Straight To The Point Blog

October 17th, 2017

Video: Cat Stretch

The cat stretch is an excellent move if you experience tightness in the lower back from sitting too long. The stretch also helps with breathing in that it expands the ribs in the backside, which often become jammed. Here, Dr. Allison Haynes, DPT, demonstrates the proper way to do a cat stretch. Unlike a cat stretch as Read More…

October 11th, 2017

Video: Shelf Reach Exercise with Kettlebell

If you’re looking for a total body exercise and you don’t have or don’t want to use a lot of gym equipment, try the shelf-reach move. This move pivots your body so you’re reaching from the floor, turning, and then reaching up as if you’re putting something on a shelf. You can increase the challenge by adding Read More…

October 2nd, 2017

Staying active and safe in autumn

The autumn, or fall season means cooler temperatures, more bearable workout weather, cleaning up the yard, and more reasons to be outside before the winter cold settles in. Everyone’s back to work or back to school, and suddenly the pace of life shifts from the summer lull. However, it’s a great time to take advantage Read More…

September 26th, 2017

Preventing Athletic Injuries In Children

Each year, 2.6 million children between 0 and 19 are treated in the emergency room for athletic and recreational injuries. They range from broken fingers and sprained ankles to concussions and spinal injuries. The statistics are growing: kids and parents are more invested in the sport, kids are training longer and harder, and sometimes are Read More…

September 15th, 2017

Why Moving Your Body is Important

The evidence is overwhelming: moving your body can stave off heart disease, diabetes, and immobility as you age. Like a car, if you don’t drive it around every so often, it will start to creak and break down. The same with humans. Moving your body allows blood to flow, joints to build flexibility, bones to strengthen, Read More…

August 30th, 2017

Fixing Diastasis Recti – or “Post-Pregnancy Pooch”

The post-pregnancy belly is a common theme among women who finished a pregnancy. It’s more evident a year or two after the pregnancy, but people still ask if you’re pregnant. In most cases, the situation is caused by a condition known as diastasis recti, or separation of the abdominal muscles. How do you determine if Read More…