Astym Therapy Goes to Rio

 

 

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Elite Athletes will be relying on Astym therapy to help achieve their highest and best performance in Rio. Certified Astym providers will be on hand supporting their athletes.

Astym therapy has been proven highly effective and safe in treating tendinopathies and other soft tissue dysfunction. In addition, Astym therapy improves muscle performance, as shown in this randomized, controlled clinical trial.

Athletes’ Performance/EXOS, the premier facility that trains and conditions elite and professional athletes, has Astym therapy as a core component of its training and conditioning program. Brittani Cookinham, PT, DPT, ATC of EXOS is one of the Astym-certified clinicians that will be in Rio to support athletes, and she plans to rely heavily on Astym therapy to get her athletes in top condition. “Astym therapy is essential for athletes to perform at their highest level.”

Peer-reviewed research confirms that there is nothing like Astym® therapy. Here are some important points contained in peer-reviewed publications:

  • The Astym approach is the only regenerative medicine treatment in therapy
  • Astym therapy is highly effective and safe, and has broad applications
  • Proven to be more effective than other available treatments, Astym therapy has also been shown to be safe and effective across large populations.
  • Astym therapy demonstrates impressive results, even where other treatments fail

For complete details, please see the Research Overview, which contains a summary of

peer-reviewed, published research.

Know someone interested in Astym therapy?  Have them give Rapid Rehabilitation a call!

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NV Daily ‘Best of’ Award Nominations!

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Both Rapid Rehabilitation locations have been nominated for 2016 Best Rehabilitation Facility!

 

Voting is open Wed 7/27 to Friday 8/5

How to vote:

  • Visit http://www.nvdaily.com/vote
  • Select “Front Royal and Warren County”
  • Enter your name and email address
  • Select which local businesses you think deserve the title of “The Best of 2016”
    • Winchester office is listed under Rehabilitation Facility #143
    • Front Royal office is listed under Rehabilitation Facility #137

 

This summer’s Best Athletic Training Program

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ATHLETES: This summer’s Best Athletic Training Program will…

                  Strengthen Your Core and Power, while Improving

                  Your Balance, Agility, Speed and Confidence

 

Programs for ages 7-10 and 11-16 yrs+

 

Summer Session 1:  June 7-30

Summer Session 2:  July 5-28

 

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8-10 a.m.at Rapid Rehab

 

HURRY!  Call Us Today – SESSIONS ARE FILLING FAST!

 

  $25 savings for early registration by May 30

$50 savings when registering for both sessions

For more information and registration forms, contact: 

RAPID REHAB, Front Royal Location

540-636-3500     info@rapidrehabilitation.com

Help Available for Urinary Incontinence

Ladies and gentlemen, Don’t live with Urinary IncontinenceWe are here to help.  Call today for more information.

Given the increasing incidence of urinary incontinence in our aging population, greater attention is being paid to prevention. An easy preventive intervention would be learning proper technique of pelvic floor exercises or Kegels and performing them prior to the onset of urinary incontinence. Most patients currently perform Kegels incorrectly. All patients would benefit from confirmation of proper exercise technique by their physician or qualified pelvic floor physical therapist. Avoidance of chronic straining and maintaining a healthy weight also can reduce the risk of stress urinary incontinence.

In addition, patients with complaints of overactive bladder or urinary incontinence should be evaluated soon after the onset of the condition as patients with mild symptoms often have greater success with more conservative treatment options. Treatment of long-standing disease often involves more aggressive treatment with lower success rates.

The long-term effects of method of delivery, vaginal versus cesarean section, on urinary incontinence are currently controversial with conflicting data. It has been suggested that cesarean section protects the pelvic floor from long-term conditions including pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence but greater data needs to be analyzed prior to making clinical recommendations.

Call to schedule an appointment or to speak with Clinic Directors Michelle Beamer, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, ASTYM at 540 636 3500 or Sherisue Barber, PT, DPT, CLT, ASTYM at 540 665 2750.

 

Orlando Summit

Orlando2PartOrlando1 of the RR team was privileged to travel to Orlando this past month.  We were exposed to a high energy approach to new marketing opportunities which will give us innovative tools to use in promoting the many unique treatments and professional services we have to offer our community and other medical providers.  Rapid Rehab is unique in our hands on and personalized care of each patient we serve and we are excited about the many new opportunities to communicate that to the Winchester, Front Royal and surrounding areas.  Keep posted for informative newsletters, emails, letters and classes which will be offered to our communities.

Peggy Walk, Physician Liaison

 

Workshop on Running

Rapid Rehab Physical Therapists’ attended a workshop on Running!  Call us for more information!  Ask for Dr. Allison Bell or Megan King, PTA.

On April 11th the Shenandoah Valley Runner’s Club offered a running clinic featuring Dr. Mark Cucuzella, professor at WVU School of Medicine and greatly accomplished runner.  The clinic discussed nutrition for overall health, along with reversal of prediabetes and diabetes. Dr. Mark himself was diagnosed with prediabetes and gave insight to how he changed his diagnosis through better understanding of his diet and how the body processes food. A lab portion was also held outside, allowing Dr. Cucuzella to discuss running form and the importance of increasing mobility and strength with age.  Differences in running shoes and their effect on gait mechanics was discussed, as well as, the importance of being barefoot more often to help improve and adjust the proprioceptors in your feet, which in turn will reset the mechanoreceptors throughout your body. Dr. Cucuzella has been a competitive runner for over 30 years, competing at a national level. He is a two time winner of the Air Force Marathon, race director of Freedom’s Run race series in West Virginia, director of the Natural Running Center and owner of the nation’s first minimalist shoe store.running

Offering you the latest in rehabilitation technology

AlterGWe strive to be innovators in the field of physical therapy, which is why we only offer our patients the latest in rehabilitation technology. Most recently, Rapid Rehabilitation of Winchester added the Alter-G® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® to its available services. This piece of equipment uses unweighting technology to bring you down to as much as 20% of your body weight so you can run or walk without pain while you’re recovering from surgery or injury. We can also provide a complete gait analysis.

Call 540 665 2750 today to schedule your free Alter-G® demonstration.

NEW BREAK THROUGH TREATMENT APPROACH FOR PATIENTS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Rapid Rehab brings a Cutting edge program to Winchester/Front Royal by a certified therapist LSVT – BIG

See the dramatic results in this video of a patient before and after 4 weeks of treatment:  http://s3.amazonaws.com/lsvt-global/videos/11712/short_shirley.mp4

NBC: In a Leage of Her Own

Congratulations to Astym-certified clinician, Sue Falsone, PT, ATC, CSCS who is the new head athletic trainer and physical therapist for the LA Dodgers and the first woman to become head trainer in any of the four major professional sports.

Read the article here.

PT provides Astym to athletes at Olympic Trials

Sara Bennett Schaffer, PT, MBA from North Texas Physical Therapy in Fort Worth, TX provides Astym to athletes at US Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR.

Read the article here.