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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Exercise for Heart Health 

The heart is a muscle, which can get stronger with an active lifestyle.  It is never too late to initiate these changes.  Even small changes can make a big difference, such as lowering your risk for heart disease. Where to Begin? Once you are cleared for exercise by your doctor, find an activity that interests you.  Something such […]

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How Breast Cancer Patients Benefit from Physical Therapy

8 Benefits of Physical Therapy Cancer treatments vary widely, depending upon the stage of cancer that has developed. Cancer is a debilitating disease that affects the body and an individual's self-image. Individuals may experience weakness, nausea and vomiting, along with hair loss or thinning and mouth sores. Physical therapy can help people feel better by: […] Read More...

LARD – Heart Healthy: Why You Should Be Cooking With It!!

Lard is made from pork fat. It is clarified or rendered through a process that involves heating the fat. When used as a cooking fat, nutritionally speaking, lard has nearly one quarter the saturated fat and more than twice the mono-unsaturated fats as does butter. It is also low in omega-6 fatty acids which are […]

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Did you know that February is National Heart Awareness Month?

Did you know that February is National Heart Awareness Month? Well, we are so excited to share some interesting facts on how to keep your heart healthy and happy. We have great meal ideas for you and your family to enjoy. Also, well as exercises to keep the blood pumping. There is so much to […]

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Physical Therapy and Diabetes

9 Benefits of Physical Therapy Physical therapy is beneficial for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and individuals with pre-diabetes, also known as insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes occurs when glucose levels are elevated, but haven't yet reached diabetic proportions. Physical therapy is effective for: Better utilization of glucose Lower blood pressure Reduce the risk of […]

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Physical Therapy and Hamstring Health

Non-invasive healing With proper care and physical therapy, a mild hamstring injury will take 2-10 days to heal, while a severe injury can take up to 10 weeks. Full rehabilitation can take up to six months, depending upon the severity of the injury. Hamstring injuries are more prevalent in older individuals and adolescents whose muscles […]

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Heal the Heel

Easy Does It An injury to the heel can have a variety of causes, from arthritis and heel spurs to stress fractures and tendon injuries. It's important for individuals not to overwork the heel. People who aren't accustomed to extensive running, jogging and similar activities should neverattempt participation without proper preparation. Physical therapy can prepare […]

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