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October is PT Month #AgeWell

October brings cool weather in the east and the first thoughts of winter but it is also National Physical Therapy Month. This is a time where the national chapter, APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) earmarks one campaign to highlight. This year the focus is on "healthy aging and the many ways that physical therapists, as [...]

Should we use devices for posture or is everything upside down?

Do long work days at a desk contribute to back pain? As more jobs shift toward being trapped at a desk for hours at a time, healthcare providers are noticing an increase in patients presenting with poor posture that contributes to an increase in pain throughout their neck and back. Unfortunately, this is a negative [...]

Running and aging: is it possible to maintain speed with increasing age?

According to Dr. DeVita, the answer is yes! We know that as you age, there is a decrease in aerobic endurance, or the body’s ability to use the oxygen we breathe. This however does not mean that you become slower; it simply means that running at the same speed is more difficult. Dr. Paul DeVita [...]

Run Happy!

The weather is finally starting to feel more like spring and the days are getting longer. It seems that everyone in DC is getting outside to enjoy the sunshine! Because so many of you may be dusting off the running shoes after a cold, icy winter, we here at SET Sports Physical Therapy want to [...]

Text Neck. The new epidemic?

It’s something you do hundreds of times per day, probably without even thinking twice about it. But it can have serious consequences on your musculoskeletal health. Texting (and reading emails, surfing the internet, playing Candy Crush…) on your phone is becoming a serious health concern. The posture of looking down at your device for hours [...]

Welcome to our newest team member, Ashley!

Hi! I’m Ashley, the newest SET Sports Physical Therapy team member. I’m a physical therapist and I just started working in the Washington DC office. I’m so excited to be here! I’ll be blogging periodically about topics that are interesting or new in the physical therapy field, but if there’s any topic you’d like me [...]

Roll It Away

Foam Rollers? What is that? Have you ever noticed a Styrofoam roll in your gym and wondered what it is and what it is used for? Foam rollers are used to stretch muscle and fascia. Fascia is a layer of connective tissue that surrounds muscle. Often times this fascia gets bound up into fibrous sheets [...]