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Get in the Zone: A Workout Program with a Focus on Heart Rate

by Pat Staszak, PT   It’s no coincidence that I chose to focus on high-intensity interval training in my last blog post. For the last four months, I’ve been reaping…

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Need a Boost to Your Workout? Try High Intensity Interval Training on the Treadmill

by Pat Staszak, PT It’s that time of year again: the point when many of us resolve to eat healthier and exercise more. But without direction, a New Year’s resolution…

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How to Use Core Muscles to Keep Your Back Healthy

By Pat Staszak, PT, PYT and Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT, CYT Research has well-established that in healthy individuals, lumbopelvic stabilizing muscles contract automatically in anticipation of an arm or leg…

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[New moms take note!] An Open Letter to OBGYN’s: The Case For An Early Referral for Pelvic Physical Therapy.

By Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT, CYT Are your patients at risk for coccyx pain? Having tailbone pain after childbirth is quite literally a pain in the butt. Pain with sitting…

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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Yoga Class: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

by Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT, CYT and Pat Staszak, PT, PYT Taking a group exercise class is about taking good care of yourself, so getting hurt in class is obviously…

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Mindfulness, Meditation and Exercise in Arthritis Management.

by Pat Staszak, PT This year in our blog, we explored how lifestyle, nutrition and stress can affect tissue health and ultimately whole-body health. We discussed how poor nutritional choices…

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‘Text Neck’ and the Cervical Spine

Recent studies have shed light on the fact that we place an unhealthy amount of stress on the spine when looking at a smart phone! Just think about the hours…

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A Gut Feeling: What is Your Microbiome Trying to Tell You?

by Pat Staszak, PT   "All diseases begin in the gut."           –Hippocrates (460-377 BC)   Recently, we've been hearing about groundbreaking research on the microbiome…

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Can we control Arthritis pain with proper nutrition?

by Pat Staszak "Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.” -Hippocrates 460 – 377 B C      Osteoarthritis is our population’s…

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Tips for Snow Shoveling to Avoid Injuries

By Pat Staszak, PT We had a great run at a mild winter, but all good things must come to an end. Yesterday’s blizzard has created a lot of work…

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