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Pilates Mentoring

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Misty, our certified Polestar Pilates instructor was nomitated and accepted in the Polestar Pilates Mentor program. The mentor program entails advanced training and assisting in the training of future pilates professionals. This is a great achievement for Misty as she continues to advance her knowledge and skills.

At Diamond Peak PT, we are proud of Misty’s accomplishments as a clinician and as a Pilates professional. We hope to make a positive impact on our community by providing the highest quality services by skilled and qualified instructors and clinicians. No other facility in our area offers these credentials.

In addition, Rodrigo finished his second course in the Polestar curriculum. He plans finish the full certification by the end of 2011.

Spinal Manipulations/Mobilizations

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Last month Rodrigo started the program with the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences working towards the certificate in Advanced Manual Therapy. The program requires 7 classes and it will take about a year to two years. At the end of the courses, there is an exam to become a Certified Manual Therapist.

Rodrigo just completed the first course work, Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation, in Atlanta, Georgia. The class was intensive and it review the latest trends in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and interventions in manual therapy. This manual certification is based on the new research that is being investigated in the field of physical therapy and manual techniques.

What does that mean for you as a patient of DPPT? You have the certainty that when you are a patient with us, you are going to be evaluated by therapist that keeps current with the most recent research and you are going to be treated with the latest manual techniques.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions or if you want to know more about our facility and services.

Stretching or no stretching? (Part 1)

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Stretching or no stretching, that is the question.

In the last few years a controversy has been brewing about the subject of stretching. What is the big deal about stretching? Some health care professional promote stretching some condemned it. The truth is that this subject is complex and lengthy. This is the first of many blogs to discuss the reasons behind stretching, when or when not to do it.

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Pilates & Back Pain

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Pilates and back pain are commonly heard phrased together. Why Pilates? What do you need to know before you start Pilates for your back pain?

There can be many reasons for back pain. The most common reasons however include tight or inflexible muscles, weak core muscles, poor posture or movement dysfunction of the spine or pelvis. Often these components go hand in hand.

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What is Pilates?

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Pilates has been a buzzword for several years. It seems like everyone knows someone who is doing Pilates. Television and movies often talk of Pilates, athletes are using it for their conditioning, seniors are using it in their rehabilitation. So people are asking, what is Pilates and why is it so great?

Pilates is a group of exercises designed to improve core strength, flexibility and body awareness. The emphasis is on training the body as an integrated whole. Exercises are performed with attention paid to precision versus quantity. It focuses on strengthening and elongating muscles, which when they are balanced, good posture is easily attained allowing for ideal alignment and movement of the joints. Pilates develops strength, stability, flexibility, balance, posture, improved breathing and inner body awareness.

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