Will I Ever Dance Again?

It’s the moment that all dancers and their instructors dread. You’ve broken your ankle or sprained your knee… the worry sets in; will I ever dance again. Most dancers will utter this phrase at least once in their lifetime.  Based on the expectation of what the human body can accomplish, an injury is always a…

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How Strength Training Can Help You Achieve Your Running Goals

Race season is upon us and I am sure that you are signing up for races and setting new goals for this season. Maybe you are looking to set a new PR at the Loudon Half Marathon this spring or  your last race season was cut short by injury and you just want to finish…

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How To Make An Olympian!

Hey there it’s Andrew Dombek from AID performance Physical Therapy and I am back from South Korea and the Winter Olympics. Since returning, I have had time to reflect on everything that I saw and experienced as well as interviewing the athletes, their friends and their families. What I’ve learned (from my experience) is that…

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3 Things You Could Be Doing That Make Knee Pain Worse

Have you ever experienced knee pain? The kind that slows you down in life, bothers you when you walk up and down the stairs, hurts every time you bend down, aches when you sit, and generally leaves you feeling frustrated wondering when it’s finally going to disappear… If that sounds like you, you’re not alone.…

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Why Knee Pain Gets Worse When You Exercise And How To Ease It…

Why Knee Pain Gets Worse When You Exercise And How To Ease It…   Got this question sent to me yesterday by a “confused” reader of my blogs who is suffering with knee pain.. === I am rehabbing my knee on my own. Not sure what I did.  I had irritation of my knee cap…

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Who Are You Calling Old?

The Aging Athlete: How to stay at the top of your game after 40 if you are not Tom Brady. The Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday and one of the questions I get a lot is how can I stay in shape and continue to compete with these young bucks when I just…

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How do you figure out the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist…and other facts about AID’s own Allison Tepper, RD

In case you missed it on Facebook live here is the replay of when Allison sat down with me for our always fun and exciting Hot Seat Segment:       What conditions do you work with as a Dietitian?   I have experience working with all types of client needs including weight gain, weight…

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5 Realistic Ways To Stay Active & Healthy, Even When Life Feels ‘Too Busy’

A few weeks back some of our patients were chatting in the waiting room in our clinic while enjoying a cup of coffee, and the conversation was all about wanting to get fitter, but why sometimes it’s so hard to stay in shape. They all agreed that they knew they needed to exercise, sleep more,…

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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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