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Lyme Disease:
Basic Information and Prevention
By Donna Jones, PT

TicksWith summer weather and the increase in outdoor activity for many of us, an article on Lyme disease basics and prevention seems appropriate.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a spirochete called Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme is primarily transmitted on the East Coast by deer ticks and on the West Coast by black-legged ticks, which are both typically found in wooded or grassy areas. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the U.S. every year. As diagnosing Lyme remains difficult, experts believe the actual number could be much higher. There is a plethora of great information on Lyme Disease. We encourage you to check out www.palyme.org.

Since there is large amount of literature on Lyme disease, this article will focus on practical tips and ideas for prevention of Lyme disease (Click here to read more . . . )


Common Myths About Running
By Mike Orzechowski, PT, DPT
RunningRunning is one of the best ways to get in shape, lose weight, and improve your cardiovascular health. Running is not always as easy as it sounds because many runners can get injured if they don't train properly. In order to be a runner you don't have to run marathons, and you don't even have to run 5K races. You don't have to spend lots of money on equipment. You just have to run. Like many other exercise routines people can lose interest and quit for a variety of reasons. There is so much information out there about running that it is often hard to know what to believe. Here are some of the common misconceptions about running.
  • YOU HAVE TO STRETCH BEFORE YOU RUN:
    You have to warm-up before you run, but that doesn't necessarily mean stretching. Studies have shown that doing dynamic warm-ups can get your body ready to run better than static stretching. Some examples of dynamic warm-ups are walking heel raises, walking lunges, and high knees. It also can be as easy as going for a five minute walk prior to running. I do recommend some static stretching though for any specific injured areas or sore spots prior to your run (Click here to read more . . . )

Bridges and Roads now OPEN
around Fort Washington Clinic

In case you hadn't heard, the construction of the two bridges around our Fort Washington clinic is finally complete. In addition, Virginia Drive is now fully open and passable from Susquehanna Rd to Pinetown Road. Please beware that some portions of Virginia Drive now only allow one lane of traffic in each direction. Watch for new signage along the roadways.

A heart-felt "Thank you!" to all of our loyal customers for your patience and well-wishes over the past 13 months. While this construction project has been extremely challenging for all of us, DPT has tried to do its best to minimize the inconvenience to our amazing customers. Thanks, too, to my diligent staff for all of their creativity, communication, and perseverance.

Stay tuned for a "Bridge Party" event with food, drink and music that we are in the process of planning for either September or October. Until then, enjoy your summer.

With sincere gratitude, Matt Seabrook, PT, MS, Owner
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