as training your body. That might seem odd considering it’s your lungs, legs and heart doing all the…

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If You Like a Good Bargain, You’re Going to LOVE Physical Therapy.

It’s no secret that prices have been going up. Gas is expensive. Food is expensive. The housing market is crazy. If you’re looking for ways to pinch some pennies or stretch your dollars, physical therapy might be just what you’re looking for. Physical Therapy Saves Cost A study that looked at the claims data of…

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Meet Dr. Akanni Salako

Akanni grew up in Bowie Maryland and played basketball during his youth and high school years. He went on to play DII basketball and earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Virginia Union University in 2016. He’s always had a passion for physical therapy and sport performance and went on to receive his Doctorate of…

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HOW 2 SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFESTYLE

Step up your spring cleaning this year by including your health as well as your home. Traditionally, spring is the time of year when many of us undertake a deep clean of our home, finally prioritizing our attention to decluttering our cupboards and throwing out unnecessary objects. Still, with all that time spent devoting ourselves…

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The 12 Best Foods That Help You Sleep

A spoonful of PB might help you get a sounder night’s slumber. Anyone who’s ever felt drowsy after dining on turkey during the holidays knows that certain foods can affect your alertness. Yep, what you put on your plate plays a part in promoting how well you snooze. The connection between diet and sleep was…

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How 2 Warmup & Be More Active!

As the weather warms, getting outside and being more active can be a great way to combat the deleterious effects of sitting at a desk for countless hours each week. Exercise or activity in the form of running or strength workouts can be a great way to get your body moving and improve your overall…

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Avoid these Common Race Day Fueling Mistakes

Whether you’re running a 5K or a marathon, the food you eat and the fluids you drink on race day can make or break your performance. Runners know this, of course. But maybe because of the hectic mornings, the rush of endorphins or the confusing calorie maths, mistakes happen. Race-day fuelling is a tricky subject,…

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Overcoming the Negative Voice in Your Head

From GQ Our inner voice performs all kinds of important tasks—but when it gets negative, it can be hard to turn off. Ethan Kross, a psychologist and neuroscientist who studies introspection, has a solution. We’ve all got a voice in our head. (Maybe you can hear yours, right now, reading these words.) And though you’re…

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Meet Kayla! New in Mt. Airy

Why did you want to become involved in physical therapy?     In its simplest form, I wanted to be a physical therapist so I can help people. I wanted a way to integrate my passion for athletics and my desire to help, and I felt that PT was a product of those goals. Being…

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