Category Archives: General

Traveling With Kids: An Essential Guide

Traveling with kids can be a whirlwind of fun, but it can also come with its fair share of stress. Because of this, it can take savvy planning to keep everyone happy and healthy. In this essential guide, we’ll cover key tips for traveling with kids, so you can enjoy your summer vacation stress-free. Essentials […]

Raking Tips To Avoid Injury

Raking Tips To Avoid Injury It’s peak Fall season again – time for hot chocolate and bonfires as we watch the leaves turn. Our homes feel cozier this time of year as we prepare for holidays and the arrival of loved ones. However, autumn does come with some challenges, like colder weather and the seemingly […]

Exercise: Working Out the Details

Why is it recommended that you work out three to five times a week? For decades, experts have known that working out helps to do more than just promote weight loss. It alleviates stress, helps to lower cholesterol, promotes joint health and keeps your blood pressure low. In many ways, these benefits overshadow any weight […]

The Jackson Clinics Foundation: A Decade of Service

The Jackson Clinics Foundation: Celebrating A Decade of Service If you were to poll a group of Physical Therapists, most of them would say that their main reason for pursuing a career as a PT is to “make a difference.” After 50 years in clinical practice, Richard Jackson’s mission is just that: to Improve Human […]

Reclaim Your Shoulder Mobility

Why can’t many of us fully press our hands over our heads? Is it due to limited shoulder mobility, or just a fear of sweaty arm pits? We are in the midst of a DC summer, so we won’t throw this theory out just yet. However, maybe it is something far easier to explain: use […]

Our Favorite Hiking Trails

Warmer weather means the season for outdoor activities is finally here! While the nation’s Capital can be one of the busiest areas in the US, it is also home to some of the best hiking trails on the East Coast. Between a busy schedule and today’s sedentary work from home lifestyle, few things benefit our […]

Evidence-based Physical Therapy

Over the last 10 to 15 years, physical therapists have focused more on using evidence-based physical therapy to determine what works best for each individual patient. What does Evidence-Based mean? This involves basing treatments on procedures that have “proven” effectiveness as published in scientific literature (like PubMed). This is in contrast to depending on just […]

Is Aquatic Physical Therapy Effective?

When you are in pain, floating around weightless in a pool of warm water can sound very appealing. But, is aquatic physical therapy effective? Firstly, therapeutic water programs allow us to restore function and strength without having to fight gravity. In addition to the benefits of the natural pain-relieving aspects of water, aquatic therapy can […]

A Discussion with the Jackson Clinics’ Ben Keeton During COVID-19

Check out the below article and interview by Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) with Ben Keeton, our Director of Clinical Operations, on COVID-19 and the value of telehealth. We need your help to help spread the word on the value of telehealth to congress and your community! “As our nation combats the […]

Regain Strength After Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is a potentially life-threatening infection of the meninges, the covering of the brain and spinal cord. The infection, caused by pathogens common in the environment and found in the nose and respiratory system, can result in a swelling of the tissues around the brain, which interferes with blood flow and can produce paralysis […]