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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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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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Parkinson’s Disease

I started working with two clients recently who are experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. This progressive neurological condition is now the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s.  Around 10 million people around the world most of which most are men who are 1.5 times more likely to have it than women.Lately it seems …

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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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