Whiplash

Whiplash.  So you get in a car accident. It’s bad enough you have to get your car fixed. Now your back hurts. Or maybe your neck? It’s called whiplash. Majority of the time it’s muscles and soft tissue that have experienced trauma.  If you think it’s something more serious, then you should go to your … Continued

Green Thumb or Therapy Thumb?

It’s that time of year again! Or it will be soon. Time to Garden! Are you a flower gardener or a vegetable gardener?  I like to grow vegetables and my sister loves flowers! But how does your body handle gardening?  Does your back hurt from leaning over? Maybe all the weeds you have been pulling … Continued

Fair weather runner in a pair of GOOD SHOES

I started running back when I was in grad school studying to be a Physical Therapist. I needed a mindless activity that would help me clear my head after a hard day of studying.  Turns out its not as mindless for me as I thought.  Running for me is hard! I also don’t like running … Continued

Hiking this Spring? Is Your Body Ready?

My husband Derek and I love to hike.  Mary’s Rock in Shenandoah Park is one of my favorites. One of the things we noticed during the hike was when we were going uphill I was a lot faster than Derek, and when we went downhill Derek was definitely faster.  We joke about this when we … Continued

Dry Needling – Corinne’s Take

I have never been a trend follower.  In fact my whole life I have intentionally avoided anything that seemed to be on the rise. Beanie Babies, those shirts that expanded and condensed. Honestly, they didn’t look good on anyone.   Then came along this new and radical treatment.  It was unique and advance.  Doctors were asking … Continued

Your Best Year Yet: Smash Your Fitness Goals

The following post was written by guest blogger, Paige Johnson.  Paige shares a vision with LearnFit, which is dedicated to providing information on living a lifestyle that’s healthy for both or bodies and our planet.  Enjoy! Your Best Year Yet:  Smash Your Fitness Goals When you look back on last year, what kind of emotion … Continued

Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Health month. You may be thinking, “What is a physical therapy practice doing writing about heart health?” Well there are a few reasons, aside from the fact that there is a specialization within the field dedicated to cardiovascular and pulmonary treatments. First, the advice I’m giving is very basic – but … Continued

Backpack Tips for Students and Parents

With the school year beginning, now is a good time to review some of the tips offered by our friends at the AOTA regarding the proper use of the backpack. Loading a Pack A child’s backpack should weigh no more than about 15% of their body weight.   This means a student weighing 100 pounds shouldn’t … Continued

Ask a Physical Therapist – The Running Store

Leading up to the Inaugural Prince William Half Marathon, Dr. Corinne Knight will be making herself available at The Running Store from 6pm – 7pm to answer your questions on the following dates: Thursday, August 4, 2016 Thursday, August 18, 2016 Thursday, September 15, 2016 Thursday, September 22, 2016 Come learn about those aches and … Continued

$1 Flip Flops – You Could Pay Later

At the end of last week I heard commercials on the radio advertising a big $1 Flip Flop sale by a well-known national retailer. At that price, why not get a pair in every color, right? In theory, this may seem like a good idea but I’m here to caution you against purchasing the inexpensive … Continued