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- Written by Debbie Dy, PT, DPT
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Debbie Dy, DPT
What Are the Benefits of Creating a Morning Stretch Routine?
It's part of our nature as mammals to feel the urge to stretch when first waking up. Lions, bears, and squirrels all do it too! It gets the blood flowing and helps erase the cobwebs that seem to gather when we're in a deep slumber. So it only makes sense to follow what our bodies are telling us by making a good stretching regimen part of waking up each day.
And as the article says,
Flowing through some gentle movements at the start of your day will not only help to prepare your body for movement — of any kind — but it may also help improve flexibility over time."
- Written by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor to Improve Your Core
What if you can't "Just Do It?"
Nike's longstanding slogan presupposes that your pelvic floor is in full health - but what if it isn't? Pelvic floor issues can have a profound effect on your ability to enjoy sports and other activities, and even if you are able to participate, recovery times may increase and other issues such as incontinence may come into play if things are quite right "down there".
In this article we take a quick look at how to best strengthen your pelvic floor with the aim of improving not only athletic performance but overall wellbeing.