Reducing Risk with Physical Therapy

It’s not just extreme sports enthusiasts who sustain injuries during the spring. Sprains and strains from shoveling and cleaning off vehicles, along with slipping and falling on wet floors are all dangers with which a physical therapist can help. One of the best strategies for avoiding typical spring injuries is by warming up with stretches […]

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Physical Therapy to Keep You at Play

Keep On Playing Physical therapy will keep every part of the body ready to participate in activities ranging from rock climbing to golf. A physical therapist can show patients how to perform motions that reduce the potential for injury at work, home and play. Physical therapy is beneficial for: Improving flexibility Building stability Improving coordination […]

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Childhood Arthritis and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Getting a Jump on JA Early diagnosis is critical to help children with juvenile arthritis. JA affects more than just joints and can actually represent a hazard to growing bones. Youngsters with JA are at risk of bone loss and weakened bones due to inflammation that make them more susceptible to fractures, including those of […]

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ROOTING FOR A PLANT-BASED DIET

A healthy way to switch up your everyday diet The American diet has long been focused on centering meals around meat and dairy products. While this choice isn’t exactly a poor one, there are healthier alternatives out there that contain the same nutritional benefits without the negative side effects often associated with meat and dairy […]

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Taking Care of Tennis Elbow

Care of the arm until an appointment with a physical therapist can be made is simple. Don't try to power through a task or continue to play if the symptoms of tennis elbow are present. It can exacerbate the condition and result in more damage. The affected arm should be rested and ice treatments applied […]

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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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