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    • Manual Therapy
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    • Therapeutic Taping
    • Therapeutic Exercise
    • Yoga and Pilates
    • Patient Education
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  • Trigger Point Dry Needling

    Ann is one of a very small number of physical therapists in the entire State of Virginia who is certified to provide this effective treatment for your myofascial pain.

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  • The Edge Tool

    The EDGE is a 300 grade stainless steel tool for assisted soft tissue manipulation. It is lightweight, has a comfortable grip, and is several tools in one!

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    Private one-on-one Yoga Therapy sessions to address chronic tightness or musculoskeletal pain.

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    A Paleo eating and exercise plan can decrease inflammation in your body, help you manage your weight and provide you with energy to reach your wellness goals.

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  • Butt wink: it's not sexy Butt wink: it’s not sexy
    If you have been paying attention to strength and conditioning blogs and articles lately, there has been a lot of talk about butt wink. Butt wink is a common term for losing proper spinal positioning when squatting to depth (in gym terms, “in the hole” or “ass to grass”). Instead of maintaining a neutral or slightly extended lumbar spine, the lifter experiences posterior pelvic tilt and lumbar flexion at the lowest point of their squat. As a physical therapist or athletic trainer, you are likely working with patients who experience low back pain. Active patients who lift weights may be performing the squat incorrectly. As a healthcare provider, you should be comfortable assessing your patient’s squat and making recommendations for ways to improve form. Take a look at this round up of articles to gain a better understanding of butt wink: I recently wrote an article on this for Girls Gone Strong. Dean Somerset covered the topic on his blog here. Quinn Henoch, PT, DPT addressed it for Juggernaut Training Systems here. And Tony Gentilcore wrote about it here for T Nation. Do you assess your patient’s squat form as part of your initial assessment? How do you address butt...
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  • What If Sex Hurts? Interview with Sandy Hilton, PT, DPT What If Sex Hurts? Interview with Sandy Hilton, PT, DPT
    I recently interviewed Sandy Hilton for the July issue of BossFit Magazine on the topic of sex from a Pelvic Health perspective. You can find that story here (the entire issue is devoted to sex – check it out!) Sandy shared so much good information with me, and since the magazine articles are under 500 words I had to pare it down. I wanted to share the entire interview with you here. Enjoy! Tell us about yourself: I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and have been practicing since 1988. I am the co-owner of Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness, serving Chicago to restore hope and movement in those dealing with persistent pain, incontinence or painful sex. I serve as the Director of Programming of the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association and am a member in several international organizations dedicated to providing top-notch health care. What are some reasons that men and women might find sex to be painful? Over 1 in 7 people experience pelvic pain and roughly 90% of those will have painful sex. There are multiple causes of pelvic pain in men and women. If it hurts in your pelvis, groin, belly, genitals...
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  • Top 10 Tips for Opening A Cash Based Practice Top 10 Tips for Opening A Cash Based Practice
    I was asked this morning to write down my top 10 tips for what to avoid when starting a cash based practice. Since I always prefer to think in terms of positive ideas, I’m answering here with my top 10 tips of what TO do! I hope that this list is helpful: 1) Get really clear on your UVP and mission. Live it, breathe it. 2) Work with an attorney to set up your articles of incorporation, LLC, and all legal documents. 3) Obtain professional liability insurance. 4) Research your location. Talk to other business owners in the area. 5) Keep overhead low. 6) Negotiate a situation where you pay only for the time you are actually using the space. 7) Build relationships with everyone in the neighborhood where your office is located. 8) Do trades with personal trainers and massage therapists so they can get a feel for what you do (and refer clients that are appropriate). 9) Start at a pace comfortable for you (keep your day job and start with one day a week, or one patient a week, or whatever is financially a good decision for you). 10) Have a website (even if it’s simple). I...
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  • You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
    You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) On a recent Saturday morning I woke up and turned over to grab my phone to see what time it was. All of a sudden WHOOMP, the whole world flipped upside down. “Uggggghhhh”, I moaned as I lay there motionless, trying to explain to my husband what I was wailing about. Vertigo. Unfortunately, this wasn’t my first experience with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). I had my first bout with BPPV over 20 years ago, under the same circumstances (went to bed fine, woke up in the morning and turned over to discover the whole world flipped upside down.) At that time I had no idea what was going on. At least this time I did. BP…What? BPPV is the most common disorder of the inner ear’s vestibular system. 2.4% of people will experience it in their lifetime. Let’s first talk about the name of the disorder. Benign indicates that it is not life threatening and generally doesn’t progress. Paroxysmal indicates sudden onset of symptoms. Positional refers to the fact that the symptoms usually occur with changes in head position. Vertigo is a spinning sensation. How does it happen? Our vestibular organs in...
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  • Creating Your Cash Based Practice Creating Your Cash Based Practice
    Over the past few years I’ve received countless emails, Tweets and phone calls from therapists with questions about starting and running a cash based practice. I’ve had the privilege to work one on one with some excellent therapists who are now venturing out on their own with this practice model; but, I can only help so many people at a time that way. I’m excited to launch my first Webinar designed to help you create the practice of your dreams. Thinking Outside the Box: Creating Your Cash Based Practice was designed to answer your questions. Whether you’re starting a new 100% cash based practice, transitioning from an insurance based to cash based practice, or looking to add cash based services to your existing practice, you’ll find what you need here.   To your success! Ann...
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