BBPT Health Tip: Happy Baby Yoga Pose

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Guys! This is one of my favorite stretches ever. Both for myself personally and also for my patients. It’s called the happy baby pose, which comes from yoga. I mean, how cute is that. If you’ve ever seen a baby try and stick his feet in his mouth you know where …

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BBPT Health Tip: Seated Hamstring Stretch

Fiona McMahon DPT, PT Seated Hamstrings Stretch Hello folks! Beyond Basics Physical Therapy’s latest health tip is the seated hamstrings stretch! Why seated you ask? In selecting this stretch over other hamstrings stretches, I wanted to pick something that most everyone can be able to do. This stretch is particularly beneficial for those of you …

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BBPT Health Tips: Quadriceps Stretch

Quadriceps Stretch   Hello folks! Beyond Basics Physical Therapy’s latest health tip is the quadriceps stretch! Muscles involved: The quadriceps. The quadriceps are a muscle group that has four separate muscle heads, (quads (four), ceps (heads), get it?). If you walk, you put these guys to work everyday. They work to extend (straighten) the knee …

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Welcome to Beyond Basics Physical Therapy’s monthly “Tip from your Physical Therapist!”

Fiona McMahon, DPT We are rolling out a new tip monthly to help you increase your fitness and general health. Today we will be going over a stretch. Before we get started, let’s go over some basics. The most common question I get asked when I give people a stretch to do is, “ should …

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Pilates: Building to Downward Dog

By Denise Vidal So far in our Pilates blogs we have built a solid foundation of exercises by exploring fundamental joint movements in relationship to our breath and core support. In this blog, we will attempt to apply what we have learned to a more challenging movement called downward dog. Downward dog is a movement …

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Pilates: Spine Stretch Forward

By Denise Vidal Building on the twisting movement of the last blog, I would like to share with you a traditional Pilates exercise called the Saw. However, before we progress to the full movement, there is one more fundamental we need to discuss. We need to take a closer look at spinal flexion, and for …

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Planting the seeds for optimal back health

Gardening is a beautiful way to get exercise, create physical beauty, and connect with nature's life cycle. The unwanted harvest of this activity may be back pain. Here are a few tips to prevent injury: Warm up before you begin by taking a quick walk or marching in place. Follow this with a few gentle stretches. Practice …

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