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G R I P S T R E N G T H
Training your grip strength is more than just opening stubborn jars. The strength of your grip has also been linked to health impairments like decreased bone density. So what can you do about it?
S T R E N G T H T R A I N I N G - 2
Did you know that what's good for your heart is also good for your brain? That's why exercise, like strength training, can benefit more than just your heart.
S T R E N G T H T R A I N I N G
V S W O R K O U T S
With the New Year only weeks away, you might be thinking of your 2022 resolutions. Here's why we think strength training can be a better alternative to just working out.
D E A D L I F T
Deadlifts can be intimidating for some, but they are a great way to strengthen our "hip hinge" motion, which is an essential motion to everyday tasks.
N O L O N G W A I T S
Where can you get a health club feel without overcrowding or long waits? You guessed it. Right here at Evergreen! Best of all, we've got something for the whole family. Come check us out!
S M A L L H A B I T S
Resolutions are often difficult to keep. The key to sticking to it is small, manageable steps, not giant leaps.
E V E R T O O
O L D T O G E T
S T R O N G E R ?
Are you ever too old to get stronger? The research shows improvements in strength can be made at any age.
W A L K I N G D O G S
Pandemic life has increased the time spent outdoors for some. For some, it has also increased risks of falls as well.
P R O P E R U S E O F
H I P B A N D
Have you ever seen what looks like large colorful rubber bands at a PT office and wondered what they were for?
A N K L E M O B I L I T Y
Part two of our Athlete's Feet blog. We show you how to recognize compensations you may have in your squat and easy ways to increase ankle mobility.
A T H L E T E ' S F E E T
No, it's not what you think. You might think that the feet of a skilled athlete are as well trained and taken care of as the rest of their body, but you'd be surprised.
R E T H I N K I N G C H R O N I C
Is everything that's chronic a bad thing? Let's rethink the word and see how chronicity can actually be something positive.
A N T I - R O T A T I O N
T R A I N I N G
Anti-rotation training helps the body stabilize and correct compensation strategies that leave the body vulnerable to injury.
B L O O D F L O W
R E S T R I C T I O N
When monitored by a Physical Therapist certified in BFR, restricting blood flow to a limb is an effective way to promote muscle growth and protein synthesis.
B A C K T O B A L A N C E
Balance is something we learn from an early age. It's what helped us crawl and walk when we were babies, but we can get off balance with age.
L E T ' S T A L K H E A D A C H E S
Have you ever experienced headaches? If you have, you know how debilitating they can be and how complicated they can be to figure out.
S M A R T E R , S T R O N G E R
H E A L T H
Just when you thought video games were only for the young kids. Get ready and excited for the new Smart Fit system coming to Evergreen!
W H Y Y O U S H O U L D
T R Y L A S E R T H E R A P Y
For the past few years we've been healing people's musculoskeletal pain and injuries using a class 4 laser. This revolutionary treatment is backed by a decade of research and can treat a wide range of impairments.
S M A R T E R H E A L T H ?
Introducing a new way to stay fit that combines cognitive and physical training tools used by pro-athletes. Coming soon to Evergreen PT. Read on to discover the benefits.
B E N E F I T S O F A
F E L L O W S H I P
A physical therapist goes through a grueling graduate program to get their degree, but did you know that some go on for even more specialized education? Read on to find out more and why they might choose to do so.
B R E A T H I N G E X E R C I S E S
Diaphragmatic breathing is a great way to relax, relieve stress, recharge energy, and restore stability in your spine so you are less likely get injured.
W H A T I S
P R O P R I O C E P T I O N ?
Improving proprioception can improve your athletic performance. Even if you're not an athlete, it still plays an important role in your fitness and your chances of avoiding injuries.
A S H O U L D E R A C H E
S T O R Y
Have you ever experienced pain in your shoulders while reaching your arms over your head? Does this pain make even the simplest chores impossible? Read on to learn simple solutions to your shoulder pain!
6 W A Y S T O
A L L E V I A T E P L A N T A R
F A S C I I T I S P A I N
Got nagging foot pain? Here are some exercises to help you treat it at home!
K N E E P A I N I N
Y O U N G A T H L E T E S
Athletes of any age should not try and play through the pain. This blog talks about knee pain and the things you can do to prevent it.
S T R E T C H I N G F O R
D A N C E R S
Flexibility is an important part of being a dancer, but how do you maintain and increase your flexibility without increasing your chance of injury?
Y O G A S T Y L E S
Did you know there are many different styles of yoga? Finding the right style of yoga for you may take some shopping around, but this blog can help you make an informed decision.
M I N D F U L B R E A T H I N G
Did you know that something as simple as breathing can have many different mental and physical health benefits? Read this quick blog to learn a simple breathing practice you can start today!
5 E X E R C I S E S T O D O
W H I L E S I T T I N G
Sitting at a desk for hours on end can leave you feeling stiff and sore. Read this blog to learn 5 easy exercises you can incorporate in your day to combat stiffness and pain.
P O S T U R E & J A W P A I N
Could your posture be causing your jaw pain and headaches? Find out what you can do to find some relief.
S T R E N G T H F O R F L E X I B I L I T Y
When you're looking to gain flexibility, strength training can be an excellent way to do so. Strength training isn't just weight lifters and athletes, it can also be beneficial for children as young as 8 years old and older adults too!
G R O W T H P L A T E I N J U R I E S
Playing a sport has many benefits for children, but there are also risks. Learn how you can identify possible growth plate injuries and why it's important to identify them.
G R O U N D T O S T A N D O N
Getting a diagnosis of Osteoporosis or Osteopenia can be daunting. Read Part 1 of our blog on how you can be prepared to deal with it.
T R E A T Y O ' S E L F
How to identify three common running faults and tips on how you can monitor your body to prevent pain and injuries.
5 W A Y S T O
P R E P A R E Y O U R
B O D Y T O R U N
Part 2 of our return to running blog series.
P O I N T E R E A D I N E S S
Going en pointe is the dream of every ballet dancer, but how do you know if you're body is ready for it? What tests can help determine your readiness?
A N K L E & F O O T H E A L T H
Are you suffering from foot or ankle pain and wish you could do something about it? This blog outlines a few easy ways to take care of foot and ankle pain at home.
R E T U R N T O R U N N I N G
You're motivated. You've made the decision to start a new healthy habit. Now find out how to return to walking or running while avoiding injury. Part 1 of our return to running blogs.