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There are several keys to success you want to keep in mind when jumping into a new exercise routine that will help maximize your chances of sticking with it for the long run while feeling strong and healthy and staying injury free.
Movement for Mommas! The pelvic floor and abdominals go through a lot before, during, and after pregnancy and...
Understanding the musculoskeletal changes that can occur during this time will allow you to embrace the changes as they come and understand when it is time to visit your local physical therapist to address some of the aches and pains before they become a real problem.

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Conditions
Knees hurt sometimes. Even in young people. Common knee injuries fall into two categories: gradual-onset injuries, and sudden-onset injuries. Learn about the most common situations and what can be done about them.
injury prevention, Knee, Pain, physical therapy, Youth Athletics
Athletic Performance
Golf has been growing in popularity, including among junior players. The benefits of the sport for kids include physical, social, mental and emotional growth, but it's important to keep it fun while also keeping them safe by avoiding early sport specialization.
Exercise, Golf, injury prevention, Youth Athletics
Athletic Performance
As a physical therapist, I see many avoidable injuries happen every year to athletes getting back into soccer without proper preparation. Here are 4 crucial steps to help you better prepare for and navigate the soccer season.
injury prevention, physical therapy, soccer, Youth Athletics
Athletic Performance
Volleyball is an exciting, high-speed team sport that demands a lot of energy and athleticism of its players. As middle school and high school athletes learn the fundamentals of the sport and develop their skills, it’s also important to know what the most common injuries are, how to avoid them, and what to do if they occur.
injury prevention, sports, Youth Athletics
Athletic Performance
Cheerleading blends many aspects of traditional sports including strength, power, balance, control and flexibility. Like other youth sports, cheer requires overall conditioning as well as sport-specific skills. Incorporating a workout program is the ideal way to optimize performance and avoid injury.
Exercise, injury prevention, Youth Athletics
Conditions
Are you an active biker, runner, recreational or competitive athlete limited by pain on the outside of the thigh or the outer knee? You may be one of the many people dealing with pain in the iliotibial (IT) band!
Injury, IT Band, Knee
Conditions
Most people have heard of a loss of bone that occurs as we age, known as osteopenia, but another important impact of aging, related to our muscle mass, is just as crucial to understand and address. Let’s dive into what causes sarcopenia and what we can do to combat it.
Aging, Exercise, physical therapy
Health & Wellness
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.
Breathing, Movement, Posture, relaxation
Conditions
Every year, 13 million Americans are affected by incontinence or involuntary loss of bladder and bowel control. Both men and women, young and old, may experience some form of incontinence. There are many ways physical therapy can help you regain control over your bladder and bowels.

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