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Exercise is the Miracle Drug

And nearly everyone can add more exercise into their lives… You have more power than you think to shape your health destiny - The secret is Exercise! Exercise is the key to health, wellness and longevity and the latest research is showing how exercise can lower medical costs, improve sleep and increase productivity at work.  [...]

By |2018-04-27T16:20:07-07:00April 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Exercise is the Miracle Drug

Break the Pain Cycle with Exercise

There is relief for those who suffer with arthritis pain -- Exercise can help break the pain and fatigue cycle!  “Exercise helps people who suffer with arthritis experience less pain, more energy, improved function and a better night’s sleep,” says Karen Turner-Schlegel who owns her Physical Therapy and Pilates studio in Encinitas.  Without exercise, you [...]

By |2018-02-27T17:00:25-07:00February 27th, 2018|Exercise, News, Physical Therapy, Pilates|Comments Off on Break the Pain Cycle with Exercise

Balance and Flexibility

Winter Olympics Highlight Importance of Balance, Flexibility As millions marvel at the world’s top competitors performing athletic feats on cold, wet and slippery surfaces during this month’s 2018 Winter Olympics, Encinitas Physical Therapist Karen Turner-Schlegel sees an ideal educational opportunity for local athletes and fitness-minded people -- There are two elements of fitness that often [...]

By |2018-01-29T19:08:08-07:00January 29th, 2018|Exercise, Healthy Living, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Balance and Flexibility

Use Fitness Apps in 2018… but Use with Caution

As more people continue to use health apps on their smartphones to help achieve weight loss and exercise goals, it’s important to use such tools with an element of personal caution, says Encinitas Physical Therapist Karen Turner-Schlegel. According to a report by the firm ‘Research2Guidance’, more than 325,000 health apps were available to consumers in [...]

By |2017-12-31T07:41:19-07:00December 31st, 2017|Exercise, Healthy Living, News|Comments Off on Use Fitness Apps in 2018… but Use with Caution

Ward Off Holiday Stress Through Exercise

When the holiday season leaves you sleepless and tense from the stresses of commitments, crowds, shopping and entertaining, Encinitas Physical Therapist Karen Turner-Schlegel has a suggestion: Sweat away that stress by making exercise a part of your holiday tradition. “Pretty much any form of exercise, whether it’s walking, running, lifting weights, or of course Pilates, [...]

By |2018-11-27T09:38:41-07:00November 29th, 2017|Exercise, Healthy Living, News, Physical Therapy, Pilates|Comments Off on Ward Off Holiday Stress Through Exercise

Annual Physical Therapy Checkups are Essential for Healthy Aging

Movement is Medicine! We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice each year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual checkups with a Physical Therapist? Annual physical therapy checkups provide the third critical (and often overlooked) piece [...]

By |2017-11-15T12:39:13-07:00November 2nd, 2017|Healthy Living, News, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Annual Physical Therapy Checkups are Essential for Healthy Aging

Physical Therapy vs. Medication for Chronic Pain

October is National Physical Therapy Month. And as medical professionals across the U.S. work together to expound the benefits of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist Karen Turner-Schlegel of Encinitas is joining the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in highlighting a topic that affects the lives of millions: Opioid awareness (i.e. Vicodin and OxyContin) More specifically, says [...]

By |2017-11-21T18:59:10-07:00October 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Physical Therapy vs. Medication for Chronic Pain

Rise Up At Work… In The Name Of Health

It’s been said that too much of anything can be bad for you. And according to Encinitas Physical Therapist and Pilates instructor Karen Turner-Schlegel, this theory holds true with sitting – or, pretty much any prolonged sedentary behavior, for that matter. In an age when more people find themselves sitting for hours at a time [...]

By |2017-11-21T19:13:01-07:00September 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Rise Up At Work… In The Name Of Health

Pilates for Sports Injury Prevention

San Diego equals great weather and active lifestyles!  I see all types of athletes in my practice and they all have one common goal:  Avoid injury.  Pilates exercises are a great way to accomplish a full body workout addressing imbalances and promoting overall conditioning.  Through Pilates, you can train the muscles in all planes of [...]

By |2017-11-24T15:35:21-07:00July 23rd, 2017|Healthy Living, News, Pilates|Comments Off on Pilates for Sports Injury Prevention

Lower the Risk of ACL Injury This Sports Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes account for about 2 million injuries and around a half-million doctor visits each year. But few of these injuries, says Encinitas Physical Therapist Karen Turner-Schlegel, are as costly to an athlete as a torn ACL. "An ACL tear in the knee will [...]

By |2017-11-24T15:38:44-07:00July 23rd, 2017|News, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Lower the Risk of ACL Injury This Sports Season