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Pilates for Rehabilitation: A Holistic Approach to PT

Pilates for Rehabilitation: A Holistic Approach to Physical Therapy Written by, Dr. Karena Wu, Physical Therapist – ActiveCare Physical Therapy Pilates is a form of exercise that has been used in rehabilitation since the early 20th century. Josef Pilates, a German gymnast, and bodybuilder invented the exercise. Originally titled, ‘Contrology’, he developed Pilates based on…

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Basic Alternative Treatment for Hypertension

Basic Changes to Help Manage My Blood Pressure Written by Reddy Care Physical Therapy Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a health concern that can develop in middle age or older adulthood.  High blood pressure can lead to serious health conditions due to the damage it causes to blood vessels throughout the entire body. Without hypertension treatment,…

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Are You Blaming the Train When the Tracks are the Problem?

Are You Blaming the Train When the Tracks are the Problem? Written by Penny Goldberg, Owner of Request Physical Therapy Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common catch-all diagnosis in outpatient physical therapy.  Though this diagnosis is seen most often in adolescent females, it doesn’t discriminate.  Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome symptoms can strike patients of all…

5 Great Exercises to Perform During Pregnancy

5 Great Exercises to Perform During Pregnancy Written by Therapydia Physical Therapy We all know of the many benefits of exercise—improved overall health, energy, mobility, etc.—but how are these benefits affected during pregnancy? Does carrying a child change how the body reacts? Does exercise efficiency help more than those going to work?  We’re going to…

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Exercises and Warm-Ups for ACL Injury Prevention

Exercises and Warm Up Techniques to Prevent ACL Injuries Written by Drew Morcosof Motus Specialists About 250,000 individuals experience an anterior cruciate ligament – ACL – tear every year. Usually, the ACL prevents the shin bone from sliding forward, stops hyperextension of the knee, and keeps the knee from collapsing inward. However, sports that involve…