Healthy Living

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 [...]

2018-01-29T19:08:08-07:00By |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 [...]

2017-12-31T07:41:19-07:00By |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, [...]

2018-11-27T09:38:41-07:00By |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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Positive Attitude Reaps Healthful Rewards

“Mind over matter” may seem a bit cliché when it comes to health and science, but in Karen Turner-Schlegel’s world, a positive attitude plays an undeniable role in reaching and maintaining optimal health. As a Physical Therapist, Karen has witnessed numerous success stories, from patients overcoming chronic pain issues to those achieving full range of [...]

2017-06-29T20:03:43-07:00By |Healthy Living, News, Physical Therapy, Pilates|Comments Off on Positive Attitude Reaps Healthful Rewards

Healthy Living

Best Practices for Living a Well-Designed Life Change your thoughts if you want to change your life Daily, find time for meditation or devotion Exercise Take a walk after dinner Trust your gut Maximize your strengths Stay away from drama Get a check-up once a year Practice smiling every day-- it will make you happier [...]

2017-05-24T10:16:42-07:00By |Healthy Living, News|Comments Off on Healthy Living

Exercise is Essential During and After Cancer Treatment

As National Cancer Survivors Day approaches on Sunday, June 4, Encinitas Physical Therapist Karen Turner-Schlegel finds this annual Celebration of Life as the ideal opportunity share the importance of movement and exercise.  Many of us have had, or currently have, loved ones or close friends go through this difficult time.  Research has shown how important [...]

2017-11-24T15:41:41-07:00By |Healthy Living, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Exercise is Essential During and After Cancer Treatment