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Ask the PT: Use the Yoga Wall to Release Your Low Back

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

We spend 16 of the 24 hours each day (or more!)  on our feet- walking, running, standing, bending! All this work and play can eventually lead to increased wear and tear on our spine. While wear and tear (also known as spine degeneration) is a normal part of the aging process, taking pressure off our spine may minimize this process, keeping our backs more healthy. It also feels really good!

There are many ways to reverse the effects of gravity on the spine during our general yoga…

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Ask the PT: Release the Hamstrings

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

The hamstrings, the strong beautiful hamstrings, are the muscles we never seem to have time to stretch. This powerful group of muscles, the biceps femoris, semimembranosus and the semitendinosus, power us forward with every bend of the knee, and assist  with just about every movement of our lower body. And because of this constant use and our culture of sitting, they get tight – very tight.

Spring and summer activities that we love, including biking, running, walking, hiking,…

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Mindfulness Meditation: It’s for the Birds!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

This is what weekdays are like: get to class, get to work, get to rehearsal, get to the meeting, get in the car, get some food…go, go, go! You know the feeling. In fact, you might even be able to add a few more things to this list. Faced with such a time-crunched schedule of commitments, who could possibly have time for present moment awareness? The simple answer: you!

Finding present moment awareness – the spiritual gateway drug to meditation and mindfulness is simple. It’s not easy,…

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Save Big with a Summer Yoga Pass!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

Ahhh, Summer! It’s the season for relaxed schedules, outdoor adventures, and quality time with friends and family. It’s also a great time to deepen your yoga practice! Our bodies move better in the warmth. Take advantage of the temperatures and the great price on our Summer Yoga Pass:

$250 for Unlimited yoga
June 1 – August 31
(nonrefundable, one class per day)

Let’s do the math: Basically, it’s $83/month. If your practice every day, that’s $2.77 per class. If you practice 3 times a…

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Ask the PT: Get your Belly Back After Baby

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

Nothing gets me fired up more than the media’s portrayal of post-pregnancy moms with flat, toned abdominals. Let me assure you, if you have extra skin and seem to have completely lost all connection to your abdominals, you are the norm! Now, what do you do to get some tone back and what exercises are safe? When is it okay to do boat pose, chattaranga, or (gasp) jump back to down dog? These are all questions I get on an almost weekly basis here at Evolution Physical Therapy and…

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Ask the PT: The Poop Scoop

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

When we talk about the pelvic floor, often the first thing people think about are Kegel exercises to help strengthen pelvic muscles and reduce urinary leaking. With so much focus on these aspects of the pelvis, it’s easy to forget that colorectal function is also an important part of maintaining healthy pelvic floor function. That’s right. I’m talking about your bowels and the question is how well do you poop?

Constipation is defined as having less than 3 bowel movements a week or…

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