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The Most Overlooked Reason Why Fitness Resolutions Fail. by Tamer Issa, PT, DPT . With the new year comes our best intentions of setting resolutions to improve our lives.  For many of us, we make fitness-related resolutions to lose weight or get in shape.  The reality is that for most of us, we will fail after a few short weeks.  There are many reasons why this happens, including poor goal setting or our fear of change.  There is one reason that is commonly overlooked an...
Posted on 2019-01-13
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 2019-01-13
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
Checklist to Help Determine If your Child Should Participate in a Certain Sport. By: Megan Piersol, DPT. As you prepare to place your child in a sport or activity, it is always good to do some research about the particular sport, staff, equipment needed/provided, and facility as well as asking some important questions to better determine if your child is ready or will be in good hands. The following outlines some questions you should ask yourself, the coach, or the organization before pl...
Posted on 2018-11-02
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