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 Pelvic Floor
 Women's Health

Can I CrossFit During Pregnancy?

Short of complications during pregnancy, we strongly believe that individuals should remain active throughout their pregnancy. However, we must also be aware of the modifications that should be made to CrossFit during pregnancy for safety and long-term athletic development. ...
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 CrossFit
 Hip Pain

Treating Femoroacetabular Impingement

Maybe it’s a sharp pinch in your hip that strikes in your squat. On the other hand, maybe it nearly takes your breath away while bending down to grab your laundry. Femoroacetabular impingement (aka FAI or hip impingement) can strike anywhere. This painful condition of the hip can disrupt not only your fitness routine but activities of daily living as...
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 CrossFit
 Low Back

Low Back Mobility Exercises

Dealing with pain or stiffness in your lumbar spine? At Onward Charlotte our physical therapy team specializes in treating low back pain. One important step in your rehab is determining if stiffness is contributing to your pain. For those with poor low back mobility these drills will help improve your motion and get you moving again! Low Back Mobility with...
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 Diastasis
 Women's Health

Pull Ups Modified for Pregnancy & Postpartum Athletes

If you are a fitness athlete and you are pregnant or postpartum, you have many more considerations in your workouts now compared to pre-pregnancy. Pull-ups are just one exercise we often see programmed in workouts. And it’s one exercise that needs to be adjusted as you journey through being pregnant and postpartum in order to optimize your core and pelvic...
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 CrossFit
 Hip Pain

Recovering from a Hip Labral Tear

A hip labral tear can be a significant injury that disrupts your entire life. That sharp, pinching feeling can make your favorite things seem unbearable.  From high level sporting activities to sitting, simple day to day tasks can become incredibly painful or even impossible to do. Before understanding how to recover from this injury, we need to understand a few...
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 Headaches
 TMJ

The Best Headache Relief Exercises

If you’ve had the misfortune of suffering from chronic headaches, then you know how debilitating they can be. For instance, you may miss work, avoid the gym, or simply miss out on quality time with your family and friends all from headaches. At Onward Physical Therapy, our team specializes in helping individuals suffering from headaches get their lives back. Here are...
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 Hip Pain
 Knee Pain
 Lower Body
 Running

Five Keys to Healthy Running

Ending your hectic workday with a long run can be the best way to destress. Consistency of training is important no matter what your current running goals. The worst way to sideline your progress is a training injury. It’s no surprise this is a hindrance to your performance. We’ve outlined five keys to healthy running. We believe these are vital...
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 Neck Pain
 TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Treatment

Intense pain that strikes with the basic pleasures of life… You laugh, but immediately try to stifle your joy to limit the discomfort. Dinner with friends now means keeping weekly updates to yourself and ordering something you dread to prevent a jaw flare-up. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull) is a common issue we...
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 CrossFit
 Elbow
 Hip Pain
 Knee Pain
 Low Back
 Lower Body
 Pregnancy & Postpartum
 Running
 Shoulder Pain
 Upper Body

Finding a Good Sports Physical Therapy Clinic

Finding a good sports physical therapist is key to rehabbing an injury and getting back to the sport you love. With the right rehab team and plan in place, we can reduce the risk of re-injury. In addition, we can work on strength & mobility limitations, which can drastically improve performance specific to your individual sport. At Onward, we specialize...