Scudder Physical Therapy

Scudder Physical Therapy

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Operating as usual

09/14/2021

I have seen many things in 35 years in this physical therapy career of mine. I have seen many, many people come through orthopedic surgeries, including hip replacements, with no issues.

However, I have also seen plenty cases of people coming out of surgeries no better…or even worse off than they were before…to compel me to help my patients avoid it whenever possible.

I have seen hundreds, no—probably thousands at this point, of cases in which simple movements have relieved hip, back, knee, neck, shoulder—you name it—pain and maintained that relief for years. Even some cases where doctors have told these patients that surgery, like hip replacement, was the only cure.

I have seen the look on patient’s faces when they realize that the simple low back extension movement, or the hip extension and internal rotation movement—or whatever—they have been doing for 3 days has gotten rid of the pain they had before surgery, that surgery did not.

In fact…it’s the same look the poor horse below has on his face!

PS: One of my personal goals in life is to die with all my own God-given joints in my body.

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #movementismedicine #moveitorloseit #avoidsurgery #hipreplacement #thinktwice #knowtherisks #avoidopioids

I have seen many things in 35 years in this physical therapy career of mine. I have seen many, many people come through orthopedic surgeries, including hip replacements, with no issues.

However, I have also seen plenty cases of people coming out of surgeries no better…or even worse off than they were before…to compel me to help my patients avoid it whenever possible.

I have seen hundreds, no—probably thousands at this point, of cases in which simple movements have relieved hip, back, knee, neck, shoulder—you name it—pain and maintained that relief for years. Even some cases where doctors have told these patients that surgery, like hip replacement, was the only cure.

I have seen the look on patient’s faces when they realize that the simple low back extension movement, or the hip extension and internal rotation movement—or whatever—they have been doing for 3 days has gotten rid of the pain they had before surgery, that surgery did not.

In fact…it’s the same look the poor horse below has on his face!

PS: One of my personal goals in life is to die with all my own God-given joints in my body.

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #movementismedicine #moveitorloseit #avoidsurgery #hipreplacement #thinktwice #knowtherisks #avoidopioids

09/02/2021

Thanks to Emily Ledford Fitness & Nutrition, "Grace-Sprinkled Fitness" for the shout out in her most recent post. Look at those amazing pistol squats!!😲👏🏼 #clienttestimonial

https://fb.watch/7LTZFVemx8/

08/29/2021

Meet my new biking friend Joan! She was my pace rider and we kept each other company out on the hilly roads of western Loudoun County this morning. She would pass me, I would pass her, we’d ride side by side for a bit, and then she’d pass me again.
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I finally got a chance to chat with her at our 2nd rest stop and found out this was her 20th #bikems ride! She said she started riding for the #nationalmssociety at about the same age that I am (today was my 1st!)…and then she shared with me her age: 79 years young!!!
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I asked to snap a pic with her to help me stay inspired over my next 20 years! In all my 35 years of being a PT I have never met an (almost) octogenarian in such good shape as she is, both physically, mentally & spiritually.
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She shared with me her workout schedule—30 mins of simple movement, light weights and stretching everyday—and then said that it’s also God’s good grace that keeps her strong.
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Here’s to you Joan!!!🥂

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #biking #bikinglife #keepmoving #healthyatanyage #octogenarian #strongwomen #bikeatanyage #movementismedicine

Meet my new biking friend Joan! She was my pace rider and we kept each other company out on the hilly roads of western Loudoun County this morning. She would pass me, I would pass her, we’d ride side by side for a bit, and then she’d pass me again.
🚴‍♀️
I finally got a chance to chat with her at our 2nd rest stop and found out this was her 20th #bikems ride! She said she started riding for the #nationalmssociety at about the same age that I am (today was my 1st!)…and then she shared with me her age: 79 years young!!!
😲
I asked to snap a pic with her to help me stay inspired over my next 20 years! In all my 35 years of being a PT I have never met an (almost) octogenarian in such good shape as she is, both physically, mentally & spiritually.
😲
She shared with me her workout schedule—30 mins of simple movement, light weights and stretching everyday—and then said that it’s also God’s good grace that keeps her strong.
🚴‍♀️💕💪🏼💕
Here’s to you Joan!!!🥂

