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IT Band Pain and Exercises to Help

What is the IT Band? The IT Band stands for the iliotibial band. It is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs from the outside of your hip to the outside of your knee. It is the accumulation of the fascia from all of the glute muscles and the tensor fascia latae (TFL) (Flatto …

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HOW TO CHOOSE COMPRESSION GARMENTS

How to Choose Compression Garments

Guest blog post written by Janelle Antonio DPT, CLT, PCES I was 20 weeks pregnant, to the day. I looked down after watching a movie that night and thought to myself, “whose feet are those?!!” They were huge! Lucky for me, I am a lymphedema therapist. This isn’t the case for most mamas. Most will …

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EXERCISES FOR HIP IMPINGEMENT

Exercises for Hip Impingement

If you missed part 1 of this article on what is hip impingement be sure to check it out! Hip Impingement Exercises When attempting to heal hip impingement without surgery, you won’t necessarily be changing the bony deformations or integrity of the labrum, but you’ll focus more on improving the joint mechanics through muscle reeducation, …

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WHAT IS HIP IMPINGEMENT

What is Hip Impingement?

What Is Hip Impingement? The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. It consists of the end of your femur (upper leg bone) which has a round end (shaped like a ball) that sits in a cup-shaped socket of your pelvis known as the acetabulum. The acetabulum and femurs both have articular cartilage on …

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Feeling Empowered and Confident #PCES Hero- Eva Kurcikova

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family (kids and ages, how long you’ve been a trainer, anything you’d like to share.) My name is Eva, I am 38 years old, and I am a mom of 2 boys – Martin – 7 y.o. and Jakub, 3 y.o. I live in Slovakia, Europe. …

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EXERCISING AFTER A C SECTION

Exercising After a C-Section

What to Know About C-section Recovery: You’ve made it through your pregnancy and delivery and have now reached your 6-week check up. Hopefully things are healing well from a surgical standpoint and your doctor has cleared you for activity. However, the details on the “what” or “how” are very vague, and often stated as “ease …

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How Getting Organized with Workouts Will Save You Time, Stress, and Frustration

If you’re like most people striving to be active, you will name “working out” as one of your goals. However, I’d argue that the workouts themselves aren’t really our goal – our goal is actually to look, feel and perform better! This only happens when we consistently put together enough workout sessions to make a …

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A C SECTION

What to Expect During a C-section

What is a c-section, and when might you need one? A cesarean section (or c-section) is a very common, well-established operation that many women have. Reasons for a c-section may include prolonged labor, high risk pregnancy, large babies, multiples, fetal distress, breech presentation, a previous cesarean where vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is not advised …

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EXERCISE BAREFOOT FOR ADDED BENEFIT

Exercise Barefoot for Added Benefit

You may have taken the plunge to start thinking about your feet, read or heard some about barefoot running, or maybe you’ve simply gotten used to pandemic life of no shoes and are asking yourself, “can I work out barefoot?” The benefits of exercising without shoes Being able to stack our ribs over our pelvis …

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SECRET TO FLAT ABS

The Secret to Flat Abs

Flat abs are an aesthetic sign that you’ve been hitting the gym and watching what you eat (probably more on the eating side), but as a physical therapist, I’d like to dive deeper into this topic than aesthetics. I’ve seen enough patients who have “met aesthetic goals” but are in pain that I think it’s …

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