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Physical Therapy blog articles by EW Motion Therapy

Ally Edwards

Licensed Physical Therapist, PT, DPT // Lead EW Yoga Instructor // EW Pilates Instructor // EW Motion Therapy Homewood

Pilates | Women's Health

By: Ally Edwards
June 28th, 2024

Pregnancy is a transformative journey that brings a myriad of changes to a woman's body. As these changes unfold, maintaining physical fitness becomes crucial not only for the mother's health but also for the baby's well-being. One exercise regimen that has gained significant popularity among expectant mothers is Pilates. Known for its low-impact, controlled movements, Pilates offers numerous benefits during pregnancy, and you don’t need any special equipment to start. At EW Motion Therapy, we have multiple Pilates instructors who have worked with pregnant women in every trimester, and they can tailor a Pilates regimen for your unique needs no matter where you are in your pregnancy. You may decide that our Pilates program doesn’t fit your needs, but you can still read this article as we delve into the benefits of Pilates during pregnancy, how your Pilates practice can be modified by trimester, and provide recommendations on finding the best Pilates instructor.


By: Ally Edwards
March 15th, 2024

Scoliosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, affects millions worldwide. While it can be a source of discomfort and reduced mobility, there's growing evidence that Pilates, a low-impact exercise regimen, can significantly benefit those struggling with this condition. In this article, we'll explore how Pilates can help relieve the symptoms of scoliosis and promote better spinal alignment, enabling sufferers to lead a more comfortable and active lifestyle.

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Pilates | Balance

By: Ally Edwards
January 13th, 2024

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle becomes more critical as we age. Pilates, a movement practice that integrates the mind and body, has gained immense popularity among seniors seeking a low-impact, effective, and engaging fitness routine. Many older adults may not realize Pilates can be an excellent low-impact workout that expands bodily awareness and promotes core strength and healthy movement. We aim to do this for all of our Pilates participants at EW Motion Therapy - give them a safe space to exercise and find a movement practice they can pursue for a lifetime. Our Pilates may not fit your needs, but if you want to learn more, keep reading as we delve into the multifaceted benefits of Pilates for older adults, discuss essential safety considerations, and provide guidance on selecting the right instructor to ensure a beneficial and enjoyable experience.

Physical Therapy

By: Ally Edwards
February 12th, 2023

Every parent wants their child to succeed in whatever they want to do. If their child is expressing a desire to try something new, like a new sport or after-school activity, most parents will try to find a way to help their child pursue that interest. However, some sports can cause injuries, especially contact sports like soccer or football. Also, some children are born with medical conditions that can make trying new things more difficult, like new sports or physical activities. For those kids, simply learning to walk without assistance can be difficult. So what can parents do to help?

Pilates | Sports Performance | Physical Therapy | Gymnastics

By: Ally Edwards
July 27th, 2022

Have you been told that you are double-jointed? Have you always been able to touch your toes? If the answer is yes to these questions, you probably have a hypermobile joint system. How do you know what kind of body type you have? And what are some of the characteristics of hypermobility?

Sports Performance | Physical Therapy

By: Ally Edwards
March 16th, 2022

Many people suffer from tight hamstrings, from athletes to desk workers. Hamstrings are large, powerful muscles, and when they are tight, they can significantly affect how you move. So what can you do about it? How can you stretch your hamstrings and keep them from tightening up again?