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Difficulty kneeling, squatting or using stairs?

January 21st, 2019

The number one complaint we hear from someone experiencing any kind of knee problem is pain under or around the knee cap. As you can imagine, this kind of pain can greatly limit your functional mobility. Some people also experience stiffness in and around the knee making it difficult to move the joint. Others also

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LSTC OPEN FOR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ON 1/14/19

January 13th, 2019

Loudoun Sports Therapy Center will be OPEN FOR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS on Monday, January 14th starting at 6:30 AM. If that changes, we will notify you.  Thank you and stay warm!

Office Ergonomics: Is Your Desk in Ergo Shape?

January 10th, 2019

Do you ever experience pain or discomfort while working at your desk? Do you experience headaches, eye strain, shoulder, neck or back pain while sitting at your workstation? If you answered yes, then your office may have some shaping up to do. So what exactly is ergonomics? Ergonomics is defined as “an applied science concerned

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Does Your Job Require Repetitive Movements?

January 10th, 2019

By: Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Many people will experience some episode of pain at one point or another during their life. It’s common for a quick scan of the internet or visit to a doctor to reveal a vague diagnosis of tendonitis or bursitis as the primary cause of that pain. While these works may

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Four Reasons To Take Ankle Sprains Seriously

January 10th, 2019

By: Cierra Washington, ATC It’s been estimated that roughly 25,000 people in the United States suffer from an ankle sprain every day. When most people hear the words “ankle sprain” they think of damage to the ligaments or stabilizing structure in the ankle joint. Like most injuries, there is a classification based upon the level

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help

January 10th, 2019

Your shoulder is the most flexible and movable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective

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Four Common Disc Problems and What to Do About Them

January 9th, 2019

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Back problems plague much of our society today. You may know someone who suffers from back pain, or it may be you yourself. While several factors contribute to different types of pain, disc issues are a category of their own. First, what is a disc? A disc in your spine is

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What is actually the root cause of your shoulder pain?

January 7th, 2019

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT The shoulder is a common region in which people complain of pain. It can often be a confusing region to have pain, too. Some people describe their shoulder pain along the top of their shoulder to their neck. Some people have shoulder pain about their shoulder blade. Others describe their shoulder

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It Bears a Large Brunt of Our Weight

January 7th, 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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Why Problems in this Joint Should Be Handled Right Away

January 7th, 2019

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA Are you feeling weak in the knees, but not in a good way? There are many different factors that can cause people to experience knee pain. We often don’t think about how much we move our knee joints in a day but when we are experiencing knee pain we become more

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