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.

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We provide a diverse set of treatment options, including:

  • Spinal Decompression
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Functional Muscle Release
  • Joint Braces (knee, postural, collar and back bracing)
  • Rehabilitative Exercises
  • Balance Exercises
  • Shockwave Therapy

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

Dr. Charles Arndt D.C. at Active Lifestyle Medical in Potomac Falls, Virginia, uses physical therapy as part of their whole-patient treatment philosophy to improve the health and wellbeing of patients.


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.