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Sheltering Arms Welcomes Seasoned Sports Medicine Professional

Ivan Schwartz3Sheltering Arms is pleased to announce the addition of a well-known and successful sports medicine professional to our team. Mr. Ivan Schwartz has joined Sheltering Arms in the role of Administrative Director, Sports Medicine.  Continue reading

Sheltering Arms Fund Supports Veteran Athletes

PVAlogo2The Sheltering Arms Fund of the Community Foundation, which serves Richmond and central Virginia, recently provided a $10,000 grant to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Continue reading

Make Sure your Fall is Fun, Not Frightful!

FallLeavesFall is here, which means many things: football, apples, cooler weather, Halloween and leaves! While it is a favorite season for many, it also comes with some safety risks that we didn’t have during the summer months. Enjoy all of the fun that fall has to offer, while taking a few precautions. Continue reading

DuPont 3000 Day Safety Club to Hold Car Show in Support of Sheltering Arms

hotrodEach year, the DuPont Spruance Plant’s 3000 Day Safety Club graciously hosts a car and bike show in support of Sheltering Arms. Continue reading

Rehabilitation Awareness Week 2013

CertificateOfRecognitionThe third week in September marks National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. First celebrated in 1976, this week is a time to recognize the important role of physical rehabilitation in helping people overcome the effects of illness, injury and/or disability and look toward the future with hope and confidence. Continue reading

Free Fitness Classes Offered During Active Aging Week

ActiveAgingWeekActive Aging Week is September 22-28, 2013! Sheltering Arms is joining more than 3,000 organizations across the country in offering events in support of this nationally-recognized week. Continue reading

Benefits of Physical Therapy in Treatment of Low Back Pain

therapy-newsIf your back is aching, unfortunately, you’re in good company. Nearly everyone experiences back pain at some point. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, low back pain is “the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.” Continue reading

Sheltering Arms Therapists Answer Your Questions

Power-to-your-health-logo-q-and-aDo you ever wish there was a quick and easy way to ask a therapist a question? Now there is! At, you can not only read the bank of questions that have already been answered by Sheltering Arms therapists (such as the following), but you can submit your own as well!

Here is an example: Continue reading

Sheltering Arms to Sponsor High School Coaches Clinic Hosted by the Washington Redskins

wr_hscc_logo_cmyk3On July 31, 2013, Sheltering Arms will sponsor a forum hosted by the Washington Redskins, in conjunction with USA Football, the NFL and other leaders in the sports medicine industry, to discuss concussion awareness and education as it aligns with the “Heads Up Football” program. Continue reading

Can Dry Needling Help Relieve Your Pain?

dryneedlesYou may have heard of a technique called dry needling for pain relief, but what is it and how exactly does it work? Lori Magnuson, PT, CMTPT, clinical manager at the Sheltering Arms Hull Street Center, earned her dry needling certification, a process which included 92 hours in the classroom followed by an exam with both written and practical components. She has answered the following questions to help explain the treatment and how it may be helpful for you. Continue reading