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27 Nov, 2018

Moving, standing or sitting creating discomfort?

By: Mike Bills, MS PT Many people seek physical therapy because of hip pain, specifically, pain in their hip flexor muscles. When you experience this pain in the front of the thigh, it usually stems from the fact that your hip flexor muscles, there are a few of them, are being overworked for a number

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10 May, 2018

Two Routines to Prevent Aches and Muscle Soreness

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA The benefits of routine stretching reach far beyond rehabilitation. Whether you’re an athlete, sedentary, a weekend warrior, young or old, active or inactive, you will reap the value of a regular stretching routine. In general, stretching is the elongation of a muscle and is used to help prevent injury and discomfort.

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11 Apr, 2018

Taking Care of a Fracture

What is a fracture? The word, ‘fracture’ is a medical term that refers to a crack or break in a bone. Bones are made of calcified materials, which give them their hard rigid structure. There are several types of fractures: Greenstick- when a bone is bent, but not broken all the way through. A buckle

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3 Apr, 2018

Walking to Improve Bone Health

By Alyssa Burke, LPTA Walking is a great step to improve bone health and fitness. Springtime is a good time to get outside and be active. What better way to kick the winter blues and enjoy the beautiful spring weather than to go for a walk! Walking is one of the easiest ways to get

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26 Sep, 2017

Keep Athletes Competing: Proper Warm-Up and Adequate Stretching

By: Cierra Washington, ATC Do you know what constitutes a complete warm-up? Too often, sports-related injuries occur and could have been easily prevented had the athlete thoroughly prepared their body for practices and games. So what is an appropriate warm-up? The warm-up, which typically lasts between 10-15 minutes, feeds the body. Whether it’s a run,

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14 Sep, 2017

How to Test Your Balance and Fall Risk

By Devin Wurman, DPT The goal of Balance Awareness Month is to reduce the time it takes to diagnose a vestibular or inner ear disorder and help people suffering from conditions like vertigo, dizziness and those who have trouble balancing. Medical experts say falls are the number one cause of death and non-fatal injuries in

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12 Sep, 2017

Hip Pain and Hamstring Strains

By Tricia Walker, ATC Hamstring strains and injuries can often lead to hip pain – a common condition we treat at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. 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

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7 Sep, 2017

Don’t Let Shoulder Problems Throw You Off Your Game

By Danielle Hoguet, DPT Shoulder pain is one of the most common problems we treat here at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Whether it’s a athlete such as a swimmer or baseball player who have pain while performing, or a parent who can’t pick up their child without pain, we treat patients of all ages for

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6 Sep, 2017

September is Balance Awareness Month

By Devin Wurman, DPT Happy Balance Awareness Month! The goal of this month is to reduce the time it takes to diagnose a vestibular or inner ear disorder and help people suffering from conditions like vertigo, dizziness and those who have trouble balancing. I’ve seen many patients over the years that have come to me for

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29 Aug, 2017

Handle Hip Pain Before It Keeps You Off Your Feet

By Abbey Fecher, DPT Hip pain is a very common problem we treat here at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center and it can result in difficulty with many daily activities. People frequently come to physical therapy with different complaints involving the hip. The number one complaint being pain localized to the hip joint and muscles surrounding

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