As promised, the triathlete series continues. Last month, Swim Part I was posted, emphasizing the importance of scapular stabilization for latissimus dorsi power. The post highlighted how Pilates is highly effective at training scapular awareness, stabilization and strength. This post will concentrate on the role of the rotator cuff and abdominals during the freestyle stroke. And, once again, how Pilates…

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This is the first post in a series entitled: Pilates for Triathletes: Swim, Bike, Run. Over the years, I have treated many triathletes and have found Pilates to be an effective cross-training tool for endurance athletes. Why? Pilates is a low impact, endurance-based strength and flexibility workout that teaches the athlete how to efficiently engage one part of…

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common diagnosis and most people, medical and non-medical, think surgery is the only option for optimal recovery. Although surgery is sometimes the most appropriate intervention, it surely is not the only option. See, I have a hunch. If more people initially sought physical therapy treatment for CTS when their symptoms…

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