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 Diastasis
 Female Athlete
 Pregnancy & Postpartum

Core Bracing During Pregnancy

There is often a lot of conflicting information on abdominal strength work and core bracing during pregnancy. Far too often, women are instructed to avoid all core strength work. They also frequently get poor information on how to brace their core. At Onward Physical Therapy, one of the most prescribed exercises our women’s health physical therapists give clients is how...
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 CrossFit

CrossFit After Surgery

Since your surgery, you’ve thought non-stop about getting back into the gym. You miss RX’ing workouts, hitting PRs, and the post-WOD fist bumps. For the past few months you’ve seen more yellow therabands and pink dumbbells than you ever thought possible. The gap between these wimpy rehab exercises and snatches, muscle-ups, and deadlifts seems huge. You’re left with the thought...
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 Female Athlete
 Gymnastics
 Low Back

Gymnastics Back Pain Rehab Keys

When assessing Gymnastics back pain related to back-bending skills these three things must be looked at to ensure a full recovery.  Analyzing the reason why the back pain happened can be very useful in returning a gymnast safely to the sport and limiting the chances of a recurrence in the future. Being able to perform an effective back-handspring, Yurchenko, layout...
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 Female Athlete
 Fitness Athlete
 Running

Are you running with a stress fracture?

Bone stress injuries (BSI) and Bone Stress Fractures are a commonly under-diagnosed running related injury. But many athletes are running with a bone stress injury, thinking it is a simple muscle strain or tendinitis. But bone stress fractures are significantly more challenging of a rehab process and more dangerous in terms of potentially leading to the end of your running...
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 CrossFit
 Fitness Athlete
 Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain with Kipping Pull-ups

One of the most common injuries seen in CrossFit athletes is shoulder pain, especially during the dynamic gymnastics movements performed in our training. If you are tired of dealing with shoulder pain with kipping pull-ups then we’ve got your fix! Strict Strength for Kipping Pull-ups I’m sure you have heard the phrase “strict before kipping” and we are here to...
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 Female Athlete
 Fitness Athlete

The 3 Most Common Mistakes In Gymnastics Physical Therapy

Due to the complexity of Gymnastics, rehabbing from injury can be a difficult endeavor to take on. If the rehabilitation regimen used to treat most injuries is not specific to the sport of gymnastics, injuries tend to take longer to recover from and flare ups will continue to occur. Look out for these three common gymnastics physical therapy mistakes which...
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 CrossFit
 Shoulder Pain

The Best Exercises for CrossFit Shoulder Pain

Are you struggling with CrossFit shoulder pain? Shoulder pain is one of the most common injuries we see limiting CrossFit athletes in the gym, but that does not mean you need to continue dealing with it. We often find that the large muscles in the shoulders (lats/delts) get overworked and the smaller muscles in the back of the shoulder are...
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 CrossFit
 Low Back

Lower Back Sore After Deadlifts? Try These Movements for Relief!

It happens every time. Yesterday’s workout was full of deadlifts. High volume, heavy weights, and you thought about skipping all day (even as you pulled into the gym parking lot). This morning, you felt yourself dragging out of bed a bit slower than usual, the aching and soreness in your back weighing you down and commanding a gentler pace for...
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 Female Athlete
 Pregnancy & Postpartum
 Women's Health

Understanding Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Pain can be a common complaint during most females’ pregnancy experiences. Around 45% of pregnant females will experience pelvic pain at some point in their pregnancy! When it comes to managing discomfort, it is important to understand what structures may be behind the symptoms and more importantly what exercises and habits can be implemented to find relief. We hope this...