Archive for August, 2016

Simple Devices Can Make a Big Difference

When it comes to choosing an assistive device, such as a cane or crutches, there are several options. Some provide stability, but are quite bulky. Others are less cumbersome, but provide less support. A cane can have a single point or four points (a quad cane). The quad cane provides additional stability, but added weight […]

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Understanding Your “Frozen Shoulder”

Have you been having shoulder pain? Are you having difficulty reaching your arm overhead? You may be suffering from adhesive Capsulitis; or more commonly referred to as "frozen shoulder." Frozen shoulder has been found to be most common in women ages 40-65 (or even higher in those who have a history of Diabetes or thyroid […] Read More...

The Human Body Is Incredible and Amazing

Written by: Teresa Grant, PT Here are some fun facts regarding the human body. Your body has enough iron in it to make a metal nail 3 inches long. You shed 600,000 particles of skin per hour. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body. The strongest muscle in the human […]

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Glute Activation

What is it and why do we need it? Glute activation is having the muscles of the buttocks, the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus, engaged during activity. For most of us, we sit for long periods of the day. While sitting, our glutes are inactive and there’s a good chance they’re not firing […] Read More...

Sit and Stand Up Straight – There Are Good Reasons for It

Written by: Teresa Grant, PT Remembering back when you were a youngster, how many times did our mother tell you to stand up straight? Or, as I have done with my daughters, you got the nudge right between the shoulder blades. And almost as quickly as you pulled your shoulders back, they seem to have […]

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ACL Injury and Prevention

Dr. John O'Neil, DPT meets with renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Bishop, MD to discuss ACL injuries As a former NFL team doctor for the Atlanta Falcons from 1992-2004, Dr. Andrew Bishop has performed thousands of ACL reconstructions among many other orthopedic surgeries. He now practices out of Middleburg, VA in a quiet, more individualized […]

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Ice vs. Heat

Written by: Dr. Stephanie Wilfong, DPT Ice or heat, which is better? This is one of my most frequently asked questions in the clinic. As a general rule, I suggest ice for an acute injury and heat for a chronic injury. An acute injury is an injury that just occurred. These may include ankle sprains […]

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo also known as BPPV

Written by: Dr. Stephanie Wilfong, DPT, LMT When you are young, children often think it is fun to spin in circles and induce dizziness. A false sense of spinning, known as vertigo, is generally less desirable. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo and is most prevalent in older adults. […]

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) and the Role of Physical Therapy

A few months ago, I encountered a patient suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), a condition affecting the primary joint responsible for opening and closing the mouth. Her condition had progressively worsened over the past three years with symptoms so severe she could no longer chew without pain. In the mornings, she reported her jaw […]

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