5 Daily Habits That Reduce Stiffness

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked about being stiff; we get asked about this regularly by clients at AID Performance Physical Therapy: “Andrew, do you have any advice for someone like me, who isn’t in a lot of pain? I’m just incredibly stiff when I wake up in the morning, and…

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How to Stay Motivated for Than Run

Hi, I’m Susie Hansen. I’m a Physical Therapy Assistant here at AID Performance Physical Therapy in Ashburn. Today’s topic is going to be, how to stay motivated for than run, specifically in response to a question from a runner who said, sometimes, you know, they run out of ideas for how to get themselves going.…

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5 Snacks to Throw in Your Bag When You Are on the Go

Andrew: Hey there, it’s Andrew Dombek from AID Physical Performance Therapy. I’ve got a guest with me today, Angela Mari of GoodLife Nutrition. Angela: Hi, guys. Andrew: And she’s here to help me answer one of the questions that we get from a lot of our patients who happen to be moms. There’s a lot…

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What is an Integrative Health Coach

Andrew: Welcome back, this is Andrew Dominic and I’m in the AID Performance Physical Therapy studios. Inside their gym, check out our new mats. I’ve got another special guest. It’s Angela Marie of GoodLife Nutrition. Angela: Hi, guys. Andrew: Thanks for coming back. Today she’s gonna tell us a little bit more about what an…

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Is Immobility Causing Your Back Pain???

There are a lot of articles out there about back pain, many which talk about sitting or standing too long with poor posture. While posture certainly can be a factor in the equation, there is another key to reducing stress and pain to your back – MOVEMENT! We have become increasingly immobile, spending extended periods…

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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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Standup Desk – Everyone Is Using Them – Should You Have One Too?

Do you sit at a desk most of the day? Do you have reoccurring neck, shoulder and or back pain? Does the pain wake you up at night? Maybe it is limiting your mobility? I frequently see patients for neck, shoulder and back pain and I often hear from them that they sit at a…

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

Hey guys, it’s Andrew Dombek again, owner of AID Performance Physical Therapy. I want to share with you five great hikes to do in Northern Virginia if you’re not suffering from knee or back pain. Take a look, I just finished Difficult Run. I started out in Great Falls, it gets crowded on the weekends,…

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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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Injured? No Need To Be A Couch Potato Get Up and Walk!

  It’s that time of year when people take to the streets and trails to get out and run! Fresh air and exercise do a lot for your general well being, but what if you have an injury preventing you from running, or maybe you’re like a friend of mine who only runs if she…

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