Physical Therapy

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Bridging The Gap Between Rehabilitation and Exercise

If you haven’t heard already, Capitol Rehab of Arlington is offering a new program for patients, and it is aimed at getting people back to their daily routines after finishing physical therapy or chiropractic care. Physical Therapist Gina Hahn has taken the lead in developing our six-week “Intro To Strength Training,” a program that serves …

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Six-Week Series: Functional Training Classes at Capitol Rehab of Arlington

Editor’s Note: Physical therapist Gina Hahn is offering a series of six one-hour classes to get rehab patients from feeling better to sustained physical activity. The program introduces patients to the six functional movement patterns — squat, lunge, hinge, push, pull, carry — that all human bodies perform daily so that people completing rehab can …

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What Are the Benefits of Dry Needling and Cupping?

Editor’s Note: Physical Therapist Gina Hahn recently received her certifications to perform dry needling and cupping. Here’s how she describes the process and the benefits of dry needling and cupping. Dry needling is more for treating pain and activating or inhibiting a muscle depending on what is needed. Cupping is more for breaking up fascial …

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New PT Offerings at Capitol Rehab; Coach Joe Lee Takes Training to the Next Level

I want to wish everyone a great August! As we barrel toward the end of summer, I am happy to announce that Capitol Rehab of Arlington is introducing two new and exciting treatments to our physical therapy practice. Our superstar physical therapist, Gina Hahn, and our newest addition, physical therapist Miri Choe, are now offering …

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Staff Spotlight: Q&A With Physical Therapist Christine Springer

  Editor’s Note: In the interest of introducing patients to Capitol Rehab staff whom they may not know, we run an occasional series that puts our team members in the spotlight.  Meet the newest member of the Capitol Rehab of Arlington team, physical therapist Christine Springer.     1) Where were you born? Where did you grow …

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Prince and Drug Addiction: A Case of ‘Gross Medical Stupidity’?

Prescription opiates are now responsible for a higher addiction rate in the United States than any recreational drug out there, cocaine and heroin included. Oxycontin, Percocet, Codeine, and Fentanyl are being used at “epidemic” rates.  The United States makes up 5 percent of the world’s population but uses 75 percent of the world’s prescription opiates. …

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What Is Dry Needling? Western-Style Acupuncture for Injury

On a superficial level you may think you’ve seen dry needling before. After all, it looks similar to acupuncture. That’s because both dry needling and acupuncture use a monofilament needle to relieve pain. But that’s where the similarity ends. Dry needling and acupuncture are different both in treatment and philosophy. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy based on harmony …

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Women's National Team Midfielder Carli Lloyd in mid-kick.

To Avoid the Common Soccer Injury to Hip Flexors, Bend It Like Carli

The 2015 edition of the Women’s FIFA World Cup was both exciting and historic. The U.S. Women’s National Team earned their 3rd World Cup since its 1991 inception, and #10 Midfielder Carli Lloyd propelled herself into the stratosphere of sports mythology as the new face of women’s soccer. Like any physical therapist, I analyze movement, efficient …

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