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #biking #bikinglife #keepmoving #healthyatanyage #octogenarian #strongwomen #bikeatanyage #movementismedicine

08/25/2021

7 miles at 7pm…and a sunset

08/07/2021

Thanks @united for providing a great ergonomic feature on the back of your Economy Plus seats that allows me to watch my grandson hands-free at eye level! 😃

07/29/2021

It’s funny how little things can trigger memories and emotions. Found this hard candy in the bottom of my computer backpack, the same backpack I used for my two PT mission trips to Cusco, Peru and for hiking up to Machu Picchu in 2017 and 2019. Amazing memories. Fantastic friendships. Tasty candy too ☺️

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #mcecusco2017 #mceperu2019 #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapy #mission #service #underservedcommunities #movementismedicine #teachmovementforlife

It’s funny how little things can trigger memories and emotions. Found this hard candy in the bottom of my computer backpack, the same backpack I used for my two PT mission trips to Cusco, Peru and for hiking up to Machu Picchu in 2017 and 2019. Amazing memories. Fantastic friendships. Tasty candy too ☺️

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #mcecusco2017 #mceperu2019 #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapy #mission #service #underservedcommunities #movementismedicine #teachmovementforlife

07/23/2021
07/21/2021

Virtual Happy Hour for the #BikeMS Nation’s Capital Ride 2021 gang! Getting prepped for the Aug 29th ride! I’m still taking donations!

Here’s the link to my fundraising site:
https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=50599&referrer=bfiphppage
😃👍🏻🚴‍♀️

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #bikems #bike #bikelife #fundraiser #mssociety #multiplesclerosis #

Virtual Happy Hour for the #BikeMS Nation’s Capital Ride 2021 gang! Getting prepped for the Aug 29th ride! I’m still taking donations!

Here’s the link to my fundraising site:
https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=50599&referrer=bfiphppage
😃👍🏻🚴‍♀️

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #bikems #bike #bikelife #fundraiser #mssociety #multiplesclerosis #

Pharmacies pull J&J sunscreens off shelves after carcinogen found in some sprays 07/16/2021

Pharmacies pull J&J sunscreens off shelves after carcinogen found in some sprays

Check your sunscreen brand! Not all brands are created equal…🧐🧐

Pharmacies pull J&J sunscreens off shelves after carcinogen found in some sprays Pharmacy chains CVS Health (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA.O) and retailer Walmart Inc (WMT.N) began pulling Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) sunscreen products off their shelves after J&J said it had detected a cancer-causing chemical in some samples.

07/08/2021

My internet is out at home today after some rough storm winds last night…⛈💨
Thankful for @starbucks free WiFi and my @nexstand.io laptop stand! 🙏🏻
Left my remote mouse at home though…bummed! 🐭

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #corporatewellnessprogram #workplacewellness #workplace #musculoskeletal #health #feedback #positiveaffirmations #grateful #lovemywork #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapist #internet #remoteworker

My internet is out at home today after some rough storm winds last night…⛈💨
Thankful for @starbucks free WiFi and my @nexstand.io laptop stand! 🙏🏻
Left my remote mouse at home though…bummed! 🐭

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #corporatewellnessprogram #workplacewellness #workplace #musculoskeletal #health #feedback #positiveaffirmations #grateful #lovemywork #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapist #internet #remoteworker

07/03/2021

Happy 4th of July from Scudder Physical Therapy! 🇺🇸🚴‍♀️🇺🇸

07/02/2021

Hello!
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I haven’t posted here for a bit so I thought I’d take the opportunity to reintroduce myself.
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I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) of musculoskeletal disorders. This includes neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle issues (feet and even hands sometimes too!).
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I started Scudder Physical Therapy, PLLC in February 2018 as a way to reach patients using the MDT method using a telehealth approach that I call TelePhyzio.
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I also work as an independent contractor in the corporate work injury prevention realm, helping employees utilize simple movements throughout the workday as well as proper ergonomics to prevent & address musculoskeletal pain.
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I love what I do! After more than 3 decades as a PT, I love being my own boss treating patients in such a way as to allow them to feel empowered and more in control of their problem using the “movement is medicine” principle.
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I love to move myself, biking, practicing yoga, hiking, and sometimes even weight training. And then more biking…!
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I love my family which includes my husband, 3 grown daughters, a son-in-law, our adorable toddler grandson, and our hound mix Rio.
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And I’d love to meet you & help you with any musculoskeletal and/or ergonomic concerns you may have. As my last patient told me, TelePhyzio is great! It’s super convenient, personalized, one-on-one care that is effective in many cases in just 1-4 sessions. Give it a try!
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#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #corporatewellnessprogram #workplacewellness #workplace #musculoskeletal #health #feelgoodfriday #feedback #positiveaffirmations #grateful #lovemywork #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapist

