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What is functional training?

  • by Zac
  • 7th March 2019

“This is a functional exercise.”……“This is functional training.”
How many times have you heard this? Have you ever wondered what is meant by “functional”? What does “functional” even mean for you?  

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Easy Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Snow Shoveling Injuries

  • by Zac
  • 30th January 2019

Physical therapy clinics throughout Bethesda and other areas like this are now crowded with people that have injured themselves shoveling snow. Back injuries are the most commonly injured area when shoveling however many other areas can become irritated as well. Why does this so commonly occur?

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Can You Shoulder the Load?

  • by Zac
  • 8th January 2019

If you are reading this, you likely are already aware of some of your shoulder mobility limitations. These limitations may affect your ability to overhead press in the weight room, serve on the tennis court, or swim. Perhaps you have been working on these limitations but have seen little improvement. A joint's mobility will be limited for a reason. What reason could that be?...

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Weight Lifting Belts: Do you need one?

  • by Zac
  • 18th December 2018

Weight lifting belts create a lot of debate in the world of training and rehab. As performance physical therapists, we get this question a lot. Are weight lifting belts good or bad for you to use? Will it help or hurt your performance?

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Here's What to Do if Kettlebell Swings Hurt Your Back

  • by Zac
  • 27th November 2018

“Kettlebell swings hurt my back.”

This is something that I commonly hear from our physical therapy patients in Bethesda. Many participate in Crossfit, sports or simply enjoy exercising. Regardless of their exercise preference, kettlebell swings often find their way into the regimen. This is for good reason as the kettlebell swing is a great exercise. However, like all exercises, when performed improperly it can result in discomfort. 

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Knee Pain with Running: Is it Inevitable?

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  • 6th November 2018

As performance physical therapists in Bethesda, we often see runners that have knee pain. Many runners simply view this pain as inevitable and part of being a runner. However is this the case?

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