Setting Goals for the New Year: Part One – What to address FIRST?

New Year’s may still seem pretty far away, but if you plan on setting any resolutions or goals for 2019, you should start now. The earlier you set your goals, the more likely you are to achieve them. But choosing meaningful and positive goals is a process. That’s why we’re launching this four-part blog series […]

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5 Reasons to Take Pilates When You’re 40+

Pilates is good for anyone and everyone… but especially for middle aged and older adults. Here are just some of the reasons to take Pilates classes if you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond! 1. Relieve -and prevent- back pain Many people who come to us with back pain think that their pain would […]

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Meet Bodie: Our Four-Legged Client Greeter

Bodie is more than a pet – he’s a full time member of the CJ Physical Therapy and Pilates team! Bodie is our full-time, four-legged client greeter. When he first came to Portsmouth, he spent most of his days as an at-home-watchdog. Now, he is busy greeting clients most days of the week, wagging his […]

YOU’RE INVITED!! Open House Party! Oct 19th 4-8pm

SAVE THE DATE! You’re invited to our Open House/Client Appreciation party on Fri Oct 19th from 4-8pm! We are celebrating our 2nd Birthday by celebrating you – the community that has helped us get here!  Without our incredible clients and amazing community, we wouldn’t be who we are or where we are today. For those of […]

Physical therapy WORKS – Take it From the Ones Who’ve Done it!

Still not sure about PT? Have you heard a lot of conflicting information about what we really do as physical therapists? Do you need relief from an injury or chronic pain but you’ve been told surgery is your only option? You’re not alone. So many of our clients have come through our doors for the […]

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Where is your pain REALLY coming from?

Don’t assume that where your pain is… is where the problem is! This is a very common assumption and one that that we’ve been seeing a lot lately. If you watched our most recent Happy Hour on Facebook Live, then you know the story of the young guy who came to us looking for help […]

Why You Need an Accountability Team

The Importance of Accountability Lately I’ve been feeling like there are just not enough hours in the day to do everything I need to do, and to be honest, it’s thrown me off track a bit! We have so many awesome things going on here at CJ Physical Therapy and Pilates, and despite how exciting […]

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

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints that bring people to physical therapy. Ironically, the truth about knee problems is that they’re often not actually knee problems! Many of our clients have struggled with chronic pain, instability, or stiffness in their knees, but for the majority of these individuals, those knee issues actually […]

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Pilates 101: Get [Your] Back To Health

Do you want to strengthen your core
but back pain or injury keeps getting in the way?
Then our Pilates 101: Get [Your] Back to Health Program is perfect for you!

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Tired all the Time? Get Moving!

All of us have experienced tiredness, exhaustion, and fatigue. Sometimes it hits after a late night spent working or socializing. Other times, our exhaustion seems to come out of nowhere. With our fast-paced modern lifestyles, it’s not surprising that statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report around 15.3 percent of women and […]