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All your Pilates questions, answered!

Have you ever wondered what the deal is with Pilates? I mean, it’s kind of everywhere, right? If you’re curious, you’re not alone. And to be honest, we’re pretty great at Pilates. Our team is known in Western WA and especially in Seattle as the

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To Run Or Not To Run…That is the question!

Many questions arise when it comes to running and the pelvic floor muscles: Is running bad for the pelvic floor? Am I causing harm to my pelvic floor muscles if I run with pelvic floor dysfunction? These are questions that researchers and clinicians are increasingly

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Pain: A Biopsychosocial Concept

Quite often, pain is the primary reason patients seek care with a physical therapist. Pain is a prevalent and often unpleasant sensation. Pain can lead to anxiety, fear, decreased mobility, and worse, yet, depression and complete disruption of life. Patients often question why their pain

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#GetPT1st For Back Pain

Chances are, you or someone you know has had back pain. Each year 15% of the population has their first episode of back pain, and over the course of our lives, 80% of us will have back pain. Even though back pain is common, the

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Bike Fit Case Study

People often ask how a bike fit with a physical therapist is different from one at a cycling shop.  Clients or prospective clients have stated “I had a bike fit.”  And it is possible your bike was fit to you, but the real question is,

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Peudendal Neuralgia: A Pain in the Saddle

“Snakes in the pelvis,” “burning in the undercarriage,” “fiery pain in sitting.” These are all descriptors that signal a condition called pudendal neuralgia, which results when compression or trauma arises within the pudendal nerve. The pudendal nerve is an important nerve that courses through the

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Nerves: What are they and how do they work?

For many people, nerves are often under estimated when they talk about pain. Typically, muscles, joints, bones and other soft tissues get blamed for being sources of pain (ie, “tight hamstrings and tight hip flexors”, “bulging disc in the spine”, or “bad knees”). Not that

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Injury Prevention in Youth Athletes

More than 50% of all high school students play a sport. Knee injuries are the most common injuries reported among young athletes, particularly ACL injuries, which account for more than 50% of high school athletic surgeries. Given the prevalence of knee injuries in youth sports,

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