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Run

By: Kevin Coleman
May 18th, 2022

When you want to buy new running shoes, it is easy to become overwhelmed with options. You could order a new pair online, but unless you know exactly what you wear, buying shoes off blind faith does not always work out well. Since running shoes are so vital to your sport, it is usually best to go to the store and try them on. If you live in Tuscaloosa, it is easy to find a running shoe store close by, but difficult to choose just one to visit. Where should you go?  

Run | Personal Training

By: Mike Eskridge
May 18th, 2022

When you want to buy new running shoes, it is easy to become overwhelmed with options. You could order a new pair online, but unless you know exactly what you wear, buying shoes off blind faith does not always work out well. Since running shoes are so vital to your sport, it is usually best to go to the store and try them on. If you live in Birmingham, it is easy to find a running shoe store close by, but difficult to choose just one to visit. Where should you go?  

Nutrition

By: Logan Sides
May 18th, 2022

When you want to lose weight, choosing which plan might be right for you can be challenging. With the myriad of options available, all promising results, deciding which one you want to try can be overwhelming and even frustrating. You need something that can not only help you lose the weight, but keep it off. But how do you choose? How do you sort through the noise online to find what really works? 

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
May 11th, 2022

Proper nutrition is a struggle for many people. Whether it is caused by a lack of access to healthy food, or misinformation, or economic hardship, sometimes eating junk food is an easier way out. However, the damage it can do to your body can sometimes be difficult to undo if you let bad habits go on for too long. There is hope, and there are ways to change your habits without breaking the bank. But if you have tried a diet on your own and failed to maintain positive results, you may wonder whether you should seek professional help. 

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
May 11th, 2022

If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you probably have many questions. Will you ever be able to eat your favorite foods again? What caused my diagnosis in the first place? How can I help regulate my symptoms? 

Physical Therapy

By: Marika Sanchez
May 11th, 2022

Having enough money for medical expenses is a concern that many people have. It is unfortunate how money stress can impact a person’s ability to rest and recover from a procedure or an injury. If you have an ongoing medical condition, it might be wise to open a health savings account (HSA) if you qualify to set money aside for your medical expenses. But how do you know if you are eligible for an HSA? And should you even open one in the first place? 

Dry Needling

By: Mason McAnnally
May 4th, 2022

Dry needling may seem like an intimidating procedure if you have a fear of needles. If you finally gain the courage to go to a needling session, and you are then presented with the option of adding electrical stimulation, that may increase your fear even more. Your mind may flash to the image of a black and white Frankenstein being struck by lightning. You may wonder if it hurts more and whether the electrical stimulation would benefit you. Even though your practitioner will go over everything with you before you get started, it may be difficult to dismiss all of your nerves. 

Physical Therapy

By: Katherine Stone
May 4th, 2022

When you have a baby, there are many things going through your mind. You are now responsible for every single need of your tiny, helpless child, as well as the other responsibilities you had before you gave birth. Along the way, it can be so easy to forget to take care of yourself, especially dedicating time to postpartum rehab. But why should you try to work postpartum rehab into your busy schedule? Is it even worth it? 

Sports Performance | Personal Training | Nutrition

By: Mike Eskridge
May 4th, 2022

The human body is the most well-adapted machine on the planet. Homo sapiens is the dominant species on earth for a reason - our combination of physical prowess and rational intellect enabled us to out-think and out-run any other animal that tried to compete with us. Most of us understand the basics to keep our machines running smoothly. But what happens when some of our gears get clogged? What is the main culprit and how can we fix it? 

Physical Therapy

By: Katherine Stone
April 27th, 2022

If you have just had a new baby, you probably have a million thoughts running through your mind. You have just put your body through one of the most intense experiences a woman can ever have, and come out of it with a new baby who needs around the clock attention. With this much responsibility on your shoulders, it can be hard to focus on recovery that your own body needs and is undergoing, whether you delivered vaginally or had a C-section. One condition that can present postpartum is diastasis recti, but how do you know you even have the condition? And what are your treatment options?