Core Goals: Pilates 101

2019-02-24T19:27:25-05:00February 24th, 2019|Pilates|

Core Goals: Pilates Are you looking for a strong core, enhanced mental awareness and whole body health? Well read on to learn more about how Pilates can help achieve your goals. What is Pilates? A mind-body exercise created by Joseph Pilates that provides daily conditioning, promotes whole body health and develops mental awareness to optimize your personal performance. “Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. Through Pilates, you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then [...]

7 Key Factors for Successful Crossfit Performance Post-Rehabilitation

2020-04-07T12:19:07-04:00December 21st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Crossfit|

The sport of Crossfit continues to evolve; asking the most elite athletes in the world to perform seemingly superhuman physical tasks. While the sport continues to test the boundaries of human form, there is always an ability to scale the movements for those more lay people, like myself. What is Crossfit? Crossfit defines itself as “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity”. The most important principle to keep in mind when approaching an apparently impossible workout is the intended [...]

Improving Overhead Position in Weightlifting

2020-04-07T11:30:27-04:00August 12th, 2018|Strength Training, Performance Enhancement|

Achieving a perfect overhead position in weightlifting is not an easy task. The grip used to perform a “clean and jerk” or “push press” or the slightly wider grip used to complete a “snatch” or “overhead squat” requires a tremendous amount of mobility, strength and neuromuscular control. Here are four easy methods to improve the overhead position and the stability while overhead: The Box Stretch Figure 1. Box Stretch A common limitation in overhead mobility is tightness in [...]

Tabata Training

2020-04-07T12:02:19-04:00June 29th, 2018|Performance Enhancement, Strength Training|

I recently had the opportunity to try a Tabata class and it KILLED me, but I loved it. It was an intense workout that included sprints, jumping jack, burpees, bear crawls, inchworm planks, and TRX. I was sore for about 2 days, but I felt my body work harder than it had in a while and I felt really good. Here is the scoop on Tabata training and how it may help you. What is Tabata?  Tabata training is a [...]

Functional Strength Training is for You & Everyone Else Too

2018-11-07T18:53:01-05:00April 11th, 2018|Strength Training, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement|

"Strength training" has come to be synonymous with Crossfit, powerlifting and Olympic lifting, which can be highly intimidating to those of us who are wanting to stay healthy, but have no prior experience in the previous matters. However, functional strength training is vital for injury prevention, despite fitness level, and can be scaled for everyone. Our bodies are pretty incredible. Without our conscious thought they coordinate our movements, fight infections, regulate our heart beat and temperature, and digest food amongst [...]

Sports Specialization

2018-03-16T09:26:11-04:00March 14th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Youth Sports, Wellness|

Is sports specialization helping kids get better at sports and keeping them healthy? Sports participation in younger athletes has evolved over the years from child-driven activities for fun to intense training, performance-enhancement, and specialized training.  This changing environment has left parents, young athletes, and coaches wondering and needing guidance on what is the most appropriate path of athlete development. Until recently, there has been very little published evidence to support any particular path or to outline any specific risks of [...]

The Importance of Play

2020-04-07T11:31:50-04:00January 18th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Sports Medicine, Pelvic Floor, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

Chloe Murdock PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS We’re two weeks into January, and gyms are bursting with people eager to keep their New Year’s resolutions. But how many of these people will be so zealously hammering away on the Stair Master in July? Becoming and staying active is very hard in our sedentary society, often because it becomes just another task on our “To Do” list. Adding one hour of exercise per day can cut into our social lives and time [...]

New Year’s Evolution

2022-06-23T08:59:19-04:00December 27th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

Dr. Megan Neyer - Neyer Performance Strategies What Really Matters?  Constructing Your New Year’s EVOLUTION “All the world’s a stage, all the men and women merely players” - Shakespeare It’s that time of year when people make new year’s resolutions.  They come in droves to the gym in early January.  I call them “Resolutionists”.  Resolutionists show up with the best of intentions to better themselves by losing weight and getting fitter.  And then two weeks later, they’re gone again.  While [...]

Strong & Healthy

2020-04-07T11:33:16-04:00November 15th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine|

Developing a Strong, Healthy Body There are a few qualities that everyone pursues in the journey to health, performance, and aesthetic/other personal objectives. Almost everyone’s physical goals fit within those three categories. The qualities that make up our goals can usually be found in building muscular strength, muscular size, speed, endurance, altering body composition, and weight loss/gain (i.e. a wrestler cutting weight). The key difference in pursuing these goals is in the vastly different paths it takes to reach them. [...]

Hit the Weights this Winter!

2020-04-07T11:34:37-04:00November 1st, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement|

(Strength Coach Jonathan Meade, exercise: deadlift) Hit the Weights this Winter to Boost Your Cycling Performance Next Season! The 2017 cycling season is winding down, and as the days grow shorter many cyclists unfortunately resign themselves to the trainer or the couch. Cold dark mornings and early sunsets do not lend themselves to weekday rides, and many cyclists lose fitness and gain weight over the winter months. Adding strength training in the off-season is an excellent way for cyclists to avoid [...]

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