The Pilates Reformer: What’s it all about?

Perhaps you have caught a glimpse of the curious contraption that takes center stage at every Pilates gym – the Reformer. Have you wondered what this equipment is? The truth is that Reformer-based exercise is one of the most sought-after choices at Pilates studios around the world. So what is it? The Reformer’s unique design…

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Recognizing the telltale signs of osteoporosis

You may be unaware just how much osteoporosis can affect your quality of life until you sustain a fracture. In fact, a fracture resulting from an impact that normally would not be enough to cause an injury may be your first sign of a problem. You can be proactive in determining whether you are at…

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Pilates: A friend in cancer recovery

As a physical therapist and wellness professional, I have always been aware of the vast health benefits of Pilates. Recently, however, my own personal experience has opened my eyes to the integral role this exercise form can play in life’s greatest challenges. A loved one has undergone various stages of cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy…

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Opening Up About Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is condition people seldom talk to their physicians about despite the fact that millions of people in the U.S. experience urinary leakage. It’s something people are fairly embarrassed to talk about but it really affects people’s quality of life. While it’s not a normal thing that’s happening, it’s really common and we definitely…

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Pain Myth #5: You Need To Get an MRI

This is the final part in our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told About Your Pain” Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem” Pain Myth #2: “Just Stretch It” Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age” This might sound surprising to…

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Pain Myth #4: It’s Because of Your Age

This is Part 4 in our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told About Your Pain” Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem” Pain Myth #2: “Just Stretch It” Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” Pain Myth #5: “You Need To Get an MRI” First, have you heard any of…

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Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem”

Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” This is Part 3 of our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told You About Your Pain” Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem” Pain Myth #2: Just Stretch It Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age” Pain Myth #5: “You…

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Back Pain: 6 Different Ways To Fix Your Low BACK PAIN (Without Surgery Or Taking Pills)

My name is Kim Gladfelter – a low back pain Expert in the South Bay area. In this article, I’d like to show you 6 “different” ways of finding relief from low back pain that I give out to patients of my clinic. I say different, because they are ways that don’t include the standard…

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Pain Myth #2: Just Stretch It

This is Part 2 of our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told You About Your Pain”      Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem”      Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem”      Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age”      Pain Myth…

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Pain Myth #1: Rest Will Fix Your Problem

Pain Myth #1: Rest Will Fix Your Problem This is the first installment of the 5-Part series “Myths You Were Told About Your Pain” Pain Myth #2: “Just Stretch It” Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age” Pain Myth #5: “You Need To…

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