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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pilates physical therapy Miami FL

Does Pilates Based Physical Therapy Help Reduce Low Back Pain?  Pilates is a form of exercise that shares many similarities with physical therapy. Pilates is based on several principles of movement including: breath, axial elongation and core control, spine articulation, organization of the head/neck/shoulders, alignment and weight bearing of the extremities, and movement integration. Utilizing…

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running assessment

Why Am I Developing Running Injuries? Many of us have increased our frequency of running during this pandemic. Running “too much, too soon,” is one of the primary causes of injury. Runners will often experience overuse injuries because of the large amount of miles logged over the course of their training. Poor movement patterns can…

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what is a running analysis

Intro to Running Analysis Distance running as a competitive and recreational sport has exponentially increased in popularity over the years. We have more people running than ever before. But, many runners have not received any specific coaching on how to run. It is very easy to simply put on your shoes and start running without…

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physical therapy

You should see a Physical Therapist for pain first! As soon as you begin to experience pain or discomfort in your body you should receive physical therapy. Imagine one day you are reaching into your cupboard and notice some pain in your shoulder, but no big deal! This achy pain should go away on its…

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lateral lunge

I would choose lunges if I could only choose one exercise to do while I am stuck in my house. Most people view lunges as a torturous group fitness exercise that has you parade around the gym in a conga-line while burning out your quads and hurting your knees. Walking lunges are a staple of…

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injury healing

Healing Time for Musculoskeletal Injuries Tissue healing times vary from person to person and from injury to injury. However, the biological process of tissue healing remains the same. The body does an amazing job of healing throughout several phases of tissue repair. Have you ever heard someone blame their low back pain on a herniated…

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muscle tightness

Chronic tightness may be because your muscles are weak. Have you ever complained of tight hamstrings, tight hip flexors, tight calves, or tight muscles anywhere along the chain? Have you spent multiple sessions working on stretching and mobility without any relief? Check out our Youtube channel for exercises that can help you strengthen your muscles! …

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