Blog Posts in January, 2014

  • The Debate: Pilates vs Yoga

    I often get asked by patients about whether Pilates or yoga might be a better exercise for them. In preparing to answer, I always try to consider what their particular needs and goals are. For example, are they most concerned with heart health, weight management, stress reduction or strength and flexibility? These are all important goals, but based on my clinical experience I tend to think one is ...
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  • Why Stretching is Important

    Movement relies on the interaction of joints and muscles. When the range of motion for a joint is limited or the length of a muscle is less than it should be, imbalances develop and body mechanics suffer. Sometimes these joint range of motion or muscle length issues develop as a result of some other disease process (neurological, rheumatic, etc..) or acute injury; sometimes they develop from ...
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