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Can A Genicular Nerve Ablation Treat My Knee Pain?

Dr. John O’Neil, DPT meets with Dr. Chirag Sanghvi, MD to discuss a less invasion option for arthritic knee pain Dr. Sanghvi is a board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management physician that practices out of Newbridge Spine & Pain Center in Leesburg, VA. Dr. Sanghvi completed his fellowship in Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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