Archive for September, 2016

Lefties Have Rights Too!

My 8 year old son was struggling to tie his shoes, despite hours of patient practice and YouTube instructional videos. Granted, all kids struggle with that fine motor task; however, I could tell he was behind compared with his peers. One day it struck me- my left handed son was being taught by his right […]

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What can stretching do for you?

Do you remember hearing your gym teaching yell across the gym in the beginning of gym class during the boring old warm up stretches “if you can’t feel it then it’s not working”? Well that old gym teacher wasn’t too crazy because basic stretches to improve flexibility and decrease injuries. With just a few minutes […]

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Backpack Basics

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Definitely for parents but not the kids. Have you looked at your child standing with their pack back lately? The average weight of a loaded school pack is 19.8 pounds! About 20 million kids are carrying 2x the recommended weight on their spines. No wonder our poor […]

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Concussions: The Athlete’s Return to Function

Dr. John O'Neil, DPT meets with the Athletic trainer for Loudoun Valley High School, Andrew Gordon, M.Ed., ATC to discuss how the athletes are cared for at his school As the Athletic Trainer for Loudoun Valley High school (LVHS) for over 23 years, Andrew Gordon has diagnosed, managed, and led the rehabilitation for many students […] Read More...