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Dr. Charles Arndt and Dr. Debarun Borthakur 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.

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or 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.

Physical Therapy Treatment Options in Sterling

We provide a diverse set of treatment options, including:

  • Spinal Decompression
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Functional Muscle Release
  • Joint Braces (knee, postural, collar and back bracing)
  • Rehabilitative Exercises
  • Rapid Release Technology

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's 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 Borthakur at Active Lifestyle Medical incorporate physical therapy when it can be beneficial to your overall wellness.

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Stem Cells in Sports Medicine

With regenerative medicine becoming becoming an increasingly popular option for injury recovery, it would be wise to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to ensure you choose the best rehabilitative therapy for you.

All of our therapies use products of the highest quality. Our stem cells used for regenerative therapy are sourced from donated tissue that is left over (and usually discarded) after a c-section. The mother and her baby are closely monitored throughout the pregnancy and are never subjected to discomfort or have side-effects as a result of donating the umbilical cord. Any stem cells processed must always uphold the highest standards as ruled by the FDA, as well as the American Association of Tissue Banks. In utilizing these brand-new, healthy stem cells into your body, your body is given in essence a fresh source of materials by which it can heal any number of injuries and conditions.

Another regenerative therapy available to you involves the use of platelet-rich plasma. This involves the harmless harvesting of platelet-rich plasma from your blood that is then introduced to an injured area of your body. The platelets’ healing properties are then able to improve the speed and quality of the healing taking place, increasing your chances of a full recovery.

These regenerative therapies have been able to consistently produce results unlike other conventional therapies.

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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.

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