mobility

What is mobility?  Mobility is referencing the range of motion functionally available within a specific joint or motor pattern. Think of your joints as door hinges, the stiffer they get the harder it is to open the door. But if you put some WD-40 on those hinges, all of a sudden the door swings open…

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pelvic floor therapy miami

The kegel is a great tool that can be used to help with decreasing symptoms of incontinence and improving the strength of your orgasm! But what exactly is a kegel? And how do you know if you’re doing it correctly?  A kegel is a pelvic floor exercise. Named for the gynecologist Dr. Arnold H. Kegel…

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strength training for runners

With gyms closed and sheltering-in-place as the new normal, more people are running as their primary source of cardiovascular activity. Running is excellent for your heart, improves your endurance, and can even trigger the famed runner’s high. This real phenomenon is an influx of endorphins and endocannabinoids released by the body during a run. These…

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strength training for runners

Running “Wear and Tear” We treat a large population of endurance athletes at our clinic. We typically hear the same sentiment amongst those runners that are often injured. Many distance runners believe that running is sufficient exercise to strengthen their legs, however this is not the case. As a result, it is critical for runners to…

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An ACL injury is a common experience that can be avoided through awareness. ACL tears are non-contact injuries that are related to a deficit in eccentric control during cutting, running, or jumping. As a result, these activities produce high-intensity loading to the tissues of the knee. This can cause the ligaments to fail if your…

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posture exercises

Does Posture Matter?  Posture plays a major role in the overall well being of our bodies. In this blog I’ll introduce you to Postural Restoration® and why it can be relevant to the treatment of a wide variety of presentations, ranging from a hamstring strain to “text neck.”  Postural Restoration® Enter the words “back pain”…

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sleep posture

They say the pillars of health are to have good nutrition, exercise, relationships, and a healthy mind. However, one of the most overlooked aspects of wellness is sleep! Sleep is a critical factor which influences your overall health and your ability to rehabilitate an injury you are treating in physical therapy. Why do we need…

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exercise shoe

Why Your Shoes Can Make or Break Your Workout  Our shoes are how we interact with our world. And that means that the wear patterns on our shoes represent our movement patterns as well. As a physical therapist, it’s my job to determine what those patterns are. Shoes can sometimes help us move better, or…

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hamstring stretch in supine

Best Stretch Ever: Applying Neuromuscular Science to Your Everyday Stretch Routine  Written By: Dr. Nicole Ramos, PT, DPT  Stretching is one of those things that we all know we should do regularly, but don’t. Everyone has a different reason for why stretching is consistently left out of their exercise routines. They include everything from “it’s…

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