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5 Benefits of Group Exercise Classes

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We all know that regular exercise is an important aspect of living a long and healthy life. For some this task may be easier than for others. Whether it’s finding the time, the energy, or just purely the desire to exercise, we understand that picking up weights or running a few miles at before or after the work day might not be your thing. Group exercise classes are a nice alternative to the daily grind of a regular exercise routine. Here are 5 reasons why you should try a group exercise class: 1) Workout with friends There is nothing more motivating than working out with a small group...

5 Things You Need to Know About Low Back Pain

Does back pain stop you from participating in your favorite activities? Are you afraid that you wont be able to play 18 holes on a beautiful Saturday morning with your friends because you know your back pain will act up? Is sitting and watching your son or daughters soccer game nearly impossible because your back becomes too stiff? Then you are probably like millions of other Americans who are dealing with low back pain. Fortunately a life of bed rest and medication does not have to be in your future. A physical therapist can help you avoid painful and expensive surgeries, or a life of prescription...

5 Physical Therapy Tips to Help Knee Pain

Whether you deal with knee pain while running, walking, going up and down stairs, or just deal with day to day aches and pains, physical therapy can help eliminate the need to take prescription drugs and get you back to your favorite activities. Here are 5 easy tips to decrease your knee pain: 1. Strengthen your glutes Weak hips and poor motor control (coordination) can lead to added forces placed on your knee joint. Weak glutes in particular can also lead to poor pelvic positioning. These changes in mechanics can lead to overuse injuries and more traumatic injuries like ACL tears. Glute...

5 Physical Therapy Tips to Relieve Back Pain

1. Avoid Bed Rest For a lot of us, back pain can be so painful that the only way we can avoid painful positions is to lay down. Unfortunately, lack of movement and laying down for too long can make back pain worse. This also applies to sitting for too long. If you are dealing with back pain, get up and move frequently. Every hour take a couple of minutes to get up, walk around and stretch. 2. Regular Exercise Regular exercise, particularly core exercises are great to help alleviate and prevent back pain. Core exercises don’t necessarily mean performing 100’s of crunches every day. Try stability...

Why Wait for 2016, Get a Jump Start on Your Health

As the sights, sounds and smells of fall turn to winter, we know that the holiday season is coming up. That means family parties, celebrations and lots of food, drink and treats. As the holiday season ends and the calendar turns to 2016, (I know 2016, it just sounds crazy to say that), there will be a flood of people using the New Year as a reason to start a journey to a healthier life. While I applaud everyone who wants to take that step, my question to you is why wait? There is no time like the present to learn how to eat better and start exercising. Going it alone can be tough which is why our...

RTP Business Live Interview

We were excited to be guests on RTP business live to talk more about our Cary NC physical therapy, personal training, and massage therapy practice. This opportunity was a great way for us to connect with potential clients and patients. We hope this video helps you understand more about what we do at Prue Physical Therapy, and if you have any questions give us a call at 919-678-8828. Cary NC Physical Therapy and Personal Training Video

Kicking off the Fall Sports Season

Whether its soccer, football, cross country or any other fall sport that kicks off as the calendar turns to September, it’s important to recognize that your body is going to experience new stresses from practice, training and competitions that you may not have experienced during your summer break. The fall is a common time of year for young athletes to experience overtraining injuries for a variety of factors. Some athletes training schedules over the summer may have been interrupted due to camps, family vacations or other reasons. Maybe you have been playing a summer sport like baseball and...

3 Plyometric Exercises to Build Lower Body Power

Being powerful not only helpful for an athlete, it’s really a necessity and power starts with the lower body. You probably have seen Olympic lifts like the hang clean and snatch on You Tube, commercials and probably at your local gym. While these exercises are great at developing strength and power if performed correctly, they are certainly not required to improve your lower body power. So if you are looking to improve your lower body power without performing any Olympic lifts, here are some basic exercises you can do with minimal equipment or space necessary. 1. Box Jumps There are plenty...

The Lactic Acid Myth

Have you ever had that feeling after a hard workout where your muscles felt sore, fatigued, and maybe even painful? Well don’t blame that soreness on lactic acid. Lactic acid has taken a beating over the years due to the belief that this was the source of that post workout pain. Understanding what lactic acid is, the role it plays in exercise, and what the real source of our post exercise soreness is may actually change the way you look at your recovery days. Lactic Acid or Lactate? Without getting into the chemistry behind the two, the most important difference is that lactic acid is just...

Physical Therapy and Pilates

Prue Physical Therapy and Sports Performance is excited to announce we will be adding a Pilates Based Physical Therapist to our practice. So in honor of that exciting announcement we thought we would share some helpful tips to get you geared up for Pilates. 7 Ways Pilates Can Improve Your Health Develop a Strong Core Pilates is a great method of exercise to improve your core strength. This includes your hips, glutes and abdominals. Pilates challenges you to learn how to engage muscle groups that can be difficult to target with alternative forms of exercise. Reduce Back Pain By improving your...