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Gymnastics Physical Therapy

Does your child love gymnastics but constantly find themselves unable to practice due to pain or injury? The frustration of injury getting in the way of training becomes draining and truly takes the fun out of the sport. Onward Physical Therapy specializes in helping gymnasts become pain-free while helping develop a plan to minimize flare-ups and increase skill development through...
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 Female Athlete
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RED-S: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

What exactly is RED-S? Are you eating enough to sustain your training volume? What are the warning signs that you are under-fueling? Let’s talk about it!...
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 Women's Health

21 Signs You Need a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Here are twenty-one signs you need a pelvic floor physical therapist. If you answered YES to any of these, it is time to see a pelvic floor specialist for a consultation. Pee Problems Frequent urination? Peeing before the gym, in the middle of the workout, AND after the workout? That’s “frequent.” Peeing every hour? Every 30 minutes? That’s “frequent.” A STRONG...
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Is your squat form holding back your fitness progress?

Do you feel like your squat form continues to hold you back in workouts?  Problems with squat form often fit into common patterns.  The good news is, once you identify the pattern, the squat is much easier to work on.   Below are some of the most common squat faults and some of our favorite cues to help.   Lumbar reversal...
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Top 3 Squat Myths Debunked

Squat Myth 1: Squats in general are dangerous.   We often see clients who were told by other medical providers that your back, hips, knees, etc are bad so you should not squat.  Should this person also not use the bathroom?  Should they not sit to have meals with their family?  Is sitting to read a book or watch T.V. also...
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Managing a Back Pain Flare-Up

It happened again, that sharp/stabbing pain in your low back when you bent forward to pick something up. You know what happens next… For the next few weeks, you’ll be managing this flare-up. You wouldn’t believe how common this is, in fact, back pain flare-ups happen to almost everyone at some point in life. Here’s the problem: many people aren’t...
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Does Your Baby Bump Do THIS During Core Exercise?

“Doming” or “coning” are ways the belly shape changes if the task is TOO challenging for the core during abdominal workouts. Learn how to modify your workouts to ensure you’re not over-doing it & causing more harm than good....
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Hip Impingement Treatment

Hip impingement is a frequent condition we see in athletes due to the demands that many sports put through the hip joint in full ranges of hip motion, repetitively. Even people who aren’t athletes commonly get irritation at the front side of their hips. Unfortunately, we see a lot of cases of hip impingement in the later stages and often...
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 Women's Health

Postpartum Double Unders: An Expert Guide

This guide to postpartum double unders is for you if you: Recently had a baby Want to get back to pee-free double unders Need a guide to help you return Are a coach who helps postpartum athletes In this blog, you’ll find the progression of exercises Dr. Alexis uses with her postpartum athletes to get them back to jumping rope...