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meet Lei, DPT Student

A third year DPT student from the University of Miami, Lei is working under the staff in Germantown.  After a career change and an amazing transformational journey, Lei wanted to be an expert in movement.  During his journey he found a love for working out, cycling and kettlebells! Lei currently holds the US record for snatches with a 28kg kettlebell with 142 continuous reps in 10 minutes! 

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Choose PT for Pain

4 Ways Physical Therapists Manage Pain Physical therapy is among the safe and effective alternatives to opioids recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the management of most non-cancer related pain. Whereas opioids only mask the sensation of pain, physical therapists treat pain through movement, hands-on care, exercise, and patient education. Here's how physical therapists manage pain:

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Imaging Can Improve Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are experts in the musculoskeletal system, and typically use patient history and a good physical exam to come to a diagnosis and treatment plan. However, PTs are increasingly using diagnostic imaging as they become the practitioner of choice for musculoskeletal injuries.

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Medical Proof Vacation Is Good for Your Heart

A person can reduce their metabolic symptoms—and therefore their risk of cardiovascular disease—simply by going on vacation.

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Age Well with PT

We can't stop time. But with the right type and amount of physical activity, we can help stave off many age-related health problems and live life to its fullest. Here are 9 things physical therapists want you to know to age well.

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Mark, DPT Student Nazareth

Mark, a third year DPT student from Nazareth is currently working with Dr. Ashley Young at our Frederick facility. Early on he knew he wanted to explore the medical field and experience his own rehab experience as a multisport athlete growing up. Mark's interest in strength and conditioning peaked in college as he went on to get his degree in Health Sciences.  Mark plans to incorporate and mesh physical therapy with his sports performance background to continue on a path to best serve the...

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Take a Warm Bath 1-2 hours Before Bedtime to Get Better Sleep

Systematic review protocols — a method used to search for and analyze relevant data — allowed researchers to analyze thousands of studies linking water-based passive body heating, or bathing and showering with warm/hot water, with improved sleep quality.

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The Level Up Initiative, Episode 23

Check out our own Dr. Josh Funk on the latest episode of The Level Up Initiative Podcast! Through education on mindset, thinking, and communication, The Level Up Initiative fills a void of what is missing in healthcare education, while creating a network that is equipped and driven to navigate this seemingly insurmountable healthcare epidemic that we are faced with today.

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Brittany, DPT Student

Brittany, a third year DPT student from the University of Vermont is working with Dr. Jamie Wood at our Frederick facility. A competitive runner, Brittany ran in college for Hofstra on their Cross Country Team. Battling through some injuries, it wasn't until Brittany experience physical therapy that helped blossom her running.  Having an understanding and learning the human body in her journey has lead her down the path of PT and a desire to help athletes of all levels prevent injuries and get...

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Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

Researchers found that people who ate high levels of vitamin A were 17 percent less likely to get the second-most-common type of skin cancer years later.

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