Health Blog

6 Ways to Prevent Injuries While Strength Training

15th August , 2019

One of the most common pieces of advice given to people in strength training programs is simply to “not hurt yourself.” Whether it’s a recovery program from a previous injury or surgery, or you’re simply trying to improve your physical performance, it is a common phrase that you’ll hear. While it may seem easier said

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High-Quality Protein: What is it and Why is it Important?

5th August , 2019

Protein is a necessary nutrient for maintaining high levels of physical function. If you’re a dedicated athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who is simply trying to become more active, your protein intake plays a key role in your physical performance. There are many factors of high-quality protein that can benefit you in ways you

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Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

22nd July , 2019

In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing normal daily tasks like working and caring for themselves or others.

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Killin’ It This Summer in the Sand

15th July , 2019

Summer in the Pacific Northwest brings warm weather, longer days, blue skies and sunshine, which makes it perfect weather to hit the beach for a game (or two, three, or four) of sand volleyball. For those who love the game, there almost isn’t anything better. Warm sand between the toes, ability to play 2s, 3s,

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High Intensity Benefits with Low Intensity Training — You CAN Cheat the System

9th July , 2019

MTI physical therapy is excited to be the first company in Seattle and the greater Eastside to offer blood flow restriction (BFR) training, with certified physical therapy providers. BFR involves performing resistance training, or cardiovascular training, with a computerized tourniquet system, that is similar to a blood pressure cuff, on the proximal upper and/or lower

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help

5th July , 2019

Your shoulder is the most flexible and movable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints, and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective

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The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

20th June , 2019

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

10th June , 2019

There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward and irritates the nerve roots. It typically causes

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5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

20th May , 2019

Millions of individuals live with varying degrees of pain while also experiencing limited amounts of energy. There are several quick and effective ways you can increase your energy levels while reducing pain. Incorporating physical therapy into your regular routine is one way to limit pain. Call MTI Physical Therapy for more information regarding the use

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How to be Healthier, Stronger, and More Active

10th May , 2019

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you know that being healthier, stronger and more active often seems unattainable. Fortunately, the key to a more active lifestyle is simpler than you think. Call MTI Physical Therapy today to find out how physical therapy can help you achieve levels of health and fitness you have only

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