Archive for June, 2015

Ultrasound – A Healing Modality

By: Teresa Grant, PT We tend to associate warmth with relaxation and a feeling of tranquility. But, heat can have physiological effects as well. Heat can be both superficial such as a heating pad or it can be deep. Ultrasound delivers a deep heat. Ultrasound's physiological effects can be to decrease pain, stimulate an increase […]

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Explanation of Inflammation

We’re going to tell you about something you’ve heard talked about before. But it is important and we want to emphasize it; because this topic can be debilitating in so many ways. We’ll be talking about inflammation. Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system. When your body senses foreign invaders (not those from space), […]

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Why can’t I lose weight??????? (Part 1)

$60 billion dollars spent on diet products annually Market Data Enterprises, 2012 US News - Money, Jan. 2, 2013 "95% of all diets fail" Is this true? - based on a 1959 study by Stunkard and McLaren - Hume but has been reinforced by many clinical studies over the years. We all know someone who […]

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Let’s Dance to the Beat!

Written by: Lindsay Simmons Clinical Director, Purcellville Orthopedic Physical Therapy Do you ever get the urge to dance when a song comes on the radio, or even find yourself dancing around the house while jamming out to music? If that is a yes, then you are not alone! I find myself thinking to "All I […]

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