Category: General Health

Bodyweight Training Jul7th 2020

How to build resistance using bodyweight training

Bodyweight training has gained popularity in recent years due to its accessibility, ease of performance, low cost, and minimal requirement for space and equipment. Yoga, calisthenics, gymnastics, and climbing are considered bodyweight exercises.   Bodyweight exercises strengthen multiple muscle groups simultaneously which makes them a good choice when limited on time. Some examples are chin-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and lunges.   Since exercises are limited

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Aches and Pains Jun18th 2020

Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

You might have heard the phrase “good pain vs. bad pain.” What does that mean? Isn’t all pain “bad?” Not necessarily. Sometimes, pain just indicates pushing yourself in a workout or soreness from trying a new exercise. And sometimes, it’s an indication of something that requires more attention. Symptoms of “Good” Pain  “Hurts so good” kind of pain

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Jun1st 2020

Our COVID-19 Protocols:Committed to the safety of our patients and clients

We are committed to the safety of our patients and staff and are following all required guidelines from the CDC and King County regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Below, we’ve outlined our current policies and procedures. These are subject to change as guidelines are revised. If have you any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to call or email

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Athletic Performance May7th 2020

Benefits of Sleep on Athletic Performance

How does sleep help athletic performance? For most people, the difference between getting 7-8+ hours of sleep per night compared to 6 or fewer hours is profound for multiple systems. Some of the general benefits of sleep (good sleep) are improved mood, immunity, weight control, cognitive function, and creativity.  For athletes, getting 9-10 hours of

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A 5-minute cool down routine to help you recover faster

Oct17th 2019

A cool down routine featuring MoveMend trainers Garrett Bell and Troy Smith Adding a cool down routine after your workout helps your heart rate gradually return to normal. It also recirculates the blood pooled in your muscles and sends it back to your heart. Making time for a cool down, especially after a high-intensity cardio

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How many of these healthy habits are you doing regularly?

Oct9th 2019

Start small with healthy habits  by Dr. Carly Catanese, PT, DPT, DMT, MEd Feeling better is something most of us want, but it’s often hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled a list of healthy habits that will help you have more energy, feel better, and manage stress. The best way to make a

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What is a free screen for physical or occupational therapy?

Jun7th 2019

Why should you consider a free screen at MoveMend? Because it’s an easy way to see if therapy can help you feel better! Too often, we ignore aches and pains, hoping they’ll go away on their own. But ignoring the pain can actually make it worse and keep us from the activities we love! Here’s

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Men’s Health Month: Fitting fitness into a busy schedule

Jun3rd 2019

June is Men’s Health Month, and I wanted to share how I make time for fitness with an always busy schedule. As a business owner with a growing business (we’re moving and expanding our headquarters to Eastlake and opening a second PT clinic in Redmond!), my days and weeks are packed. I have to prioritize

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Strength And Aging: Should we strength train as we get older?

Mar11th 2019

Is strength training for all ages? By Dr. Sam Watkins  I can’t tell you how many of my physical therapy patients regularly say something like, “Getting old is the worst!” Most people believe that getting older means a slow but steady decline in strength and function. So when an elderly person starts to have difficulty

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February is American Heart Month (free PDF)

Feb6th 2019

by Dr. Carly Catanese, DPT  Why do we observe Heart Month every year? It’s because heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and you can take steps to take better care of your heart. MoveMend can help. Heart health is a concern for everyone.

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