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How many times a day do we have to reach overhead?

April 3rd, 2019

By Rachel Herrmann, DPT The shoulder is a complex region of the body made up of three joints, four muscles of the rotator cuff and over 10 other muscles that attach around the bones/joints that make up the shoulder. This means there has to be a lot of body parts in good working condition in

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Standing a lot during the day?

April 3rd, 2019

We spend a lot of time on our feet so it’s no wonder foot and ankle pain, discomfort in the heel and arches are common problems for every age group. We treat this often at Loudoun Sports Therapy. Foot and ankle problems make daily, functional activities such as standing, walking and using stairs difficult. The

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Three reasons you might have trouble standing, walking or running

April 3rd, 2019

By Alyssa Burke, LPTA Hip problems are a common complaint we treat Loudoun Sports Therapy Center and it can affect all ages and activity levels. Many hip problems are often the result of an overuse injury and can interfere with your daily activities making walking, standing or even sitting painful or challenging. Three common hip

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Is hip pain throwing off your balance?

March 25th, 2019

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT The hip joint is one of the most stable joints in the body, but unfortunately that does not keep this joint and region of the body from developing issues and producing pain. There are multiple structures in and around the hip joint that can produce pain in this area of

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Does your dog run ahead and pull on the leash?

March 25th, 2019

By C. Ashley Border, PT, DPT Ever wonder what in the world the “shoulder” actually is? The main joint of the shoulder is called the glenohumeral joint. This articulation consists of the head of the humerus (arm bone) resting in the small glenoid fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade), some would describe this joint as

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Trouble sleeping through the night because of back pain?

March 25th, 2019

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Read on for answers to common questions about back pain, how it starts and how to get rid of it for good! How does back pain usually start? Many times back pain starts from a specific incident where you overexerted yourself, lifted something improperly, performed more of an activity than you

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Limited range of motion making daily tasks tough?

March 25th, 2019

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries we see at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center whether the cause is from an injury or overuse. Some of the most common ailments related to the shoulder  that we see include tight/overworked muscles, tendonitis, impingement and , joint stiffness. All

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Bogged Down by Pain? Try These 5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

March 20th, 2019

If you’re hurting and need quick relief, Loudoun Sports Therapy Center can help. In a customized physical therapy program, you’ll learn some highly effective pain relief techniques that can also help boost your energy. Our physical therapy providers are experienced with all types of pain, and can help you live a pain-free life at last.

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What is Considered a Properly Conditioned Muscle?

March 18th, 2019

By Mike Bills, MS PT What does the word ‘strength’ really mean? In order to fully understand how to develop a strengthening program appropriately, you first have to understand what is really meant by the word “strength.” The word itself actually has three distinct pieces to it. Each piece is just as important as the

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How does Plantar Fasciitis Start?

March 18th, 2019

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot when you take your first few steps in the morning? Does your ankle feel unstable or painful when you’re walking or running? Do you have difficulty balancing on one foot without holding onto something for support? These are all signs of common

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