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13 Feb, 2019

Trouble Bending to Tie Your Shoes?

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT Curious about why you can’t touch your toes or why the muscle in the back of your thigh keeps cramping or straining? Let’s direct our attention to the hamstring muscle! So, what in the world is a “hamstring”? This is the muscle that runs from deep in the buttock to

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31 Jan, 2019

Dull ache or burning when you start running?

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC What is your plantar fascia? Plantar Fascia is a thick, fibrous connective tissue that covers the bottom of the foot from the heel to the base of the metatarsals. The bottom of the foot is termed the “plantar” side, hence plantar fascia. Whenever the body has inflammation somewhere, the subfix “itis”

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30 Jan, 2019

The Key Treatment Technique to Permanent Lower Back Pain Relief

By Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Back pain is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life. In fact, the most recent estimates range from 60% to 80 % (depending on the source), regarding the number of Americans that will experience back pain at one or more occurrences

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22 Jan, 2019

How Long it Takes for a Muscle Strain to Fully Heal

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA You may have heard someone say they “pulled a muscle”, but do you really know what that means? A pulled muscle is another way of describing a muscle strain. This is a very common injury in people of all ages and those that are elite athletes and in individuals who have

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22 Jan, 2019

Trouble pulling on a shirt or hooking a bra?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT One of the most common shoulder issues is impingement. It is common among the general adult population as well as in overhead athletes such as swimmers and throwing athletes.  Impingement is when there is a pinching of the rotator cuff muscles in between the top of the humerus bone they

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21 Jan, 2019

Ever feel like you’ve overstretched a muscle?

A common cause of hip pain that we treat at Loudoun Sports Therapy Clinic is a hamstring injury. The hamstring muscle group is located on the back side of the thigh and is made up of three muscles. These three muscles originate on the hip bone and attach at the knee joint. When these muscles

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21 Jan, 2019

Difficulty kneeling, squatting or using stairs?

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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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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10 Jan, 2019

Does Your Job Require Repetitive Movements?

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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9 Jan, 2019

Four Common Disc Problems and What to Do About Them

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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