Is weight training okay for pre-teens and teens?

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While weightlifting can offer numerous benefits for adolescents, including improved strength, bone density, and overall fitness, it’s crucial to proceed with caution and ensure that workouts are tailored to each individual’s abilities and goals.

What Can Massage Therapy Do for Me?

massage therapy has many benefits, especially when utilized in conjunction with PT

Massage therapy services offer a dual-purpose solution that can complement your physical therapy sessions or stand alone as a powerful tool for wellness.

Optimize Your Posture with Pilates-Based Physical Therapy

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Explore solutions for correcting bad posture habits, including the transformative benefits of Pilates-based physical therapy, a powerful tool designed to facilitate optimal body alignment and foster a healthier, more functional life.

Movement Matters … for Everyone!

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Increased physical activity helps prevent and manage illnesses, is tied to improved mental health and overall quality of life, and in kids can help other domains of development flourish.

5 Functional Fitness Moves for Aging Adults

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Strength loss is a natural part of the aging process, but that does not mean we can’t work on getting stronger. In fact, it means strength training is even more important for older adults.

Harmonizing Hormones and Respiration

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This article explores the impact of the most common breathing dysfunction, hyperventilation (AKA over breathing) on oxygenation and reviews specific considerations for women.

A Balancing Act – Why Single-Leg Balance Matters

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Single-leg balance is a skill that many people possess without effort when they’re younger, then utilize day-to-day less and less with age – or so they think! It’s not just used when hopping on one foot – in actuality, it is used by everyone, every day!

The Power of Being an Active Role Model for Your Kids

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As the prevalence of childhood obesity continues to be a concern in the U.S., it is crucial for parents to prioritize including movement and physical activities in their kids’ lives. The first step? Be a positive role model!

5 Tips for Counteracting Parenting Stress

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There are many stressors associated with raising kids. However, these tips can help you counteract the PHYSICAL stressors associated with navigating our days and nights with littles in the mix.

How SMART Goals Help Moms Prioritize THEIR Health and Happiness

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Call to action for all the moms out there! Consider something that’s important to you and write down a goal that is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timebound, and get started on changing your physical activity, health, and well-being.

Walk Your Way to Wellness

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If you’re trying to improve your heart health, it’s as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. Walking is a safe and effective way to not only improve aerobic capacity, but also reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Should I Exercise with an Injury?

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Whether you are new to the exercise and fitness world, or a seasoned workout guru, there can be a gray area when it comes to recovering from an injury. Generally, unless you are dealing with a fracture or catastrophic injury, movement can be an integral part of the healing process.

No time for exercise? Make time to move!

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Exercise does not require a gym, special equipment, or high intensity. Down to its core, exercise is simply movement. Despite being busy, most of us have plenty of time to move around every day.

Find Relief for Holiday Stress Headaches

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Holiday stress is no joke. Did you know that physical therapists can provide relief from tension-type headaches by correcting the problems that cause the pain?

Start Small for Big Change: A Guide to Your New Exercise Routine

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You already know there are many great reasons to exercise, but if you’re having trouble beginning a new exercise routine or sticking to it once you do, you’re not alone. Whatever your age or fitness level, you can use this guide as a starting place for a healthier, more active tomorrow.

3 Tips to Relieve Neck Pain

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Neck pain can be a manifestation of lack of movement, tension from stress and muscles that yearn for activity. There are several ways to manage neck pain, including these three favorites.

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