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5 Ways to Avoid Back Pain Over the Busy Holiday Season. by Tamer Issa, PT, DPT. Avoiding stress is the first thing that comes to mind, so getting out of town for a week or two would be a great idea.  The holiday season can be a busy and hectic time for all of us, especially if you live in the DC Metro Area.  The last thing you want to be dealing with this holiday season is an episode of back pain.  Here are some simple tips to avoid back pain this month. Take Care While...
Posted on 2018-12-14
Brain Smarts By: Megan Piersol, DPT   There are many ways that you can help keep your brain healthy with just daily activities. When you start doing the same thing over and over again, the brain turns to auto-pilot and tends to not have to stay sharp or work as hard. Ever drive home and realize that you weren’t paying attention and just went through all the motions? That’s your brain on auto pilot. Your brain needs “change ups” to help keep it working better and...
Posted on 2018-12-05
Balance & Fall Prevention in Older Adults By: Cole Howell, PT, DPT As time goes on, it is normal to deal with decreased strength, muscle atrophy, impaired balance, and visual impairments. That being said, falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Many older adults are concerned with falling (either for themselves or for a loved one). As winter approaches, and icy sidewalks are a certainty, it is especially important to consider improving your balance. In this blog post, I am going to...
Posted on 2018-11-30
. Our Small Business Story. Check out the Video Blog of this post HERE Today is Small Business Saturday and I wanted to take the time to share with you our story-- the story of Issa Physical Therapy. I graduated in 1998 and it took me 3 months to find a job as a physical therapist.  Not because there weren't any jobs available.  I had plenty of interviews.  It was because I couldn't find a job that was going to be a good learning opportunity to get my career started on the...
Posted on 2018-11-24
Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving Holiday!. Thanksgiving is one of North America’s all-time favorite holidays.  It’s a day to give thanks, count your blessings, celebrate with family and friends, and indulge in some of the best foods on earth.  In 2011, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimated that 42.8 million people would travel away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving [1].  It is no wonder that Thanksgiving is such an important holiday to tra...
Posted on 2018-11-21
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