Physical Therapy and Pilates: The Perfect Pair

We all know the joke: Patient: “When I go like this, my arm hurts.” To which the doctor responds: “Well, don’t do that!” With physical therapy, just “not moving” is never an option. Instead of telling the individual in this scenario to avoid the movement altogether, I would say, “let’s do it differently.” People typically have muscle and […]

Questions About Your Shoulder Pain? Here are Some Real Answers.

Often when clients come to us with shoulder pain, they’ve already tried several approaches without success. But the real issue is that everyone they’ve seen up to that point has failed to give them an accurate diagnosis. Without an accurate diagnosis, treatment fails. It’s not surprising. The true cause of shoulder pain is missed by […]

5 Tips to Save your Neck and Back During Summer Travel

Summer is FINALLY here, which means many of us are getting ready to do some traveling! Whether you’re headed up to the mountains for a weekend or planning a flight across the Atlantic, it’s so important that you make sure you’re taking care of your body. Back and neck pain are the most common travel-related […]

Carrie working on a knee

When Your Knee Problem Isn’t Really a Knee Problem…

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints that brings people to physical therapy.  Since most of our clients are in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, many of them fear that knee problems could bring an end to their active lifestyles. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Ironically, the truth about knee […]

Why Rest Might Be the WORST Advice for Your Back Pain

The majority of the people who come through our doors are seeking relief from back pain. Unfortunately, many of them have been told -or have simply assumed- that the best way to recover from their pain is to ice and lie down – and use their back muscles as little as possible. They’ve been advised […]

Do You Really Need an MRI?

Do you really need an MRI for that? This is probably the number one question we get from clients  – especially those who suffer from back or neck pain.  Believe me, I get it! When you have pain that won’t go away, and it’s shooting down your arm or leg, often causing numbness and tingling […]

Is Running Bad for Your Knees when you’re Over 50?

This is a question we get asked a lot — especially by clients who are getting older and worried that they won’t be able to keep running into their 50s and 60’s. The short answer? No! If you experience knee pain when you run, it’s not that you’ve “aged out” of the sport! It’s probably […]

Don’t let aches and pains ruin your golf season

Spring is finally here, which means golf season is right around the corner! And there is nothing worse than an injury or chronic pain getting in the way of you enjoying your favorite sport. At our office, we see a lot of chronic golf injuries — especially from folks in their 50’s and 60’s. That’s […]

Join Our Annual March “MAT”ness Challenge!

Our annual March MATness challenge starts this Friday, March 1st! It’s totally FREE and anyone can join. What is March MATness?? It’s a month-long celebration of Mr. Joseph Pilates. You’ll get to learn all 34 of his exercises and we’ll be doing them right along with you 🙂 By joining the challenge and participating with […]

Five Ways Pilates Keeps you FIT for Winter Activities

We’re in the middle of winter now, which means activities like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating are in full swing. And we LOVE these kinds of activities because they have so many benefits. They get you outside when so many people want to hibernate during the cold winter months. They are great for your […]