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Functional Medicine Readiness Questionnaire

Functional medicine is the intersection of naturopathy and Western medicine. It does not swear off the use of prescription drugs, but it also does not treat symptoms. In functional medicine, doctors identifies the genetic, environmental, and biochemical causes of illness that are the underlying causes of disease and create a program that addresses those variables. …

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Gyms Are Reopening But We Have Learned Three Things Since They Closed

As you probably know, Capitol Rehab of Arlington started out in the Golds Gym in Clarendon back in the 1990s so consider me a great fan of gyms as a place for people to congregate and improve their overall wellbeing. But apparently, 24 percent of people disagree with me. Gyms are reopening, but according to …

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Obesity and COVID-19: How Exercise Increases Immunity

By Dr. Bill Booker, DC, and Dr. Denia Tapscott, MD Don’t forget our Boost Your Immunity webinar on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Click on this registration link to join us! It should come as no surprise to you that the practitioners at Capitol Rehab of Arlington would leave EXERCISE as the finale for …

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Gift Yourself a Healthy Lifestyle This Holiday Season

With a shortened holiday season and too much stress associated with it, instead of writing out a Christmas or Hanukkah gift list this year, I’d like to suggest you create a “healthy lifestyle checklist.” Sure, you’re probably going to have to buy a few gifts for family and friends, but really, what’s better than giving …

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Bridging The Gap Between Rehabilitation and Exercise

If you haven’t heard already, Capitol Rehab of Arlington is offering a new program for patients, and it is aimed at getting people back to their daily routines after finishing physical therapy or chiropractic care. Physical Therapist Gina Hahn has taken the lead in developing our six-week “Intro To Strength Training,” a program that serves …

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Triathlon Bike Ride Training by David Henkel and Speed Sherpa

Breaking into the Triathlon Scene: The Fundamentals of Training

Written by David Henkel, head coach at Speed Sherpa. Whether you are a runner, swimmer, or cyclist looking to become a multisport athlete, or a newcomer to the race scene altogether, here are the basics you need to know about how to start training for a triathlon: Set the Right Goals Check This Special Offer …

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Preparing for Triathlon Season: Let’s Get Physical

When it’s 10 degrees and snowing outside, triathlon season may feel far away, but now is the time to start thinking about races. The first thing to do before you even start physically preparing for triathlon season is to schedule your annual race plan. If you’re doing more than one race, planning your season will help you prioritize …

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Dr Bill Booker preparing for surgery

Preparing for Surgery: Pre-Op Tips For Faster Recovery

Editor’s Note: This blog is the first in a series on Dr. Bill Booker’s journey to recovery after a severe hip injury sustained more than three years ago. Surgery was delayed while Dr. Booker tended to his injury through a series of treatments, but ultimately the injury could not be repaired without a surgical procedure. …

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