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Functional Urinary Incontinence

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Picture this: You’re out with friends, having a great time, sharing laughter, and enjoying yourself. Suddenly, a burst of laughter sends you rushing to the restroom, leaving you feeling embarrassed and self-conscious. Sound familiar? If this scenario strikes a chord with you, you’re not alone. Many women experience moments like these, moments that can shatter […]

What Is Functional Urinary Incontinence?

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Exercising and other forms of physical activity are the most effective ways to reduce or eliminate back pain.

Should You Exercise With Back Pain?

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Staying active is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and improving overall health. And with today’s fast-paced lives, it can be hard to find the time or the motivation to do so. That’s why Pilates is such a great option – it offers an efficient way to stay in shape, while also providing numerous other […]

6 Pilates Exercises That Will Help With Back Pain

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And, Active, and Mobile Even In Your 60s And 70s! Did you know that research shows that regular Pilates can ward off aches and pains, and help us stay sharp, active, and vibrant well into our 60s, 70s, and beyond? You might think of Pilates as a ‘fad’ just for the young and flexible or only for […]

What are the 3 things you MUST have to support healthy joints and live pain-free & injury-free? Why are they important?? Good stability is essential for maintaining mobility; simply stretching won’t suffice for improving mobility and living pain-free. Relying solely on yoga may not prevent injuries and could potentially cause harm. We need all 3 to […]

The 3 things you NEED to live pain-free…

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Clients frequently ask me this question: “Which is better, Pilates or yoga?” The answer varies depending on your goals. However, for clients recovering from persistent aches, pains, or injuries, Pilates is almost always the preferred choice. They are both great, but here’s why, as a Physical Therapist, I prefer Pilates and how I describe the […]

Pilates or Yoga… What’s Better?


Is your group fitness instructor ignoring you? You’re in a group exercise class – maybe lifting weights, or punching bags, or holding a plank, or dancing…. And you feel a little lost. Should you be feeling this in your hip flexors??  Are your feet too close together? When your shoulder starts hurting, should you stop […]

Why Stretching Isn’t the Answer… Yes, we’re talking about you, tight hip flexors and hamstrings.  We hear this often… “I’ve been stretching my [insert muscle here], and it doesn’t ever seem to loosen.” Or “what’s the best stretch for my…” and “I do all of this stretching, but my back STILL hurts!”Does any of this […]

Got Tight Hip Flexors?

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Tips and Exercises for New Moms Are you a new mom wondering how to safely get back into a fitness routine post-pregnancy? Learn about safe postpartum exercises, timelines, and expectations for mothers returning to fitness after childbirth. Benefits of Post-Pregnancy Exercise Exercising after pregnancy offers numerous benefits, including improved strength crucial for supporting pelvic posture […]

Getting Back to Fitness After Pregnancy:

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Stop chasing the symptoms with bandaide treatment and learn how to find real lasting relief!! 

7 Things You Must Know In Order To Resolve Your Back, Hip, Or Pelvic Floor Issues! 

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