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Capitol Rehab: Featured Practice in the DMV

Dr. Booker at Capital Rehab

Capital Rehab of ArlingtonBeing health practitioners in Washington, D.C., we enjoy raising awareness of other impressive offices in the area, in order to promote your overall well-being. Our health extends far beyond visits to the dentist and the doctor, as we put constant stress and pressure on our vast and ever-changing bodies. That’s why we decided to feature Capitol Rehab of Arlington, which looks to increase the functionality of your body through wellness and rehabilitation therapy. Appearing in Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Competitor Magazine among many, the health practitioners at this office are truly experts in their field, providing patients with the best possible care.

What Do They Have To Offer

Capitol Rehab is a wellness clinic specializing in Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Kids Athletics & Sports Performance Training. With three Active Release Techniques® (ART) chiropractors, three physical therapists, two massage therapists, and one ACE certified health coach, there is almost nothing they can’t do to make sure all the joints and jams in our bodies are properly oiled.

Chiropractic Care

The practitioners at Capitol Rehab use Active Release Techniques (ART), which is a “state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.”. Almost all of us have muscular dysfunctions and incorrect movement patterns in our bones and joints since we use them so much on a daily basis. These problems may have formed as early as childhood and progressively worsened over time. That is why chiropractic care is important for everyone, as alleviating these imbalances can relieve that nagging pain you have had.

Physical Therapy

This service is offered one-on-one, with an individualized plan that works best for your lifestyle. Rather than simply treating pain, Capitol Rehab works to optimize the way your body functions and moves, leading to overall wellness that could reduce the chances of developing triggers in the first place.

Massage Therapy

Capitol Rehab stresses the importance of incorporating massages into your lifestyle, as they ensure that there is no tightness or swelling in muscles that could lead to more severe issues. This is not only vital for individuals who frequently exercise but also for those who put pressure on their bodies through routine use. Regular massage therapy can alleviate stress, improve energy, improve posture, reduce pain, increase sleep quality, and the list goes on!
For a full list of benefits, visit their website here.

Acupuncture

Rooted in ancient Chinese medicine, this treatment involves pricking the skin with small needles to alleviate pain and treat any physical, mental, and emotional issues you may have. The idea is that acupuncture corrects imbalances in energy flow (Qi) within the body, treating the disruptions that we accumulate over time. This practice can increase immune health, reduce pain/stress, balance hormones, promote blood flow, and much more.

Nutrition

Today in our world of thousands of food options and trendy dessert venues, we are constantly tempted to indulge. As a result, most people neglect the importance of nutrition in overall well-being. No matter how much exercise you get, true health cannot be achieved without proper nutrition. That’s why Capitol Rehab focuses on an individualized approach that caters to your body and lifestyle, as there is no universal format for nutrition. Through education and implementation, this service can improve your understanding of foods and create long-term changes in your diet and health.

Kids Athletics

Children are constantly jumping, running, and moving, making them more susceptible to injury as they grow. This is even more true for young athletes, who engage in vigorous activity on a daily basis. According to medical statistics, about 40 percent of pediatric injuries are sports related. That is why screening for injuries prior to their occurrence is essential for kids. Capitol Rehab provides strength training and rehabilitation exercises for children, which assist in reducing the growing injury rate.

Personal Experience

This past winter, I began regularly receiving massage therapy and chiropractic care and can honestly say my body and mind have never felt better. At 22 years of age, I recently graduated college and like most students, was swamped in final papers and exams. This is on top of the 16+ years of schooling I have taken part in, with endless opportunities to be hunched over a desk with no attention to posture. The massage therapy in conjunction with the chiropractic adjustments have relieved pain in my back, neck, and shoulders that accumulated from constant writing and computer-use, allowing me to improve my posture and sleep quality. This also led to greater mental clarity, as this pain was leading to constant headaches and discomfort.

Not only have the doctors at Capitol Rehab helped with my noticeable back pain but they have helped with injuries I believed to be a lost cause for treatment. I have always had chronic tightness and pain in my hip that I assumed was the result of an irreversible injury I received when I was twelve years old. However, through regular visits, I have gained flexibility and range of motion in the muscle and joint, reducing the effects the injury has had on my body over the past several years. This has allowed me to more effectively exercise and strengthen the muscles in my hip and leg, preventing the potential for future injury. I believe it is vital to nip any small issues in the bud before they have grow into chronic and painful problems. Therefore, through my experience, I recommend this practice to any and all individuals who want to increase their overall health and well-being before they have to spend time, pain, and money on severe treatments.