Hello!
👋🏻
I haven’t posted here for a bit so I thought I’d take the opportunity to reintroduce myself.
👋🏻
I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) of musculoskeletal disorders. This includes neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle issues (feet and even hands sometimes too!).
👋🏻
I started Scudder Physical Therapy, PLLC in February 2018 as a way to reach patients using the MDT method using a telehealth approach that I call TelePhyzio.
👋🏻
I also work as an independent contractor in the corporate work injury prevention realm, helping employees utilize simple movements throughout the workday as well as proper ergonomics to prevent & address musculoskeletal pain.
👋🏻
I love what I do! After more than 3 decades as a PT, I love being my own boss treating patients in such a way as to allow them to feel empowered and more in control of their problem using the “movement is medicine” principle.
👋🏻
I love to move myself, biking, practicing yoga, hiking, and sometimes even weight training. And then more biking…!
👋🏻
I love my family which includes my husband, 3 grown daughters, a son-in-law, our adorable toddler grandson, and our hound mix Rio.
👋🏻
And I’d love to meet you & help you with any musculoskeletal and/or ergonomic concerns you may have. As my last patient told me, TelePhyzio is great! It’s super convenient, personalized, one-on-one care that is effective in many cases in just 1-4 sessions. Give it a try!
👋🏻

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #corporatewellnessprogram #workplacewellness #workplace #musculoskeletal #health #feelgoodfriday #feedback #positiveaffirmations #grateful #lovemywork #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapist

I'm supporting the The National MS Society! 06/22/2021

I'm supporting the The National MS Society!

Thank you so much to all my friends & family who have donated to my Bike MS fundraiser!
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I’m 3/4 of the way to my $1K goal, and I’m adding up the training miles too! I would love your support to help me get to the fundraising finish line!

I'm supporting the The National MS Society! The National MS Society's vision is a world free of MS. The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

Photos from Scudder Physical Therapy's post 06/14/2021

With all the graduation celebrations going on this month, I realized that I have reached a milestone myself this June.
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This week, 35 years ago, I walked across the stage at #uic Univ of Illinois Chicago to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. That was long before Doctoral PT programs were the norm, and Master degree programs were just starting to pop up.
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I have enjoyed my career immensely, especially the feeling of great satisfaction after helping someone with musculoskeletal pain get their life back; or watching a child with a developmental delay finally figure out how to jump for the 1st time; or instilling confidence in a PT student & helping them realize they do know how to help a patient after a hip replacement.
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I am happy where I am now, in the twilight of my career, working independently in the Telehealth musculoskeletal wellness & ergonomic space, caring for my own #ScudderPhysicalTherapy patients as well as corporate clients in the workplace.
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Our profession has certainly evolved over the past 35 years, some changes for the better and some maybe not so much. One of the best & most important things I did for my own career was to obtain my certification in the #mckenziemethod of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy in 2003 #McKenzieMDT
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Perhaps even more meaningful to me than achieving the level of Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010, gaining my Cert MDT broadened my therapeutic abilities and confidence tremendously, and allowed me to go places like Cusco, Peru with other MDT clinicians and take on a very unique role in the corporate wellness and ergonomic realm utilizing a program called the #duffyrathsystem which is based on MDT principals.
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My career has given me the flexibility to be a working mother and now, a working grandmother, without having to sacrifice my values of putting family first. It has fulfilled my goal of going where God wanted me to be, in a place where I could use my talents to help others. Thank you #physicaltherapy ☺️👩‍🎓💕

Photos from Scudder Physical Therapy's post 06/13/2021

My 1st 40-mile group bike ride is in the books! Tour de Talbot was a great way to see new sights on Maryland’s Eastern shore 🚴‍♀️🦀🌺

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #bikeride #40miles #talbotcountymd #tourdetalbot #eastonmd #oxfordmd

I'm supporting the The National MS Society! 06/10/2021

I'm supporting the The National MS Society!

