Exercise Archives | BeneFIT PT

8 Aug 17
All You Need to Know About Sun Exposure

Sun exposure often has a negative connotation associated with it. It is well known that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun exposure accelerates skin aging and increases your risk for skin cancers1. Although this is the case, there are multiple health benefits of sun exposure to remember. Some of the advantages include: Enhanced mood Improved sleep […]

20 May 17
Spring into a 5K!

Now that the weather is turning warmer and the days are getting longer again, it is a good time to start thinking about heading outside to exercise.  Spring time is a great time to get back into running and a great way to stay motivated with a new running program is to create a goal […]

16 Mar 16
Foam Rolling: A Self-Myofascial Release Technique

In light of our last blog post about stretching, I thought it would be beneficial to discuss foam rolling– another alternative to improve joint range of motion. In fact, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) states foam rolling performed prior to static or dynamic stretches will “improve the tissue’s ability to lengthen during stretching activities”1. […]

4 Feb 14
Low Back Pain and Physical Therapy

Acute Low Back Pain (LBP) can improve without therapeutic intervention, but for a better long-term outcome, it requires more specific/detailed neuromuscular re-education of the deep spinal stabilization muscles such as the multifidius and transverse abdominis. A research article performed by Dr Hides et al from the Journal Spine demonstrated that these specific core stabilizing muscles […]