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Category Archives: Body Mechanics

7 Nov, 2019

A Strengthening Program’s Role in Preventing Injuries

For athletes, being stronger and strengthening properly will help them to experience a significant decrease in potential for injury, and experience an overall greater ease of activity and movement with everything they do. This all starts with knowing what muscles to work and how to work them correctly.’ Typically, there will be no immediate effect

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22 Oct, 2019

Balance Issues Occur in Both Older and Younger Populations

Balance issues occur in anyone, regardless of age. However, the cause of balance issues and how to treat them differ in older and younger populations. We all have three systems that all work together to ensure we have good balance. We have our balance organ, which is our vestibular system in the inner ear. We

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11 Oct, 2019

Warm-ups, Stretching, and Better Performance

No matter our active level; athlete, sedentary, a weekend warrior, young or old, the benefits of routine stretching reach far beyond rehabilitation. What is stretching? In general, stretching is the elongation of a muscle and is used to help prevent injury and discomfort. However, there are different types of stretching that are important to distinguish.

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5 Jul, 2019

Any Summer Vacations Planned?

Do you have any summer vacations planned? Do they involve long car or plane rides? This is something that may have been planned for months and is supposed to be the highlight of the year, but there is one problem; you are having pain! We want to make sure that you get to your final

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10 Jun, 2019

What our walking says about our muscles and joints

When an expert assesses your walking they are looking at what referred to as your gait. This term “gait” takes into account what all of the joints in your legs and also your trunk are doing when you move one leg and stand on the other for support. Any change in your walking pattern can

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10 May, 2019

Tendonitis & Bursitis: Cause of Joint Discomfort

Tendonitis and bursitis can restrict you from heading to your weekly tennis or racquetball games, carrying your groceries to the car, and exercising.  Baseball pitchers can develop tendonitis in the muscles in the shoulder from throwing pitches with poor mechanics.  A  parent may develop tendonitis from repeatedly lifting their child with similarly poor shoulder mechanics.

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10 Mar, 2019

What We Can do to Be Healthier, Stronger, and More Active!

Loudoun Sports Therapy Center has a list of tips to help everyone grow healthier, stronger and more active — and we’re willing to bet these suggestions will provide at least a little motivation to put those stretchy pants to good use. Conquer the Pain By now you’ve probably heard the stats. Chronic pain can put a

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27 Feb, 2019

The IT Band’s role and Preventing IT Band Syndrome

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA The IT Band is a part of body that is somewhat of a mystery to many. You’ve probably heard of the IT band. But are you confident about where it is or what it does? We’ll answer these questions today. The IT band is the abbreviation for the iliotibial band. This

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10 Jan, 2019

Does Your Job Require Repetitive Movements?

By: Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Many people will experience some episode of pain at one point or another during their life. It’s common for a quick scan of the internet or visit to a doctor to reveal a vague diagnosis of tendonitis or bursitis as the primary cause of that pain. While these works may

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11 Dec, 2018

Too much or too little movement in our joints?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT Joint mobility and joint stability are two parts of a patient’s musculoskeletal condition that physical therapists assess. Joint mobility is the amount of movement that occurs within a single joint. So this is not just how high you can raise your arm or how far you can bend your knee, but

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