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Have a Ball and Use It Too!. By Dr. Megan Piersol, PT, DPT. I want everyone to imagine a big long thick string.  Now, tie a bunch of knots throughout that string. Take each end of the string and pull both ends apart. What happens to the knots in the string? They get tight, right? You may notice that the string also loses length and function. So, why should pulling a knotted muscle be any different? As we exercise, over use muscles, accrue injuries and battle scars, and ha...
Posted on 2017-05-31
Receptionist (Part-Time) (North Bethesda) Small physical therapy practice is seeking an energetic, customer service oriented, organized, reliable, and responsible individual to join our clinic as a Front Office Receptionist. We are a unique and highly skilled physical therapy clinic that prides itself on getting patients better so they can get back to enjoying their lives. Hours: 30-32 hours per week (morning and evening hours) Must have excellent verbal and written communication skil...
Posted on 2017-05-04
. Strike a Good Pose–. Importance of Posture for Musicians. By: Megan Piersol, DPT. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain (Bob Marley).”  This may be true for the listener, but what about the performer?  Playing a musical instrument can lead to bad postures and compensations that can compromise your ability to perform at your fullest potential.  I have treated various musicians for neck, elbow/wrist, shoulder, and back problem...
Posted on 2017-04-28
Physical Therapist Megan Piersol Joins the Practice! We are very excited to announce that physical therapist, Megan Piersol, will be joining the ISSAPT team on April 24th, 2017. Her manual therapy skills, clinical experience, and passion for helping others are the qualities that we look for in a therapist. We are so pleased to have her on our team! Dr. Piersol earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010 from the University of Florida. Her undergraduate degree was in Bi...
Posted on 2017-04-12
Snow shoveling can contribute to a host of injuries to the spine, shoulders, and muscles of the body. Most of the problems are as a result of excessive bending and twisting while carrying a heavy load. Here are some tips to avoid pain and injury from shoveling snow. The Basics. Think of snow shoveling as a form of exercise, so as with any exercise, prepare your body for what you are about to do. Don’t begin shoveling snow after eating, smoking, or consuming caffeinated beverages. War...
Posted on 2017-03-13
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