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What Is Diastasis Rectus Abdominis and How Do I Know If I Have It?

Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is a common health issue that most often affects pregnant and postpartum women but can also occur in males and nonpregnant females as well. By definition, DRA is a separation of the linea alba which is the fibrous fascial tissue that connects the right and left rectus abdominis.   DRA is […]

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Cervical Spine Osteoarthritis: Symptoms & Prevention

Cervical Spine Osteoarthritis Facts Cervical spine osteoarthritis is a chronic, degenerative process involving the first seven (C1-C7) vertebrae of our spine. It can have many causes and may involve multiple areas of our vertebrae including the intervertebral discs/ligaments, vertebral bodies, hyaline cartilage, joint capsule and facet joints. Causes Arthritis begins with the formation of osteophytes […]

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Why Pilates Is Our Secret Weapon

What is Pilates? Pilates consists of moving through a slow, sustained series of exercises using abdominal control and proper breathing. The quality of each posture is more important than the number of repetitions or how energetically you can move. Health Benefits of Pilates Improved flexibility Increased muscle strength of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips […]

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The Importance of Balance as You Age

The Importance of Balance as You Age Did you know that physical balance is an essential component of a healthy life? This is especially true for seniors. Having strong balance impacts many aspects of life, including fall prevention, brain health, mobility, and muscle strength. Balance is like a muscle, if you don’t strengthen it, you […]

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Exercises for Pickleball Players

Pickleball has become an increasingly popular sport among all ages, especially elders who are finding it a fun way to be active. According to BMC, “the increase in pickleball injuries is almost entirely derived from the 60–79-year age group. Senior males were more likely than females to suffer a pickleball-related strain or sprain whereas women were […]

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Pickleball Mania Leading to an Increase of Injuries Among Baby Boomers

Pickleball is on the rise and has become increasingly popular over the past year. Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Playing Pickleball allows you to work on your balance, agility, hand-eye coordination, and reflexes without having to put excess strain on your body. It is not only […]

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How to Stabilize Your Core in 4 Easy Steps

Core strength is more than rock-hard abs or the ability to hold a minute-long plank. It’s actually the cornerstone to living a healthy lifestyle. A strong core can benefit the body in more ways than one. Here are just a few of its greatest benefits. It Supports Better Posture It Improves Balance It Supports Good […]

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Kick-Off 2022 With Our Custom Classes

You trust our Physical Therapists with your healing, and who better to guide you in physical fitness than those same experts! Our custom fitness classes are taught by certified exercises professionals, along with advisement from your physical therapist. If you have any questions about which class is right for your personal health journey, give us […]

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It’s Time for Your Annual Check Up

January 1st is a chance to start anew, and after a year like 2021, boy do we need it! If you’re anything like us, your New Year’s resolution list requires a few scrolls, but we have one more to add to the list. It can be easy to stick to your routines and forget about […]

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How Strengthening Your Glutes and Hip Flexors Can Prevent Back Pain

Since most people have switched to permanent working from home, there is often not as much space and time to move around and stretch within the busy workday. Because of this, people have decided to run and cycle as a way to exercise as well as get out of the house. Activities like sitting for […]