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Is Yoga the Future of Healthcare?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Healthcare is in a crisis in the United States. Even with the Affordable Care Act, too many people are underinsured or without insurance. For many patients, high deductibles and copayments, make access to healthcare providers limited to annual visits or emergencies. Politicians, researchers and government agencies talk a lot about the need to shift towards preventative medicine, but insurance carriers exclude many providers from billing for preventative services. However, healthcare…

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Morgan, Horses, and Yoga

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Evolution Yoga teacher, Morgan Merrihew would neither admit nor deny that her first name comes from the Morgan horse, that noble breed that was to influence the course of horse breeding in the United States and the world. (It is fun to note here that the first ever Morgan horse was bred in Vermont by Justin Morgan in the 1780s.) But she did concede the she had the horse Jones early on in her life.

As a girl growing up in the Adirondacks, she begged her parents for a horse. She pleaded…

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Evolution 10th Anniversary

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Art Hop this year marks the 10th Anniversary of Evolution Physical Therapy. Join us for celebrations throughout the year. We will kick off our 10th Anniversary year of celebration with a great party at Art Hop, Friday, September 9. And our famous class card sale all weekend long: take $20 Off Ten-Class Cards!

Live Music
Brass Balagan – 5:45-6:45
New Nile Orchestra – 7-9:30

Free – while they last
Flash Tattoos
Birthday cupcakes
Evolution Yoga Tank Top Giveaway
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Ask the PT: Finding Strength and Flexibility in the Hips

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

For active and sedentary people alike, yoga is a practice many people come to in order to stretch “tight hips” in an effort to become more flexible. Many teachers and students, myself included, have at one time or another made mention of “hip openers” as a way to gain such flexibility. In this month’s blog post I’d like to delve further into exactly what hip openers refer to and explain why it’s important to balance flexibility with stability when it comes to any joint in…

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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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