Posts Categorized: Fitness

Olympic spirit alive and well at Canyon PT!

Over the past several days as the Olympics have begun we have seen an increased excitement for what the human body can do. We know it has the potential to do so much more than most people think. As physical therapists we get to see that every day! We see patients, that initially are skeptical that they can be helped, get rid of their pain and im...
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Healthy Body Fat Percentage

What Is A Healthy Body Fat Percentage For Me?

It’s a question we hear quite often. “What is a healthy body fat percentage for me?” It can be a tricky question to answer because there is so much misinformation circulating out there about body fat. At Canyon Physical Therapy, we want to give our patients all the information they need to make good decisions and live healthier lives. The ...
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Personal Trainer

6 Benefits Of Working With A Personal Trainer

Just because you can do it alone doesn’t mean that you should.  You may be able to get yourself in shape and strengthen your body on your own; but if you want to really get yourself on the right path working with the guidance of a personal trainer is the best route to take. Trainers can help you avoid the pitfalls and potential injury  that can...
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Best Home Exercises

Best Exercises To Practice In The Comfort Of Your Home

You don’t have to go to a gym to stay healthy. While getting out of your comfort zone and working in an environment where everyone around you is trying to better themselves can be motivating and energizing, you don’t need to leave your house to stay in great shape!. At Canyon Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in best home...
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Strengthen Your Core

7 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core

They’re called “core” muscles for a reason! A powerful core can supercharge your health and give you the power and strength you need to handle a wide range of activities. The stronger your core, the stronger the rest of your body will be! At Canyon Physical Therapy, we know how important it is to have a strong core. Here are seven reasons ...
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sports training

How Can Physical Therapy Improve My Sports Training?

When most people think of physical therapy, the first thing they think of is rehabilitation. We often think of PT as just dealing with injuries and pain management. The truth is the field is much more diverse than that. Physical therapy isn’t just for treating injuries: It can also be used to improve sports training! At Canyon Physical Therapy...
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balance

8 Ways To Improve Your Balance

Cats always land on their feet. Human beings aren’t so lucky. Even the most graceful of us slip and fall on our faces on occasion. Luckily you can build up a sense of balance that felines would envy, if you practice certain moves and methods over time. At Canyon Physical Therapy, helping our patients improve their balance is one of many things t...
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Treat Chronic Tendonitis

How To Treat Chronic Tendonitis

It’s good to push yourself to your limits, so long as you don’t go over them. Our bodies are made to get stronger and more powerful as we put them to the test, but they can also fail us if we push them too hard and too fast. And one of the most common problems that athletes and devoted physical fitness followers have to deal with in their quest...
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Foam Rolling

5 Major Health Benefits of Foam Rolling

Foam rollers. You may have seen them at the gym, or tucked away in the corner of an office. You may have asked yourself these questions when you first saw foam rolling in action: What are foam rollers? What do people do with them? And is foam rolling something that I should be doing? Your questions are about to be answered. Also known as self-my...
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overuse

5 Tips On How You Can Reduce Overuse Injuries

Regular exercise is the key to living a long and healthier life. Physical fitness comes with all sorts of physical and psychological benefits that can enhance your life in radical ways. If you aren’t careful, though, exercise can also lead to potentially debilitating overuse injuries. At Canyon Physical Therapy, we have years of experience hel...
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