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Keep On Moving!

April 4, 2017

In years past, on the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association promoted National Walking Day as a means to create awareness for regular physical activity to improve health. Presently, the AHA has upgraded this concept into “Move More in April,” which encompasses other ways to get the blood pumping – whether it’s running, […]READ MORE

Consider Food Your Body’s Fuel

March 3, 2017

By Kristen Nagy, MS, RD Every year, we celebrate National Nutrition Month in March to bring attention to the importance of eating healthy foods. If you struggle with making healthy food choices or have trouble maintaining a healthy weight, consider these tips to help you “put your best fork forward,” – this year’s nutrition campaign […]READ MORE

Three Reasons to Celebrate National Almond Day

February 2, 2017

When you feel the first pang of hunger and you’re nowhere close to mealtime, you’re tempted to reach for something convenient – usually an empty-calorie treat – to stem the tide. With today being National Almond Day, may we suggest keeping a supply at home and at the office for those moments you want a […]READ MORE

Getting Started With Your Weight Training Routine

October 10, 2016

This blog was written by Brandon Johnson, CSCS, FMS, USAW. There are numerous benefits to adding weight training to your distance routine.  In an earlier blog, I spoke about some of those benefits, so hopefully you are excited to add this component to your training regimen.  The biggest question I hear is: how do I get started? In […]READ MORE

Mindfulness and Weight Loss

October 10, 2016

This blog was written by Abby Forman, MS, RD. The majority of people who follow restrictive diets that put strict rules on what or how much you can and can’t eat, regain the weight within five years.  Almost two-thirds regain more weight than they initially lost. This says something very powerful about “dieting”: it works in the […]READ MORE

It’s Not Just a Bump on the Head – The Importance of Concussion Management

September 9, 2016

This blog was written by Rachel Rand, PT, DPT. The management of concussion is a constantly evolving topic.  Thankfully, in the last several years, there has been more focus than ever before on how to effectively identify and manage concussions, thanks to ongoing research regarding the long term effects of multiple concussions.  As a result, […]READ MORE

PRI™ Exercise Spotlight: Left Stance in Left AF IR Position from the Left AIC Pattern

July 7, 2016

This blog was written by Lori Strobl, PT, DPT, PRC. When you are in our clinic at Watkins, you might see several patients doing some ‘strange’ exercises.  These exercises are techniques from Postural Restoration™.   With Postural Restoration™, we recognize fundamental asymmetries in the body, and attempt to get our clients into a state of “neutrality”. […]READ MORE

Casey Fanz Dominates at Olympic Trials in Swimming

July 7, 2016

Sports performance client places 21st out of 180 at the Olympic Trials! Check out Casey Fanz’ story below (provided by her mom, Lisa).   “We are back from the Trials!  Everything was fabulous –  Casey went a best time in her 50; the fastest ever in her lifetime!  25:60.   She was .07 from making it to […]READ MORE

Using Biofeedback in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

July 7, 2016

This blog was written by Robyn Lowry, PT, MSPT. Biofeedback is a fundamental tool for pelvic floor rehabilitation.   Biofeedback can be used for both strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles (up training) as well as training tight shortened overactive pelvic floor muscles to relax (down training).   Biofeedback is defined as “A training technique that enables an individual to […]READ MORE

Training Load: Improved Performance Versus Injury

May 5, 2016

This blog was written by Damien Howell, PT, DPT, OCS. Individuals strive to improve their physical performance by adjusting their training load, the frequency, duration, and intensity.  The aim is to increase the training load enough to improve physical fitness and performance but not to increase training load so high as to result in worse performance […]READ MORE