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4 Hidden Benefits of Single-Leg Training

Due to balance demands, single-leg exercises increase proprioception and reduce body and muscle imbalances. Single-leg exercises are additionally safer for the hips and lower back as they mimic our natural gait and athletic movements.

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Meet Sarah, DPT Student

"I want to empower athletes to never give up and never stop doing what makes them happy by finding ways to keep themselves active despite their injury."

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10 Shoulder Mobility Exercises and Stretches

Whether you have tightness in your shoulders, are recovering from an injury, or simply want to boost the strength of your shoulder muscles, there are specific stretches and exercises that can be especially beneficial. Including shoulder-specific exercises and stretches in your overall workout program may help increase your shoulder mobility and flexibility. 

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Creating a Home Field Advantage

In our client interactions, there is an internal and external component to home field advantage. These less considered factors live outside of the x’s and o’s but can have a strong impact on whether you and your client achieve your collective goals or if no show’s, decreased adherence, or frustration derail a process. They ultimately can determine the client's readiness for the interventions you are throwing at them

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Meet Cory, DPT Student

I believe this provides a great opportunity to show people how resilient they can be and help them overcome physical barriers. I like working with active populations and youth athletes, but as I continue to gain experience could see myself working with patients who experience more barriers related to chronic pain. 

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Why Core Strength Is So Important

Your core is your entire support system. Your core muscles play a huge role in your everyday activities, from getting out of bed, to walking down the street, and bending over to grab your purse-but, most importantly, they literally help you stay upright.

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meet Kyle, DPT Student - Howard

Meet Kyle! A third year student from Howard University. He is currently on rotation with our team in Frederick!  A local product of Laurel, Kyle went on to Salisbury where he played football and baseball, while earning his BS in Exercise Science.  "I look forward to working with people of all ages who share my interest in sports and performing at the highest level; most importantly in preventing and managing their pain as I have had to do for most of my athletic career."

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In Defense of Walking More and Running Less 

From a physical perspective, research shows that bouts of exercise under 60 minutes can be great for your immune system, and that now more than ever, it’s important that we don’t overtrain. And according to Polly de Mille, RN, CSCS, and director of Tisch Sports Performance Center at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), these morning walks are doing some good for my running stride, too.

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Injury Mitigation

The proceeding discussion is in response to a discussion that resonated with me from this past weekend's online summit. Our very own Jarred Boyd opened the floor to discuss the question of, "what is injury prevention?" and the responses were both phenomenal and humbling. "Injury prevention" is a rather nebulous term that means vastly differing things to different people.

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How to Enjoy Healthy Eating

A healthy eating style is less about sticking to a specific diet and more about simply doing your best to make better food choices. So whether my patients are carnivores or vegans, I remain open to helping them eat better for their mental health.

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