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Myths & Misconceptions: Strength Training Edition

"Lifting weights will make you bulky"  - False. Greatly increasing muscle mass takes a considerable amount of time, intensive efforts, and appropriate hormonal and nutritional prerequisites. Simply beginning a strength training program will not lead to immediate increases in muscle mass. The degree of muscle mass acquired will also be largely associated with the volume and style of training.

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Meet Kyle, DPT Student

Meet Kyle! Working with our team in Frederick.  I am extremely interested in concussion rehab and its importance on both neurocognitive and musculoskeletal levels. My goals as a physical therapist are to ensure safety and efficiency with concussion rehabilitation to ensure full and safe return to sports, activities, work, etc.

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Intake

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Not Enough Fruit & Veggies

What happens to your body when you aren't getting enough greens?

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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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