Archive for March, 2017

Chia Seeds – What’s the Big Deal?

Chia seeds are being called a super food. They contain a variety of valuable nutrients including protein, calcium and omega fatty acids. They also have essential magnesium and phosphorus. Humans need anywhere from 25-100 gr of protein per day depending on their size and activity level. They contain amino acids which help break down protein […]

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Forever Young – How Physical Therapy Can Keep You Youthful

Stress - The Bane of Youthfulness Stress is one of the biggest factors that cause the cosmetic and physical effects of aging. When people are stressed, the body releases the hormones adrenaline and cortisol to prepare the body for a fight or flight response. The hormones take a toll on the appearance, but also cause […]

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What is Dry Needling?

Here at Purcellville Orthopedic PT, dry needling is used as an excellent way to treat neuromuscular dysfunction from myofascial trigger points Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which there is pain and typically […]

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How Alzheimer’s Patients Benefit from Physical Therapy

Maintaining Physical Health There’s currently no way to prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s, but there are ways to slow the worsening of symptoms and remain physically healthy and physical therapy can play a major role. Microscopic changes take place in the brain long before Alzheimer’s is diagnosed. Plaques and tangles form in the brain, damaging cells […]

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Happy National Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition Month! This is a nice continuation from last month’s theme of Heart Health Month. Nutrition plays a pivotal role in disease prevention and vibrant health. Over the next few weeks, we are focusing on the importance of making smart food choices, mindful eating, increasing physical activity and promoting Habits of Health (HOH). […]

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