Physical Therapy

Managing Your Physical and Mental Health After an Injury

Getting injured or falling ill alters your entire life, especially if you’re immersed in an active lifestyle. An injury or illness can have devastating effects on your physical features and abilities as well as your emotions and mental strength.  So when it’s time to recover, it can be terrifying. Not only do you have to …

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Pilates for MS: Exercises for Better Balance and Coordination

Exercise and physical activity are important to your health and well-being. If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), a condition where the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of your body, you may find that exercise isn’t as easy as it once …

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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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