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How to Keep Your Basketball Games Injury-Free

April 8th, 2015

It’s official.  March Madness is over, the Duke Blue Devils are the champions, and we don’t have to endure that agonizing feeling anymore when yet another notch on our bracket busts!  But basketball will remain on the brain for many; especially as the weather continues to warm up and the opportunities to play pick-up games

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Suffering from Knee Pain? It Could be “Runner’s Knee”.

March 25th, 2015

Are You Suffering From Runner’s Knee? If you’ve experienced pain behind your kneecap or in the front of your knee, you may be suffering from patellofemoral pain syndrome or ‘Runner’s Knee’.  ‘Runner’s Knee’ is often characterized by pain behind the knee (retropatellar pain), pain around the kneecap (peripatellar pain) or pain in the front of

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Six Tips For Relieving Knee Pain

March 20th, 2015

If you are dealing with recent or even chronic knee pain, here are six tips to help relieve that discomfort.  Physical therapists at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center see lots of patients dealing with this.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one in two people may develop painful knee osteoarthritis by the time they are

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Are Your Shoulders Giving You Headaches?

March 10th, 2015

Did you know that 47% of the adult population will have a headache at least once within a year according to the World Health Organization? Forty-five million Americans complain of headaches each year, 8 million visit their doctor, and 3 million went to the emergency room, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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We are closed Thursday March 5th due to inclement weather.

March 5th, 2015

Due to the inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, Loudoun Sports Therapy Center will be closed today, Thursday March 5th, 2015. We plan to open as scheduled at 6:30am on Friday March 6th. Please stay safe and contact the office Friday morning for assistance with scheduling. As this snow will be heavy, practice safe snow

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Limited Hip Mobility Can Cause Back Pain

February 23rd, 2015

Believe it or not, your hips play a large role in the health of your back and limited hip mobility can cause back pain.  Do you have an aching back at the end of the day and wonder where the source of your pain is coming from? You are not alone! More than 80 percent of the

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Five Ways to Avoid Joint Pain

February 18th, 2015

Do you find your joints aching for seemingly no apparent reason? Even small aches and pains are your body’s way of telling you something is not working correctly and this should not be ignored. According to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study, 30% of the people surveyed reported some form of joint pain within

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The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down Correctly

February 5th, 2015

Many people go out for a run or start a pickup game of basketball without understanding the importance of warming up and cooling down correctly. Participating in a regular warm-up routine prior to playing a game, running, exercising or engaging in any high-intensity activity in crucial to preventing serious injuries. Some of these injuries include: Strains

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Foods To Promote Immune Function

February 3rd, 2015

With the flu and other viruses spreading around this Winter season, many people wonder which foods they can eat to promote immune function. There are various methods to prevent illness as well as ways to help recover from an illness faster. Below are some methods you can use to promote healthy immune function. Ensure you

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February is American Heart Health Awareness Month

January 30th, 2015

February is American Heart Health Awareness Month and we all need to be aware how important heart health really is. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the number one killer in the U.S. CVD includes heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. You can control a number of risk factors including: Diet Physical activity Tobacco use Obesity

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