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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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Screen on the Green in Washington, DC

Screen on the Green in Washington, DC. Where to see.

Screen on the Green

For the Screen on the Green Newbie

Every summer we Washingtonians wait with baited breath for those fun-filled, film-rolled, Hollywood-enhanced movie nights on the green spaces in, and around DC. Many of the venues that play these movies on green spaces have different names for this occasion. I will forever know them, every single one, by “screen on the green.” For those of you who have never been; it’s a free movie showing, outdoors, where you can bring, frisbee, picnic and date for a great time. The movies usually play at around dusk but people usually come and take the good spots starting at around 5pm. The one on the actual National Mall is arguably the most popular, though it isn’t the only one around. There are several other spots with free, outdoor movie showings:

  • Films at the Stone – Outdoor showings of movies at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The films here put on display people living the legacy of democracy, justice, hope, and love during difficult situations. The last showing is August, 8th and it’s entitled “Cry Freedom.”
  • Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival – This runs through August and is at the main green in Rosslyn. The movies this year are from the 80’s and 90’s. Only a couple of blocks from the metro station. They also have 80’s and 90’s themed games and prizes. Bring a picnic and a blanket. (Watch out for Yogi Bear.)
  • NoMa Summer Screen 2013This is a free, 13-week outdoor film series in a place called NoMa, which is one of DC’s fastest growing neighborhoods. This year they are playing some pretty great classics mixed with some new indie films. Movies play every Wednesday from May 22 to August 21. There’s music, giveaways, food trucks, picnic opportunity, and a whole lot of fun. Bring a frisbee or football while you wait.
  • Capitol Riverfront Summer Outdoor Movies 2013 – The theme for this year is, Marvel vs. DC Comics. The movies are free and open for everyone. The location for the outdoor movies has moved from Tingey Plaza to the northern block of Canal Park. (Map on website.)
  • Crystal Screen 2013 – This outdoor film showing happens every Monday at sundown in downtown Crystal City up to the end of August. Some big movies being played there this year. The theme is “Blockbusters.”
  • National Harbor Outdoor Movies 2013 – From the Goonies to Ghostbusters, this venue has a lot of family-friendly movies playing this year. Great place on the water to watch movies. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages permitted. Coolers with booze…not so much permitted.
  • The National Mall’s “Screen on the Green” – Playing movies every Monday up to the 12th of August. This is one of the most glorious of all summer activities in DC. Definitely among my top favorite places (the National Mall that is), and playing movies?! On a BIG SCREEN?!?! Awesome!

This link gives you a pretty good amount of information on the different screen on the green events, in and around DC.

These are the venues in and around the DC area. The different venues try to stagger the days that they are playing movies as much as possible, to try to allow for movie-goers to explore the options and visit multiple screenings. If you are a big movie buff, or just like free things, it is a wonderful experience. There is something pretty great about sitting down with friends, family, or your special someone on the National Mall, watching (on a huge screen) E.T. fly across the moon on that bike, in that quintessential “movie magic moment,” all while snacking on some grub from a famous DC food truck and kicking back on the blanket you brought from home. On the other hand, maybe I’m just incredibly sappy. I can almost guarantee you’ll have a good time, though.

In closing…

The amount of things to do in The District, and the surrounding areas is pretty boggling to the mind. Screen on the Green is just one small section of the year, in selective parts of the Metro Area, and there are plenty of other activities to pick from. So, after your dental appointment, head home, grab your frisbee, your friend, and some grub, then head over to one of these spots for a great DC experience. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Stay healthy (and entertained) my friends.

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