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Kinesiology Taping: Soothing Your Pregnancy Pains

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By Elizabeth Polis, PT, DPT

My physical therapy practice is full of mothers-to-be with similar complaints—leg and back aches, swelling, sciatica—and other painful issues common in mid to late pregnancy. Many of them are nearing or have entered their third trimester when both body and baby start to rapidly put on additional weight. The uterus has also fully expanded, putting a considerable amount of pressure on the diaphragm, causing shortness of breath and other discomforts for mom.

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Executive Director, Girls on the Run, Norther Virginia, Talks with Core Wellness Radio

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Core Wellness Radio recently spoke with Girls on the Run (GOTR), Northern Virginia, Executive Director, Katey Comerford, about the important work her organization does on behalf of girls across the area. Having worked with GOTR in the past, Core Wellness Radio was anxious to have Ms. Comerford on to educate our listeners and patients about the many ways they can get involved to support these girls. She also discussed the ten-week program, designed to help young girls push themselves ...

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The 5W’s of Pilates Reformer:

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Did you know Core offers Pilates Reformer sessions right in our newly updated clinic? Learn more here about Pilates Reformer and give us a call to set up an appointment.

Who (is it for)?

Anyone interested in Pilates! Whether seasoned or new to the practice, the reformer can help strengthen your core, lengthen muscle groups, and work new areas of the body. And we can tailor exercises just for you based on where you ...

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Staff Announcements

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photo_anneRecently we were saddened to say goodbye to Jackie Lash Callaghan. Jackie was a much loved member of our team, an expert resource on Pilates and nutrition matters, and a great friend to so many in our community.

Fortunately we have found a wonderful new practitioner to pick up where Jackie left off. Anne Viser, PT, is an experienced physical therapist, athletic trainer, and Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist. Anne has experience ...

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Core Supports Local Running Club for Young Girls

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Core Supports Local Running Club for Young Girls

Core recently partnered with Girls on the Run Northern Virginia on its annual spring 5K event. Held in both the Arlington and Woodbridge locations, the 5K is the culminating achievement for thousands of local girls participating in the Girls on the Run program and is considered a celebration of steps they have taken together towards more joyful, healthy, and confident lives. Core was thrilled to sponsor Mile Marker 2 at the Arlington race, held Sunday, May 15 and this ...

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Talking Fitness Post-Baby with Local FIT4MOM Owner

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Core Wellness Radio recently spoke with FIT4MOM (Arlington/Alexandria chapter) owner, Jennifer Lungren, about the many ways in which her organization helps new and seasoned moms get back in shape after baby. Ms. Lungren discussed several class options for moms–some which include baby, some which do not, simple ways in which mom can incorporate her class learnings at home, ways to stay connected within the community, and the importance of bonding with other local moms with children ...

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Spring Retreat

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If you’ve been following Core Wellness’ social posts or stopped by our clinic recently, you know we are deep in the planning stages for our second annual Spring Retreat, April 8-10 at Lansdowne Resort & Spa in nearby Leesburg. This personalized weekend, dedicated to unwinding and finding what makes your body feel good, includes a weekend of relaxation and togetherness with like-minded people on the path to personal wellness. Guests will enjoy one-on-one time with their favorite ...

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2015 Reimbursements

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As many of you know from chats with your clinician, we have transitioned to using ICD-10 codes on our invoices. This is the result of our insurance companies’ desire to have more specific descriptions of your diagnosis, what you’re being treated for, and in some cases the specifics of why and how. Some patients have received letters saying that payment/reimbursement is delayed because of extra codes, specifically the ICD-9 codes. Please notify us of this before December 23rd, 2015, so ...

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Giving Back Locally Around the Holidays

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The holidays are a great time to remind us of all we have to be thankful for; let’s try to end the year by doing a little more to pitch in where we can. Here are some ways to give back locally through the holiday season and all year long:

American Red Cross: Sure, you can certainly write a check or drop off food but consider donating something just as precious: blood. Blood donations are ...

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Introductory Video

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Get a feel for our warm environment and our knowledgeable staff with these videos where we offer tips, interviews, commentary and demonstrations on a variety of wellness and PT topics.

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