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Ice vs Heat

Heat and Ice? This is always a topic that leaves people confused. When should I use Ice? And when should I use heat? Hopefully this blog will answer your questions! Ice treatment is most commonly used for acute injuries! If you have had a recent injury (within the last 48 hours) where you can see swelling and the area could be hot to touch, you should be using ice. Ice packs can help minimize swelling around the injury, reduce bleeding into the tissues, and reduce muscle spasm and pain. Ice packs are often used after injuries like ankle sprains have occurred. Applying an ice pack early and often for the first 48 hours will help minimize swelling, and decreasing swelling around an injury will

Why you need to start Pilates!

Pilates has so many benefits it’s impossible to list them all! It is the only workout I never miss and recommend to all of my clients! Here are 5 reasons why you should start Pilates today! 1. The truth is Pilates works more than just your core, but your whole body gets a work out. It’s your entire body from your diaphragm all the way to your pelvic floor. Every Pilates exercise focuses on using your core to power movement in your limbs. By having this core strength, you are able to prevent and manage injuries! 2. You will use muscles you didn’t even know you had!! Pilates will improve strength, muscle imbalances, flexibility, and increase range of movement. 3. Poor posture is

Whats the deal with foam rolling?

I’m always telling my clients how important it is to foam roll! Many people find foam rolling to be awkward, and sometimes painful, and it just ends up turning into a chore and find reasons not to do it. There are so many benefits to it, hopefully this blog will encourage you to keep rolling! So what is foam rolling? Foam rolling is a self massage technique that is great at giving fast relief from tight or sore muscles. As you roll slowly back and fourth on the foam roller, creating pressure with your body weight on the target muscle group, you will increase blood circulation in the muscle, break down scar tissue and most importantly stretch the muscle. This will help increase flexibility an

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