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Which Fitness App is Best?

26th August , 2020

There are over 300,000 fitness apps available for download for your Apple and Android devices. With that many apps, how do you know which one is right for you? Two of our Bellevue physical therapists, John Bernhardt and Josh Setterbo, did some research and reviewed four fitness apps, Shred Fitness, Down Dog Yoga App, Nike

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Exercise and Pregnancy: Safety and General Recommendations

12th August , 2020

Most of us understand on some level that exercise is good for us, although the “how” and “how much” can be a bit confusing and overwhelming at times. Adding pregnancy into the equation makes figuring out how to exercise and take care of yourself all the more challenging. There are a lot of myths out

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Improving Upper Body Postural Endurance for Cycling

28th July , 2020

Sore neck, stiff shoulders, and achy wrists while you are cycling? There can be a few causes for those symptoms but poor posture on the bike and poor muscle endurance may be the culprit. One of the first causes you need to consider is a proper bike fit. To ensure your bike is a proper

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Falls!! Can They Be Prevented?

19th July , 2020

According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and other health professional organizations, falls are one of the most common ways older adults get injured here in the United States. Although common, falls are not part of normal aging and most falls can be prevented. The causes of falls can be found and addressed. Here

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Need a Reason to Stop Smoking?

13th July , 2020

You may have heard that smoking can cause cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and lung disease. But not everyone knows smoking can also lead to the development of back pain or make your existing back pain worse. Across our country, back pain is the most common chronic pain condition and afflicts many of our

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How Food Helps You Heal: Prospective From a Physical Therapist

31st May , 2020

Here is what happens when a new patient comes to MTI Physical Therapy. Most of the time, the primary reason a patient comes to see us is that they are experiencing pain. The physical therapist will examine the patient’s body and learn about the patient’s medical history to find the source and the contributing factors

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Shoulder Maintenance Program for Overhead Throwers

25th May , 2020

With baseball and softball seasons postponed or canceled this Spring due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there is still hope for Summer and Fall Ball seasons. The question for all of you throwers out there is: are you keeping your throwing arm healthy? Taking an extended break from a regular throwing program could contribute to countless

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Neck Pain, Back Pain, Joint Pain: Why Physical Therapy Is Your Best Option For Treatment

22nd May , 2020

Physical therapy is an extremely beneficial kind of treatment that offers solutions to many of the most common types of pain. The problem? Most people don’t realize the benefits of physical therapy, or even know that the pain they’re experiencing can be alleviated by seeing a physical therapist! Read the list below. If you’re experiencing

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Going Hiking? Tips for Properly Fitting and Packing Your Backpack to Help Avoid Back Pain or Injury.

19th May , 2020

Now that it’s getting sunny outside and we’re all tired of being cooped up, it’s time to go backpacking! A poorly packed or fitted backpack can lead to back pain or other injury. The good thing is it can easily be prevented! Here are a few things you should consider when planning your trip that

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Are You Having Headaches Caused By Stress? Read This to Learn How Physical Therapy Can Help You!

15th May , 2020

Picture this: it’s almost five o’clock at the office, but you have a to-do list of twenty things, and the emails just keep popping up in your inbox. You know that even when you go home tonight, all you’ll be able to think about is how much work is waiting for you at your desk

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