Injury Prevention

Why Having A Strong Pelvic Floor Isn't Enough
As a physical therapist, every day I treat women who say they leak urine when coughing, sneezing, and exercising (called Stress Urinary Incontinence or SUI). Leaking urine during exercise is common, but it is neither inevitable nor untreatable. The activities...
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What You Must Know About Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can have far-reaching effects on a person, deeply affecting their overall quality of life and general health. Chronic pain may cause a person to limit their activities, avoid movement, and decrease their social interactions. Many people with chronic...
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How To Reduce Your Risk Of Injury
As a physical therapist, I witness the benefits of treating injury risk—and the cost of ignoring it—all day, every day. I see people who follow proper injury risk reduction programs and lead vibrant, active lives feeling capable and independent, and...
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Should I Wear A Waist Trainer In The Gym?
Waist trainers are enjoying a recent resurgence in popularity (thanks in large part to some well-known reality TV stars), and it's no wonder we're seeing them everywhere these days. If you're wondering whether or not you might benefit from wearing...
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Does Joint Hypermobility Lead To Pain?
Do you know someone who is (or are you, yourself) "double jointed" or very flexible? When people say that they are “double jointed,” what they are referring to is joint hypermobility, which is the ability of a joint to move beyond...
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Why Are My Hamstrings Always Tight?
My hamstrings are always so tight. I stretch them every day, but I don’t seem to be making any progress. They seem to be much tighter since I had my first baby last year. Sometimes I even get pain that...
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Is Lifting Weights With Scoliosis Safe?
If you've been diagnosed with scoliosis, you might be wondering if there are movements or exercises you need to avoid, and what you can do to stay safe and continue training. Or perhaps you're a personal trainer and have a client with...
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Proper Core Training: How To Connect Your Core and Pelvic Floor
What does it mean to "integrate the core" or to "connect" your diaphragm and pelvic floor? What is a Connection Breath? Why is this so important? [tweetable]A strong, properly functioning core is the foundation to all healthy, pain-free movement. However,...
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What Can I Do About My Sore Elbow?
Hi Ann, I’ve been dealing with pain in my elbow for about 2 months. I recently started to play tennis twice a week, and I notice that it hurts during my backhand. My elbow is tender right on the bone,...
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