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 [...]

2018-02-27T17:00:25-08:00By |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 [...]

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

2018-11-27T09:38:41-08:00By |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 [...]

2017-11-15T12:39:13-08:00By |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 [...]

2017-11-24T15:38:44-08:00By |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