The NFL Draft: What Did The First Round Tell Us About Sports Specialization?

The NFL draft of 2017 has come and gone and once again, teaching a valuable lesson about youth and high school sports. More specifically, Sports Specialization. Just like the Super Bowl earlier this year, I wrote a blog a few days after talking about how almost 90% of the participating athletes played multiple sports in…

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The 5 Reasons Successful People in Austin are doing Pilates to Tone Up & Ease Pain

My name is Cheryl Dunn – a Pilates expert from Austin, Texas and in the article I would like to share with you the 5 reasons to do Pilates. Pilates is so much more than what most think it is! And it is for everyone, from men, to women, the young and the old and…

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From Fearful… to a Pilates Student… to a Pilates Instructor! What a Journey!

This is a moment in my Pilates journey that once seemed impossible…abdominal muscles engaged, pelvic floor pulling towards my belly, sitz bones heavy on the reformer, I take in a deep breathe. Feeling my diaphragm fill with air, I push through my short straps with my hands and perform the steps of my hundreds with…

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Health Benefits of Pilates: Why So Many People In Austin Are Joining This Class

My name is Cheryl Dunn – a Pilates expert from Austin, Texas and in the article I would like to show you 5 “things” about Pilates that you should know about before choosing a Pilates Studio. Pilates is so much more than what most think it is! And it is for everyone, from men, to…

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How is GYROTONIC® Used in Physical Therapy?

I am often asked these 2 questions by people interested in my business. How did you get interested in Gyrotonic? How do you use it in your Physical Therapy practice? Well, let me tell you a story! It was 2003 and Cheryl and I had just got married and moved to the wine country in…

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Is It Safe To Exercise With A Bad Back?

Today I want to discuss the topic of exercise and back pain… Last week I had a 51 year old client from Bee Cave ask a question… And it’s a question our Physical Therapy team get asked often… “Is it ok to exercise when my back is hurting? I’ve just got into a good routine…

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5 Beautiful Places To Walk In Austin This Spring

Oh how I love Spring in Central Texas! The blue bonnets are blooming and with the winter rains, there is water in the Greenbelt. I know winters in Texas are sometimes hard to call an actual winter, but when Spring hits, you know it! Yes Austin in the Spring is amazing! Walking in the Spring…

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What the Super Bowl Teaches About Kids Specializing in ONE SPORT?

As many of you know, I am a college football fan and have been ever since attending LSU for Physical Therapy school in the mid 90’s. We were not that great back then, but the games were always the best thing on your book for the fall. Lets just say I almost failed my PT…

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Do You Know How To Breathe?

Hi, I’m Brandi and I teach Gyrotonic, Pilates and Gyrokinesis here at CORE. Today I’m gonna talk to you a little bit about breathing, because the last couple weeks we were in a workshop, a lot of us did it, and we learned a ton about breathing. And when I took what I learned in…

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My Pain is Intense!?!? Should I Come in for PT?

If I am in acute pain, will PT make me worse? This is a question I get asked often as a receptionist here at CORE Therapy and Pilates. At CORE, we help people with chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain with great success on a daily basis. We help them be active, fit and free…

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