Tompkins Physical Therapy and Medical Gym of Leesburg
Tompkins Physical Therapy specializes in orthopedic PT to include sports injuries, joint replacements, spine injuries, as well as other joint issues and soft tissue injuries. The Medical gym is specialized for the the client who doesn't feel comfortable in the typical gym setting and needs to exercise with more supervision to meet goals of general wellness and to specifically lower disease risk. We off group fitness classes catered toward the senior citizen and inexperienced exerciser, as well as personalized exercise prescriptions to meet your specific needs.
Coming soon to a PT session near you... #bfr #bloodflowrestriction #physicaltherapy #leesburgva #loudouncounty
Make a time investment now to keep your health for later! Need to know what to do? Make an appointment today, we can help! #motivationmonday #loudouncounty #leesburgva #physicaltherapy #health #fitness
Got a big egg hunt planned for this weekend? Keep your back healthy with this tips...
Squat to pick up those eggs, use your legs!
Keep your spine neutral as you reach for the egg, don’t round too much!
Avoid excessive twisting in only one direction, look for eggs on both sides of your body!
Most importantly, have fun! #spinehealth #eastereggs #leesburgva #loudouncounty
Check out this article with nutrition tips for recovering from injury!
#wellnesswednesday #loudouncountyva #leesburgva
Today for #wellnesswednesday we are talking about strength training! I think we all know strength training is beneficial for physical appearance (getting buff 💪🏻), but it is important for a ton of other reasons! Here are some benefits of strength training you may not know about...
💪🏻 Lower abdominal fat. A 2014 study of men found that strength training is more effective than cardiovascular exercise in reducing abdominal fat.
💪🏻 Better cardiovascular health. Decreasing abdominal fat also decreases the visceral fat that sits around your heart and other vital organs.
💪🏻 Controls blood sugar levels. Resistance training improves your muscles’ ability to take in and use glucose (blood sugar).
💪🏻 Reduced cancer risk. A 2017 study showed that visceral fat cells produce high levels of a cancer-triggering protein. Thus, decreased visceral fat decreases risk of cancer.
💪🏻 Osteoporosis prevention and management. A 2014 study showed that just 12 weeks of strength training increased spine and femur bone mineral density by 2.9 and 4.9 percent respectively.
💪🏻 Brain health. A 2016 study showed men aged 55-86 who strength trained twice a week for 6 months improved cognitive test scores significantly.
Time to hit the weights! Not sure where to start? Make an appointment today and we can help you get started on a safe strength training program!
This is a great stretch for when you’ve been hunched over your desk all day, but often people arch their back which means their pecs aren’t getting as strong of a stretch. Next time you lay down on your foam roll, make sure to press your lower ribs firmly into the roll and feel the difference in the stretch! #motivationmonday #loudouncounty #leesburgva #physicaltherapy @ Tompkins Physical Therapy and Medical Gym of Leesburg
It’s #FormFriday and we are going to talk about the IT band...
I’m sure you’ve heard someone say their IT band is tight and they are foam rolling it to improve flexibility. Let’s discuss why that isn’t the best move.
In a 2018 study by Hall and Smith, they found that foam rolling directly on the IT band caused NO CHANGE to range of motion, but hip adduction range of motion did improve with foam rolling the surrounding muscle groups. What does this mean for you?
Foam rolling directly over the IT band is uncomfortable and according to this study, UNPRODUCTIVE. So what should you do instead? Roll forward a bit and roll the outside of your quad muscle and the front of your hip (think from your front pocket down toward your knee). Roll backward a bit and roll your gluteal muscles. Both of these things have been shown to improve hip ROM and are generally less painful than rolling right over the IT band.
So whip out that foam roller and try something different for #FormFriday !
#foamrolling #itband #physicaltherapy #leesburgva #loudouncounty
#motivationmonday #leesburgva #loudouncounty #loudouncountyva
Thanks to @allisonteppernutrition for coming in to chat with us and teach us a bit about nutrition on National RD Day yesterday! 🍍 #wellnesswednesday #nutrition #leesburgva #loudouncounty
It’s #motivationmonday and we’ve got a great stretch for you today that you can do right at your desk!
When you’re feeling like your posture is starting to fade and your neck and upper back are starting to get sore, try this one out!
Sit up tall, pull your shoulder blades down and back, open your chest, and move your arms up and down like Jen is here in the video.
#motivationmonday #physicaltherapy #posture #stretch #leesburgva #loudouncounty
It's #formfriday! Let's talk about an exercise that is done frequently, but many people lack the mobility to do correctly.
