Marathon Series – Warming Up, Do I Have To?

September 25th, 2018
Is it worth it to “wake up” your muscles or is it better to save time and energy? Ever a debate!  If you’re familiar with the work of Kelly Starrett, he writes about how leopards don’t need to warm-up before they run, so why should we? His answer is that unlike a leopard, we often

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Marathon Series – Common Training Injuries, Why They Happen, and What Can You Do to Fix It

September 21st, 2018
Annually, up to 79% of long-distance runners will sustain a lower extremity injury, but don’t worry, we are here to help! Here at Body Gears, we treat every patient with a unique approach to identify the root of the issue. With the Chicago Marathon around the corner, our physical therapists are ready to help you with any injury

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Tired of Lower Back Pain? Here’s What To Do:

September 20th, 2018
Lower back pain is the nemesis of many. That familiar ache can limit time spent working, relaxing, and enjoying life. It can lead to irritability and a whole host of other health problems. And, yet, it’s surprisingly common. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are lost

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Marathon Series – Powerful Tips for Running an Efficient Marathon

September 12th, 2018
The Chicago Marathon is fast approaching and WE want to help YOU perform at your optimum level! Our Body Gears Physical Therapists utilize CoreFirst® Strategies when we treat our patients – this is a thought process that extrapolates the idea that if your body is well aligned and your core INITIATES first every time, your

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Reduce Pain and Inflammation Through Nutrition

September 10th, 2018
Internal inflammation can wreak havoc with your health. You may already be seeing a physical therapist for inflammation-related health issues, such as arthritis. Whether you have a specific diagnosis or generalized pain in your back and joints, Body Gears can help. Your physical therapist may also suggest an anti-inflammatory diet for additional pain relief. What

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Tension Headaches: How to Handle Them

August 24th, 2018
Of the several distinct types of headaches — including tension, migraine, sinus, and cluster — the tension-type headache is the most common. Though stress can be a positive natural reaction to stimuli that keeps us safe, an excessive amount of stress can lead to tension headaches. That’s why learning how to handle emotional and physical

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How Staying Active at Work Can Increase Productivity

August 1st, 2018
Picture yourself at work. Are you hunched over a keyboard, clicking away on a mouse, cradling your phone on your shoulder? Are the most moving around you’re likely to do walking to and from the copy machine? It’s no surprise that our sedentary jobs are causing fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Fortunately, having

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Tips to Treat Your Arthritis Pain

July 10th, 2018
Do your joints hate cold weather? Are you blaming your age for lower back, hip, and knee pain? These are typical signs of arthritis but it's not the painful life sentence you think it is. Every year, the Centers for Disease Control reports roughly 54.4 million North Americans are diagnosed with some form of arthritis

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