Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Forest Hill, MD, (October 28, 2019) --- Innovative Physical Therapy is kicking off Winter 2019-2020 with a day of FREE health screenings including, free physical therapy evaluations if you have any pain or injury, blood pressure, body mass index, peripheral artery disease and more.
Sign up for a time spot on Innovative Physical Therapy's website and receive a virtual gift bag from Innovative Physical Therapy and their partners, Orange Theory Fitness, Podiatry Associates, CoreLife, Serenity Salt Spa and Harford Sports Performance Center.
Attention Athletes of All Ages - Prevent Injury Here!
It is no secret that physical activity continues to decline, particularly in the Western world. However, there is a growing movement of professionals and enthusiasts who are bucking this trend and taking to the great outdoors. Whether it is for a recreational activity or organized group exercise, outdoor training is gaining traction. With the running season in full swing, now is an optimal time to start exercising.
How do you know if you’re ready? Innovative Physical Therapy can get you there or help you stay injury free with a Functional Movement Screen (FMS).
Benefits of FMS
FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents your movement patterns so our physical therapists can objectively identify your body’s functional limitations, asymmetries, and
Using FMS, we create a personalized profile to target your body’s needs and scientifically track your
progress. Our team can help you:
• Achieve peak performance
• Optimize your physical health
• Prevent Injuries before they happen
Learn more and FMS from the Director of Innovative Physical Therapy Forest Hill, Cecily Mullin, DPT.
Understanding Chronic Pain
Innovative Physical Therapy wants to shed light on the opioid epidemic and educate consumers they can choose physical therapy to manage pain without the risks of opioids.
Some of our patients have struggled with pain for a year or more and have already undergone multiple courses of physical therapy. Even if they’ve been on medications or had surgeries and it hasn’t worked - we can help.
Innovative Physical Therapy’s Abingdon Director, Brenda Alto, DPT, explains basic pain education to her patients. The mechanisms that give rise to acute pain are different from those that give rise to chronic pain. It’s helpful to patients to understand that the sensitivity of their nervous system can contribute to a chronic pain condition. Our brain can get really good at generating pain. Now we're going to give it other things to do.
Persistent pain is not necessarily related to any kind of physical injury. Think of a fire alarm system in a building. It usually would take a fire to set off the alarm, but if the wires are too sensitive that alarm might be triggered by overly warm temperatures. For many people with persistent pain their alarms are going off without any fire. They experience pain, but there may not be any tissue damage. The problem is in the wiring.
If you or a loved one has chronic pain and you’d like to learn more set up an appointment for an evaluation.
A referral from your doctor may not be needed. Call us today, 443-512-8337.
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