In order to do a good squat, you need:
1. Adequate ankle dorsiflexion range of motion
2. Adequate hip and knee flexion range of motion
3. Adequate hip strength and motor control to avoid valgus at the knees
4. Adequate motor control and core stability to avoid excessive extension through the lower thoracic and upper lumbar spine
Want to learn how to check if you meet all these criteria? Check out the stories for more info about each! Still not sure? Give us a call and make an appointment ASAP!
#formfriday #squat #physicaltherapy #strength #motorcontrol #leesburgva #loudouncounty
How are you getting active on this #wellnesswednesday? Amy strapped on her little bear and went for a walk with her dog! Let us know how you’re getting moving today in the comments!
#wellnesswednesday #leesburgva #loudouncounty #active
What are you doing to improve your health on this #motivationmonday? Need some #inspiration?
Here are some ideas you can easily implement today:
- Drink half your body weight in ounces of water
- Set a timer to get up and walk around your floor or do 10 squats every hour
- Walk for 30 minutes instead of surfing the internet on your lunch break
- Plan to incorporate at least 1 vegetable into each of your meals today
Have any other tips for people? Leave some in the comments!
#leesburg #loudoun #healthyliving #health #healthyeating #hydration
Did you know, hydration is an essential part of the healing process? Without proper hydration, your skin and muscles will not receive the proper oxygen and nutrients they need in order to heal.
Need some tips for staying hydrated? Here are 4 easy things you can do to easily up your water intake:
1. Carry a water bottle with you.
2. Set a timer or reminder in your phone to drink water.
3. If the taste is an issue, try adding flavor or fruit to your water.
4. Consume more water rich foods.
Talk to us: what are your favorite ways to stay hydrated?
#wellness #water #hydration #healing #leesburg #loudoun
Did you see our stories yesterday and wonder why Jen was wearing those crazy glasses? K-Laser! Here are 4 reasons to come give it a try:
1. Drug-free anti-inflammatory! Decrease inflammation from an acute or chronic injury without the use of medication.
2. Get relief faster! K-Laser accelerates tissue regeneration, thus decreasing your pain and healing time.
3. Avoid or delay painful surgery! Decrease stiffness and pain, and improve your function without going under the knife.
4. Short treatment time! Most treatments can be done in 4 to 8 minutes, so it is easy to fit into your busy life.
Want more info?? Check out our stories this week for more information, articles, and testimonials!
#klaser #pain #inflammation #physicaltherapy
#motivationmonday #balance #challenge #oprah #leesburg
Welcome to our Instagram page! We thought our first post was a good place to introduce ourselves...
We are a PT owned outpatient orthopedic clinic in the heart of Leesburg, Virginia. We work with patients of all ages and ability levels to get you back to doing the things you want to do!
Now let’s introduce our therapists...
Sheryl Tompkins has been practicing PT since 1984 and opened Tompkins PT in 2001. Her expertise is in treating shoulders, knees, and ankles. Her passion is working with older patients to keep them mobile and active, as well as decreasing incidence of injury in high school athletics.
Jen Lausten has been practicing PT for 30 years and recently became a partner with Sheryl. She enjoys working with the spine and athletes of all ages using a wholistic approach to treating movement and postural habits as underlying cause.
Amy Voorhis has been practicing as a PT Assistant since 2014 and is a Certified Athletic Trainer as well. She enjoys working with clients of all ages to improve movement patterns to get them back to activities they love, whatever that may be.
Call to make an appointment today! We want to help YOU get back to what makes you HAPPY! 🤗
Amy and Cris welcomed a handsome baby boy into the world on Tuesday November 13th at 11:30am. He was 8lbs 11.5 oz and 21 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing great!
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Whether this is your first visit or you've been to physical therapy in the past, there are things you can do to make your visit as successful as possible.
moveforwardpt.com Learn what to expect from your first visit to a physical therapist.
Do you have neck pain? If so, here is a great article that gives you insight on how to treat it or avoid it all together!
health.com Neck pain causes can be as simple as sleeping funny or as serious as meningitis. Find out more about neck pain causes and neck pain treatment options.
There’s a growing body of evidence that being physically active benefits brain health and can help slow the decline in brain function that come with age, check out this Podcast to learn more!
moveforwardpt.com August 2, 2018: The benefits of being physically active are well known. It can enhance your cardiovascular system, control your weight, and strengthen your bones and muscles. But now there’s a growing
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Guess the day, time and weight of Amy's baby and whoever is closest will win a free package of 6 laser sessions! She is due November 17th.
Comment below and your entry will go up on our board in the office!!
