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Tourniquets, Light Weights and Bulging Muscles; Introducing Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Training at Stride Physio

By Susanne Michaud Stronger, faster, more powerful than a speeding bullet… That super hero image is the implied outcome of great strength training. To get there, one must consistently lift, push, and pull heavy loads over a period of months. For example, if the most I could dead lift is 100 pounds 1 time, then my dead lifting workouts would...
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Teletherapy: Is it Worth It? Will it Work for Me?

Resident therapist Elena Soles dives into what we have learned so far in this relatively new, virtual method of care. Our already increasingly virtual world has become even more so during COVID-19. Seemingly everyone, regardless of lifestyle or work, is spending more time (if not the majority of time) facing a computer for meetings, family time, and medical needs. To...
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9 Medically-Approved Pilates Moves to Try at Home

Gyms closed on you again? Never fear! Keep your Pilates practice going strong with this essential at-home-friendly sequence created by clinician Heidi Marten! Now that gyms are closed again, many people are wondering what they can do at home with minimal equipment and set-up. We mustn't underestimate how essential exercise is for both physical and mental health, in helping to...
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Black Girls RUN! Review

Stride Physio, in partnership with Super Jock n’ Jill, launched a September running/walking challenge for the organization Black Girls RUN!. This was an incredible success with more than 16 participants, thousands of running and walking miles, and $4,400 raised on the GoFundMe platform for the foundation. Stride hosted weekly Zoom check-ins for participants that featured Stride physical therapists, as well...
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The 4th Trimester and Beyond

By Alexis Eusterbrock, DPT, COMT, OCSBy Alexis Eusterbrock, DPT, COMT, OCS I started to brainstorm and write this blog nearly a year ago after returning to work following maternity leave with my second child. My motivation for writing this blog is to bring greater awareness to the importance of true REHABILITION following childbirth. Currently there is pressure in our society...
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COVID Control: Cold Season Preparedness

Laurie Gribschaw DPT, ATC, PRC, Level 1 PN Coach These unprecedented times have sucker punched us pretty hard over the past year, catching us totally off-guard.  But with 9 months of practice under our belts, and by tapping into our superpowers to prepare and innovate, we can be healthy and thrive through the cold, dark season.  This blog is about...
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Peloton and Spin Bike Fits at Stride Physio

By Tim Ainslie Are you pedaling efficiently and comfortably when cycling on your Peloton or your spin bike?  Can you keep up with the instructor and the pack?  Do you have pain in your neck, shoulders, arms, spine, hips, or knees when on your bike?  These are the questions to ask if you are considering having an evaluation of your...
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Levi Returns from France!

While the year 2020 has been filled with unprecedented surprises, Stride is excited to welcome back Levi to the team! Most may know that Levi was living in France for the last 8 months, but due to immigration issues and a global pandemic, he decided to return to the States. We are thrilled to have him back and for him...
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Stride Physio’s Commitment to Black Lives Matter and the Anti-Racism Movement

The team at Stride Physio stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement for racial justice, equity and inclusion.  This movement is awakening us out of complacency and deepening our compassion for the pain, injury, and suffering that racism has caused in the lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).  As physical therapists working in Seattle,...
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Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching at Stride Physio By Nicole Todisco, DPT   Stride Physio is excited to announce we are expanding our capacity to support and empower our clients along their health and wellness journeys. We will soon be offering wellness coaching! Some of our PTs are presently pursuing certification and we anticipate launching this program in the early summer. We already...
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