ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio Blog

May 30, 2024

Why do you go see a physical therapist?

Ask people that question and the most common answer, by far, will include the word “injury” or “accident.” Perhaps the most common misconception about physical therapy […]
May 15, 2024

The Guide to Home Pilates equipment Options

May 2024 Home Pilates equipment has many options, but making the right choice for your practice is essential. This blog post will cover simple at-home Pilates […]
May 8, 2024

Foam Rollers in Pilates – More Than a Muscle Relaxer

Foam rollers do more than massage your sore muscles. They challenge your core work, improve mobility, and mimic a reformer carriage on the mat. Using the […]
April 26, 2024

Is Physical Therapy Supposed To Hurt?

Pain comes in many different forms. When getting treatment such as physical therapy for a specific problem, patients need to understand what kind of pain they […]
April 10, 2024

Pilates For Tight Shoulders

Our sedentary modern lifestyle makes tight shoulders very common. Pilates is an excellent option to improve shoulder mobility, reduce neck pain, and improve your posture. In […]
April 3, 2024

Foot Alignment in Pilates

Pilates is synonymous with core strength; however, foot alignment is foundational at all levels of this popular mind-body method. Healthy foot alignment can create a domino […]
March 27, 2024

Postpartum Pilates

Pilates may seem like the last thing you have time for with a baby in your arms. Yet, Postpartum Pilates can serve a new mom well […]
March 25, 2024

Dizzy Come, Dizzy Go: ProHealth Education Focuses on Understanding and Treating Dizziness

Do you ever get dizzy and you just don’t know why? You stand up and the world around you starts spinning. Other people see you and […]
March 20, 2024

Pilates During Pregnancy

Pilates during pregnancy is an enjoyable, low-stress way to exercise with a bun in the oven. Not only is prenatal Pilates safe, but it has many […]
March 13, 2024

Misconceptions About Physical Therapy

The term “physical therapy” is well known in the healthcare realm. But it is far from a foregone conclusion that patients understand what it is all […]
May 24, 2022

Top 7 Benefits of Pilates

Are you curious about Pilates but not quite sure how it can help you? Here are seven reasons to try Pilates today!  To start, Pilates helps […]
February 5, 2022

How Physical Therapy Works

The goal of physical therapy is to ease pain and improve function in the musculoskeletal system. A physical therapist looking to ease pain and/or improve function […]
March 15, 2021

How to become a Pilates Teacher at ProHealth

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.

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.