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Most people know that core strength is important for spine health, but have you heard of your multifidi muscle group? The multifidi are small muscles that attach each vertebrae to the next and stabilize the spine. When rehabbing from a back injury this muscle group is essential for improving function and decreasing pain. Here is an exercise to help activate/strengthen your multifidi.  The exercise is called Bird Dogs. For this exercise we want to start out on the floor on your hands an...
Posted on 2020-01-07
Utilizing early Physical Therapy for low back pain Low back pain affects more than 28, advanced imaging by 27.9.  Several studies have also found a direct correlation between the time of initiation and outcomes, with those who start PT within 3 days of onset having the best outcomes and lowest related health care costs. At Atlas Physical Therapy, our therapists are specially trained to treat all types of low back pain. With direct access patients can come directly to a PT without a...
Posted on 2019-11-04
Exercise for your brain! Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body. It has been shown time and time again that exercise helps to strengthen the body’s muscles and bones and reduce the risk of many chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. What many people tend to overlook, however, is the profound impact exercise can have on the brain. People who exercise regularly tend to have better mental health and experience less mental illnesses such as depressi...
Posted on 2019-09-09
The big question...which nut butter is healthier for you, almond butter or peanut butter? Many think almond butter is the healthier of the two. When comparing the number of calories in one spoonful of each nut butter, they are almost identical. The difference comes when you look at the number of monounsaturated fats, minerals, and vitamins. Almond butter carries a higher amount of monounsaturated fats. Now, we all give fat a bad name, but monounsaturated fat is the healthy fat linked to re...
Posted on 2019-02-13
What is a Doctor of Physical Therapy? A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is the titled earned by Physical Therapists after completing their graduate degree. 212 out of 232 programs have already transitioned their programs to reflect the Doctorate level education. Physical Therapy programs are required to be DPT level by 2020. All Atlas Physical Therapists are Doctorate level. The change in education requirements over the last 5-10 years is a reflection of the field of PT to become more a...
Posted on 2018-08-28
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