The Single Leg Hip Hinge is my favorite for building hip muscles (hamstrings and butt) while minimizing wear and tear on the knees and spine. The Single Leg Hip Hinge is a great combination of strength, balance, and keeps us protecting our spines. Single Leg Hip Hinges can be modified in a variety of ways… Continue Reading →
Our New Video Library: The Push-Up
The push-up is one of the basics of any strength program. It’s a versatile exercise. It can be scaled up or down for most any fitness level. The easiest way to do a push-up is against a wall. The hardest way to do a pushup is in a handstand. Somewhere in between those two points,… Continue Reading →
Welcome Philip DeNigris CSCS, LMT, PRT
We are so privileged to have Philip DeNigris join our expert staff at Advance Physical Therapy. Phil comes with a host of experiences that make him a perfect fit for our Postural Restoration Certified Clinic. As a personal trainer at Advance Physical Therapy, Phil provides workouts that compliment Postural Restoration concepts and principles. In this… Continue Reading →
Scoliosis and the Importance of Early Intervention
If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you or your child has scoliosis. I’m going to guess you have a pretty good sense of what scoliosis is. The most frustrating part for you might be trying to figure out what to do about it. Your MD may have said, “Come back in 4-6… Continue Reading →
Surviving the Gym with Sensory Awareness
Getting to the gym to exercise with the intention of improving fitness and wellness is a great challenge and therefore a great achievement when accomplished. It is, however, beyond disheartening to see people in their chosen exercise routines working really hard at hurting themselves, either with their “trainers” or on their own. Most of us… Continue Reading →
Pilates: Postural Restoration Style
Pilates as Effective Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain
For the second time this week a patient made a point to tell me how much Pilates (Postural Restoration Style) has helped them with their chronic back pain. They both relate a story of trying a Pilates class offered at their local gym, after taking a few classes with Beth Elder at Advance Physical Therapy,… Continue Reading →
To Crawl or Not to Crawl?
Recently, a few parents have asked me if it’s okay for their child to skip the crawling phase of gross motor development. A quick look at the internet reveals an active debate with some people saying that crawling is quite important, while others don’t think it is critical for gross movement development. Here’s what I… Continue Reading →
PRE-OPERATION PERSONAL TRAINING COULD BE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!
If you are going to have surgery in the future, strength training could be what you need. Here is what a client of mine, Elaine Foster, emailed to me 3 days after her knee replacement surgery: “_I am home as of yesterday and doing well! Those quads are so strong everyone is impressed………… you are… Continue Reading →