Physical Therapy

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 [...]

2018-02-27T17:00:25-07:00By |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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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

Avoid Injury This Golf Season

It’s estimated that about 29 million Americans each year hit the links for at least one round of golf. That’s 1 in 10 people in the U.S., according to the National Golf Foundation. But while golf is often considered a safe, low-impact, leisurely activity for people of all ages and abilities, that impression vastly underestimates [...]

2017-05-24T08:20:02-07:00By |News, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Avoid Injury This Golf Season

Protect Your Back While Gardening

It’s springtime!  And that means a season of gardening and yard work is here.  Although it can be therapeutic to be outside enjoying nature, it can take a toll on your body, especially your low back. “When gardening, the majority of your movement takes place in a bent position and when prolonged, can lead to [...]

2017-11-21T19:09:34-07:00By |Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Protect Your Back While Gardening

Health Benefits of Pilates

Pilates looks deceptively easy, but it’s the tiny movements that help improve balance and core strength.  Pilates does this by reinforcing the connection between mind and muscles, helping to engage the right muscles in the core.  This leads to better posture and movement control.  Research suggests that the core strengthening perks of Pilates may also [...]

2017-11-21T19:06:52-07:00By |Physical Therapy, Pilates|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Pilates