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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Ask Yourself if What You Are Doing Today Is Getting You Closer to Where You Want to Be Tomorrow?

Hey there, it’s Andrew. Hope you are having great day. I wanted to keep you in the loop on all things AID PPT. We are really excited about the move and are constantly planning and prepping for the new location. In case you missed it, we have found and secured a new location for our…

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Wake Up RECHARGED to Dominate the Day!!

Can Sleep effect weight loss….. The Simple answer is YES!!!!! More sleep can help you lose weight, burn body fat, boost your metabolism, decrease hunger hormones and decrease your calorie intake when dieting. For improved body composition….. The above points are a perfect combo, along with diet, exercise, and a perfect supplement regime to almost…

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How To Set a PR In The Kitchen

A runner’s or triathlete’s nutrition is often the limiting factor stopping them from shaving 10 to 20 seconds from their minute per mile speed or overcoming a distance plateau. BY IMPROVING your nutrition profile—including proteins, healthy fats, good carbs—you will see noticeable changes in your energy, recovery capacities, general health, and your performance. Focusing on…

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5 Tips from Elite Racer Rochelle Basil Sceats for Racing in Cool Rainy Weather

Hey Guys its me Andrew Dombek from AID Performance Physical Therapy. I wanted to give you some tips in anticipation of this weekend Loudoun Half Marathon in Ashburn for any of you that are running.   The weather forecast for this weekend on Sunday is supposed to be in the 50’s and rainy so what…

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