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Changing the Health Mindset performance physical therapy Nov 16, 2020
For too long, the mindset of health has been to treat illness and disease. While that is necessary, I believe we can do better!
 
Why do we wait until someone is sick to worry about their health? Why is so much money spent on healthcare to treat conditions, but almost none spent to...
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The Difference Between Mobility and Flexibility mobility performance physical therapy Nov 09, 2020
A lot of people think mobility and flexibility are the same thing, but that’s not quite accurate. Mobility refers to moving actively through a range of motion. Flexibility refers to passively lengthening through a range of motion. Flexibility is one piece of the mobility puzzle.
 
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Exercising as a Family: Lead by Example performance Nov 02, 2020
Spending quality time with your family is important, but we don’t often think to spend that time exercising. Usually, it’s game night, movie night, or a nice big dinner. The benefits of exercise are well established, but I want to talk about the psychology of introducing fun...
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5 Ways to Prepare Athletes for the Demands of Competition performance running Oct 26, 2020
Athletes need to be prepared for the demands of their sports in order to perform well and to perform safely. One common mistake with training for sport competitions is not having a systemized approach. You need to know where you are physically, where you need to be physically, and how much time...
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Cash-Based PT vs Insurance-Based PT: Which Is Best for You? baltimore performance physical therapy Oct 19, 2020
Cash-based physical therapy and insurance-based physical therapy are very different. Worlds apart actually. Outlast Health and Performance is a cash-based clinic. We decided to go this route to best serve our clientele.
 
In the typical PT mill setting, you will have to go...
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Tips to Improve Your Sleep performance physical therapy sleep hygiene stress management Oct 12, 2020
Why Do We Need to Sleep?
 
Sleep is one of the most important factors of recovery from exercise, stress, and well….life. Good sleep improves your blood panel markers, weight management, sport performance, recovery, work productivity, and management of diseases. The US Center for...
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Do I Need Surgery to Fix My Torn Rotator Cuff? physical therapy Oct 05, 2020
Rotator cuff tears are now seen as age-related changes when viewed on an MRI. Also, studies have shown no significant correlation between size of rotator cuff tears and pain levels. It seems logical that one would think if their rotator cuff is torn, then it should be surgically repaired. After...
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You Are Not Your MRI physical therapy Sep 28, 2020
Ok, so you have pain and it didn’t get better with rest. What do you do next? Most people want to get an MRI to find out what’s going on. I mean, MRI’s are supposed to be super accurate, right?
 
Well, the answer may surprise you. What if I told you evidence shows...
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Should You Exercise While Pregnant? pelvic health physical therapy pregnant and postpartum athletes Sep 21, 2020
The female body goes through many changes during and even after pregnancy. One question we get often is, “Should I exercise while I’m pregnant?” Back in the day, it was recommended to rest as much as possible during pregnancy and avoid exercising. The evidence points in the...
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What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training? blood flow restriction (bfr) training performance physical therapy Sep 14, 2020
What is BFR training?
 
Blood flow restriction (BFR) training has been around for over 50 years. It involves restricting arterial blood flow into the arm or leg while simultaneously fully occluding venous return of the blood flow. This increases the oxygen demand of muscles during...
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