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THE LABORATORY OF HUMAN MOVEMENT

The Pillars to Better Health & Fitness and Becoming a Better Human

By Matt Fontaine | December 16, 2016

By Dr. Matt Fontaine Director at Potomac Physical Medicine With the holiday season in full swing and the New Year fast approaching, I wanted to start a discussion on the best practices for becoming a better human in the coming year.  This article is the first in a short series on the Pillars to Better Health & Fitness.  In this series we…

Dispelling the Myths about Stroke and Manipulation

By Matt Fontaine | November 11, 2016

by Dr. Matt Fontaine What the research really tells us about the inherent risks of stroke with manipulation… The definitive research study on the risks of stroke and manipulation was published in SPINE in 2008, Spine. 2008; 33(45):S176-183.  They concluded that patients with a VBA stroke are likely to consult with their primary care physician (PCP) or…

Are you Self-Diagnosing?

By Matt Fontaine | October 31, 2016

Dr. Google & Self Diagnosis: “Googling your symptoms is the fastest way to convincing yourself you are sicker than you really are.  It can be downright overwhelming.”  -Dr. Matt Fontaine Are you putting your health at risk? In the age of WebMD, anyone can simply type symptoms into Google and receive an overwhelming amount of…

The Three Pillars to Resolve Your Muscle and Joint Pain

By Matt Fontaine | October 26, 2016

by Dr. Matt Fontaine “THE MOST COMMON PATTERN OF MOVEMENT DYSFUNCTION WE SEE IN RUNNERS AND ATHLETES IN GENERAL IS POOR MOVEMENT, A LACK OF STABILITY & MOBILITY AND MOTOR CONTROL, RESULTING IN REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES AND JOINT PAIN SYNDROMES” -DR. MATT FONTAINE Millions of people suffer chronic musculoskeletal pain.  Often they seek out many…

Frequently Asked Questions

By Matt Fontaine | October 24, 2016

What are your Office Hours?   Monday 11:00 am-6:30 pm Tuesday:  7:30 am-12:00 pm     2:00pm-6:00 pm Wednesday:  7:30 am-12:00 pm   Thursday: 7:30 am-12:00 pm     2:00pm-6:00 pm Friday:  7:30 am- 1:00 pm     What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?   Our office requires a 24 hour notice for all cancellations and rescheduled appointments.  This allows us…

FAQ’s for the Patient

By Matt Fontaine | October 24, 2016

The following are some topics that frequently come up in our clinic. A quick note on over the phone consults or email inquiries We live in a world controlled by technology and people want their information faster.  Email and social media play a big role in how we communicate and the technology can help us…

How to Setup Your Computer Workstation

By Matt Fontaine | October 21, 2016

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Ease poor posture by setting up your computer properly. Computer related posture is often a major culprit in generating neck and upper back pain, tension and headache. To avoid looking like the guy in the picture, better known as “Computer Guy” or Girl, review the PDF file below which details the…

Dr. Michael Leahy talks about Active Release Techniques

By Matt Fontaine | October 21, 2016

Dr. Michael Leahy is the founder and developer of Active Release Techniques, a patented soft tissue technique that detects and resolves soft tissue adhesions resultant from sports injuries and repetitive overuse. Dr. Leahy on ART CHECK OUT DR. MATT FONTAINE EXPLAIN WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES?

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE…Train Better. Get what the PROS GET.

By Matt Fontaine | October 20, 2016

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE Active Release Techniques® (ART) is one of the fastest growing treatment methods in sports rehab and physical medicine practices today.  With the ability to treat injuries quickly and effectively, athletes all over the world have incorporated ART into their training regimens. “All Athletes and Weekend Warriors Have One Thing In Common… Soft…

The Story of Pain

By Matt Fontaine | October 6, 2016

“We have seen the pro athlete, and the weekend warrior.  And it often takes too long to recover from injury.  Making matters worse, many just press on without really healing.  We know it is not about us…you have pain…and we know how to fix it.” -Dr. Matt Fontaine   If you are like many we…