Scudder Physical Therapy

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Operating as usual

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!)
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#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

https://knowrx.org/

Homepage - KnowRX.org Testing the content

05/14/2021

Hey bikers, what’s your favorite tracking app? I’ve been using MapMyRide for years and it is syncing pretty well with my Apple Watch... But is there something better out there??

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #bike #biking #bikemonth #grateful #stressbuster #lovemywork #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapist

Hey bikers, what’s your favorite tracking app? I’ve been using MapMyRide for years and it is syncing pretty well with my Apple Watch... But is there something better out there??

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #bike #biking #bikemonth #grateful #stressbuster #lovemywork #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapist

Photos from Emily Ledford Fitness & Nutrition, "Grace-Sprinkled Fitness"'s post 04/21/2021

#ThrowbackThursday to 3 years ago when I spoke at Emily Ledford’s gym. So fun! I still love helping people understand & care for their musculoskeletal pain.

Stretch Yourself – How to Add More Flexibility and Fitness to Your Day 04/17/2021

Stretch Yourself – How to Add More Flexibility and Fitness to Your Day

I’m excited to have been mentioned as a resource for more information in this online article out of South Africa!

Check it out:

https://www.specsavers.co.za/post/health-and-wellbeign/stretch-yourself---how-to-add-more-flexibilit?utm_source=sssa&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=april&utm_source=Spec-Savers+South+Africa&utm_campaign=dd32483692-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_10_20_09_03_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b588b20efd-dd32483692-78474570

Stretch Yourself – How to Add More Flexibility and Fitness to Your Day Warming up and cooling down are crucial in sport and exercise, but stretching can be beneficial to anyone every day. Stretching is simple, calming, helps make any physical activity easier and reduces aches and pains.

04/16/2021

Whether you want to participate in a squat challenge or just sit down (or stand up) without straining your back, make sure you know how to squat properly.

Top 3 Work From Home Ergonomic Fixes 04/06/2021

Top 3 Work From Home Ergonomic Fixes

Struggling with neck or back pain while working from home...still?? Check out my new YouTube video!

And then reach out to me for any questions...I love helping people figure out the right ergo set up either at home, or at work...or both!

https://youtu.be/aawBIA2JanE

Top 3 Work From Home Ergonomic Fixes Dr. Betsy Scudder, PT discusses her top 3 recommendations for improving your home office ergonomics for better musculoskeletal health.

04/02/2021

Feel Good Friday (on Good Friday, coincidentally)!
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I received so many wonderful comments on WorkPlace this month from corporate employees who participated in my midday movement break sessions. Just reading them over again for a month end report, and that makes me feel good!
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“This was FABULOUS, thank you!”
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“My hips and back say THANK YOU!”
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“Thank you! Excited to see what next session has to offer!”
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Love being a physical therapist & being a workplace injury prevention program manager in the corporate setting!!
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#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #corporatewellnessprogram #workplacewellness #workplace #musculoskeletal #health #feelgoodfriday #feedback #positiveaffirmations #grateful #lovemywork

03/30/2021

Post-Biking Knee Fix

As promised in my last low back & neck movements for biking video, here’s a video with a knee movement suggestion.

NOTE: This knee movement is a suggestion for general discomfort associated with biking or other repeated knee bending activities, and is not intended to serve as medical advice. See a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy or M.D. for persistent knee issues.

#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #knee #kneepain #kneepainrelief #kneeextension #mckenziemdt #opposite #movement #movementismedicine #biking #bike #bikelife #bikeride

Photos from Scudder Physical Therapy's post 03/26/2021

Travelling by air for the 1st time in more than a year! Got all the essentials, including my husband’s McKenzie inflatable lumbar roll.
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Got to keep the spine happy while travelling!
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#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #lumbarspine #cervicalspine #thoracicspine #posture #posturematters #travelsmart #travelhealthy

Photos from Scudder Physical Therapy's post 03/23/2021

This dog. 🥰
Happy National Puppy Day!
#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #ilovemydog #nationalpuppyday #dogsaremedicine #dogsaremedicineforthesoul #walkyourdog #riothelabmix

03/20/2021

Happy Spring!
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Here’s a sneak peek at how I keep myself going this time of year.
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When working in flexed positions, like gardening, I take frequent “other way” movement breaks. Standing back extension (backwards bends), shoulder blade squeezes, neck extension (looking up at the sky), even just raising arms overhead...they are all perfect little movement breaks that I rely on to keep this nearly 60-year old body going!
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#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #movementbreak #movementismedicine #movementislife #keepmoving #gardening #spring #mckenziemdt #backpain #neckpain #backpainrelief #neckpainrelief

03/17/2021

A bit of an Irish blessing for today...especially if you will be out biking! 🚴‍♀️🌬
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Happy St Patrick’s Day to all, from Scudder Physical Therapy!
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A bit of an Irish blessing for today...especially if you will be out biking! 🚴‍♀️🌬
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Happy St Patrick’s Day to all, from Scudder Physical Therapy!
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03/16/2021

Springing in to Biking? How to Move Your Spine to Help Relieve Bike Aaches!

Dr. Betsy Scudder, PT demonstrates simple but effective movements for lower back & neck discomfort associated with biking.

NOTE: This knee movement is a suggestion for general discomfort associated with biking or other repeated neck or back bending activities, and is not intended to serve as medical advice. See a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy or M.D. for persistent neck and/or back issues.

#scudderphysicaltherapy
#telephyzio #bike #bikes #bikeride #spring #springiscoming #getoutside #exercise #exercisemotivation #exerciserecovery #movementismedicine #mckenziemdt #physicaltherapy #ergonomics #bikeergonomics

03/13/2021

1 year ago yesterday I underwent a unilateral lumpectomy & intraoperative radiation for Stage 1A breast cancer.
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1 year ago today Virginia shut down in response to the pandemic.
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What I have learned in this past year of trials:
1️⃣ God is in control!
2️⃣ Faith over fear. Fear is one of the most powerful enemies of our health
3️⃣ Health = physical, mental and spiritual. They are not separate entities. All parts of our bodies rely on all aspects of those three things.
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As a Doctor of Physical Therapy I feel confident in my knowledge of musculoskeletal wellness. But God decided I needed to learn more about all areas of health. I have, but am continuing to learn & grow. In that respect, this last year of trials has been a blessing.
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#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #breastcancer #pandemic #lifelessons #health #wellness #spiritualawakening #mentalhealth #fitness
#christian #life

1 year ago yesterday I underwent a unilateral lumpectomy & intraoperative radiation for Stage 1A breast cancer.
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1 year ago today Virginia shut down in response to the pandemic.
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What I have learned in this past year of trials:
1️⃣ God is in control!
2️⃣ Faith over fear. Fear is one of the most powerful enemies of our health
3️⃣ Health = physical, mental and spiritual. They are not separate entities. All parts of our bodies rely on all aspects of those three things.
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As a Doctor of Physical Therapy I feel confident in my knowledge of musculoskeletal wellness. But God decided I needed to learn more about all areas of health. I have, but am continuing to learn & grow. In that respect, this last year of trials has been a blessing.
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#scudderphysicaltherapy #telephyzio #breastcancer #pandemic #lifelessons #health #wellness #spiritualawakening #mentalhealth #fitness
#christian #life

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.

Videos (show all)

Post-Biking Knee Fix
Springing in to Biking?  How to Move Your Spine to Help Relieve Bike Aaches!
How to Use a Lumbar Roll
Snow Day Shovel Tips #2

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Leesburg, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
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