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Physical Therapy

Erin’s ACL Reconstruction Patient Story

Erin is a St Mary’s College of Maryland and CAO alumni.  First we need to recognize Erin’s hard work and determination.  Secondly, a huge shout out to the amazing collaboration with SMCM Athletic Trainers, particularly Bailey because it was...read more

Physical Therapy

Dave’s MCL Sprain Patient Story

Dave was a hard worker right off the bat. He suffered an MCL sprain in August while playing in a 50+ softball league. He tried to continue playing and then rehab on his own but reached a plateau where...read more

Physical Therapy

Austin’s Ankle Injury Patient Story

After Austin injured his ankle playing basketball, he was referred to CAO physical therapy in Waldorf by Dr. Mark Perry MD, who is a foot and ankle specialist, and was originally placed in a walking boot for 1 week....read more

Physical Therapy

Deanna’s Meniscus Repair Patient Story

Mama Dee, as we lovingly call her in the clinic, sustained an injury to her meniscus while playing softball. She underwent a meniscus root repair by Dr. Wymore which involved 6 weeks of not being able to bear weight on...read more

Sports Performance

Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation

Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! Ok, maybe I can get up but my arm feels like a barbie doll who just got her arm snapped off by a toddler. But wait, my arm is still attached...read more

Physical Therapy

The role of exercises while recovering from an injury

Exercise? I Thought You Said “Extra Fries” Therapeutic exercise is the primary method of rehabilitation used in physical therapy. The purpose of exercise is to improve mobility, strength, functionality and overall capacity of a patient or athlete. This is...read more