Physical Therapy

Ways Pilates is Getting Incorporated in Physical Therapy

Pilates and Physical Therapy go hand in hand. In fact, founder Joseph Pilates created this practice in order to rehabilitate people with chronic physical pain. For decades, Pilates has been used by physical therapists as an effective form of rehabilitation. Experts know that Pilates offers many benefits to practitioners— improved posture, balance, and increased strength, just …

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6 Health Tips for the Weekend Warrior

Are you busy with work, kids, travel, volunteering and the million other things making us so busy these days? Are you using your weekends to pursue sports or fitness and do not have time during the week? If so… you’re a weekend warrior! Weekend sports and outdoor adventures like team sports, hikes, and running are …

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What is an Exercise-Related Injury and how can you handle one?

With seniors and every other age group, more active than ever, it pays to be aware of the potential for injury. Although we aren’t all professional athletes, activities such as jogging, racquetball, weight lifting, and even power walking can still cause injury. Dare I say it Pilates and barre classes.  The feeling of accomplishment after …

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Pilates May Help Stroke Survivors

Pilates training may help stroke survivors to improve functional balance and quality of life, concluded authors of a small study published in the International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences(2013; 2 [4], 204–11). This research was on stroke survivors have had a stroke within the preceding 3–6 months. Researchers from India, conducted the study to determine …

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Pilates improves running performance, study finds

A recent study assessed the influence of engaging in core training, or Pilates, on the performance and metabolic cost of trained runners. The body requires oxygen to do activities and each of us has a maximum oxygen consumption. We we ask our body to run long distances we are required  to have a large maximum oxygen consumption …

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Why do I have Cramps?

Physical Therapy Moment: I often have discussions with patients about muscle cramping. Many times these discussions begin as a patient is actively cramping while performing some exercise. Often these individuals say I am just prone to muscle cramps. But the question is, WHY? There are many long-held beliefs related to causes and cures for cramps. …

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