On 8/29/21 I will be riding 54 miles to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis. I have just under 3 months to train & raise $500 for the MS Society. Can you help me meet my fundraising goal?

I'm supporting the The National MS Society! The National MS Society's vision is a world free of MS. The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

06/07/2021

Just because I still can.
#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio
#mobilitymonday #mobilitychallenge #cartwheel #moveitorloseit #moveitandkeepit #movementismedicine #movement #shoulderstability #corestability #upsidedown

05/30/2021

When you’re biking on vacation and your ex-patient (now friend) realizes it’s you riding down the road...and records it! 🤣🚴‍♀️ Thanks @sparrows.house ☺️

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #beach #vacation #bike #bikelife #bikelane #patientswhobecomefriends

05/21/2021

Happy #nationalbiketowork day to all my fellow #biker fans from this #bikerchick! Check out my story for a quick video message I made while out on the trail (safely!)
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#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #bikemonth #bike #bikelife #biketoworkday #workfromhome #bikeanyway #20miles #stressbuster

Happy #nationalbiketowork day to all my fellow #biker fans from this #bikerchick! Check out my story for a quick video message I made while out on the trail (safely!)
🚴‍♀️💕
#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #bikemonth #bike #bikelife #biketoworkday #workfromhome #bikeanyway #20miles #stressbuster

Homepage - KnowRX.org 05/15/2021

Homepage - KnowRX.org

Has anyone else in Northern Virginia run across this important PSA campaign “Know the RxSK Use With Caution”?
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With all the focus on the pandemic , we may have lost sight of the ongoing opioid addiction health crisis.
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As a physical therapist I try to help people avoid using opioids altogether in the 1st place. As a physical therapist, I cannot by law prescribe medication, so I help people use movement to manage pain. I use education to help patients understand their pain. I help patients realize that in most cases, movement is medicine.
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Check out the website link for more info.

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #pain #painmanagement #painmanagementsolutions #movementismedicine #opiodcrisis #knowtherisk #usewithcaution #physicaltherapy #getpt1st #mckenziemdt #getmdt1st

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Welcome to Scudder Physical Therapy!

Telephyzio by Scudder Physical Therapy is the first and only telehealth-based pain relief delivery model in Loudoun County, Virginia. I help patients with a variety of musculoskeletal pain issues--low back, neck, shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, even ankle/foot and wrist/hand problems. Patients in Virginia and Maryland are evaluated and treated online, when and where they want, in the comfort of their own homes, or even in their work places. Each session is individualized to the patient, as a 60- or 30-minute one-on-one session with me, a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Using the McKenzie method to evaluate how movement effects pain behavior, I then coach patients to use simple movements and posture changes to relieve pain and prevent recurrence.

I am the owner and sole practicioner of Scudder Physical Therapy. The majority of my 30-year career practicing physical therapy has been spent in Northern Virginia. I have gained a wide range of experiences in outpatient orthopedics using various treatment methods. I became Certified in the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT or the McKenzie method) in 2003 and have been using that approach to patient care very successfully ever since. It is one of the most efficient and evidence-based approaches to evaluate the source of musculoskeletal pain, which then leads directly to a movement-based treatment protocol. Empowering patients to treat themselves, with my coaching, is the cornerstone of the success of this method (https://www.mckenzieinstituteusa.org/method-patients.cfm). To maintain my certification, I attended twice yearly continuing education courses and seminars, from which I always return with more knowledge and skill in relieving patients from pain.

While working as a school-based PT for Loudoun County Schools, I served for four years as the head coach for the Broad Run High School JV and Varsity volleyball teams. I also coached with local club teams over a 10 year period, and served as the Movement and Conditioning Coach for Virginia Elite Volleyball Club in 2008 as well. I love working with volleyball players!

I have been blessed with opportunities to help people around the globe. While living temporarily in Morocco I worked with disabled orphans. During a two-year stay in South Africa I earned an Honorary Physiotherapist license, working with cancer patients in a public hospital. More recently, I have travelled to Peru twice on week-long medical mission trips with Mechanical Care Everywhere, a MDT-focused humanitarian mission underserved Peruvian patients at free clinics are treated using the MDT method only, empowering them to care for themselves.

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Leesburg, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm
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