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

Shouldering Your Spring Cleaning

Many people attack their yearly spring cleaning ritual in the months of March and April. With thousands thawing from winter’s cold, there are bound to be some sore, stiff muscles. The National Safety Council reports that approximately 21 million people visit the emergency room as a result of home injuries. One of the most common … Continued

Opening at Noon, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Thanks to Winter Storm Octavia, we’re planning on opening late on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.   As of now we’re planning to open at Noon if conditions allow.   If we haven’t been in touch to reschedule your appointment, we’ll work to do that tomorrow. Check back for any updates.  Stay safe & warm.   Enjoy the winter … Continued

Holiday Heavy Lifting: Tips to Help Avoid Injury

The heavy lifting that comes with Thanksgiving cooking, Black Friday Shopping and decking the halls can put a real strain on your body. Lifting heavy items such as a turkey, a new flat screen TV and box full of holiday decorations with the wrong mechanics can cause strain and injury to the neck, shoulders and … Continued

Sharing Success

Everyday at Advantage we have the privilege of serving our patients.   We recently received the following note that does an excellent job on why we do what we do each day.    I wanted to share it with everyone. “One year ago I was preparing for the Richmond VA Marathon, when I was diagnosed with plantar … Continued