Pilates: Touch Your Toes

Let’s answer a pressing question which a new patient recently emailed in asking: (And lets see if we can get YOU more flexible and feeling healthier in the process) “Kim, what exercises can I do to loosen up and improve flexibility in my lower back? It would also be good to tone up too!” –…

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Should I Be Worried That My Knees Make A Clicking Noise?

Quick question from a reader of my Staying Active column in the Los Altos Town Crier: “Hi Kim, is it bad that my knees are making a clicking noise? It’s not painful, but I’m worried that something is wrong, is this normal?” – Martin, 61, Los Altos A knee that decides to ‘pop’ or make…

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What is a Holistic Physical Therapist?

I got asked a few great questions recently that I wanted to share with you. The first question was “What is a Holistic Physical Therapist?” followed by “How do you use Gyrotonic in your Physical Therapy practice?” I define Holistic Physical Therapist as a practitioner who works on the whole body, not just the area…

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“I didn’t realize my balance was THAT bad!…”

Recently, we had a client come in who was experiencing issues with balance. It reminded me of the time we had great fun in the clinic. We held our “Better Balance and Less Falls” event for anyone who wanted to come in and put their balance to the test, and for anyone who has noticed they’re feeling…

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PhysioFit offers relief for mothers with blocked milk ducts

More than 200,000 cases of blocked milk ducts occur annually in nursing mothers in the U.S., according to WebMD. New mothers already put too much pressure on themselves to be perfect caregivers for their infants. It’s hard to accept when their natural milk flow is a problem. Even if a new mom is lucky to…

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Why Ab Exercises To Lose Weight Can Hurt Your Back – And What To Do Instead

Summer holidays are coming up, and beach weather is upon us. And one of the most common things we hear clients talking about is this: The topic of getting ‘beach body ready’ and losing stomach fat! But let me say one thing, you can go to the beach no matter what your body type is,…

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Secrets to keeping fit with a bad back

  This question came to me at the clinic, and I wanted to share it with you: “Kim, I’m desperate to get back into shape after suffering with a bad back for a long time. Can you continue to stay fit and active when long-standing back pain still gets in the way? Physical therapy is…

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Are opioids considered unsafe when prescribed for chronic pain?

You may have heard the recent news about Tiger Wood’s being charged with a DUI only to discover it was actually the use of pain medication that led to his arrest, not alcohol. So it’s completely normal that Tiger Woods used painkillers through his discomfort, and completely appropriate that doctors worried about him developing an…

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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…

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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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