How Many Calories Does Swimming Burn?

How Many Calories Does Swimming Burn?

How Many Calories Does Swimming Burn? Shape Magazine 2019 What Factors Into Your Calories Burned While Swimming But don’t get caught up in those numbers. How many calories you burn swimming depends on many factors, says Bianca Beldini, D.P.T., a physical therapist, USA Triathlon-certified coach, and certified Schwinn Cycling instructor. Your body: “Someone who weighs more […]

The Best Stretches for Cyclists

The Best Stretches for Cyclists… Bicylcing Magazine 2019 “The repetitive linear movements of a cyclist can create an imbalance of musculature, which can lead to excessive tension through the joints,” explains Bianca Beldini, a USA Triathlon-certified coach, certified Schwinn Cycling instructor, and doctor of physical therapy. All that extra tension can translate to weakness, discomfort, […]

Can’t Turn Your Head?…look to Dry Needling!

Did you wake up with neck pain? Are you having trouble looking back over one shoulder? There is a skinny muscle that connects the neck to the shoulder and it is THE #1 culprit in acute neck pain and restricted mobility with rotation of the head. It is called the Levator Scapule muscle and it […]

Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome and Dry Needling

Strenuous exercise can increase the volume and weight of a muscle by 20% in size. Muscle fibers can swell 20 x that of their resting size during times of exertion. In most, the fascia that holds the muscle in place, expands with the swelling, allowing pliability and flexibility to occur. The anterior tibialis (the muscle […]

Is Your Internal Location “Enabled”?

  We had our first full week back after the R-phase certification from Z-health Performance. Two words: Pretty remarkable. What exactly are we doing with our patients now? We are teaching them that movements are safe. We’re teaching them that their internal GPS related to movement can be switched from blurry to clear. We are essentially helping them turn on their internal […]

Acupuncture vs Dry Needling: Knowing the Difference

ACUPUNCTURE vs DRY NEEDLING: KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE by Bianca Beldini, MSOM, LAc, PT, SFMA, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM) There has been a debate raging over the past few years between the medical community and Acupuncturists. We (Acupuncturists) use the needle as our primary mode of treatment. This one and only modality that is unique to the […]

Depression Linked to Inflammation?

Another reason to drop the sugar addiction! Depression linked to inflammation? There have been some interesting studies done in the past few years about how potentially high levels of cytokines are found in those with depressive disorders. Cytokines are molecules that help us regulate our inflammation and immune systems. Some studies are showing that adding […]

Trigger Point Dry Needling: Got Pain? We Can Help!

trigger point dry needling Trigger point therapy aka “Dry Needling”  is an extremely effective technique that uses the insertion of fine acupuncture needles to “deactivate” or “shut down” painful or knotted areas in your muscles. Most of us have areas in our bodies that feel tense or tight and restricted whether due to athletic activities or […]

The 3 Pillars of Macronutrition…part 1

Sound familiar? December 1st:  month long eating frenzy…. January 1st: sign up at the gym and resolutions of healthy eating…. February 1st:  get on the scale and wonder why your weight hasn’t budged, you have been going to the gym after all … March 1st: you’re in a panic because you don’t know how you […]