Athletic Trainers: Your Ally in Youth Sports

Sean Burfeind, MS, LAT, ATC, OPA-C, is a residency-trained, board-certified and licensed athletic trainer. He serves as a clinical athletic trainer at Inova Sports Medicine.   If you’re a parent to a youth athlete, you’ve probably crossed paths with an athletic trainer. Yet you might still be wondering: What exactly does an athletic trainer do?…

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Patients with spinal cord injuries are walking again with help from Inova Mount Vernon’s ReWalk clinic

First Steps Back The Inova Rehabilitation Center (www.inova.org/IRC) is now offering certain patients with spinal cord injuries the opportunity to learn how to walk again using an innovative new technology. The ReWalk exoskeleton clinic, which began in April at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, is the first available in Northern Virginia. “Inova is opening the ReWalk…

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Misdiagnosis: Asthma or Vocal Cord Dysfunction?

Margie M. Comerford, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at the Inova Loudoun Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma, but the symptoms never quite fit. Years later, while being trained as a speech-language pathologist, I learned about vocal cord dysfunction – and a light bulb went…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehab Program Certified by Industry Leader

Media Contact: Allison Kenty, 703-504-3840  Helping patients recover from cardiac and pulmonary disease faster  Alexandria VA (September 10, 2013) – Inova Alexandria Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Inova Alexandria Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the…

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