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Physicians Annandale VA

Physicians practice medicine and promote human health through the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries. See below to find local physicians in Annandale that give access to patient care improvement, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, preventive medicine, as well as advice and content on patient's health status assessment.

Select Physical Therapy - Annandale
(703) 988-7801
3299 Woodburn Rd
Annandale, VA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Alliance Rehab & Physical Therapy-Springfield
(571) 766-8969
5501 Backlick Rd # 118
Springfield, VA
Promotion
Call now, same day appointments available! Most insurances accepted. Hours may vary by location.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist, Lymphedema Program, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Ashton Physical Therapy Center
(703) 988-7897
5510 Cherokee Ave
Alexandria , VA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Alliance Rehab & Physical Therapy-Alexandria
(571) 336-2860
4660 Kenmore Ave #420
Alexandria, VA
Promotion
Call now, same day appointments available! Most insurances accepted. Hours may vary by location.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Hand Therapist, Lymphedema Program, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Alexandria 20911
(703) 429-0639
6166 Fuller Ct
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Springfield
(703) 544-7950
6850 Versar Center
Springfield, VA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Alliance Rehab & Physical Therapy-Fairfax
(703) 278-2603
8316 Arlington Blvd # 600
Fairfax, VA
Promotion
Call now, same day appointments available! Most insurances accepted. Hours may vary by location.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist, Lymphedema Program, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Burke
(703) 988-7145
9409K Old Burke Lake Rd
Burke, VA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurologic Certified Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Arlington
(703) 544-7292
4601 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Fair Oaks
(703) 988-7156
11230 Waples Mill Rd
Fairfax, VA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Miscellaneous Medical Questions

 



Fatigue

Q.I recently rode Paris Brest Paris, perhaps you know about this ultimate 1200k endurance cycling event. I did not make it to the finish but did make it 1100k, in about 82 hours (which meant I had 8 hours to do 100k...) I was not dehydrated nor was my blood sugar low. I rode 26 hours before sleeping for 5 hours (good sleep) and then 22 more before 3.5 hours of sleep. The third day I felt good, riding at dusk I became very fatigued, disoriented, even hallucinated. I made it to a control, got 4 hours of sleep, thought all would be well. Started riding at 6 am, could not stay awake, tried napping by the side of the road, and I guess did not look like I was doing so well as someone called an ambulance. My blood pressure was OK, pulse was 45, slightly low for me. As I plan to do this and make it in 2007, any advice for legally dealing with this sort of fatigue? I tried caffeine, amazing how little caffeine does once one reaches this level. Does what happened to me indicate any condition or syndrome or lack of some nutrient? Is there a quick fix when one gets this (I know sleep... other than that) low?

A. The short answer is "no". I doubt there are any supplements that would prevent this from happening. Even when you eat just right, there is a limit related to your own physiology that reflects metabolism at the cell level. On another day, it might be a breeze and yet you would have done nothing differently as far as training. Good luck in 2007.

Avoiding the Flu

Q. I bike about 100 miles a week. With the upcoming flu/cold season, will altering my diet in any way prevent or reduce my chances of catching a cold/flu? If I get a cold/flu, will altering my diet in any way reduce the length of time I have a cold or flu? Will regular moderate exercise during the time I have a cold/flu reduce the the length of time I have a cold or flu, make it worse, or do nothing at all?

A. There is no evidence that diet supplements will reduce your chances of getting a viral URI or upper respiratory infection ("the flu"), although a regular, moderate exercise program does appear to provide some protection. If you do get a viral URI, zinc lozenges will cut down the duration of symptoms. During the early phase - when you are having aches, chills, and perhaps a fever - it is best to back off on your training or riding program. There has been suggestive evidence that continuing to push during this time can lead to additional problems.

B12 Injections

Q.I am a competitive rider 46 Years old. Can you give any clarification on using large doses (3cc) at a time of B12. Are there proven benefits to this?

A.I believe any benefit would only be a placebo response. There is no physiology that would support this (unless you have pernicious anemia) not any scientific evidence.

Osteoporosis

Q.I have been told to exercise to avoid osteoporosis (which runs in my family). Will cycling do the trick?

A.We're discove...

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