Foam Rolling vs Stretching: What’s the Difference?

May 20th, 2020

Flexibility is a crucial role in daily function and athletic performance, but what’s the best way to improve flexibility? Or a better question – is there a best way to improve flexibility? Between foam rolling, static stretching, and dynamic stretching, there are a multitude of different techniques and approaches to improving flexibility. Understanding the benefits

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Physical Therapy

How Important is Physical Therapy Before and After Surgery?

May 18th, 2020

It’s a wise idea to work with a physical therapist both before and after surgery. Working with a physical therapist prior to your operation — sometimes referred to as “prehab” — can help you to prepare emotionally and physically for the surgery. And when the operation is done, physical therapy can help to ensure a

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Movement Challenge 3: Crawling and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

This week we are challenging your entire body with a movement that you may have not done since you were a baby. To watch click video below. So why is it important to be able to do this movement? If you can crawl forward and backward for 30 feet keeping your back flat, it tells

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Movement Challenge 2: The Push-Up and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

I hope you liked last week’s movement challenge. I know I did and I am working on my score. Now onto the second challenge. I had to bring in a guest to demo this one! PUSH UPS!!!! Watch this video where I explain how to do a proper push up and take the test. Ok, so why

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Movement Challenge 1: Sit-Rising Test and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

The Sit-Rising Test, by Brazilian physician Claudio Gil Araujo. (He actually studied this in a group of over 2000 people ages 51-80.) The test is simple… start from a standing position, lower yourself to the ground and then stand back up without support. It tests an individual’s balance, strength and overall mobility. Here is how

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Joints Pain

Always suffering from aches and pains in your joints? 3 Reasons to consider Physical Therapy

May 4th, 2020

Do you have chronic pain? If so, you’re in the company of at least 20% of the United States population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At our physical therapy clinic, we work with people every day who are dealing with the physical and mental effects of chronic pain caused by

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Preventative Rehabilitation

Preventative Rehabilitation: The Many Benefits of Pre-hab

April 20th, 2020

Do you have a surgery planned in the near future? Is your job or sport physically demanding, putting you at risk of sustaining an injury? Are your muscles and joints simply not what they used to be, becoming frail and weak? If so, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may greatly benefit you. Pre-hab helps in conditioning

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Abdominal training

Core training vs. abdominal training- What’s the difference?

April 13th, 2020

“Core training” and “ab training” are often used interchangeably to describe exercises that target the midsection of the body. However, it is a misconception to think that core training is the same thing as abdominal training. In this post, I’ll explain the differences between the two. Let’s start with an anatomy lesson. The abdomen, better

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