Has Pain Got You Worried About Having to Change Your Summer Travel Plans? Here’s the Solution…

Does your summer vacation plans involve you sitting in the car for a really, really long time? Are you concerned that your back or neck pain will put a damper on those plans? I’m the first one to tell you that anytime I have a long car ride on the horizon I start to worry…

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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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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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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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Having Back Pain?…..Stand up Straight

First, I want you to take a simple test to determine whether you are standing correctly or not. Here’s what to do: Stand up. Now grab your butt. Is it tight? If your glutes aren’t contracted, you’re standing all wrong. And that could be why your low back hurts, and why you just can’t seem…

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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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Is SITTING the new *smoking*? (…Causing Back & Shoulder Pain)

Here’s a habit that everyone of us is doing daily.   But is it a good one?   Sitting is something that was once done only when you needed a rest.   But not anymore. Sitting has now almost become what I call a dangerous norm. Whether in your car commuting, at work, eating dinner,…

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Is It Safe To Exercise With A Bad Back?

  Lets talk about exercise and back pain… Last week I had a question asked by one of our patients, Kevin, 47, from Landsdowne… … it’s one that we get asked about often (especially since the January gym rush!): “Is it ok to exercise when my back is hurting? I’ve just got into a good…

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