Movement Matters

M3 Performance and Physical Therapy

Serving the Birmingham Metro Area, Trussville, AL.

Are Your Workouts Giving You What You Want?

May 6, 2020

How much thought have you put into the exercises you’re going to use for your next workout? Did you choose them yourself, or did you find them on the internet or in a magazine? What’s your workout designed for? Do those goals match yours? Are the exercises even safe for you? Using the wrong program

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Ask a Physical Therapist To “Screen” Your Movements This Spring

April 6, 2020

Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probably

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Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

March 6, 2020

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding

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The M3Pilates Story

February 6, 2020

Moving well is an important part of quality of life and is a great reflection of our overall health.  Pilates gives us a way to improve the movement experience in a challenging, but safe way for individuals. M3 Performance and Physical Therapy began using Pilates to help clients improve their movement experience completely by happenstance. 

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The No. 1 Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Physical Therapy Experience

January 6, 2020

Dealing with the pain and limited mobility associated with an injury or illness can be stressful for so many reasons. You might have questions like, “How long will I be sidelined?” and “What do I need to do to get better?” Or maybe you’re worried about how you’ll pick your children up from school, walk

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Are You A Passive Patient or an Active Consumer of Healthcare?

December 6, 2019

Think about the last time you made a big purchase, say $1,000 or more. Did you go out and buy the first thing you saw? Take one recommendation from somebody? Or did you research it, learn some things, compare it to other options, and select something that was right for you? Most people tend to

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Do You Know Your Movement Vital Signs?

November 6, 2019

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we started thinking about things our people could do to improve their movement while being quarantined. This caused us to revisit what are signs of good health. Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health

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What’s a Movement Diagnosis?

October 6, 2019

Medical diagnoses don’t need much of an introduction. They’re what you get from your doctor when you’re sick. Examples would be influenza, diabetes, or hypertension. They describe the underlying problem that is causing your symptoms. When people feel sick, they know they need to go to the doctor and find out what’s going on to

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Fitness with a Side of Dysfunction?

September 6, 2019

This time of year, many people are focused on fitness so it’s worth taking a look at what fitness really means. The dictionary defines fit as “sound physically and mentally, healthy.” Using that definition, many “fitness” routines fall short of the goal. If you don’t enjoy running and dread every workout, you’re probably falling short

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Movement Diet

August 20, 2018

Desire, talent, persistence, or luck? Which one really helps someone become a world-class athlete? Answering this question can take us down many different paths. There is a story about Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, as a college freshman, where he asked his coach to tell him everything he needed to do to “become the

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What Have We Been Up To

July 20, 2018

Many clients have asked what led to us to setup M3 the way we have. Answering this question requires an appreciation of lessons learned from failure. We say failure because we failed to ask the right questions during the first part of our professional careers. We spent time how to treat injured clients and got

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