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Ready for the Next Level?

It has been a rough start to the new decade. Let’s take some time to reset your mind and body to accomplish great things. You are at the starting line of a brand new chapter. The air is charged with possibility. Opportunity is all around you… This decade will inevitably pass quickly. In a flash, it …

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Workout Smarter

All workouts were not created equally. Sadly, many people simply waste time in the gym. Here are 5 tips to ensure that every minute of your workout is well spent burning fat and toning your muscles… Workout Smarter Tip 1: Use More Resistance In order to get the most from each rep it’s important to …

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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.

Recovery Tips for Youth Athletes

Most athletes know that getting enough rest after any type of exercise is essential, but let’s take this further and talk about what we, the athletic trainers, actually mean when we say, “rest and recover.” Rest days are critical for the athlete’s physiological (body) and psychological (mind) well-being. Occasionally passive recovery (doing nothing) is needed …

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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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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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Importance of Working Out With Your Kids

With childhood obesity rates on the rise and more kids than ever experiencing what were once considered adult health problems, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the sedentary lifestyle promoted by a glut of video games, television and electronic entertainment that is frequently paired with a fast food-centric diet is taking its toll on even the youngest members of the population. In addition to instilling good dietary habits in kids, however, one of the most important things a parent can do for their children is encourage a healthy level of physical activity.

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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Combat Cramps

It was a hot, muggy summer’s day in Southwest Florida. My partner and I were playing the 3rd Pickleball match of day, winners advance to gold medal round. After winning the 2nd game, the momentum was on our side going into the 3rd. I was moving well, dictating play…and I continued the good play until …

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Yoga Training for Balance

Good balance is particularly beneficial in sports that demand a high degree of agility, coordination and technical ability. But actually, it’s a win for all. From a physical point of view, one-legged standing poses are great for building strength in the feet, ankles, hips and core. Arm balances build upper body strength, especially in the …

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5 Negative Effects of Bad Posture on Your Body and Mind

Poor posture is the new first-world problem that’s causing more mental and physical health complicationsthan most people realize. The human body was designed to move – not to sit in a chair for several hours at a time. Over time, bad habits lead to fatigue, depression, pain and headaches. There’s a reason your mother told …

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