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Say Goodbye to Persistent Tension Headaches With Physical Therapy

July 10th, 2019

The third most common pain complaint across the world is the all-too-common headache. Headaches can impact your everyday life by making it difficult to function properly. We’ve all been there – showing up to work or class with a pounding headache that you can’t seem to shake. Fortunately, relief is just around the corner with

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Your Knee and Arthritis

July 10th, 2019

Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that occurs overtime. Our joints wear down over our lifetime, and the cartilage or cushioning layer on our bones disappears. When this layer is gone your bones begin to rub other bones. What you might not realize is that knee arthritis specifically, impacts every age group. Knee Arthritis Symptoms:

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Enjoy Your Walk on the Beach This Summer

July 8th, 2019

With warm weather and sunny skies, you are likely to go out to purchase a new pair of flip flops to rock on your summer vacation. While your new flip flops may be your favorite, and most comfortable pair of shoes, how much support to they actually provide? Flip flops can fall into two categories

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Do I Have Sciatica?

July 6th, 2019

You have probably heard the term sciatica, and have probably thrown it around without having a true understanding of what it is and what is actually causing the symptoms you are experiencing. What is True Sciatica? True sciatica is actually an anatomical anomaly where the sciatic nerve runs through the piriformis (small muscle in the

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Motion is Lotion

July 6th, 2019

Your parents have probably told you a thousand times, “If you crack your knuckles, you’ll get arthritis.” Well guess what, this isn’t true! Cracking your knuckles isn’t really the main culprit (or culprit at all) for arthritis, I can tell you that NOT moving your joints will get you there much faster. So what is Arthritis

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Core Strength Helps Ease Lower Back Pain

July 5th, 2019

Having core strength is important in your every movement and even ‘non-movement.’ Whether you’re sitting watching TV or moving around, a strong core is critical. It makes performing physical activities as well as daily movements easier. A strong core impacts how your upper and lower body functions. Think of a tree, a tree must have

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Any Summer Vacations Planned?

July 5th, 2019

Do you have any summer vacations planned? Do they involve long car or plane rides? This is something that may have been planned for months and is supposed to be the highlight of the year, but there is one problem; you are having pain! We want to make sure that you get to your final

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Should I Get Surgery?

July 5th, 2019

You may have had the question, at one point or another, should I get surgery? This is one of the most common questions we get asked at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center, ans it is a tough question, with several things to consider. Most people do not have a complete understanding of what happens during surgery and

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What is a Headache and How Can It Stop Your Everyday Activities?

July 4th, 2019

Many of us have probably experienced headaches at one point or another and some of us may have even experienced migraines. What exactly is a headache? In its simplest form, a headache is pressure from something on your brain. A headache can be broken down into two main causes: Headaches from external pressure Headaches that

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Forget the Advil, Try These Steps to Relieve Your Headache

July 2nd, 2019

Anatomy of Your Head To understand the two main causes of headaches, and steps you can take to relieve headaches, you need to first understand the anatomy of your head. Your skull is a combination of multiple bones that when put together, form a general circle and thus, a hard protective layer around your brain.

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