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Sleep and Athletic Performance 1200 799 ResilientRx

Sleep and Athletic Performance

Quality sleep is an important consideration when it comes to pain, injury and recovering after a workout. Research supports that individuals who get a bad night’s sleep (especially those with chronic sleep issues, insomnia, etc.) are more likely to have pain the subsequent day. In fact, two thirds of people with chronic pain suffer from…

Hamstring Stretch
What Causes Tight Hamstrings? 1200 799 ResilientRx

What Causes Tight Hamstrings?

Why do my hamstrings feel tight? Is it because the muscle length is actually in a shortened state? What about for those of us who have stretched our hamstrings regularly, but there isn’t much change in pain, how tight they feel or improvements in flexibility? Complaints of tightness in the hamstrings and not being able…

Pelvis
Postpartum Urinary Incontinence 1200 799 ResilientRx

Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

Will I ever get back to working out without leaking? “Why did I just pee all over myself after exercising?” ”I want to get back in shape after just delivering my baby!” ”Will I ever get back to working out without peeing myself?“ These questions are all too common when we speak to our postpartum…

Weight Wall
How many sets per workout? 1200 799 ResilientRx

How many sets per workout?

Are you confused on how many repetitions you should be doing when you are working out? How much weight is too much weight? Should I be doing higher repetitions or more weight? Many people work out regularly and wonder why they aren’t getting the results they want. How do you figure it out? Well, the…

Self Care
Why is Self Care Important? 1200 799 ResilientRx

Why is Self Care Important?

Surprise– eating clean and exercising doesn’t make you a “healthy” person. Healthy living is beyond exercising. Living healthily is a conscious effort to take care of your physical body and mental health. “Self-care” is a phrase you have probably heard often, especially lately, and with good reason! Self-care addresses your physical health- lack of sleep,…

Don't Panic
Postpartum Body Changes 1200 799 ResilientRx

Postpartum Body Changes

After giving birth you probably thought your body was ready to get right back in the swing of things, or you were even told that after 6 weeks everything would be “fine.” You might have asked yourself, “Then why am I peeing my pants?” or “Why does lifting anything hurt my back?” You are not…

Squatting in Gym
Knee Pain When Squatting? 1200 799 ResilientRx

Knee Pain When Squatting?

“My knee hurts when I lift weights or run- what’s going on?” It’s incredibly common for people who engage in fitness activities, like weightlifting and/or running, to experience anterior knee pain. This is pain in the front of the knee in the area around the knee cap (the patella). In fact, as much as 85%…

PH Scale
Why do I keep getting yeast infections? 1024 540 ResilientRx

Why do I keep getting yeast infections?

Chronic UTIs, bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections can occur for a variety of reasons. In order to understand why chronic vaginal infections occur, we need to review the pH scale. The scale goes from 0-14: 0 being acidic 7 is neutral 14 being alkaline (or basic) In its natural state, the vagina is more acidic,…

Back Pain
Lumbar MRI: Do I need one? 1200 799 ResilientRx

Lumbar MRI: Do I need one?

Many people with low back pain (LBP) have asked this question and wondered if an MRI will help guide them down the right path to recovery. Up to 80% of us will experience some form of LBP at some point in our lives. The great news is that the majority of low back pain cases…

Running on Track 2
Postpartum Running: When Can I start? 1200 629 ResilientRx

Postpartum Running: When Can I start?

After delivering a baby, you might be wondering when can I start running again? This is a very common question clients ask at the clinic. It’s important to consider a more gradual return to pre-pregnancy fitness levels, especially when it comes to running. According to a group of physical therapists’ research on returning to running…