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Category Archives: Body Mechanics

23 Oct, 2020

Is Your Desk Job Causing Pain?

As we progress through this ever-changing, technologically advanced world, more and more people have desk jobs and sit for the large majority of their day. This can be problematic as the human body was designed to be upright and mobile. When we put ourselves into a position that is sub-optimal and hold it for hours

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12 Jun, 2020

Hiking and Knee Pain

I found myself out hiking this past weekend to get out of the house and enjoy the weather which is something I love to do! I’m always amazed how taxing it is on my body, especially my knees as I woke up the next day and hobbled out of bed and down the stairs! Hiking

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8 Jun, 2020

Tight Muscles Causing Pain

Tight muscles can lead to decreased mobility, inability to perform every day activities and eventually lead to pain.  It is also true that decreased mobility and pain can lead to tight muscles. Hypomobility Hypomobility or motion that is restricted due to tight muscles, can occur because of: Extended periods of decreased motion Sedentary lifestyles Poor

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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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