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CrossFit Open 19.1

February 22nd, 2019

15min AMRAP 19 Wall Ball Shots 19 Cal Row   This workout is all about hip mobility, lower body power and endurance, and core control. Because of the sheer volume of this workout, I would advise a very light warm-up. However, we want to do something that’s going to get your whole body primed to

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“Cooling Down” During the CrossFit Open

February 21st, 2019

You all know the anticipation of Open season – excitement, curiosity and a bit of anxiety. Plus, you’re out there living your best life outside of CrossFit; relationships, family obligations, work. All of this daily stress can take a toll on your health and performance. Here are some easy ways during the Open to help reduce

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Your Quick Crash-Course on Pregnancy and Postpartum Secrets

February 20th, 2019

Back in the day, women (and even younger girls) used to attend each other’s births and openly learn about pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum from their friends and family. Nowadays, it’s easy to find pictures on social media of women experiencing a spotless and glowing maternity experience from pregnancy and beyond that don’t prepare you for

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Adapting Care for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

February 15th, 2019

[arthr-: joint] + [-itis: inflammation] Many different types of chronic joint pain can be classified as arthritis (over 100, in fact). Arthritis can sometimes feel like an inevitable part of aging with many people unaware of available treatment options outside of medications and surgery. It’s time to dispel some myths about two of the most common types

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Sprains and Strains: What’s the Difference and What Do I Do?

January 23rd, 2019

Do you have a joint that’s feeling loose or unstable or has become really inflamed? Do you get pain whenever a certain muscle activates? Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries that people sustain and can vary in severity from minor to surgical. While it will take a healthcare professional, like a physical

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5 Ways to Put the Pain Behind You

January 9th, 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who motivates you to be more active AND can take away all the aches and pains that are preventing you from living life to the fullest? Check out these top five reasons why working with a physical therapist can help you reclaim the healthy, active lifestyle you want

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Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

December 19th, 2018

It’s always the same story: Man experiences joint pain. Man considers his age and reminisces on his high school and college sports career, detailing the injury history of the painful joint. Man diagnoses himself with arthritis, an ailment he will now have to suffer with for the rest of his life, especially during odd weather

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Amanda’s Back Story: Living like She Never Had Pain 

December 14th, 2018

Lower back pain isn’t always the result of lifting something heavy or bending in a weird way. For a lot of people, back pain can come out of nowhere during an activity you previously had no problems with. For triathlete Amanda Espitia, that activity was riding her bicycle. “Cycling caused debilitating back pain every time

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