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Category Archives: Physical Therapy

13 Apr, 2021

4 Causes of Neck Problems

The neck, a.k.a cervical spine, is comprised of 7 spinal segments and 8 nerves.  The nerves that exit out of the neck go on to supply innervation and control function of the arms and hands.  It is also important to know that some of the muscles that control neck motion are responsible for shoulder motion too.

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13 Apr, 2021

Common Sources of Knee Pain

Knee pain has many sources, but all of them can be treated here at LSTC! Osteoarthritis: wearing of the joint surfaces (cartilage) between the tibiofemoral joint; wearing is most often on the inside (medial) portion of the joint  Mechanism of Injury:  Wear and Tear Lack of muscular support Reduced motor control Symptoms: Pain worse with

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13 Apr, 2021

Sports Related Injuries

Types of Sports Injuries: Contact: Caused by an external blow (contact with another person or being struck by an object) Associated Sports: Football Hockey Rugby Soccer Skiing Common Conditions Concussions Fractures: immediate bruising and swelling Ligament/tendon injuries: bruising and/or swelling can be delayed MCL- resists medial force on the knee LCL- resists lateral force on

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8 Apr, 2021

Subacromial Pain Syndrome

Subacromial Pain Syndrome is the preferred alternate physical therapy diagnosis for “Shoulder Impingement.”  It was previously believed that structural differences and a loss of space between joint surfaces was the cause of shoulder pain located towards the front/side of the shoulder in absence of known tears in the rotator cuff (group of muscles that hold

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5 Apr, 2021

Common Sources of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and lost work time among adults. What is the low back: Low back refers to the lumbar curvature of your spine- the last 5 segments before reaching your bum.  Common Conditions: Nonspecific Low Back Pain  most common Lumbar Radiculopathy  Increased compression on a nerve

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18 Mar, 2021

Join us for National Walking Day on April 7th 2021!

Come Take a Walk with LSTC! FREE event, FREE fun, and FREE Raffles! WHEN: Wednesday, April 7th at 12:30PM WHERE: Right here at LSTC (21251 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 140, Sterling, VA 20166) WHAT: Let’s start spring off on the right foot! Come take a 30-minute walk with us to celebrate fitness! (MASKS REQUIRED) Sign Up

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16 Mar, 2021

Best of Loudoun 2021 Finalist!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted and supported us! We were a finalist for Best of Loudoun 2021! We are so honored to be able to help our community live a pain-free and active life. Vote at: https://www.loudountimes.com/best/#/gallery/270032482?group=375244   NOW is the time to handle whatever pain or problem you are experiencing. Give

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11 Mar, 2021

Top 3 Tests for Knee Injuries

Knee pain and knee injuries is often the result of an imbalance in tension of muscles. When certain muscles are tighter or weaker than others, it affects the way the joint moves. When we assess someone who has knee pain, we often find that their patella, or the knee cap, is not tracking properly due

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9 Mar, 2021

Warm Up & Cool Down to Prevent Injuries

Many people go out for a run or start a pickup game of baseball without taking the time to properly warm up or cool down afterwards. But making this part of your routine before and after playing a game, running, exercising or engaging in any high-intensity activity is crucial to preventing serious injuries. Some of

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9 Mar, 2021

Back or Neck Pain?

When you have an ache or pain it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is coming from. Is it a bulging disc, muscle strain or did you just over

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