Pain is an individualized experience, and it is one of the most common symptoms that may lead someone to seek the help of a PT. September is Pain Awareness Month! Check out the article to see the different techniques PTs use to help.
moveforwardpt.com Pain is one of the most common symptoms that may lead someone to seek the help of a physical therapist or other health care professional. Whereas opioids only mask pain, physical therapists treat pain
“No matter how old or out of shape you are, you can restore much of the strength you already lost”
nytimes.com Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence.
Ain't nobody got time for bursitis! Give us a call so we can help! 🤣
Thanks to everyone who gave Jen name suggestions for her kitties! Here are pics of the furry bundles of joy, Lou Lou and Frankie 💕
Hey Everyone! Hope you all are having a great Monday!
If you or someone you know needs Physcial Therapy, don't be afraid to reach out. You can give us a call at 703-669-6100 or on our website at www.tompkinspt.com 😊
With football season here, this article helps you recognize the signs of a concussion along with what you can do if you suspect your child or another athlete has one.
moveforwardpt.com Concussion symptoms usually appear within minutes of the injury, but some symptoms may take several hours to occur. A headache is the most common complaint of an athlete with a concussion. Any athlete
Ankle sprains are common injuries that occur when the foot twists or turns beyond its normal range of movement. Check out this article for signs and symptoms and what physical therapists can do to help!
moveforwardpt.com Ankle sprains are common injuries that occur when the foot twists or turns beyond its normal range of movement, causing the ligaments of the ankle to overstretch or tear.
***** WE'RE HIRING *****
We are currently looking for a PT Aide PART TIME in the evenings! (no weekends)
A personal training background is a plus but not necessary. It's a great job for anyone considering a career in health or fitness.
Job entails everything from pulling charts, answering phones, scheduling patients, keeping the gym clean and assisting patients with exercises.
If you are interested please send your resume to [email protected].
With kids going back to school, here are three easy tips on backpack safety!
moveforwardpt.com A physical therapist can help you choose a proper backpack and fit it specifically to your child. Children come in all shapes and sizes, and some have physical limitations that require special adaptat
Cervical radiculopathy is often referred to as a pinched nerve in the neck. Check out the article for signs and symptoms and what physical therapists can do to help!
moveforwardpt.com Cervical radiculopathy is often referred to as a pinched nerve in the neck. It is characterized by radiating pain from the neck to the shoulder, shoulder blade, arm, or hand.
Here is a short video on Bone Health and simple exercises you can do to improve bone health among other things.
moveforwardpt.com Physical therapists can help prevent osteoporosis and treat its effects by designing individualized exercise programs to benefit bone health, improve posture, and enhance core stability and balance. M
One of the most common conditions we see is Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis. He is a great article going over what it is, how it may feel and how physical therapy can help!
moveforwardpt.com Adhesive capsulitis is the stiffening of the shoulder due to scar tissue, which results in painful movement and loss of motion.
Swimming works muscles throughout the body without the pounding of land-based exercises. Whether you are a casual swimmer or an elite swimmer, this podcast offers benefits of swimming along with related injury risks.
moveforwardpt.com May 26, 2016: Swimming works muscles throughout the body without the pounding of land-based exercise. But that doesn’t mean that swimming is an injury-free activity.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation and pain. Here is a great podcast about RA and how physical therapy can help!
moveforwardpt.com May 31, 2017: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation and pain.
Have you ever thought about competing in the Spartan Race or another obstacle course? If you have or already signed up for one here is a great podcast to listen to before to see how to prepare!
moveforwardpt.com July 13, 2017: The latest sports craze of obstacle course races is full of physical demands. Learn more on how to successfully prepare for these events.
Yay! It's Friday! We hope you all had a great a week!
For all of you out there pursuing fitness, here are some tips to help avoid overtraining injuries, overtraining syndrome and keeping yourself healthy.
moveforwardpt.com No matter the activity (running, swimming, weight lifting, etc), when working to improve your fitness you need to push yourself in order to see results. But pushing yourself too hard can result in inj
Happy 4th of July! We hope everyone has a fun and safe day!
Hello Everyone! The last exercise that you should be doing if you sit all day is the glute bridge!
https://mikereinold.com - 5 Exercises You Should Perform if You Sit All Day - #5 Glute Bridge.
Every January people head back to the gym as a part of their New Year resolutions but more than half will stop going to the gym within 3-6 months because of injury. Check out this podcast about ways to safely improve your fitness!
moveforwardpt.com January 9, 2013: Each January, Americans rush back to the gym determined to burn off holiday season calories and work toward New Year's resolutions to get into shape.
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