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resistance bands

Think outside the dumbbells: how resistance bands can be used as a substitute

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, February 24, 2017

Performing exercises that involve weight is essential for maintaining good overall health because it helps to develop muscles and bones. Free weights aren’t the only way to accomplish this, though. You can also use resistance bands, which are perfect for at-home strengthening exercises. Resistance bands are essentially large, reinforced rubber bands that are made of […]

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American Heart Month

Give love to your heart: How to improve heart health with some lifestyle changes

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, February 14, 2017

This February is American Hearth Month. The purpose of the month-long campaign is to spread awareness about the dangers of heart disease and encourage behaviors that will improve your heart health. Although there have been significant advances in recent years, heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men and women in the […]

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snowboarding injury

Enjoy a full season of snow on the slopes by avoiding a snowboarding injury

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, January 23, 2017

As we head towards the heart of winter, most people cringe at the frigid temperatures ahead. Snowboarders, on the other hand, tend to get excited during this time because it means yet another opportunity to head to their mountain-of-choice for some snow. Snowboarding is an incredibly popular sport that sees millions of Americans partake in […]

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2017 resolutions

Make sure safety is a part of your 2017 New Year’s resolutions

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year to all of you! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday season and a pleasant New Year’s Eve. Now that 2017 has begun, resolutions of all kinds have been made with the goal of improving oneself in the year ahead. As with just about every other year, the most common resolution people […]

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back pain

Don’t let car and plane seats cause back pain during holiday travel

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, December 19, 2016

In our last blog, we explained how certain postures can lead to increased back pain. But there’s another culprit that can cause problems this time of year as well: traveling. If you don’t have to do any traveling this holiday season, count yourself lucky. For most of us, this time of year means hitting the […]

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avoid holiday pain

Position yourself to have a pleasant, pain-free holiday season this year

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, December 6, 2016

With the holiday season now rolling along at full force, your regular schedule is likely to get much busier. Most of us try to squeeze as much as possible over the next few weeks, from holiday parties to special events, and at least a bit of shopping. On top of feeling overwhelmed by all that […]

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arthritis

The drop in temperature could mean a rise in your pain if you have arthritis

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, November 29, 2016

The weather is getting colder, and it will only continue to drop over the next few months as we make our way into winter. These frigid temperatures really have a way of affecting our moods and even bringing some people down. But if you have arthritis, cold weather can also mean something else: more pain. […]

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fall exercise guide

Fall into your favorite activities during this prime time of the year

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, November 17, 2016

The leaves are changing colors, the air is cool and crisp, and the outside environment feels inviting. Fall is a perfect time of the year to take advantage of the weather by getting outdoors and taking part in your favorite physical activity. While summer is usually too hot and winter too cold for exercising outside, […]

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painful conditions in washington dc

Our skilled physical therapists can effectively treat many different types of painful conditions in Washington, DC

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, October 24, 2016

Have you dealt with any pain in the last month or so? Has it prevented you from getting around or completing certain tasks normally? If you’ve answered yes to these two questions, there is a good chance it was—or is—one of many musculoskeletal disorders, which are extremely common conditions that cause disability. There are lots […]

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physical therapy in washington calf

Muscle Spotlight: Injuries to the calf muscle are best treated with physical therapy in Washington, D.C.

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, October 11, 2016

Here at Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation in Washington, D.C., we believe that in addition to our primary job of helping you improve in your physical condition, it’s also our duty to help patients understand how their bodies work and why certain injuries occur. That’s why we try to bring you a “Muscle Spotlight” blog every […]

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