Even Our Doctors Visit Their Office!

As a dentist, you are constantly hunched over, putting strain on your neck, back, chest, arm, and hand muscles to perform intricate and precise treatments. That’s why Dr. Minovi frequents their office weekly, taking advantage of their chiropractic care and massage therapy. She highly recommends their services to all her patients, having noticed improvements in her own body. Dr. Minovi’s posture has improved, she has less headaches and pain, and has been able to increase her mobility. Over 20 years of practicing dentistry and her body is finally starting to feel how it did when she first started treating patients!

Visit their website for more information here and see if there is a service that best suits your needs. Then, contact Capitol Rehab of Arlington at 703.527.5492 or officestaff@capitolrehabofarlington.com today and schedule your appointment for a potentially life-changing experience!

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What Your Teeth Say About Your Health

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The mouth can be a very useful tool to help us evaluate our health. Most people are not aware that our teeth can provide us with evidence of other problems occurring in our bodies. Hopefully your dentist only sees you for your routine cleaning and examination. Therefore, a large part of the responsibility falls on ourselves to monitor the changes we notice in our oral condition and appearance, as it allows us to keep track of our overall health.

Although not all oral symptoms suggest another health problem, it is important to be aware of them and try to figure out the cause. Rather than avoid the issue and let it grow into something more painful and costly, you can nip it in the bud and keep your well-being (and teeth) shining! To help you get started, we will list some problems to keep an eye on and potentially get checked out.


Bad Breath

Almost everyone experiences an instance of less than favorable breath. For the most part, this is due to the foods we consume, such as garlic and onions, which can be cured with a simple mint, brushing your teeth/tongue, flossing, or some mouthwash. However, bad breath can be a sign of advanced gum disease, which can ruin a perfectly good set of teeth. In this case, it is important to talk to your dentist so that they can examine the situation and help give you a bigger picture.

Acid Reflux

If you notice that you have a sour taste in your mouth, especially around the times that you eat, there is a chance that you could suffer from acid reflux. This condition normally produces bad breath, chest pain, and a sore or raspy throat. Not only is this detrimental to your dental health, as the acid can lead to tooth decay, it can also lead to stomach ulcers and esophageal inflammation. If you believe that you suffer from this condition, make an appointment to see a specialist who can help you manage the causes and effects.

Eroded Enamel

As enamel erodes, the protective surface layer on your teeth breaks down. This is typically due to the consumption of citrus, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, and sodas, which all contain the acid that eats away at the enamel. In order to alleviate the effects of these products, it can be beneficial to use a straw, which mostly directs the beverage past your teeth. As mentioned above, acid reflux can also lead to the erosion of enamel, which would require doctor recommendations in order to treat the cause. Lastly, bulimia can severely destroy the enamel of the teeth, as the acid in our stomachs is constantly in contact with our teeth.

Mouth Sores

For the most part, mouth sores are a common occurrence, appearing on the crease of the mouth or tongue. There is a small chance that these sores can be a predictor of oral cancer. In this instance, they are typically coupled with a bad taste in the mouth and pain while chewing and swallowing. Since most of these sores are harmless, there is not much to fret about. However, if they last for more than two weeks at time, make sure to follow-up with your dentist so that they can examine you and let you know the potential cause.

Swollen and Sore Gums

If you notice that your gums are swollen, sore, and red, you should call your dentist in order to see whether you have gum disease. An indicator of unhealthy gums would be if they appear smooth and shiny (rather than slightly pebbled) close to the tooth line when dried. In this case, gums are likely to bleed and cause pain during brushing and flossing. In order to alleviate the pain, brush the area gently but thoroughly and make sure to take the time to floss between the teeth.


Now that you have the information, keep an eye out on the changes you notice over time. Seek a doctor or dentist if  you believe that you suffer from any of the above conditions. Your mouth and teeth are trying to speak to you, don’t ignore them!

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