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12th June 2017
We All Can Benefit From Cycling
By dzijerdi, Jun 12, 2017

 Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise for numerous reasons. It is a very efficient form of human locomotion allowing coverage of long distances so riders can enjoy fresh air and please the senses aesthetically as they travel through country roads, mountains, farms, and lakes. This relaxing and enjoyable form of exercise has a tremendous mental health benefit.

Cycling has been associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and various cancers. IT will enhance weight loss and increase the body's metabolism even when off the bike. Moreover, cycling is a low impact sport which would benefit people with overuse injuries and minimize damage to arthritic joints at the same time as increasing muscular conditioning and strengthening joint cartilage.

Whether you are a recreational athlete, runner, triathlete, or just trying to get into shape, cycling is the best form of exercise given the tremendous physical and mental health benefits and minimal impact trauma to the joints.

David A. Zijerdi, M.D.

Originally from Northern Virginia, Dr. Zijerdi is an orthopedic surgeon with FOA Orthopaedics and is currently Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for Stafford Hospital. In addition to his busy work schedule, he volunteers as Team Physician for Spotsylvania High School. He is also a cycling enthusiast, and proud sponsor of the Lakes and Grapes Century Ride.


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14th March 2017
Inclement Weather
By aloncar, Mar 14, 2017

FOA Physician Offices will open at their normal time today, (03/14/2017).

Physical Therapy facilites will open at 8am.

Dr. Squillante has cancelled his morning clinic only.

Thank You!

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22nd March 2016
Dr. Constantine
By aloncar, Mar 22, 2016
-in Fredericksburg, VA | 

Dr. Constantine was the recommended Doctor for my daughter's broken arm. He is friendly, thorough and thoughtful. He takes time with his patients and their parents to answer all the questions presented. My daughter healed up beautifully thanks to his care. I highly recommend Dr. Constantine.



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Excellent with Kids!!
By aloncar, Mar 22, 2016

★★★★★ Josh Simpson is awesome with kids! He made my daughter very comfortable and she had no fear. He is definitely very gifted in working with children!



(Review from Facebook site)


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5th June 2015
Carl Bruno, PT joins FOA!!
By aloncar, Jun 5, 2015

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19th May 2014
Shoulder Injuries in Swimming
By Scott Hyldahl, Therapy Dir, Spotsylvania, May 19, 2014

Can you imagine running a marathon, five days a week? Probably not; but, that is the equivalent of what many elite, competitive swimmers perform in the pool on a year-round basis. It has been suggested that swimming one mile is equivalent to running four miles. Competitive swimmers train 10 to 11 months of the year, and their careers can last 10 to 15 years. Some practice twice a day and at elite levels, average 8000 to 20000 yards (5-12 miles). A swimmer completing a 10,000 yard freestyle workout performs 2400 to 4000 overhead strokes per session. Therefore, it is no wonder that an estimated 40 to 60 percent of competitive swimmers experience shoulder pain, to the extent that their training is interrupted.

Perhaps the single most important factor in training is technique. Poor technique leads to increased energy expenditure, which leads to poor performance. Technique can be greatly improved by increasing muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, and stroke mechanics. If all of these variables are not accounted for, shoulder injuries often occur. Physical Therapists at Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates (FOA), who specialize in evaluating and treating shoulder pain in swimmers, help rehabilitate athletes so they can resume training and competing. Better yet, they can help to prevent future injuries and enhance performance.*



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4th February 2014
Physical Therapy Humor
By aloncar, Feb 4, 2014

Just a little physical therapy humor.......

Click here and enjoy! laugh



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27th January 2014
Ten Celebrity Orthopedic Injuries You Couldn't Guess
By aloncar, Jan 27, 2014

 Here is a list of ten athletes, politicians, and other celebrities who have sustained orthopedic injuries. Do some of these orthopedic injuries surprise you?

Peyton Manning - Neck Surgery

Peyton Manning, now quarterback for the Denver Broncos, had neck surgery right before starting his 2011 football season.

Lance Armstrong - Clavicle Fracture

Seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, injured his shoulder in a cycling accident in 2009. The reported injury was a broken clavicle bone which he had repaired surgically.

