ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio Blog

September 25, 2022

Pilates – Is it good for weight loss?

Pilates has many positive benefits for our health, but is it good for weight loss?  Pilates is a mind/ body exercise method that can improve mobility, […]
September 11, 2022

Pilates for Children

Pilates is popular among adults, but Pilates for children is great too.  It helps them grow stronger, build concentration and minimize joint injury as they age. […]
September 4, 2022

Who Can Do Pilates? 5 Reasons to Join a Pilates studio class

What do you think of when you hear “Pilates”?   Lithe dancer’s walking through the Pilates studio door?  Or fit, young and vibrant women only?  In […]
August 28, 2022

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

There are two common causes of knee pain: trauma, a fall where you have landed on the knee or run into something; and overuse. Trauma could […]
August 21, 2022

Are You Hydrated During Summer Heat? Tips to Prevent Dehydration

As the weather starts to heat up, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of dehydration.  Even mild dehydration can cause problems with your mood, […]
August 8, 2022

How Pilates Improves Your Tennis Game

Do you love playing tennis but struggle with certain aspects of your game? Perhaps you’re not as flexible as you’d like to be or your endurance […]
August 7, 2022

Employee Spotlight: Ashley Mitchell

Hi Ashley! Thanks so much for letting us shine the ProHealth spotlight on you this week. What’s your position at ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates and […]
July 31, 2022

How Pilates Improves Swimming – 4 Ways

Swimming is a great exercise that improves your health and fitness. But did you know that Pilates can also help improve your swimming? As the weather […]
July 29, 2022

What’s Up with My Elbow Pain?

The elbow is a unique joint in the body. As a hinge joint, all the elbow can do is bend and straighten. The long arm bone, […]
July 24, 2022

5 Ways to Protect Your Skin in Summer

In the summertime, we definitely want to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. But along with that comes the need to protect our skin from the […]
January 25, 2021

Celebrating Love

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. It is also referred to as Degenerative Joint Disease. Don’t get scared by the fancy name, though. Degenerative just means a decline, while dis-ease just implies a lack of ease. This arthritis occurs when the flexible tissue (cartilage) starts to wear down at the end of the bones in a joint.

Symptoms:

Pain, joint damage, limited mobility. It usually occurs in the hands or the weight-bearing joints such as the knees resulting in inflammation. And is caused sometimes by injury, but can also be genetic predisposition. It is exacerbated by lack of exercise or overstress by improper body mechanics/movement and weight.

December 27, 2020

Better Than Before

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. It is also referred to as Degenerative Joint Disease. Don’t get scared by the fancy name, though. Degenerative just means a decline, while dis-ease just implies a lack of ease. This arthritis occurs when the flexible tissue (cartilage) starts to wear down at the end of the bones in a joint.

Symptoms:

Pain, joint damage, limited mobility. It usually occurs in the hands or the weight-bearing joints such as the knees resulting in inflammation. And is caused sometimes by injury, but can also be genetic predisposition. It is exacerbated by lack of exercise or overstress by improper body mechanics/movement and weight.

December 5, 2020

Holiday Hacks

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. It is also referred to as Degenerative Joint Disease. Don’t get scared by the fancy name, though. Degenerative just means a decline, while dis-ease just implies a lack of ease. This arthritis occurs when the flexible tissue (cartilage) starts to wear down at the end of the bones in a joint.

Symptoms:

Pain, joint damage, limited mobility. It usually occurs in the hands or the weight-bearing joints such as the knees resulting in inflammation. And is caused sometimes by injury, but can also be genetic predisposition. It is exacerbated by lack of exercise or overstress by improper body mechanics/movement and weight.

November 5, 2020

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. It is also referred to as Degenerative Joint Disease. Don’t get scared by the fancy name, though. Degenerative just means a decline, while dis-ease just implies a lack of ease. This arthritis occurs when the flexible tissue (cartilage) starts to wear down at the end of the bones in a joint.

Symptoms:

Pain, joint damage, limited mobility. It usually occurs in the hands or the weight-bearing joints such as the knees resulting in inflammation. And is caused sometimes by injury, but can also be genetic predisposition. It is exacerbated by lack of exercise or overstress by improper body mechanics/movement and weight.

October 5, 2020

Happy Days!

March 20th is designated "International Day of Happiness." What better excuse to talk about the effects of exercise on mental health!

Did you know that your emotions and your body are closely connected and that you can achieve a sense of happiness from your body movements? We aren't talking about looking at your body in the mirror and feeling happy with the reflection you see; we are talking about a physiological change that occurs in the body that affects the brain or vise versa.

October 5, 2020

Anxiety and it’s creepy effects on our bodies.

We all know what anxiety can feel like. Many of us experience it at some point in our lives, but a lot of us experience it daily (especially in light of current circumstances in the world and our country). Whether you are someone who experiences anxiety infrequently or frequently, it's important to understand the affect it has on the body and understand the way to manage it from a physical standpoint.

What does Anxiety look like?

Anxiety can range from symptoms of restlessness, muscle tension, and difficulty sleeping to difficulty breathing, spasm, and panic attacks. Some people may experience it as occasional feeling of stress while other experience it as anxiety "disorder" - a chronic disordering of the natural state of being, mentally, physically, and emotionally.