Health Blog

Balance Jul27th 2020

The importance of improving balance for people of all ages

No matter how old we are, we can always improve our balance. Balance is important for people of all ages and physical fitness levels. As we age, balance changes and can lead to increased risk of injury and falls. If all 3 systems described below are intact, we can maintain postural balance and avoid falling.

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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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Surgeon Feb4th 2020

When should you consult a hand surgeon?

Guest post by Dr. Eric Pang, MD, Orthopedic Surgery; Hand, elbow & wrist  Orthopedic Physician Associates  Dr. Pang is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, and elbow disorders. He has advanced training in upper extremity fracture care, arthroscopy, joint replacement, and microsurgery. His special interests include upper extremity nerve compression syndromes, instability/arthritis (finger,

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Shoulder Pain Feb4th 2020

Managing a Climber’s “Tweaky” Shoulder Pain

Why climbers experience shoulder pain or “tweaky” shoulders Climbers with tweaky shoulder pain is not uncommon. If you regularly go all out while climbing, it’s likely you’ve had a “tweaky” shoulder following a session. So, what is this highly scientific “tweaky” shoulder? For starters, let’s look at what is NOT. It’s not like the shoulder pain from that

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How to stay safe and injury-free this winter

Jan16th 2020

by Dr. Carly Catanese, PT, DPT  Worried about how to stay safe and injury-free this winter? As the temperature drops and chances of ice or snow increase, we start seeing more people seeking physical therapy for injuries related to falls. From ankle sprains or fractures from slipping on black ice or ACL tears from wiping

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Six reasons to make physical therapy your first line of defense for pain

Nov4th 2019

When it comes to managing pain, consider physical therapy as your first line of defense, rather than waiting until the pain has significantly interfered with your quality of life.  Here are six reasons to consider physical therapy first, before you try pain pills or injections: Physical therapists look beyond the symptoms and try to find

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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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