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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