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Why we don’t need a doctor’s prescription to get PT

October 16th, 2018

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT It’s common for us to say, ‘I’ll wait and see if it gets better.’ Often times, people will get an injury or develop a pain and then wait a period of time to see if it will go away on its own—especially if it starts after we were a little more

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Weather changes making your joints stiff and achy?

October 12th, 2018

By: Jessica Freedman, ATC What is arthritis and who can get it? While arthritis may be very common, it is not always well understood.  Arthritis is actually not a single disease, but rather an informal way of referring to joint pain or inflammation. One of the most prevalent types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, occurs as result

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Spend several hours on your phone each day?

October 12th, 2018

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do we use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining neck health and limits your chance of developing problems

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Reading in bed or sleeping on an old pillow?

October 11th, 2018

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Your neck is a vital yet vulnerable part of your body due to its ability to move in all directions. That’s all while holding the weight of your head, which is an average of 10 pounds. While neck pain or pain in the cervical spine is not as common as say

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Ever stepped off a curb incorrectly?

October 11th, 2018

Have you ever “rolled” your ankle? Chances are that you have, because what is commonly referred to as a “rolled ankle” or ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries that people experience. Once an ankle is sprained the chances that someone will sprain it again are raised dramatically. Fortunately there are steps that

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Does sitting for a long time bother your knee joints?

October 10th, 2018

By: Jason Makoutz DPT Knee pain/injures are one of the most common injuries we see at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Whether they are caused from a sports/weekend warrior traumatic injury or muscular weakness/imbalances. Three of the most common ailments related to the knee are arthritis, meniscus injury, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Common Causes of

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Ever felt sharp discomfort when climbing stairs?

October 9th, 2018

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Hip problems make daily activities like simply walking difficult and painful. When you talk to your physical therapist or doctor about your hip pain, it’s important to be able to describe exactly where your pain is located. This helps confirm that your hip is actually the problem. It’s not uncommon for

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Why isn’t heat, massage getting rid of that headache for good?

October 9th, 2018

By Mike Bills, MS PT The problem with headaches is that typically, the small muscles in our neck and those covering our skull have gotten into a more permanent state of tightness and pressure. This is why our headaches will often go away for a day or two but then come back. Just like all

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Missing a good night’s sleep because of discomfort?

October 9th, 2018

By: Cierra Washington, ATC Let’s take some time to talk statistics. Roughly two-thirds of Americans suffer from low back pain in particular, yet only 63 percent actually take the steps to relieve their pain, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Of those two-thirds, 69% say their lower back pain affected their daily lives

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Want to get rid of that nagging muscle tightness?

October 8th, 2018

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. However, there are different

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