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Lifelong learner, striving for excellence, always. Passionate about all things #physcialtherapy #choosePT #GetPT1st #pelvicfloorPT #pelvichealth #vestibularrehab #dizziness #dryneedling #painscience Views and opinions expressed are my own.

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You Are Your Safest Sex Partner. Betty Dodson Wants to Help.

Betty Dodson: “Instinct told me that sexual mobility was the same as social mobility. Men had it and women didn’t.”

#quarantine #safesex #sexpositive The nonagenarian masturbation icon is not slowing down.

Don’t be taken advantage of by grifters! Stay safe #coronavirus #COVID19


There is no spinal adjustment, manual therapy treatment, or essential oil that can be used to help treat the flu or any infectious disease. As a general rule of thumb, do not trust people claiming to posses miracle cures during times of crisis that sound too good to be true. They are opportunistic charlatans looking to make a quick buck during times of crisis when people are vulnerable and more gullible.

If you have questions about how to manage the flu contact your primary care provider (MD/DO/NP/PA).

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#4amworkout #movementmonday #workoutmotivation

Inova Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program | Inova

Applications for the Inova Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program will open Sunday, March 1st - June 1st. The program starts this September and is an excellent opportunity to further your education with outstanding faculty and staff.

#greatplacetowork #Inova #jointhefutureofhealth #IPTC #physicaltherapy #newgrads #orthoPT #orthoPTresidency #PTresidency Inova Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, located just outside our nation's capital, Washington, DC.

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APTA Virginia: Northern District

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Virginia Hospital Can Now Bring ER to Crash Victims

Transfusions on site -- a life-saving innovation. #jointhefutureofhealth #Inova Inova’s new FACT*R protocol can bring the life-saving resources fround in a hospital emergency room to the scene of a crash. News4’s David Culver has the exclusive look at the new effort.

She Didn’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received One Anyway.

“For medical students, performing unauthorized exams can leave a sense of discomfort that fades with time. But for the patients, the scars can run deeper, sometimes rupturing their sense of trust in health care providers.”

“Repeated experience is necessary to master the delicate skills, and to overcome the nerves that accompany initial attempts.

But among students now learning to perform pelvic exams, there is a growing awareness of the need to tend to the patient’s psychological and emotional well-being.”

#MeTooPelvic Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients.

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APTA Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Women don’t have to live with pelvic pain, incontinence, constipation, and prolapse. What is “common” after childbirth is not “normal.” Sometimes kegels help and sometimes they don’t. That’s why referral to a pelvic health PT is important to determine the musculoskeletal dysfunction causing symptoms.

And it’s never too late to address these issues.

#pelvichealth #pelvicfloorPT #postpartumPT #fourthtrimester #commonnotnormal #nevertoolatetogetstrong #choosePT #funsizePT

"For decades, the medical field has normalized the after effects of childbirth such as pelvic pain and urinary incontinence, but it begs the question, is this normal?

Picture this: You bring a little human into the world after nine months, you are in awe of just how precious they are. You forget your pain and labor and you go home to your newly expanded family.

After a few weeks, you’re in some discomfort or pain but brush it off because you just gave birth, no big deal. You wear large pads and underwear for the next six weeks as your vagina tries to figure out how to recover. At around six weeks postpartum you have your first check-up with your OB-GYN and they give you the “clearance” to resume normal physical activity and intercourse. Most of the time, this six-week check-up is completed without a pelvic exam. With the physician’s blessing, you start returning to normal exercise without knowing if you are doing too much or too little and you attempt to have sex again. You find that sex is painful as you try anything to enjoy intimacy with your partner. What’s worse, and to your embarrassment, you find yourself leaking while jogging or lifting weights. You turn to your girlfriends or OB-GYN and their common response is to use more lube, drink a glass of wine, or do some kegels. Is that what you and your body need though?" Read the full post

Written by Sarah Blecher, 3rd year DPT student from Campbell University.

APTA Virginia: Northern District

Northern District VPTA

APTA Virginia - formerly VPTA

How amazing!

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Ready for Monday.

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Inova Health System

Back pain can make life difficult. The spine treatment specialists at Inova provide expert, personalized care to help change things for the better. Not sure what options are available? Learn more at Inova.

What is central sensitisation? A dummies’ guide to what it is and why might exercise help

Review of central sensitisation and how exercise can help! Pain≠Tissue Damage ShareThis is a supplementary blog and dummies’ guide to a paper first published online in the BJSM in 2018. Smith BE, Hendrick P, Bateman M, et al. Musculoskeletal pain and exercise—challengi…

Our Planet

Baby Flamingo practicing to stand on one leg.

Had a great day of learning with this team! #IPTCAshburn #GreatPlaceToWork

Ready for a full day of learning and networking with my colleagues! #growth #wearehiring #IPTC #Inova #jointhefutureofhealth

Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It's A Discipline.

Self-care is not an occasional indulgence. It is the process of making a consistent commitment to your health. What have you done for yourself today? #selfcare #healthcare Self-care is not an indulgence. It's the ongoing practice of keeping ourselves physically and emotionally healthy.

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The New York Times

How do you define “old” - by a number? A physical or mental benchmark? Loss of independence and need for assistance? The answer is subjective and changes based on decade of life. I have seen nonagenarian patients that can out perform younger generations in balance and gait speed. It’s definitely a moving target 🎯

Millennials, now in their 20s and 30s, say that old starts at 59, according to a 2017 study by U.S. Trust. Gen Xers, now in their 40s — and no doubt with a new appreciation for just how close they are to entering their 50s — say 65 is the onset of old. Boomers and the Greatest Generation pegged 73 as the beginning of old. Clearly, much depends on the perspective of who’s being asking to define “old.”

Crystal Nemiroff, PT on Twitter

#PTtwitter is responsible for my patients telling me I’m mean on Mondays... “#PTtwitter is responsible for my patients telling me I’m mean on Mondays. These are some great variations for upper extremity loading and stability.”

Suffering joint pains from osteoarthritis? Some do’s and don’ts on getting relief.

#choosePT #GetPT1st "If you’ve been exercising for a few weeks without improvement, or pain prevents you from being active, you might benefit from physical therapy." Exercises, water workouts and weight loss can help. But be wary about medications, injections and surgeries.

9 Things You Should Know About Pain

"Pain does not exist until the brain determines it does." Did you know that pain is an output, not input, from the brain? Everyone experiences pain in a different way. Physical Therapy can help! #choosePT #GetPT1st #painscience Did you know that pain is output from the brain, and the degree of injury does not always equal the degree of pain? Understanding pain can help you manage pain.

FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay

Just like some of my patients when I tell them to do their exercises. Happy #Caturday! 🙀😻

Earlier this week, we introduced you to Laila, the cat going to "fat camp" at the University of Florida. But this is what happens when she doesn't feel like working out. We've all been there, Laila 😂💪 STORY:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

The #everyBODYmoves campaign: #BedrestIsBad and #MovementIsMedicine! July 10-12, 2019

Learn about the #everyBODYmoves effort to combat hospital immobility, July 10-12.

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