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Trigger Point Dry Needling

NOW OFFERING! What is Dry Needling? Dry needling (also called trigger point dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling) is a treatment technique used by medical professionals to release active, painful trigger points and create positive change in the central nervous system. The clinician inserts an extremely fine, monofilament needle into the targeted tissue. […]

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What is Diastasis Recti Abdominis?

Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is a separation and lack of tension across that linea alba that commonly occurs with pregnancy and abdominal weight gain. This can happen due to muscle imbalances, core weakness or nonoptimal muscle recruitment strategies with every day tasks such as getting out of bed and higher level tasks such as core […]

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Telehealth Services Available

What is Telehealth PT? Telehealth PT is a service that allows physical therapists to provide services to patients via video call or other digital platforms anywhere in Virginia. Currently it is covered by most private health insurance companies, Medicare, and Tricare! Care Provided Specialized Pelvic Health Physical Therapists can offer evaluation/re-evaluation services, education and exercise […]

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In the news…. Sexual Health and PT

A 2019 article published in Sexual Medicine Reviews Amy Stein, PT, MPT, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF, Sara K. Sauder, PT DPT, and Jessica Reale, PT, DPT, WCS discuss the role of pelvic floor PT in sexual health for men and women. Amy, Sara, and Jessica reviewed the most updated, peer-reviewed literature and determined that pelvic PTs […]

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Physical Therapy and Radical Prostatectomy

An estimated one-sixth of men will suffer from prostate cancer in their lifetime. Radical prostatectomy is the most common therapy for prostate cancer, but often leads to urinary incontinence (UI). In fact, it is reported that up to 80% of men have UI one month post-operatively, and 30-45% continue to have UI at one year. […]

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