Category Archives: Pilates

The Healing Hands of a Physical Therapist

 I am often asked by friends and family members what I actually do as a Physical Therapist.  The next question that follows is how much schooling it takes to earn a degree in Physical Therapy.  What I gather is that the general public does not know much about my profession.  This blog is a brief […]

The Art of Throwing a Baseball: A Combination of Violence and Mechanical Brilliance

Our national pastime, the great game of baseball is finally here and ball players and weekend warriors alike are tying up the laces on their spikes and heading out to the field.  This inevitably means that physician and orthopedic offices will be inundated with these same athletes complaining of shoulder pain.  The onset of shoulder […]

The Art of Jumping and Landing Correctly

Basketball season is upon us and for those of you who don’t know it is supposedly Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour.  As I began reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s career and his highlight reel of dunks, I was inspired to chat about The Art of Jumping and Landing Correctly in this week’s Blog topic. Jumping is involved in […]

Snow Shoveling: Common Faults and Using Correct Mechanics

How about all this unseasonably warm weather we are currently experiencing… amazing right?  Well as much as we would all like this warm, sunny weather to continue, it is inevitable that the foot high snow falls are just around the corner.  Well, in preparation for these impending snow storms, Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition wanted to […]

Why have you not used the Pilates Reformer?

Inspiring quotes from Joseph Pilates’ book, Return to Life Through Contrology…. Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and […]

5 steps to ease knee pain

Early everyone has experienced knee pain. Whether it’s caused by arthritis, excessive foot pronation or overuse of the muscles that protect this vulnerable joint, our knees take a knocking. In fact, knee arthritis is the single greatest cause of chronic disability among U.S. adults age 65 and older. Here’s the good news: Most chronic knee […]

Benefits for Pilates

What are the benefits of Pilates? With regular committed Pilates workouts you can expect to: -Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk -Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core -Engage the mind and enhance body awareness -Efficient patterns of movement making the body less prone to injury -Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy […]