4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects an estimated 12.1% of the U.S. population (nearly 21 million Americans age 25 and older).  OA is one of 171 different types of arthritis.  The chance of developing osteoarthritis increases with age.  Most people over age 60 experience OA to some degree. Arthritis is a commonly used term that can have multiple meanings depending on the person.  In general, arthritis means inflammation…

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How To Get On and Off The Floor – Pilates Fitness Article

How To Get On and Off The Floor Does the idea of being on the floor give you cause for concern? This subject has been coming up a lot over the last few months. Barring an injury, most people should be able to get down onto the floor and back up without needing someone else to help. Often, as we age, we lose some mobility and this is a big one for me. I have heard many times, “Why would…

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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) frequently occurs in runners who have increased their training load, particularly when this involves an increase in hill running and undertaking prolonged speed work. What are the symptoms of PHT? Deep pain over the sitting bone in the buttock Occasional referral of pain down the back of the leg Pain is worse in the morning upon waking and improves as the day progresses…

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How To Prevent an ACL Tear – Pilates Fitness Article

How To Prevent an ACL Tear Did you know that the strength of the muscles around the knee have a LOT to do with helping you prevent an ACL tear? Let us go a little into the anatomy and you’ll understand why. The knee is an inherently unstable joint.. it’s basically a femur (thigh bone) stacked on top of the tibia (main lower leg bone)… and that’s about it.  Just kidding… kind of. That really is the basic structure. The fibula…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Summer Stretch – Workout Fitness Article

Relieve stress, calm your mind, improve your posture, accelerate healing, and increase your athletic performance with stretching! With so many benefits, it’s worth finding 10 minutes in your day to dedicate to your body’s mobility. Remember to breathe deeply! Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android &…

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Should I Do Stretches for Lower Back Pain? – Workout Fitness Article

As a physical therapist and pilates instructor, clients often ask me “Should I do stretches for lower back pain?” You may have even asked the same question before. Believe me, it’s a common question and you’re not alone.  Around 80% of adults will experience lower back pain at some point in there lives. Over 25% of adults surveyed have reported experiencing lower back pain during the past 3 months.   Most times, lower back pain is acute, or short term, and…

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Pilates for Tight Hamstrings – Pilates In The Grove – Workout Fitness Article

“My hamstrings are so tight” is one of the most common complaints we hear from clients. It is estimated that Americans spend an average of 12 hours per day sitting. With the amount of time most people remain sedentary rising every year it is no wonder more and more people are suffering from stiff and achy leg muscles.  We have had great results with clients practicing Pilates for tight hamstrings. The Problem with Tight Hamstrings: The hamstring muscle group is…

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