Active Lifestyle Medical -  - Functional Medicine Practitioner

Active Lifestyle Medical

Functional Medicine Practitioners & Medical Weight Loss Physicians located in Sterling, VA

Physical Therapy Specialist

If you have a debilitating health condition or suffered a traumatic injury, you can benefit from physical therapy. Therapeutic exercise can be incorporated into a treatment plan to help improve strength, flexibility, range of motion, and other aspects of a person’s health. Dr. Charles Arndt and Dr. Steven Snyder at Active Lifestyle Medical in Sterling, Virginia, use physical therapy as part of their whole-patient treatment philosophy to improve the health and wellbeing of their patients.

Physical Therapy Q&A

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Is physical therapy just for injuries or recovery?

When many people think of physical therapy, they envision recovery from an injury or surgery. While therapeutic exercise is used to help regain function after a trauma to the body, it’s not the only time it is beneficial. Physical therapy can also be used as part of a treatment plan to reduce symptoms and improve function for many types of health conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Poor circulation
  • Balance and coordination dysfunction
  • Rigidity
  • Tightened muscles, fascia, and tendons
  • Poor joint mobility
  • Limited breathing capacity


Drs. Arndt and Snyder at Active Lifestyle Medical incorporate physical therapy when it can be beneficial to your overall wellness.

What types of physical therapy can be used?

For some injuries and conditions, endurance training is needed to help achieve better stamina, whether it’s to breathe better through the day or improve the length of activity you can achieve. Resistance physical therapy helps build strength in the muscles, tendons, and fascia, and is especially useful for recovery after an injury or surgery. Flexibility training can help if you have limited joint function or other mobility issues.

What are the benefits of using physical therapy?

Strength, flexibility, and endurance are all an integral part of improving body function. Therapeutic exercises work on improving one or all of these factors in the context of an overall treatment. The practitioners at Active Lifestyle Medical want to give their patients all the tools available to enhance their health and achieve ongoing benefits from their treatments.

When combined with manual adjustments, physical therapy has many benefits, including:

  • Exercises can be done at home
  • Specific exercises can be tailored for your specific issue
  • Improvements in mobility can be achieved without more invasive treatments
  • It’s a long-term option for managing chronic health conditions


By combining therapeutic exercises with other treatments, you can enhance and quicken the results for your health improvement. Almost any health condition that affects your mobility can benefit from the use of specific physical therapy exercises targeting the affected areas, giving you more control over your health.

Insurance

We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "After a 40 week treatment, my symptoms are completely alleviated! This was three years ago, and I still do not have pain in my lower back. Thanks a lot!"

    Dave M.
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    "Only good things to say here. The staff is amazing, courteous, and even funny. You'll always leave with a smile. Highly recommended!"

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    "I just started about 3 weeks ago but I can see already some improvements. From the front desk to the doctors - everyone is just amazing."

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Location
Active Lifestyle Medical
20 Pidgeon Hill Dr, #102
Sterling, VA 20165
Phone: 703-873-7229
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703-873-7229

Active Lifestyle Medical
20 Pidgeon Hill Dr
#102
Sterling, VA 20165