A Northern Virginia Physical Therapy Doctor, Dr. David Sahley Spoke at the 2015 Virginia NARFE

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Dr. David Sahely will be speaking to the Virginia NARFE about how to manage arthritis through physical therapy. His presentation will focus on many forms of arthritis including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

On January 21, 2015, Dr. David Sahley of Dynamics Physical Therapy spoke to the Virginia National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Dr. Sahley graduated from Physical Therapy School at Marymount University in 2002. Shortly after graduating, he opened Dynamics Physical Therapy, a clinic with three Virginia locations. He now teaches both national and local continuing education courses with emphasis on the spine, extremities, and injury prevention. Dr. Sahley works from both the Herndon and Gainesville locations of Dynamics Physical Therapy and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

On January 21, Dr. Sahley spoke on “Managing Arthritis with Physical Therapy Treatment.” His presentation covered different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, the psoriatic and septic varieties, and arthritis caused by lupus. 

Since osteoarthritis is often hereditary and is normally part of the aging process, Dr. Sahley discussed how seniors can use physical therapy to prevent arthritis or manage their symptoms. Therapy routines for seniors may include re-teaching proper posture and performing a range of motion and strength exercises, especially in the hands. Dynamics Physical Therapy also teaches seniors to get the most out of walking aids such as canes and walkers. 

However, arthritis is not always a senior issue. Many younger people experience symptoms from rheumatoid arthritis such as joint pain and swelling, redness and stiffness, unusual fatigue, and firm bumps under the skin called nodules. Younger people may also get lupus, a component of arthritis. Lupus is an incurable autoimmune disease but can sometimes be treated with physical therapy. Lupus-targeted therapy may involve mild to moderate aerobic exercise, isotonic exercises, and pool exercises. The water’s buoyancy takes pressure off the joints, and many patients find the temperature soothing.

Finally, Dr. Sahley spoke on how physical therapy can improve overall quality of life. He emphasized Dynamics Physical Therapy’s commitment to “return the patients to their quality of life.”

The Virginia NARFE can be found at: VANARFE.com.

For more information about Dynamics Physical Therapy, please visit: DynamicsPhysicalTherapy.com.

About Dynamics Physical Therapy

Dynamics Physical Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy clinic with four doctors on staff. Their offices are located in Gainesville, Haymarket, and Herndon, VA. The doctors use exercise equipment, high tech modalities, and manual techniques to treat sports injuries, neck pain, whiplash, back injuries, scoliosis, knee pain, arthritis, TMJ disorders, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.dynamicsphysicaltherapy.com/.

Contact Info:
Name: Scot Small
Organization: Dynamics Physical Therapy
Address: 7210 Heritage Village Plaza #101 Gainesville, VA, 20155
Phone: 703-229-0825
Website: http://www.dynamicsphysicaltherapy.com/

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