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The No. 1 Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Physical Therapy Experience

Dealing with the pain and limited mobility associated with an injury or illness can be stressful for so many reasons. You might have questions like, “How long will I be sidelined?” and “What do I need to do to get better?” Or maybe you’re worried about how you’ll pick your children up from school, walk to the train for your commute or prepare meals for your family. 

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Is Icing Injuries Still the Way to go?

Today, ice packs have become as ubiquitous as aspirin — they’re a fixture in every athletic training facility and sold in drugstores throughout the country. Cold baths and ice tubs have also become one of sport’s most popular recovery aids. Nearly every high school, college and pro trainer’s room has at least one ice tub, and over the last 10 or 15 years they’ve become an essential post-workout or injury ritual for athletes in every sport. Yet science now shows that icing is often the wrong...

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Jocelyn Harte, DPT Student

Now in her fourth and final clinical rotation, Jocelyn is working with Dr. Anthony Iannarino and the Germantown staff.  Earning her degree in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Vermont, she continued on to their DPT program.  During her time she has interned with the UVM Strength and Conditioning team and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Adaptive Sport Program in Boston. 

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Balance Doesn’t Have to Slip Away

Original Article - You wobble slightly stepping off a curb, then down you go. In the second or two before you hit the pavement, you wonder what happened to that great sense of balance you used to have. Balance doesn’t stay steady throughout life. Like muscles and bones, steadiness can deteriorate if not maintained. And balance training just isn’t part of most workouts.

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Accepted Insurances

For your convenience, Rehab 2 Perform accepts an extensive list of insurance providers including, but not limited to the following:

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Is it the Shoes!? What is right for you.

Often times body pain originates from the the feet up. If your foundation isn’t stable, level, and properly aligned, you risk increased ground reaction force impacting your joints and spine. Here are tips regarding foot types, gait types, and shoe types, to determine what’s right for you.

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Sleep - 'The Magic Pill' for Athletic Performance

“There’s a 100 percent correlation in quality of sleep to performance on the field,” says Steve Smith, senior director of health, wellness and performance for Washington’s professional basketball team, the Wizards. “Acutely and chronically, sleep impacts reaction time, alertness and the ability to play to talent level.” Studies have shown that getting a good night’s sleep may help reduce the risk of injury and illness in athletes.

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Peter Yu, DPT Student Med. Univ. South Carolina

I am currently in my 3rd and final year in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Medical University of South Carolina. Growing up as an athlete and someone who values an active and healthy lifestyle, I’ve always had a tremendous interest in optimizing human body performance and knew I would eventually want to pursue a career geared towards helping others in the medical field. I am definitely excited about the turf field, power racks, and barbells in the clinic to say the least!

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Set Goals As You Enter PT

When you kick off a new project at work, chances are you spend a fair amount of time setting and reviewing goals. These goals help you—and those you’ll be working with—get a clear sense of what you’re looking to achieve and begin to map out a plan of attack. These same principles apply when going to physical therapy for an injury.

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Samantha, DPT Student, UM Baltimore

A native of Maryland, Samantha joins us as a third year DPT Student from the University of Maryland, Baltimore working with Dr. Jamie Wood in Frederick.  Samantha earned her B.S. in Athletic Training from Towson University where she assisted with a number of the different sports teams.  With a background in athletic training, she hopes to eventually work alongside athletic trainers to provide the best possible care to all athletes and keep them performing at their best possible level, while...

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