Physical Therapy

Dr. Craig Liebenson, DC with Dr. William Booker, DC and Daniel Karp, DPT

It’s Always An Honor & Privilege To Be In The Presence of THIS Doc

There we are! Capitol Rehab of Arlington’s physical therapist Daniel Karp, DPT and I with the famous Dr. Liebenson! Yep, that’s right … That’s *the* Dr. Craig Liebenson, DC — one of the world’s innovators and revolutionaries in the area of functional rehabilitation who has also been a primary contributor to the development of integrative sports medicine. I …

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How to Take Ice Baths

Simple Guidelines for Post Race Ice Baths How and Why Ice Baths Work Ice baths are great for recovery from microtrauma, small tears to the soft tissues that occur from training and overexertion.  The ice bath causes constriction of blood vessels.  As the body warms up after the ice bath, circulation increases again and flushes …

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The Common Bond of Soft-Tissue Repetitive Injuries

All athletes and weekend warriors have one thing in common …  soft-tissue injuries. Sports and training have the potential to wear us down over time and lead to soft-tissue injuries that result in muscle and joint pain syndromes. Soft-tissue injuries that limit optimal sports performance are frustrating and can limit or shorten athletic careers or …

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The Secret To Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes

A new paradigm in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.  This article deals with assessing human movement, and highlights the Functional Movement Screen™ and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) developed by Gray Cook and Lee Burton.  The Functional Movement Screen™ is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes. “It has also been …

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Outdoor ice bath

Athlete’s Tip — Alternate Heat and Ice For Speedier Recovery

A simple trick we like to incorporate with our marathon runners in training, as well as our elite athletes, is to introduce the use of alternating ice and heat on the lower extremities following a long run, rigorous workout or even an acute soft tissue injury.  This modality  has been popular for years in treating …

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I Am Looking Forward To Getting Back To Capitol Rehab

As many of you are aware, I am participating in the Marine Corp Marathon.  Yes, it has been 5 1/2 months of running more than I have in, well…ever. And yes, I ran track back in my younger days, but I don’t ever recall saying to myself, “Let’s go for a quick little 12 mile …

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So you want to run marathons? Step One: get your team together.

With a little less than 4 weeks to go til I run this year’s Marine Corps Marathon, I can say with complete certainty, I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for the great work I have received from my chiropractor, physical therapist and massage therapist. First a little background People who have read my …

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