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5 Reasons Exercise is Hurting your Back

5 Reasons Exercise is Hurting Your Back The research continues to show that the best “treatment” for back pain is exercise. But what do you do when exercising hurts your back instead of helps?  This is one of the most common frustrations I hear from my clients. The doctor looks at their back and takes […]

5 benefits of adding pilates to your fitness routine

5 Benefits of Adding Pilates to Your Fitness Routine

5 Benefits of Adding Pilates to Your Fitness Routine  Pilates has been around for about 100 years, and it still amazes me how many people have NOT heard of this incredible exercise method. If you didn’t already know – it was first created by Joseph Pilates and initially gained popularity among the dance community as […]

Is Your Knee Problem Really a Problem? How to tell.

Is Your Knee Problem Really a Problem? How to tell. Knee pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint after back pain. Studies say that 1 in 4 adults now suffer from chronic knee pain, and the number of swollen and stiff knees has risen 65 percent in the past four decades. But just because you […]

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Three Things to Consider before Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement (TKR) surgery has been around for decades, and generally speaking, results are very good. 90% of folks can expect up to a 20 year success rate. The most common reason for a knee replacement is to resolve advanced arthritis. But what if advanced arthritis isn’t the true cause of your knee problem? […]

3 Tips to Protect Your Knees as you Age

3 Tips to Protect Your Knees as you Age

3 Tips to Protect Your Knees as you Age Knee pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint behind back pain. It impacts one-third of all Americans at one time or another – and its prevalence has increased substantially over the last 20 years. These statistics indicate that it’s more important than ever to find […]

Your Pain’s Location May Not Be Its Source

Your Pain’s Location May Not Be Its Source

Your Pain’s Location May Not Be Its Source Pain is a confusing topic. And there’s lots of advice out there on what to do about it. Should you rest? Should you exercise? Apply heat or ice? Do you see a doctor? Or let it go away on its own?  Before you can even think about […]

How Stress Leads to Pain

How Stress Leads to Pain

How Stress Leads to Pain People are dealing with more stress than ever right now and it’s impacting people in different ways. Many folks I speak with have been experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions — and their bodies are reflecting that. Stress impacts everything from your gut, to your immune system, to your mental health, to […]

Is Rest or Movement best for Back Pain

Is Rest or Movement best for Back Pain?

Is Rest or Movement best for Back Pain? When you’re in pain – especially if it’s back pain – your first inclination may be to lay off all activity and rest. But is this really the best thing to do? When it comes to back pain – my answer is usually “No”. But I understand […]

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Tips to Fix Morning Back Pain

Morning Back Pain? Things you can do. One of the most common complaints from chronic back pain sufferers is back pain first thing in the morning. For some folks it rears its ugly head on occasion and appears out of nowhere – as if they’ve thrown their back out. For others it’s like ground-hog-day – […]

Why Strengthening Your Core Could Be Hurting Your Back

As you probably already know, we specialize in back pain and core strengthening via Pilates… So why on earth then – would we be writing about how strengthening your core could actually be hurting your back instead of helping? One of the number one reasons people come to see us is because they want to […]

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