Tom Brady - ACL Tear

New England Patriot and Super Bowl Winner, Tom Brady, suffered a torn ACL in 2008 which required surgical treatment

Joe Paterno - Tibial Plateau Fracture

Penn State's former football coach, Joe Paterno, broke his knee after colliding with a player on the sidelines of a game. Damaging two ligaments and his tibial plateau, Paterno had knee surgery to repair it.

Floyd Landis - Hip Osteonecrosis

Cyclist, Floyd Landis, shared that he has hip arthritis due to a condition known as osteonecrosis. Eventually, he will have to have a hip replacement surgery to treat the condition fully.

Frankie Hejduk - ACL Tear

MLS soccer star and US soccer team member, Frankie Hejduk, damaged his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and will need to treat the injury with orthopedic surgery.

Ronald Reagan - Hip Fracture

Former US President, Ronald Reagan, broke his hip in 2001 and the fracture required orthopedic hip surgery to repair the broken bones.

Donovan McNabb - Sports Hernia

NFL star, Donovan McNabb, suffered from a groin injury known as sports hernia in 2005. Despite seeking alternative treatments, the injury required orthopedic surgery for complete rehabilitation.

Drew Brees - Shoulder Dislocation

New Orleans Saint, Drew Brees, suffered a dislocated shoulder in 2005 that required surgical repair.

Gwyneth Paltrow - Osteopenia

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow recently admitted to suffering from osteopenia, often a precursor to osteoporosis, which she discovered after treatment for a broken knee.

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14th May 2013
What's An Orthopedic Surgeon
By aloncar, May 14, 2013

 In a nutshell, an orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in repairing damage to the bones and joints of the body. Orthopedic surgeons can treat anything from broken bones , to back pain, to torn ligaments, and joint replacements. Basically, an orthopedic surgeon treats almost any injury or ailment affecting the musculoskeletal system.

How Do I Know If I Need An Orthopedic Surgeon?

Not all musculoskeletal injuries or problems require orthopedic surgery, but orthopedic surgeons provide non-surgical treatments as well as ones that require surgery.

For example, people suffering from Arthritis are frequent candidates for orthopedic care. Arthritis can cause severe stiffness and inflammation of the joints that people cannot carry out basic day-to-day activities without experiencing severe pain. An orthopedist can offer treatments that will improve their entire life experience.

Other orthopedic injuries that may require the aid of an orthopedic surgeon are bone fractures, sports injuries, strained muscles, knee damage, and even falls.

The best way to determine whether or not your injury requires the attention of an orthopedic surgeon is to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or an orthopedic doctor directly.

During this visit. your doctor will be able to properly assess your injury, and suggest the best medical treatment for your need.

When In Doubt, Don't Ignore Your Pain

Whatever you do, if you suspect you have a musculoskeletal injury, don't just ignore your pain. Left untreated bone and joint injuries can worsen, and result in serious problems that can last a lifetime.

Always seek the knowledge of a trusted physician before you decide you can deal with the pain because your long-term well-being is worth it.

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3rd May 2013
FOA Orthopaedics Celebrates Grand Opening in Woodbridge, VA
By aloncar, May 3, 2013

 FOA Orthopaedics, a premier provider of comprehensive orthopedic medical care, announces the opening of its newest location in Woodbridge, Virginia at 12731 Marblestone Drive, Suite 102 in the Bayview Medical Building.

Beginning May 2, 2012, Drs. Ali Reza Hashemi, M.D., and David Arman Zijerdi, M.D. will be accepting new patients from the greater Woodbridge area.

"We are looking forward to serving the community of Woodbridge, said Dr. Hashemi." "With so many Woodbridge patients having to commute to receive care, it makes sense for us to open a location here.  Now, it will be much easier for this thriving community to access quality orthopedic care in their own backyard."

Originally from McLean, Virginia, Dr. Hashemi sees individuals of all ages, including newborns.  His special clinical interests and capabilities include pediatric orthopedics and the treatment of adult orthopedic issues including shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and joint replacement of the wrist, finger and elbow.

Dr. Zijerdi, originally from Great Falls, VA specializes in sports injuries, arthroscopy, joint replacement, complex fractures, and general orthopedics.  Selected by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of Northern Virginia's top-rated orthopedic and sports medicine surgeons, Dr. Zijerdi is Chairman of Orthopedics at Stafford Hospital in Stafford, Virginia.

Both physicians will see patients on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am - 12 pm by appointment only.

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