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Tips for Remembering Your Exercises

Physical therapy can improve and accelerate the healing process after an injury, and can often prevent injuries and loss of function. Your appointments with your physical therapist are essential, but they are not nearly as...

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Physical Therapy for Children and Young Adults

It is common for most people to assume that physical therapy is only for adults and seniors suffering from injuries or age-related deterioration. The reality is that pediatric physical therapy can not only treat injuries...

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Physical Therapy for Arthritis Pain

Have you considered physical therapy for your arthritis pain? If you suffer from arthritis, you may be afraid that activity will make the pain worse, or even cause damage that will worsen the condition over...

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Our Move Next Door is Finally Complete!

Move Better Physical Therapy is excited to share the news that we have recently moved our practice into a new clinic space designed to provide an extraordinary physical therapy experience for our patients. Abundant natural...

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Sciatica and Move Better

Sciatica “Oh my aching back” is a common phrase which individuals with sciatica use. But what is sciatica? What is the cause of this malady? Treatments for sciatica? And who can I see to get...

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Burn Boot Camp – Foam Rollers

Foam Rolling with Move Better Physical Therapy   Burn Boot Camp’s Ms. Berkley DeLung,  invited our Move Better therapist, Alan Barb, DPT, OCS, to give an informative talk on Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) – aka- foam...

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YMCA Presentation on Lower Back Pain

Move Better Presentation on Lower Back Pain Opportunity to hear your dynamic duo give a Lower Back Pain presentation Have you ever wanted to hear your Move Better movement experts give a presentation? And on...

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Runner’s Medicine

UVA’s Runner’s Medicine Seminar Running with the bulls – True, the Move Better Team of expert PT’s are not running with the bulls in Spain. They are however, taking courses to help better treat us...

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Back to Basics with Lower Back Pain

So just what is lower back pain (LBP)? Lower Back Pain is a musculoskeletal disorder that roughly 80% of Americans suffer from in their lifetime.  In layman’s terms it is the improper functioning of the...

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Can Physical Therapy Help You?

You might be surprised what physical therapy can do for you. You probably already know that physical therapy can help with conditions including: Leg and knee painFoot and ankle injuriesBack and neck painArm and shoulder...

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Relieving Chronic Neck Pain

As I alternated shrugging my shoulders with rocking my head from side to side in hopes of helping to alleviate the royal pain in my neck, I started to wonder just how people choosing to...

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Knee Pain Need-to-Knows

Knee pain can be experienced by young and old and shouldn’t be ignored! Without proper treatment, mild knee pain could become a life-long issue that not only affects the knee, but could cause hip, ankle,...

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The Functional Movement Screen

The 7 Part Functional Movement Screen and R.O.T.C. The Dynamic Duo, Alan Barb DPT, OCS, and Reid Moseley DPT, CSCS, were at it again.  The brief this time was to about eighty-seven of our nation’s...

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5 Phases of Running Injury Prevention/Prehab

Impressive is probably the best way to describe The Runners five Phases of injury prevention/prehab clinic given at Tread Happy in downtown Charlottesville. Our Move Better team of Alan DPT, OCS and Reid DPT, CSCS...

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Titleist Performance Institute Golf Training

Alan Barb, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) of Move Better Physical Therapy, recently had the opportunity to take part in the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 training in Orlando, FL....

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Welcome Reid Moseley to Our Practice !

Reid earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia in 2015. He continued onto the Medical College of Virginia at VCU, where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. In...

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Runner Up for Best Physical Therapy!

Move Better Physical Therapy has won Runner Up for Best Physical Therapy in the Daily Progress 2018 Readers Choice Awards! The Daily Progress Readers Choice is a yearly competition to vote for Charlottesville’s favorite local...

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Vote For Move Better!

We are excited to announce that we have once again been nominated for best Physical Therapy clinic in Charlottesville 2018. We would love to have the support of our patients to win it again this...

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Avoid Falls This Winter

Winter is finally here and if the recent weather is any indication, we may be in for some more snow and ice this year! It’s easy to enjoy a picturesque snow day from indoors, but...

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Come Join Our Growing Private Practice

Overview: Looking to advance your career in physical therapy? Come join our established and growing PT-owned private practice at Move Better Physical Therapy in beautiful Charlottesville, VA! As a clinic that is currently completely staffed...

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Fall Sports and ACL Injuries

Soccer is a sport many youth participate in and continue through high school, and even into college. At a high level, it requires a lot of speed, agility and strength. Due to the intensity of...

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Educational Talk at Dominion Energy

Thanks to Heather Dale Walton, DPT, OCS for giving an educational talk at Dominion Energy. Heather was guest speaker at their safety meeting instructing local workers how to exercise to help prevent injury on the...

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Floating Into Summer

As the weather warms up this summer, there is nothing better than cooling off with some water sports!   Paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing are excellent ways to get away from the chaos of daily life...

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Thank You Charlottesville!

We were excited to learn that our patients voted our practice number one in Charlottesville for Physical Therapy in the Daily Progress Reader’s Choice Awards! Our approach to patient care is unique because we do...

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Education Update

Our physical therapists attended a course presented by researcher and clinician Dr. Mark Laslett, NZRPS, PhD, FNZCP, DIP.MT last weekend in Winchester, VA for instruction in the diagnosis of persistent low back and referred lower extremity...

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Swing Into Spring

Spring has arrived and with more warm days, many golfers are getting the itch to get the clubs out and head to the range or course. Golfing is a nice way to get away from...

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The Mulligan Concept

Move Better had the privilege of hosting our own continuing education course this winter.   On December 10th and 11th we hosted a course here at our clinic in Charlottesville, VA.  Physical therapists came from as...

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Passion for Running

Running is an activity many people in and around Charlottesville love to participate in.  No one can argue that we live in one of the most beautiful places in the country and what better way...

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Moving into Fall

After a hot, dry end to summer we are finally moving in to autumn.  The leaves are beginning to change colors, the mornings are getting cooler, and the days are getting shorter.  One of the...

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Dedication To Learning Continues

This July, in beautiful Blacksburg Virginia, our physical therapists attended another fantastic course by the highly acclaimed Dr. Jeff Moore DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, of the Institute of Clinical Excellence.  We studied and practiced Cervical Spine...

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Another Great Course to Share!

Rodney Madagan, DPT, OCS just attended a great weekend course here in Charlottesville, VA hosted by VOMPTI up at UVA. The course “Biopsychosocial Approach to Spinal Stability” was taught by Rusty Smith, Jr. PT, EdD.,OCS,...

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Continuous Learning Leads to Great Outcomes!

Over half of our team of physical therapists recently attended an exceptional three day continuing education conference in Denver, CO by the Evidence in Motion group of nationally renowned instructors. This lab intensive conference highlighted...

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Is it time for a Run Better evaluation?

Did you know that up to 75% of runners sustain an injury in any given year? A lifelong runner herself, Maddy Bosek, DPT,  ATC has a special interest in working with these injured runners.  The...

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