Transformational Power of Pilates

“You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.” – Joseph Pilates For years now, Pilates has been touted by people ranging from health experts to celebrities, singing praises of how it sculpts the body without the bulk of weight lifting. But there are…

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Stress Hurts! It’s Scientifically Proven – Here’s What To Do About It

Many of us experience pain on a regular basis. This week, you’ve probably either had a headache, felt uncomfortable muscle tension, pushed through stiffness and fatigue, or had an upset stomach on at least one occasion. Maybe all of those symptoms are a regular part of your life, and you’ve just come to accept that…

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How Exercise Can Help Counter Cognitive Decline

Research and clinical studies from several disciplines of science have recently revealed that increased physical activity reduces aging effects that slow down our brains as well as our mobility. Why can physical fitness add up to ten years of active lifestyle and 36 percent brain efficiency to seniors quality of life? Brain Elasticity Prevents or…

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7 Conditions You May Not Realize Physical Therapists Treat

The month of October is National Physical Therapy Month, where clinics like PhysioFit and the American Physical Therapy Association take the opportunity to recognize physical therapy professionals around the world and encourage you to learn about the many benefits of physical therapy. There are many people that have seen a physical therapist (PT) for common…

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Choose the safer way to manage pain

October is finally here, bringing with it the first signs of Fall, pumpkin flavored treats, and most importantly; National Physical Therapy Month. Since its inauguration by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1992, PT Month has been a great opportunity to celebrate all PT professionals as well as recognize the transformative power of physical…

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5 Daily Habits That Reduce Stiffness

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked about being stiff which we get asked regularly by clients at PhysioFit: “Kim, do you have any advice for someone like me who isn’t in a lot of pain? I’m just incredibly stiff when I wake up on a morning, and I feel it throughout…

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Neck Pain: One Quick Easy Way To Live With Less Of It

Lets play a fun little game that might help you live with less neck pain. Take a quick look down by your feet, on the sofa next to you…wherever your bag may be, take a quick look. I’m going to take a guess and say your bag is either big, heavy, or both? (This goes…

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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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