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18 Mar, 2019

What Most People Assume Makes Up the Core

By Devin Wurman, DPT The core must be one of the most complex features of the human body. Everything we do involves the core. What is the core exactly? A lot of people think it’s those wonderful six-pack abs. But really that’s not the core, that’s only a small component of the core. So what

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11 Mar, 2019

Don’t Wait To Treat Lower Body Discomfort

Back discomfort can be debilitating no matter what your walk of life. People living with back pain are often plagued by the inability to sleep, stiffness or difficulty with activities that they love. At Loudoun Sports Therapy Center, our goal to help you treat your back problems through targeted strengthening and specific exercises so you

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6 Mar, 2019

Ever had a nagging headache that just wouldn’t go away?

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT Ever had a nagging headache that just wouldn’t go away? Headaches can start for a variety of causes including muscular tension and weakness in the neck, stress, dehydration or low blood sugar, outdated reading glass prescriptions, or something sinister like a stroke, head injury, or other systemic problems in the body.

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6 Mar, 2019

How we sit at our desks matters

By Angie Austin, LPTA Understanding ergonomics will help you better apply it to your daily life and well being. Ergonomics is defined by the dictionary as an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so the people and thinks interact efficiently and safely. Everything you sit in or lie down on refers

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10 Jan, 2019

Office Ergonomics: Is Your Desk in Ergo Shape?

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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31 Dec, 2018

Clicking a mouse or using a keyboard uncomfortable?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT Let PT give you a helping hand with your elbow, wrist, or hand issue.  Physical therapist is not just about getting people walking again. Physical therapists can also treat your upper extremities issues that impact one’s ability to type, hold, grip, squeeze, and perform other fine motor tasks with one’s hand

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5 Nov, 2018

Difficulty Sleeping, Exercising or Working?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Q&A How does back pain usually start? Many times back pain starts from a specific incident where you overexerted yourself, lifted something improperly, performed more of an activity than you were used to, sitting/standing more prolonged amount of time, or a traumatic incident. Often times it is a combination of several

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1 Nov, 2018

Turning the Steering Wheel Uncomfortable?

By C. Ashley Border, PT, DPT Ever wonder what in the world the “shoulder” actually is? The main joint of the shoulder is called the glenohumeral joint. This articulation consists of the head of the humerus (arm bone) resting in the small glenoid fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade), some would describe this joint as

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18 Oct, 2018

Carrying a heavy back pack or purse everyday?

By Devin Wurman, DPT Back pain is one of the most common complaints that patients have when they are coming to physical therapy.  It is not only affecting middle-aged adults, but becoming more prevalent in the younger adult population. Most patients that come in report dealing with the pain for at least a month or

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11 Oct, 2018

Reading in bed or sleeping on an old pillow?

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Your neck is a vital yet vulnerable part of your body due to its ability to move in all directions. That’s all while holding the weight of your head, which is an average of 10 pounds. While neck pain or pain in the cervical spine is not as common as say

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