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Stretch of the Week: Wall Calf Stretch

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It’s week 3 of loving our calves, and this week is one of my favorite stretches! I call this the Wall Calf Stretch. It’s slightly an inversion (upside down) so please be careful if you have a blood pressure issue or get vertigo easily. For the Wall Calf Stretch you’ll ¬†probably need a little wall space. ūüôā (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Calf Massage Technique

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This week we are going to give our calves a little extra love with a calf massage technique instead of a stretch. This is one I use all the time because my calves are so tight. If you have trigger points or “knots” in your muscles, this is a great way to work them out on your own. I’ll warn you right now, it might be tender, so just apply as much pressure as you feel comfortable. That’s the great thing about this technique, you have control over how much you sink into the tissue. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Simple Forward Fold

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So we’ve made it through to the last week of November! Hopefully you are feeling a little less tension in the hamstrings by now. The final stretch of this month is a “simple” forward fold. I use quotations here because for some people this stretch is not necessarily that easy. But hopefully through this guidance you can make it comfortable and within your bodies capabilities to achieve. Over time those fingers will reach those toes comfortably, just remember to be consistent! (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Hamstring Stretch Part II

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Keeping with our theme of stretching the hamstrings for this month, I give you wide angle seated forward fold! Things you might need for this stretch: a blanket/towel and possibly a block, or something to rest the hands on as shown in the photo.

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Stretch of the Week: Hamstring Stretches

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Welcome to the stretch of the week blog! This weekly blog is intended to expose you to different stretches that will help make the body more functional and to help reduce pain, which will hopefully help you live a happier healthier life! These stretches will have a yoga origin. (more…)

Debut Marathoner Series: 5 Tips for Recovering from Your First Marathon

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Congratulations, you have completed your very first marathon! Now what? Use the following recovery tips to help you feel your best in the days and weeks ahead. (more…)

Breast Cancer Post-Surgical Physical Therapy Care

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If you have experienced breast cancer, some¬†of the toughest battles you may face are the emotional anxiety caused by the diagnosis and the uncertainty about your future. What you may not know, however, is that physical therapy can help you overcome the physical challenges brought on by surgery.¬† (more…)

Screening for Breast Cancer

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When was the last time you performed a breast self-exam?¬† When I asked a number of women recently, the typical¬†response was ‚Äúnot very often, but I know I should do it monthly.‚ÄĚ Screening for breast cancer can be a scary topic, but with regular self examinations it doesn’t have to be. (more…)

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