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Cash-Based PT vs Insurance-Based PT: Which Is Best for You? baltimore performance physical therapy Oct 19, 2020
Cash-based physical therapy and insurance-based physical therapy are very different. Worlds apart actually. Outlast Health and Performance is a cash-based clinic. We decided to go this route to best serve our clientele.
 
In the typical PT mill setting, you will have to go...
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Tips to Improve Your Sleep performance physical therapy sleep hygiene stress management Oct 12, 2020
Why Do We Need to Sleep?
 
Sleep is one of the most important factors of recovery from exercise, stress, and well….life. Good sleep improves your blood panel markers, weight management, sport performance, recovery, work productivity, and management of diseases. The US Center for...
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Do I Need Surgery to Fix My Torn Rotator Cuff? physical therapy Oct 05, 2020
Rotator cuff tears are now seen as age-related changes when viewed on an MRI. Also, studies have shown no significant correlation between size of rotator cuff tears and pain levels. It seems logical that one would think if their rotator cuff is torn, then it should be surgically repaired. After...
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You Are Not Your MRI physical therapy Sep 28, 2020
Ok, so you have pain and it didn’t get better with rest. What do you do next? Most people want to get an MRI to find out what’s going on. I mean, MRI’s are supposed to be super accurate, right?
 
Well, the answer may surprise you. What if I told you evidence shows...
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Should You Exercise While Pregnant? pelvic health physical therapy pregnant and postpartum athletes Sep 21, 2020
The female body goes through many changes during and even after pregnancy. One question we get often is, “Should I exercise while I’m pregnant?” Back in the day, it was recommended to rest as much as possible during pregnancy and avoid exercising. The evidence points in the...
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What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training? blood flow restriction (bfr) training performance physical therapy Sep 14, 2020
What is BFR training?
 
Blood flow restriction (BFR) training has been around for over 50 years. It involves restricting arterial blood flow into the arm or leg while simultaneously fully occluding venous return of the blood flow. This increases the oxygen demand of muscles during...
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Back Squats vs. Front Squats: Looking at Biomechanics performance Sep 07, 2020
There are a few squat variations out there. Two of the most common are the back squat and the front squat. We are going to keep this one simple and not go into differences between high and low bar positions during the back squat.
 
If you’ve performed both types of squats, then...
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Dry Needling dry needling physical therapy Aug 31, 2020
What is Dry Needling?
 
Dry needling is the use of thin monofilament needles to treat musculoskeletal pain. The term “dry” means that there is no injection. The needles are typically inserted into painful areas within muscles, known as trigger points. There are two common...
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Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio (ACWR) performance physical therapy running Aug 24, 2020
This post is a little dense, so bear with me.
 
Background
 
Training volume is a frequently overlooked variable by athletes and even coaches. A big reason for this is just not having something in place to measure volume. That’s where acute:chronic workload ratio (ACRW)...
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Exercise Snacking performance physical therapy Aug 17, 2020
Exercise snacking refers to exercising in shorter bouts of time, such as two 5-minute exercises per day. The benefits of resistance training and routine exercise on improving overall health and strength are clear, but what happens if you choose to perform shorter bouts of training?
 
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