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Having Good Balance Is A Critical Component Of Healthy Aging

Everyday activities like reaching for your coffee cup, bending down to pick up the paper, putting on your shoes, and getting up from a chair require subtle shifts in your body’s weight distribution. A healthy sense of balance allows you to hold your position or move at will during these weight fluctuations without falling.  Gravity […]

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5 Benefits of Adding Balance Therapy to Your Fitness Routine

Balance is an element of fitness that combines strength, cardio, and flexibility to create a complete picture of overall health. Whether you are holding a yoga pose, looking to improve your agility, or increase strength, balance training improves performance in every aspect of life.  Increased Strength  Any form of exercise challenges the muscles and the […]

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Fight the Fall! Understanding Fall Risk & Prevention

At FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers of Rockville, Fall Prevention is the cornerstone of our mission; “Balance” is part of our name after all! The week of September 21st is the start of the fall season, but it also kicks off Fall Prevention Awareness Week, which starts September 21st through September 25th. Each year we […]

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Physical Therapy Can Help Continence Post-Prostatectomy

  During A Prostatectomy During the process of removing the prostate, the surgeons will also remove the bladder neck sphincter, which may affect the nerves and muscles in the area that control the passage of urine from the bladder.  This can result in urinary incontinence. Not every man will experience incontinence after a prostatectomy, but […]

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Vital Signs: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

The last time you saw your doctor, your nurse or medical assistant probably put a blood pressure cuff on your arm and a pulse oximeter on your finger, told you a few numbers, and then typed something in your chart. You probably knew that those gadgets were measuring your vital signs, but maybe you wondered […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Exercising Outside in the Heat

  As we continue to practice social distancing and temperatures continue to rise, exercising outside can become a challenge. It is important to take precautions to avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion, and sunburn when exercising outside. Below are some tips to help you beat the heat and make the most out of your outdoor workouts. DO […]

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Dilator Therapy: What It Is And How It Can Help

  What is Vaginal Dilator Therapy? Vaginal dilator therapy will help to prevent your vagina from becoming too narrow. It can also help keep your vagina elastic. Here is how it will help: Your healthcare provider or physical therapist will assess a full pelvic exam (when a doctor or nurse looks at your vulva and […]

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Returning To Running After Pregnancy

      Until recently there were no international guidelines or standardized practice for health professionals to guide women on return to running postpartum. In 2019, three physiotherapists in the UK published guidelines based on the best available evidence to assist clinicians in guiding women in their return to running.   Highlights of these guidelines […]

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Diastasis Rectus: Symptoms, Treatments And Prevention

  What is diastasis rectus? Diastasis recti is a separation of the connective tissue known as the linea alba, found between the large abdominal muscles known as the rectus abdominis, in the center of your abdomen.  The rectus abdominis runs from the sternum to the pubic bone and the separation can occur anywhere along the […]

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