Get Out Of The House And Pokémon Go!

You have to have been under a rock for the last month to not have heard about the Pokémon Go popularity sweeping the globe among people of all ages. I tried to ignore it, but my 2 elementary age boys slowly sucked me in. So today after the rain stopped, we went out for a…

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STOP foam rolling your IT Band!

This post will challenge what many patients have been instructed to perform in attempts to release the IT Band! Therefore, I will provide a research review with references and some wordy discussion. By offering as much information as possible, I hope to minimize the attack on my beliefs about foam rolling your IT Band, and…

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New Seated Reformer Routine for Pilates Instructors

In today’s blog we are going to share a new seated routine that can be performed on the Pilates Reformer. I got a question from a patient of mine in PT that is also a Pilates Instructor the other day when she asked “Stephen, with so much of the Pilates Reformer routine performed in supine,…

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Posture Tips for the workplace! How to ease Aches and Pains in the Neck

I got this question asked in my clinic this week that I wanted to share with you (It’s a common question I often get asked about posture)… “Stephen, I’ve recently been diagnosed with Repetitive Strain Injury from work and although I’ve been given a wrist brace for when I’m on the computer, I still seem…

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Whose Dog Is That At The Studio?

If you have ever been to our studio in Austin, there is a great chance that you have met one of our greeters, or mascots of CORE. From 2005 through 2010 we had a wonderful white boxer named Lucky Dawg, who I rescued while living in LA. The first thing I did when I opened…

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Why Is Pilates Great For Physical Therapy Or Fitness?

Pilates was invented in the the early 1900’s by Joseph Pilates. Mr Pilates had multiple medical conditions including asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. The suffering he endured motivated him to get stronger, which eventually established the ground work for his method, originally called “Contrology.” From a sickly kid, he became a professional boxer, circus performer…

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Pilates For Low Back Pain… Don’t Forget To Strengthen Your Core After Releasing Your Psoas!

Are you having back pain with sitting at the computer? While driving the car? Getting in or out of the car? Sitting without your back supported? Maybe you’re experiencing back pain with your yoga routine? while playing tennis or golf? or with cardio at the gym? If your lower back pain is severe, you probably…

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