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Not All Physical Therapy Is The Same... Don't Compromise!

Your return to function is our highest priority, therefore, each treatment will be aimed at helping you meet your goals.  With your therapist, you will undergo what many patients describe as the most thorough evaluation they have ever experienced.  In treatment, your highly trained therapist will utilize a wide variety of manual therapy techniques to decrease your pain with movement and improve your muscle and joint mobility to reduce muscle spasms.  Through neuromuscular re-education and exercise, your therapist will help you to retrain your muscles to promote proper posture, efficient movement and better body mechanics that you need throughout all of your activities of daily living.  Instruction in self-management strategies will help you to maintain your functional status.  Our philosophy is that these approaches are the key in developing a comprehensive physical therapy program that helps you return to pain-free living.

 

All professional staff are members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) the national organization representing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Connect to the national APTA web site here: APTA Home Page

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Specializing in Sports Medicine and Neuromuscular Re-education

Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center uniquely offers the following:

  • Therapists recognized by the medical community for their expertise in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal pain.
  • Outcomes which greatly diminish or eliminate pain and improve function in over 95% of patients who complete their rehabilitation programs.
  • Advanced and comprehensive treatment programs designed to maximize a return to the highest level of function possible.
  • Therapists who undergo rigorous training in manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education techniques that is above and beyond the standard professional requirement.
  • One therapist working with each patient throughout their course of treatment.
  • A professional and motivating clinical environment.
  • A dedicated administrative staff knowledgeable in current insurance policies and changes in health plan coverage.

 

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CDC Says “Take 3” Actions To Fight The Flu

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. 

CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza (the flu): 

Step OneTake time to get a flu vaccine.

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.

Step Two Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • See Everyday Preventive Actions Adobe PDF file [257 KB, 2 pages] and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) for more information about actions – apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine – that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like influenza (flu).
Step Three Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
  • If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can treat your illness.
  • Antiviral drugs are different from antibiotics. They are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaled powder) and are not available over-the-counter.
  • Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For people with high risk factors Adobe PDF file [702 KB, 2 pages], treatment with an antiviral drug can mean the difference between having a milder illness versus a very serious illness that could result in a hospital stay.
  • Studies show that flu antiviral drugs work best for treatment when they are started within 2 days of getting sick, but starting them later can still be helpful, especially if the sick person has a high-risk health or is very sick from the flu. Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking this drug.
  • Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.


http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm

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Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Center is please to welcome Lizzie Bellinger, PT, DPT to our staff.

Lizzie graduated with distinction with per Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is currently undergoing advanced training in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.  For her undergraduate degree, Lizzie studied Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, bringing a strong neurological perspective that enriches her PT practice. She looks forward to incorporating Neuro Rehab for high-level functioning patients with neurological conditions into the SSRC area of expertise.

In her spare time, Lizzie practices, teaches, and performs flying trapeze and other circus arts around the Baltimore/DC area.  She also enjoys yoga, running, cycling, and rock climbing, from which she draws experience to treat patients with a variety of interests, including gymnastics and the performing arts. She believes that everyone should be in control of their health, and works to give patients the tools and knowledge they need for wellness and prevention.

 

 

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