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Good Old Fashioned H2O or Sports Drinks?

September 20th, 2016

By: Cierra Washington, ATC It’s extremely hot outside, you’ve been exercising for an hour and a half, your muscles are weak, your shirt is drenched, you’ve recently noticed a minor headache and you’re beyond thirsty. Do you reach for your water bottle filled with water or do you grab a bottle of one of those

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How to Prevent Backpack Back Pain

September 13th, 2016

By Kate Zanoni, Physical Therapist Assistant Have you sipped your first pumpkin spice latte yet? It’s just one of the many unofficial signs that fall is here and school is back in session! While you are stuffing your backpack with your various notebooks, binders, ipads and other supplies, it’s important to remember not to overload

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How to Fall-Proof Your Home

September 6th, 2016

By Devin Wurman, DPT September is Balance Awareness Month! The goal of this month is to raise awareness about vestibular and balance disorders, reduce the time it takes to diagnose a vestibular disorder, and help people who suffer from vertigo, dizziness and imbalance. Did you know that one-third of Americans ages 65 and older fall

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My Experience with BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

August 23rd, 2016

By: Dee Bills As a physical therapist with over 20 years of experience I have pretty much seen or treated it all; but being the patient was a very different story. Last March, I ended up with firsthand knowledge of what it feels like to suffer from vertigo; specifically BPPV. It was a Thursday in

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Weekend Warriors and Tough Mudders

August 2nd, 2016

By: Sarah Herndon I love a good bucket list! Mine includes some things you might have on yours – travel, skydiving, run a marathon, eat a chocolate covered cricket, WAIT, WHAT?! Summertime is a great time to check off some of your bucket list items. It’s why ‘Complete a TOUGH MUDDER’ was on my list

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Do Anywhere Workout – Upper Body Stretching Strap Routine

July 19th, 2016

By: Kate Zanoni, LPTA It’s time for another ‘Do Anywhere Workout’ from Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. We know that when vacations, family reunions and camps fill summer schedules, it’s tough to find time for your own fitness. These workouts are quick and can be performed anywhere with minimal or no equipment.  Kate Zanoni is taking

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Flip Flops or ‘Flip Nots’

July 7th, 2016

By: Cierra Washington, ATC It’s 90 degrees outside, the suns is beaming and you’re ready to head out and enjoy the day. As you’re heading out the door though, you’re faced with a dilemma: sneakers or flip flops? Of course, you want to choose your flip flops. They keep your feet cool, you can put

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Do Anywhere Workout – Lower Body Stretching Strap Routine

July 7th, 2016

By: Kate Zanoni, LPTA School is out, pools are open, vacations are booked… Summer is here! But as schedules get busy, it can be tough to keep fitness towards the top of you priority list. It’s why Loudoun Sports Therapy Center is giving you a series of ‘Do Anywhere Workouts’ you can perform anywhere without

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What to Look for After a Possible Concussion

June 14th, 2016

By: Tricia Walker, ATC Summer sports leagues are right around the corner and the Athletic Trainers at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center want to make sure you are prepared should you or your athlete feel they have suffered a concussion. “I jumped up to head the ball the same way I do in practice. But this

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4 Ways to Run Faster and Farther

May 31st, 2016

Do you run frequently for exercise, or just want to start so you can live a healthier lifestyle? Learning to run properly can make this a very effective form of exercises for any age group or fitness level. The way that you run is a matter of energy and efficiency. You may ask yourself how

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