Youth Athletics

Massage Therapist Ayanna Crosse headshot

Staff Spotlight Q&A: Licensed Massage Therapist Ayanna Crosse

Editor’s Note: In the interest of introducing our clients to our staff, we run an occasional series that puts our team members in the spotlight. Below is a Staff Spotlight Q&A with new Massage Therapist Ayanna Crosse. 1. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? I was born in Washington D.C. and grew …

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Capitol Rehab Gold's Gym office entrance

Thank You For 20 Years. We Hope You’ll Keep Us Around for 20 More

Sunday was a very emotional and exciting day as it marked 20 years since Capitol Rehab first opened its doors. Twenty years! We started out in the basement of the Clarendon Gold’s Gym. We were pretty green, and you can tell from the pictures that we didn’t have the best lighting. Miraculously, we saw 20 patients our very first …

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Mother and young boy exercise together

Fitness Trends for 2016: Battling Childhood Obesity is Out

For those of you who have followed this blog at all over the last six years, you know that youth athletics is a huge issue for Capitol Rehab of Arlington. And the flip side of youth athletics is the effort to combat childhood obesity. So it’s with a forlorn lower lip that we point to …

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Coach Reggie Kitchen with my son Quint Booker in Sterling, Virginia

Here’s To Walking The Walk (And A Huge Shout Out To Coach Reginald Kitchen & Coach Mo)

Many of my Sundays are spent making a 35 mile drive from Ft. Washington, MD to Sterling, Virginia just so my son, Quint, can meet with Coach Reginald Kitchen. Now I understand that for many people, as well as many parents, this type of “optional” commute would seem excessive and ridiculous…especially just so a 10 year …

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Crank Your Workouts: Burn More Fat

Have you ever been frustrated over a lack of results from your workout routine? If so, you are in good company. Even the most seasoned athletes experience times when their results plateau. When you continue to put in the same effort day after day with little or no results it is safe to say that …

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Nonprofit Finds A Fun Way to Fight Childhood Obesity

Girls On The Run has now become an international organization training 8- to 10-year-old girls to run a 5k in a 10-week program while teaching them about good self esteem and life skills through fun activities.  Created by Molly Barker in 1996, Girls On The Run has grown from a group of 13 girls to tens …

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What is a Concussion? It’s Not Part of the Game

A young athlete never wants to hear the coach say, “sit out,” or “you’re done for today.” It’s easy for teens to think they are being punished when asked to sit out of a game because of a fall during the last play … a fall that really didn’t seem so bad. But sometimes, it …

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Youth Athletes: Teens and Sports Injuries

Let’s talk teens and sports injuries. There are two main types of sports injuries: an acute traumatic injury and an overuse or chronic injury. An acute traumatic injury involves a trauma from a single blow to an area of the body. They can include any of the following: fractures, strains, sprains, lacerations/cuts, abrasions/scrapes, head/neck/spinal cord …

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