The Long Term Benefits of Physical Therapy

2017-06-25T08:10:56+00:00July 1st, 2017|

Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you that the most important part of recovery is physical therapy. The long term benefits of physical therapy after an orthopedic injury or surgery show that physical therapy is a necessary step for anyone who has been down for any period of time. Range of Motion The most common complaint [...]

Repairing a Torn Rotator Cuff

2017-08-21T10:06:33+00:00June 1st, 2017|

What Is a Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is formed by a group of four muscles which come together as tendons, forming a “cuff” over the head of the upper arm bone, or humerus. This cuff helps to lift and rotate your arm and stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the shoulder joint. At [...]

Sports Injuries: Is It a Sprain or a Strain?

2017-08-21T10:09:36+00:00April 1st, 2017|

If you have ever played sports, you have probably heard the terms "sprain" and "strain." It is quite easy to confuse the two, especially since they share such similar names. The truth is that they are quite similar except for the fact that they involve different body parts. In the event of a severe sprain [...]

Studies Show Time and Cost Savings

2017-08-21T10:12:38+00:00January 1st, 2017|

In the last few years, a trend among orthopaedic practices has yielded increased access to orthopaedic urgent care for patients, along with cost savings. In last month’s blog, Virginia Orthopaedic announced its own new venture: VAO Direct, an orthopaedic urgent care staffed by VAO personnel with expanded hours and minimal wait times. We are now [...]

Area’s First Walk-in Orthopaedic Clinic Offers Affordable Option for Sprains, Strains and Breaks

2016-12-15T15:53:32+00:00December 15th, 2016|

    Virginia Orthopaedic Direct is proud to open the area’s first walk-in clinic for same-day treatment of orthopaedic injuries, providing patients a timely, affordable option for the care of dislocations, fractures, sprains and more. Virginia Orthopaedic Direct, which opened its doors in the Fall of 2016, allows patients skip a hospital emergency room or [...]

Introducing VAO Direct: Outstanding Orthopaedic Urgent Care from Virginia Orthopaedic

2016-12-06T22:29:56+00:00December 6th, 2016|

  Weekends and evenings are prime times for sports tournaments, trips to the gym and outdoor activities. Sometimes injuries such as broken bones, sprains and other orthopaedic injuries happen outside office hours and need immediate treatment. If a family member or friend suffers a suspected fracture or sprain, your first thought may be to head [...]