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All that caffeine, what really happens to your body

Whether it's your morning cup of joe, afternoon Diet Coke or pre-gym energy drink, many of us look to caffeinated beverages for a little extra boost. Indeed, according to a January 2014 study published in ​Food and Chemical Toxicology,​ a whopping 85 percent of Americans down at least one caffeinated drink per day.

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The Importance of Upper Back Strength

When it comes to building a strong back, the inverted row is arguably one of the best exercises you can do. This dynamic back building exercise holds a ton of benefits for both beginners and experienced lifters. Here are the benefits of the Inverted or Body Weight Row

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Transitioning from a Solo Practice to a Team

Dr. Josh Funk established Rehab 2 Perform in Maryland in 2014. Within two years, the company already had 14 employees and has now grown to four locations. In 2020, Rehab 2 Perform landed on both the Inc. Magazine Best Places to Work List and the Inc. 5000 List for the fastest-growing companies in the nation!

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Brain Fuel: Do Mechanics Matter?

Is there an “correct” solution to a movement problem? Opinions from movements professionals seem to live on a spectrum between two polarized opinions. 

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TRICARE Thinks PT is so Valuable, They're Covering the Whole Cost!

The data is out there that proves physical therapy is the cheapest and most effective treatment for most people's low back pain. It's clear that people with back pain should start treatment with their physical therapist, but most don't. TRICARE's pilot program that waives copays for up to three PT visits aims to change that. If successful it will lead to lower costs for both TRICARE and their members while delivering better outcomes in less time.

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High Value Care

"Increasing the value of health care refers to improving patients’ quality of care and outcomes, improving patients’ access to care, and reducing overall costs of care. In contrast, low-value care refers to interventions that: are not proven to benefit patients; may harm patients; result in unnecessary costs; or waste health care resources."

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Meet Rachel, DPT Student - Widener Univ.

Why did you decide to enter the field of Physical Therapy? I decided to enter the field of Physical Therapy because I always knew I wanted to help people. I have always been interested in health care because its main purpose is to optimize people’s health. I always have wanted to contribute to that purpose.

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What Really Happens to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

Whether you call it soda, pop or cola, you probably have a feeling that this sugary, carbonated beverage isn't the healthiest choice. Maybe you know that it can contribute to weight gain, or that it's been linked to diabetes. But the truth is, drinking soda regularly has a much broader effect on your body and your health.

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Meet Tyler, DPT Student, St. Francis Univ.

Meet Tyler! A third year DPT Student at St. Francis University where he was able to play Football AND continue his studies in the DPT Program! As physical therapists I believe we have an incredible opportunity in the healthcare field to build deeper, more authentic relationships with our patients. I have a passion for keeping my patients engaged and making therapy sessions something that each and every patient I interact with looks forward to. 

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What Really Happens to Your Body When You Run Every Day

You can run every day safely, but even experienced runners benefit from days off to rest and recover. There are lots of convincing reasons why people turn to running every day for exercise: You don't need very much equipment, you burn a ton of calories and you reap the positive effects of being in nature (if you run outdoors). "Running is a full-body metabolic, weight-bearing workout, so the benefits are enormous," says Andrew Slane, running coach at Precision Run

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