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The Level Up Initiative, Episode 23

Check out our own Dr. Josh Funk on the latest episode of The Level Up Initiative Podcast! Through education on mindset, thinking, and communication, The Level Up Initiative fills a void of what is missing in healthcare education, while creating a network that is equipped and driven to navigate this seemingly insurmountable healthcare epidemic that we are faced with today.

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Brittany, DPT Student

Brittany, a third year DPT student from the University of Vermont is working with Dr. Jamie Wood at our Frederick facility. A competitive runner, Brittany ran in college for Hofstra on their Cross Country Team. Battling through some injuries, it wasn't until Brittany experience physical therapy that helped blossom her running.  Having an understanding and learning the human body in her journey has lead her down the path of PT and a desire to help athletes of all levels prevent injuries and get...

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Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

Researchers found that people who ate high levels of vitamin A were 17 percent less likely to get the second-most-common type of skin cancer years later.

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Best Cleats for Turf

The NFL Musculoskeletal Committee has coordinated extensive research on athletic shoe safety and performance. The committee has developed laboratory tests that evaluate which cleats best permit release on synthetic turf during potentially injurious loading.

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New study shows why people gain weight as they get older

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institute has uncovered why that is: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don’t eat more or exercise less than before. T

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Do You Know Your Movement Vital Signs?

Research is now showing the importance of moving properly for health. Let's take a look at some of the numbers you can use to quantify your movement health.

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Meet KC, DPT Student

A DPT Student from the University of Vermont, KC is working with Dr. Fatzinger in Mt. Airy.  She has always been intrigued with the human body and the systems that work together to allow us to move and perform. A 3 sport athlete from Philly, she attended UVM earning her BS in Exercise and Movement Science before enrolling in their DPT program.  Through joining the UVM Olympic Weightlifting team, she discovered CrossFit and has fell in love with the sport since, and enjoys working with that...

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Optimists Live Longer

Whether we see this glass as half full or half empty may say something about our chances of living beyond the age of 85, according to a new study from BU and Harvard

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7 Myths About PT

Physical therapists are movement experts who help people reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from seeking physical therapist treatment. It's time to debunk 7 common myths about physical therapy...

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Welcome Dr. Stephanie Hamilton

Welcome Dr. Stephanie Hamilton to R2P3! Stephanie joins the team in Mt. Airy after recently graduating from Shenandoah University, and had a rotation with Dr. Fatzinger earlier this Spring. Experiencing a major knee injury at JMU her junior year made her realize the true importance and life changing impact that physical therapy can have on individuals lives. 

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