ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio Blog

February 22, 2024

Pilates Exercise: Jack Knife

Pilates Jack Knife is an intermediate Pilates mat exercise. In the classical Pilates mat sequence it follows Neck Pull. The Jack Knife is often considered the […]
February 15, 2024

Pilates Exercise: Hip Twist 

The Pilates Hip Twist is an advanced Pilates mat exercise. It demands a high level of control, coordination, and centering, three of the main principles of […]
January 31, 2024

Orthopedic Problems Solved by Physical Therapy

The most common reasons patients need or request physical therapy are orthopedic reasons, even if the patient is not aware that the problem is orthopedic. Simply […]
January 29, 2024

Pilates Exercise: Boomerang

Pilates Exercise: Boomerang What is the Pilates exercise Boomerang? Pilates boomerang is an advanced Pilates mat exercise for the entire body. It requires all six of […]
December 15, 2023

Sitting Pretty Workshop offered by Dr. Karyn Staples at ProHealth

People were not created to sit all day. In generations past, being active was a requirement of everyday life for most people to survive, as typical […]
December 6, 2023

Pilates Myth 2: Pilates Reformers are intimidating

If you think Pilates reformers are intimidating, you are not alone. But fear not, anyone who loves the reformer was once a beginner! With springs, straps […]
December 6, 2023

Pilates Myth 3: Pilates requires flexibility

Are you feeling a little stiff and sore? Do you find simple daily movements have slowly become increasingly uncomfortable? If you think it’s too late to improve […]
November 24, 2023

Pilates Myth 1: Pilates is a FAD

This article is the first of a 3 article series covering the top 3 myths of Pilates. In this article, we’ll deeply dive into why Pilates […]
November 13, 2023

Physical Therapy – Active Release Technique decreases pain while increasing mobility

In the 1980s a young chiropractor named Dr. Michael Leahy was becoming more dissatisfied with traditional soft-tissue treatment methods, especially for professional and Olympic athletes who […]
November 2, 2023

Debunking the Top 3 Myths of Pilates

Pilates is loved by many and yet, there remains several myths about Pilates. In this article, we’ll briefly cover the top 3 myths of Pilates; Pilates […]
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.