Suffering From Headaches? Here’s How PT Can Help…

How common are headaches? If you are suffering how can you get relief? The first line of treatment is usually medication but for most people this does not treat the source of the pain. Neck pain, stress, poor posture, and a number of other factors can contribute to head ache frequency and intensity. Physical therapists…

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The Truth about Common Myths Associated with Low Back Pain

1. Lower back pain means you cannot lift weights. People with low back pain often think that lifting heavy weights will increase their pain. While lifting light or heavy weights can increase low back pain the most important factor is not the weight of the object but the technique used to lift. The most important…

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Single Leg Dead-lift

  Hi everyone, this is Andrew Lengerich from AID Performance Physical Therapy, and today I just wanna talk about some exercises for runners to make sure that they’re staying away from injuries and really getting the most out of their training. So on the days that you’re not out putting in the long miles, it’s…

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Foot Mobility Exercise

Hi, everybody, it’s Andrew Lengerich from AID Performance Physical Therapy. Today, I just want to talk a little bit about how to maintain good foot and ankle mobility. As the weather gets nicer, people are outside walking, running, going for hikes, things like that. A lot of people come in and they complain that they…

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Nutrition Info For Runners

Hi everyone, this is Andrew Lengerich from AID Performance Physical Therapy. Today, I wanna talk about nutrition for runners, and the issue of malnutrition. So as runners increase their mileage, it’s really important to make sure that you’re continuing to get enough fuel for your body in order to be able to have good runs,…

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5 Great Hikes in Northern Virginia to Do if You Are Not Suffering From Back or Knee Pain!

As the weather starts to turn and spring is on its way it is a great time to get out and enjoy some fresh air and get some exercise. Northern Virginia has some great hiking trails from Great Falls to Shenandoah National Forest. Here are some great hikes to try out this spring! (These are…

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What does Posture have to do with Foam Rolling?

  Hi everyone, my name is Andrew Lengerich. I’m a physical therapist here at AID Performance Physical Therapy. Today I just want to give a little talk about some exercises you can do. An easy exercise, in particular, you can do at the gym to help combat poor posture, as we have a society that…

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