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Our physical therapists and personal trainers at MovementX are not just passionate providers, they are content experts. Below we share a variety of content to help you move and live your best!

About MovementX

The ‘Ins and Outs’ of In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Physical Therapy

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Insurance can be complicated. We're here to make it simple. Payment for healthcare services could not be more confusing. To understand insurance, it feels like you have to learn an entirely new language. Not to mention, most healthcare bills are entirely unpredictable. At MovementX, our goal [...]

Keeping You Safe from COVID at Physical Therapy

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What we know about COVID-19 It's no doubt that COVID-19 has greatly affected our local and global communities. It is apparent that the effects of COVID-19 are widespread and that individuals can report a variety of symptoms, with an unpredictable severity of illness. Making matters worse, we now [...]

How do MovementX Physical Therapists Treat?

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With all the various types of therapies that exist to treat pain and injury in today’s world, it can be difficult to know exactly what you are getting when you see a physical therapist. At MovementX, we place the highest priority on individualized, evidence based care that is both [...]

Persistent and Chronic Pain

Manual Therapy for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder

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Physical therapy can be very beneficial in helping patients with hEDS and HSD manage their symptoms and improve function. One of the ways that physical therapists can help those suffering from chronic pain and joint instability is through a variety of manual therapy techniques. Physical therapists with knowledge [...]

How can physical therapy help with hEDS?

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Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) is a congenital connective tissue disorder that often results in chronically painful and unstable joints. Physical therapy plays a critical role in pain management and injury prevention. Since the joints of someone with hEDS are unstable and often quite painful, seeing a physical therapist [...]

What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD)?

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At MovementX, our providers are experienced in working with patients with chronic pain conditions. Two such conditions that our physical therapists treat frequently are Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD).  What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? EDS is a group of genetic disorders that affects [...]

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The Aging Adult

Shoulder Pain

Dizziness + Neurological Conditions

Meet the Authors

Dr. Dave Smith, MovementX Physical Therapist in Arlington, Virginia
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Dr. Keaton Ray, MovementX Physical Therapist in Portland, OregonDr. Keaton Ray of MovementX doing an Ariel Flip
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Dr. Fred Gilbert, Physical therapist with MovementX in Arlington, VirginiaDr. Fred Gilbert jumping in a MovementX shirt
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Dr. Dave Smith is a physical therapist in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. He is a member of the MovementX family and teaches a course in medical imaging for the physical therapist. Dr. Smith is certified in dry needling and specializes in management of orthopedic conditions with a focus on manual therapy. He is passionate about treating under-served patient populations, providing education about how pain and how the body recovers, and working with patients to achieve their movement goals!

Dr. Keaton Ray is a physical therapist in Portland, Oregon and co-founder/COO of MovementX. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics, a spinal specialist, and a certified strength and conditioning coach. She loves treating patients of all ages with a variety of goals; from learning to walk again, recovering from surgery, or training for a marathon. Most notably, she loves using strength training and manual therapy to aid in performance enhancement!

Dr. Fred Gilbert is an orthopedic physical therapist in Arlington, Virginia. He believes in a healthcare world beyond clinic walls and beyond the restraints of insurance. He provides customized care tailored to your interests. As a residency-trained orthopedic physical therapist Dr. Fred has years of experience empowering clients to adopt the movement mindset. Movement is the gateway to how we experience life – and when we move well the sky’s the limit.

Dr. Josh D'Angelo, MovementX Physical Therapist in Alexandria, VirginiaDr. Josh D'Angelo flexing biceps in MovementX shirt
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Meredith Black, Personal Trainer MovementX in Arlington, VirginiaMeredith Black, Personal Trainer with MovementX in Arlington, Virginia
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Dr. Shira Racoosin, Physical Therapist in Bethesda, Maryland
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Dr. Josh D’Angelo is a geriatric and orthopedic physical therapist in Arlington, Virginia. He is passionate about the role physical therapy can play in solving some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. Josh uses his hands, hearts, and words to guide patients through the healing process. Josh’s love of utilizing movement to improve health and quality of life fuels his efforts every day. Fun fact, Josh is also CEO of MovementX!

Meredith Black is a registered nurse, a personal trainer, and most importantly, a wellness advocate in Arlington, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2007 with a BS in Psychology, and went on to graduate from VCU in 2011 with a BS in Nursing. With her passion for health and wellness flourishing, she went on to get certified through American Council on Exercise (ACE) to practice Personal Training, Sports Nutrition, and Functional Training.

Dr. Shira Racoosin is a physical therapist in Bethesda, MD. Shira graduated from The George Washington University with her doctorate in physical therapy and is beginning an Orthopaedic Residency at Johns Hopkins/GW next year. She is passionate about the patient experience and loves collaborating with patients to reach functional movement goals. Shira loves treating all orthopaedic patients, with a special interest in wellness and older adult care. Most of all, Shira cares about empowering you to move better.
Dr. Ashley Baker, MovementX Physical Therapy in Portland, OR
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Dr. Ashley Baker is a physical therapist in Portland, Oregon who specializes in the treatment of patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (hEDS). She strongly believes in the “biopsychosocial” approach, assessing not only the biological implications of injury but the psychological and social aspects and their complex interactions upon health and recovery.

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