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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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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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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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What is Pilates?   Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise designed to connect the body and mind while improving strength, flexibility, mobility, stability and core control. Check out our Youtube channel for pilates exercises.    Meet Joseph Pilates   As a child, Joseph suffered from many illnesses that left him weak and sickly. Inspired…

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mobility

Chances are you’ve seen an Instagram account or two (or ten) promoting mobility challenges.  These include exercises that require motion at many joints to perform correctly. So you’re probably thinking, I can stretch for 5 minutes and then try this exercise again with a better result. By doing this, you might not see the results…

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What is a Unilateral exercise? Unilateral means “one sided”; an exercise performed on one side of the body, or with one limb. Bilateral means “both sides”; an exercise performed with both sides of the body or with both limbs. For example, A piston would be considered a unilateral exercise, where a squat would be considered…

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How the Body’s Balance System works: Balance relies on three distinct systems to come together: your eyes for sight, your inner ear for vestibular input, and then the bottom of your feet for proprioception. Your brain takes all the sensory input from these three areas of the body, and with that information tells your muscles…

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What are the Strategies? As humans, we have evolved methods to take in order to preserve our bodies to the best of our abilities. One of these remarkable mechanisms is how we maintain our balance as a bi-pedal (two-legged) species. Its our bodies very own unconscious defense mechanism that helps us prevent against falls when…

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Why is Hip Mobility Important? Hip mobility is essential to the proper full functioning of the hip joint. While the hip joint is meant to be more stable and less mobile than the shoulder joint, it can still be extremely limiting and even harmful if the hip joint lacks its full mobility.  There are many…

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glutes, glute maximus, glute minimus, glute medius, glutes, strong, strength, muscle, physical therapy, rehabilitation

What do your glutes do? There are different glutes; three to be exact: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. Together, these muscles are responsible for hip extension, internal rotation, and abduction of the hip. The glute medius and minimus work together to promote hip abduction and prevent hip adduction. These muscle come in most handy when…

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