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Tag: Pilates

Pain Explained

Pain Explained

Pain protects you. You twist your ankle stepping off a curb and once you feel the pain, you limp to avoid it. Pain makes you take action to protect yourself. So with that sprained ankle, you hobble around a bit, protecting the area from future harm. Perhaps you get some Physical Therapy and by six

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The Secret to Injury Free Movement

The Secret to Injury Free Movement

Running is a cheap, easy, and efficient way to get a good work out. And with busy schedules, you feel like you’re on a treadmill anyway, so why not run? In a word, injuries. Reports of injury rates among runners varies, but 46% is ballpark. That might make you think twice about running. Hundreds of

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A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

A Personal Story by Drew Scott, A Professional Triathlete Injuries are almost an inevitable part of one’s journey through life, and this is even more true for competitive athletes. As a professional triathlete, I’ve dealt with several injuries, each of which forced me to take time away from competition. But every injury, while frustrating, has

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Pelvic Floor – Getting to the Bottom of Your Problem

Pelvic Floor – Getting to the Bottom of Your Problem

No one likes to talk about the pain “down there,” but pelvic floor dysfunction can make your life miserable. From frequent urination that interferes with sleep, to the feeling that you are sitting on a golf ball, pelvic floor dysfunction is a real pain in the you-know-what. And though it may not be the first

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The Power of Breath

The Power of Breath

Why my latest favorite sport is ski jumping….  and it’s not Eddie the Eagle. If you missed our last newsletter, click here before you read this. It’ll make lots more sense. At ALTA, we look at the whole body to help solve your problems. Mobilizing a tight right shoulder can improve left hip mobility – we know

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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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