Physical Therapy

Dry Needling

Dry needling has various, well-documented positive effects on the body including increased blood flow, reduced inflammation, improved tissue healing, desensitization of peripheral and central pain mechanisms and activation of the body’s pain modulation systems (reduction of pain), reduced inflammatory markers, and improved endocrine function. The physiological effects of needling are significant, and the literature/evidence suggests that dry needling can serve as an extremely effective therapeutic intervention for various musculoskeletal pain syndromes with extremely good outcomes.

Affects of Exercise on the Brain

1. Exercise Wards Off Anxiety and DepressionPerhaps because exercise stimulates the nervous system and releases a variety of chemicals in the brain, it has been proven to help with anxiety and depression. Says one review of the literature published in “Frontiers in Psychiatry,” “the evidence suggests that exercise can improve depressive symptoms and this is …

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Bounce Back From Quarantine

Did you pack on some pounds during quarantine? Have you been emotionally eating and avoiding exercise? I’ve got a step-by-step plan to help you bounce back from those quarantine pounds and get you into your best body ever… Step #1: Program Your Mind Your mind is your number one ally when it comes to achieving …

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Over-Medicalization and Medicalization of Normality

What is over-medicalization and medicalization of normality? Over-medicalization, like the name suggests, refers to excessive use of medical diagnostics and procedures for conditions and complaints that don’t warrant such cost- and time- intensive practices. Many conditions and complaints, especially those of neuromusculoskeletal nature, have more efficient, cheaper, and safer alternatives available. Overuse of medical diagnostics …

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Pilates 100’s with Dr. Susan Mann

The Pilates 100 is an exercise that uses the method of Pilates to strengthen the abdominal muscles while teaching your body stability and strengthening your lower back. Pilates is a method of exercise designed to strengthen the core by using gentle, but powerful but controlled movements. In the early 1900’s, Joseph Pilates began to design his technique, which concentrates …

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Your Daily Habits Create Your Body

Every Little bit counts

There’s something that the fitness industry doesn’t want you to know…

In fact, I believe that this is the biggest secret to attaining that perfectly fit body that you’ve wanted for so many years.

It’s not that you aren’t trying to workout and eat right, it’s just that you haven’t been able to find that one thing to take you all the way to success.

Now, finally, I’m going to share that one thing.

It’s quite simple, and yet stands as the truest and most important fitness advice you’ll ever receive…

The big secret is that…Your daily habits create your body.

Top 3 Reasons to See a Physical Therapist at NPT

We often get asked, why should I pay out of pocket to see a Physical Therapist at Naples Personal Training. We have compiled the top 3 reasons why cash-pay physical therapy at NPT is the way to go. 1) Quality of Care At Naples Personal Training you will always receive highly individualized and tailored, 1-on-1 …

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Diaphragmatic Breathing with Dr. Susan Mann

The diaphragm is the most efficient muscle of breathing. It is a large, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs. Your abdominal muscles help move the diaphragm and give you more power to empty your lungs. But chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may prevent the diaphragm from working effectively. When you have COPD, …

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Physical Therapy First

If you go out to lunch with friends, it is easy to get distracted stepping off a curb. In that moment, you may lose your balance and twist an ankle. You spend the rest of your weekend limping around the house to keep pressure off the injured area and maybe take a few ibuprofen to …

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Strength Training Vital As We Age

While older men and women needn’t become powerlifters, athletes who lift massive weights, experts say strength training — using weights heavier than you might expect — can be an important component of a healthy future. Beginning about age 30, men and women lose muscle mass at about the rate of 10 percent per decade until …

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6 Tips To Help You Avoid The Cold & Flu

Worried about cold or flu impacting your exercise regimen? It can be frustrating when you’re feeling under the weather and don’t have the energy to work out. Should you rest or tough it out? Is it safe to exercise? Here are some tips and tricks for safe and healthy exercise during cold and flu season. …

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