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How to Stop Suffering with Arthritis Pain

February 20th, 2014

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and

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Feeling Stiff and Achy? How Physical Therapy Can Help

February 12th, 2014

Our bodies are made to move and rely on a finely-tuned balance of proper posture, strength, coordination, chemical levels, blood pressure and more. When you don’t move on a consistent basis or experience changes to your health, you may start to feel stiff and achy, especially in the mornings. Poor health, injury, a sedentary lifestyle

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The benefits of stretching

January 23rd, 2014

As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing

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How to achieve real relief from stress related headaches

January 10th, 2014

Life’s demands create stress and although some stress may be good, too much can cause health problems. Most people equate stress with high blood pressure, a heart attack or a stroke. But did you know headaches, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain can be stress-related too? Chronic headaches, usually accompanied by extreme fatigue are almost always

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Ways to stay active in winter

December 23rd, 2013

As the winter months approach, you may find yourself spending more time indoors and less time being active and mobile. This can lead to stiffness, fatigue and difficulties in accomplishing your daily activities and tasks. Despite the cooler temperatures and wintery weather, you need to keep moving and making daily efforts to be healthy. Here

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How to treat arthritis pain

December 10th, 2013

When it comes to relieving your arthritis aches and pains, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis while gaining more mobility and function. Arthritis pain and inflammation is what we help our patients day in and day out with.

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Why low back pain may not go away

November 20th, 2013

Low back pain is one of the most common aches and pains that causes people to see their physical therapist. Low back pain comes in different levels, from a simple achy, stiff back in the morning, to a severe and debilitating condition. By receiving treatment sooner, you can lessen the long-term damage that may result

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What you eat can make you hurt more…

November 8th, 2013

If you are suffering with aches and pains, whether it be low back pain or even headaches, what you eat can make the pain worse. When it comes to aches and pains, we generally don’t think of our food causing us more pain, but it can. When you have pain in your body, it is

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Welcome!

October 24th, 2013

Welcome to Loudoun Sports Therapy Center’s new website and blog. As it is our mission to provide our patients with the highest quality of care at all times, we are branching out to the internet to provide more services to educate our patients and the community. If you ask a physical therapist why they chose

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Sports Injuries

August 27th, 2013

Have you… Had a prior sport related injury? Had a prior injury of any kind? Had pain during training or workouts? Recently started or soon starting a new sport season? Training for new sports/competition? Known someone who has a season ending injury? Injury prevention is our goal! Injury occurs when one of two factors are

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