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Category Archives: Hamstrings

13 Sep, 2018

Ever noticed bruising or swelling in this large, lower body muscle?

By: Devin Wurman, DPT I’m sure there have been numerous times you have watched a sporting event, or even participated in a sport yourself and heard the statement, “I’ve pulled my hamstring!” They often grab the back of their leg and have to hobble off of the field or court in pain. So it begs

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10 Jul, 2018

Is discomfort getting in the way of your exercise plan?

By: Devin Wurman, DPT In physical therapy we see a lot of hip injuries. These injuries range from bursitis to fractures to replacements. Some injuries happen to healthy joints, while others occur in the elderly due to osteoporosis or because of congenital deformities. Either way, physical therapy can be beneficial and help strengthen the muscles

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2 Jul, 2018

Preventing Muscle Strains and Tightness

A common cause of hip pain that we treat at Loudoun Sports Therapy Clinic is hamstring injury. The hamstring muscle group is located on the back side of the thigh and is made up of three muscles. These three muscles originate on the hip bone and attach at the knee joint. When these muscles contract,

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30 May, 2018

Ever felt a pull or discomfort when squatting or exercising

By Mike Bills, DPT Hamstring problems are not just something we see in athletes. While hamstring injuries can happen to an athlete during a practice or a game, it’s actually much more common for all of us to experience hamstring problems related to everyday activities.  How many times a week or even a day do

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15 Dec, 2017

Life From the Other Side of the Treatment Table

By: Kate Zanoni, LPTA If you’ve been in the clinic over the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen me around, except not in my usual capacity. I temporarily traded in my clinician hat for that of a patient’s following hip surgery. In September 2017, I was diagnosed with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), greater trochanteric bursitis and

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28 Nov, 2017

Hip Problems Can Happen to All Age Groups

 By: Devin Wurman, DPT In physical therapy we see a lot of hip problems.  These injuries range from bursitis to fractures to replacements.  Some hip problems happen to healthy joints, while others occur in the elderly due to osteoporosis or because of congenital deformities.  Either way, physical therapy can be beneficial and help strengthen the

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6 Nov, 2017

Hamstring Problems are NOT Just an Athlete Problem

By Mike Bills, MSPT Hamstring problems are not just something we see in athletes. While hamstring injuries can happen to an athlete during a practice or a game, it’s actually much more common for all of us to experience hamstring problems related to everyday activities.  How many times a week or even a day do

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