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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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5 Tips to Manage Chronic Pain

How to Manage Chronic Pain - Knowledge, Keep Moving, Spend Time with a PT, Focus Less on Imaging, The Mental Game

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Tyler Cosner, DPT Student

Meet Tyler! A DPT student from the U, he is working with Dr. Zach Baker in both Frederick and Mt. Airy.  A native of Florida, Tyler has a personal training background and even started his own mobile personal training company before entering the University of Miami's DPT program. Excited to be in Maryland, Tyler is eager to engage with all of our clients and get out into the Community. 

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Early Sports Specialization

Early Sports Specialization Is Associated With Upper Extremity Injuries in Throwers and Fewer Games Played in Major League Baseball.   Conclusion: Professional baseball players who participated in multiple sports in high school played in more major league games and experienced lower rates of upper and lower extremity injuries than players who played only baseball in high school.

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Passive Patient or Active Consumer

By becoming more educated healthcare consumers we can go from passive patients who take the first recommendation that comes from a practitioner to an active consumer who weighs options and makes choices. Here are some questions to talk through with your practitioner the next time a healthcare decision comes up. 

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The simple practice that can help you make better decisions

Self-ruminating can impair your decision-making ability. But adopting this one simple practice can improve it. We credit Socrates with the insight that “the unexamined life is not worth living” and that to “know thyself” is the path to true wisdom. But is there a right and a wrong way to go about such self-reflection?

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