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Exercise and Your Brain

Exercise and Your Brain

Your New Year’s resolution is making you feel like a failure. You’ve been faithfully exercising four times a week – that’s HUGE – and now, three weeks in, you have nothing to show for it. It’s just not getting any easier. No wonder your resolve is waning and you’re inclined to hit the snooze button. As therapists,

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Align Your Spine

Align Your Spine

Reprinted courtesy of PilatesStyle a Pilates magazine that helps you “Live Life to the Core”. By: Jonathan Oldham, MSPT Edited by: Amanda Altman   As a Pilates teacher and physical therapist, I have observed that the clients who derive the most benefit from Pilates have one thing in common: They are consistent with their practice. But research

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Walk This Way

Walk This Way

You probably don’t remember your first steps or how you went from crawling to walking. Your parents didn’t hire a coach – you just did it. And over the years, your pattern or style of walking has become distinctly “you.” Have you ever noticed how you can identify a person by the way they walk

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Getting Back in the Saddle Correctly

Getting Back in the Saddle Correctly

Don’t watch me ride a bike. Sure, I can get from point A to B, but it ain’t pretty. I move too much on the saddle. And, if I had a dollar for every time a well-meaning rider told me to lower my seat just a quarter inch, I’d be rich. It’s not that I’ve

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Getting the Max Out of Your Gluteus Maximus

Getting the Max Out of Your Gluteus Maximus

Glutes are important in all lower extremity movement. But half of us are walking around with our glutes turned off. The problem is “sitting disease.” Even if we are active, we probably sit a good chunk of the workday. We may be working, but our glutes are on vacation. The primary role of the glute

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Your Unruly Knees

Your Unruly Knees

Boulder is full of very fit folks, but fit though they are, I often see runners whose knees collapse to the center as they run, walk or squat. It looks painful, and honestly, it probably doesn’t feel so good either. Here’s the confusing part: they may have done monster walks and clams ad nauseam, their core

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