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. Core Strength. Part 2- Testing & Training the Core. by Dr. Jesse Lewis, PT, DPT Welcome back for Part 2 of our core strength education.  In Part 1 we talked about what core strength was and the best way to activate your core.  Here we will discuss how to self-test your core and a couple of our favorite core exercises.  How to Test Your Core Strength:. Self-testing your core strength isn’t easy.  That is because there are a lot of ways your body can compens...
Posted on 2017-07-12
. Core Strength. Part 1- Defining the Core and How to Find It. by Dr. Jesse Lewis, PT, DPT Core Strength. Those two words might be spoken in gyms, running blogs, and physical therapy offices more than any other words. Most people probably accept that core strength is an important part of health. But do we really understand what core strength is? And if we do, what’s the best way to test it and to train it? This blog will be the first part of our two-part series on core stren...
Posted on 2017-06-29
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
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