4 Common Causes of Lower Back Pain & The Best Treatment Options

If you’ve suffered from lower back pain, then you’re part of over 500 million people around the world are have been affected by back pain at any one time. The lower back influences so many body movements that we don’t realize it until it becomes painful to even do simple tasks. While the lower back […]

What To Expect During Your First Manual Therapy Session 

When you suffer an injury or experience pain, your physical therapist sprints into action. Their job is to take the context of your injury, medical conditions, medical history, etc., assess the state of your muscles, joints, nerves, and other tissues, and work towards improving movement and mobility.  Physical therapists have several tools at their disposal, […]

A Brief Exploration Into the Evolution & Function of Dry Needling for Muscle Pain 

In the past few decades, the field of physical therapy has made incredible strides in helping people improve pain, overcome injury, and enhance mobility. The field has evolved through extensive research, technology, and a deeper understanding of human movement. As the profession grows, new and exciting modalities have come into focus to help patients regain […]

Are You In Touch With Your Pelvic Floor?

According to a recent article in the Guardian, Ms. Coco Berlin, who refers to herself as “Germany’s most famous belly dancer,” wondered why Egyptian belly dancers were so much better than dancers in Germany.  After traveling to Egypt to get to the bottom of this, she concluded that one of the main differences was that […]

Exploring the Use of Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy Treatments

From its use in training soldiers for battle, athletes for optimal performance, students in medical training, or working with conditions like PTSD, virtual reality has also made its way into the world of physical therapy and neurology. At Bethesda Physiocare, we have also used Virtual Reality treatments as a useful component of treatment in patients […]

Flexibility & Strength: Do You Have To Choose?

For many people, the idea of strength and flexibility being opposed to each other makes intuitive sense. Most people don’t expect a bodybuilder to get into a full split and equally can’t imagine a gymnast performing a huge barbell squat. If you’ve ever worked on your strength or flexibility, you may have even noticed the […]