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Category Archives: Healthy Tips

27 Nov, 2018

What happens when your muscles don’t have proper strength?

By: Mike Bills, MS PT Typically there will be no immediate effect to not having the proper strength in a particular muscle in your body. The effects are usually more long term in the sense that “weakness” or lack of proper strength in an area results in excess friction on the bones in the joint,

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12 Nov, 2018

Want to shake up a previous workout routine?

One of the most common complaints that runners have after committing to a running program is that their running plan becomes “stale”, “predictable” or “boring.” A primary reason for these feelings is a lack of progression. Running at the same pace for the same distances or for the same duration over and over again can

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18 Jul, 2018

5 Steps to Create a Successful Exercise Plan

Hands down, the worst kind of plan is no plan. A plan has three purposes: Help you reach your goals Help you prevent injuries while increasing performance Help you monitor your progress You don’t want to do the same thing day in and day out. This will lead to burnout, boredom and an overall feeling

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25 Jun, 2018

How to Get Moving Safely and Effectively

It’s no secret that regular exercise is important to your overall health and being the summer season, many of us are probably trying to move more to get in shape for vacations. Exercise is defined as planned and structured physical activity with the purpose of training a specific part of the body.  So how much

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17 May, 2018

How to Progress A Running Program to Keep It Interesting

By Xavier Thompson, ATC One of the most common complaints that runners have after committing to a running program is that their running plan becomes “stale”, “predictable” or “boring.” A primary reason for these feelings is a lack of progression. Running at the same pace for the same distances or for the same duration over

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10 May, 2018

Strengthening Multiple Parts Prevents Problems

If you look through the plan of care for a patient who comes to Loudoun Sports Therapy Center because they are feeling ankle pain for example, you will notice that their exercises and stretches are not only focusing on their ankle but also their hips and their knees. Not surprising, a common question we hear

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1 May, 2018

Avoid a strain or sprain with outdoor activites

By, Devin Wurman, DPT Now that the weather is getting better and we are finally able to say good-bye to winter, more and more of us are planning to spend an increased amount of time outdoors.  This also means that we need to be more cognizant of our bodies when participating in outside activities such

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3 Apr, 2018

The Benefits of Post-Op Physical Therapy

By Xavier Thompson, ATC Is post-op physical therapy necessary? Are you scheduled to have surgery? While surgery may repair damaged tissues, some of the most important work to ensure that you stay healthy occurs after you leave the operating room. Whether you are young or old, an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, it is

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26 Mar, 2018

Top 5 Questions About Running

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA As the weather warms up, you’re likely to spend more time outside walking, running, hiking and doing your other favorite outdoor activities. The concept of running seems easy. You put on a pair of sneakers, head outside and begin your journey. However, there are a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings about

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15 Mar, 2018

Why is Cross Training Important?

By Xavier Thompson, ATC Cross training. What is it and why is it important? If you follow the headlines of any sports’ stars in the off season, you’ll likely see multiple stories about how an athlete is doing something besides their professional sport to prepare for the next season. You can find videos on the

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