3 things to know about psoas pain

The psoas muscle runs from the front part of the low back (lumbar spine) and crosses over the hip joint and is often referred to as a part of your hip flexor muscles. Your psoas muscle can become tight, resulting in low back pain. When you injure this muscle, it can result in psoas syndrome.…

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for People Living With ALS

May marks ALS Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness for this disease, so more people recognize and understand how to help those with ALS. Physical Therapists can play a key role in helping people improve mobility, find relief from pain, and live a healthier, more physically able lives. Physical therapists can help patients maintain…

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Free Assessment Day on Cinco de Mayo!

BeFit is hosting a day of free consults on Thursday, May 5th for Cinco De Mayo! If you have an issue with pain or function or fitness/wellness and don’t know what to do about it come and speak to one of our PT’s. Our 30 minute assessments can include a variety of specialties such as…

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What is a bulging disc?

Disks act as cushions between the vertebrae in your spine. Disks show signs of wear and tear with age. These changes can cause the outer layer of the disk to bulge out, placing pressure on the surrounding nerves which can in turn lead to pain that radiates down the back or other areas of the…

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What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

A painful sacroiliac joint – or SI joint – is one of the more common causes of mechanical low back pain. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) is impaired and unstable movement of the pelvis resulting from loosening of ligaments in the small of the back. SIJD can be a nuisance, but is seldom dangerous and rarely…

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Fostering Connection during a Pandemic

Connection. What exactly does that mean and how does it apply to us, especially during a pandemic? Well, looking at it from a “Joseph Pilates” point of view, it could mean the connection between body, mind, and spirit so maybe I’ll start there with his six principles and then tie them to how WE are…

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Is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Me?

Are you suffering from pelvic pain? Having problem with urinary incontinence? Then pelvic floor physical therapy is for you. This treatment uses the principles of physical therapy to provide a structured, effective, and safe reconditioning of pelvic floor muscles and alleviate pain, weakness and dysfunction in the muscles. Pelvic floor rehabilitation at Be Fit involves…

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Deep core breathing and pain relief

The core muscles play a more active role in breathing than one might think, while the lungs play passive and equally important role. That’s why it pays to be aware of how we use our core muscles. One important payoff is pain relief. Deep breathing is, of course, deep respiration through the paying of attention…

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The Holistic Treatment of Postpartum Body

Are you a birth professional looking to expand your skills when working with the postpartum population? Be Fit Physical Therapy and Pilates will be hosting “The Holistic Treatment of the Postpartum Body” instructed by Lynn Schulte, founder of the Institute for Birth Healing. This course offers a new and unique approach to assessment and treatment…

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Proven Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Most people enjoy a massage, but few think about its benefits. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy can play an important role in a person’s health regimen. Research shows that massage therapy provides several health benefits, including improved circulation, improved range of motion, and increased endorphin levels. There is significant evidence supporting…

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