Body Gears Endorses the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act

June 15th, 2020

Press Release distributed by the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality (APTQI) on Monday, June 15, 2020 APTQI Commends Representative Brendan Boyle for Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Block Steep Cuts to Physical Therapy Services Washington, DC –The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA) for introducing the Outpatient Therapy

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Breathing and Pelvic Floor: Are You Doing it Wrong?

April 17th, 2020

Maybe. First, let’s consider breathing in its broadest terms as the expansion and recoil of the chest and abdomen. Now, if your lungs don’t even reach to the bottom of your rib cage, then why does your abdomen expand when you inhale instead of just your chest where the lungs are? Singers and yogis will

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Essentials for Quarantine Home Workouts

April 15th, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Racioppi, PT, DPT Elizabeth Racioppi, PT, DPT, Regional Manager at Body Gears shares tips with you on creative home workouts using household items as well as some simple modifications for High-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises to help you continue your routines when injured. Household Equipment No weights at home? No problem! Some things

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No Gym? No Problem!

April 3rd, 2020

5 Exercise Ideas With Little to No Equipment to Keep You Fit and Sane In light of community gym closures, we’re here to share our functional exercise expertise! Our patients can attest that you don’t need a lot of equipment to get a good workout, and sometimes you can even get the most burn out

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4 Key Benefits to Direct Access and Telehealth

April 2nd, 2020

Direct Access and Telehealth for Physical and Occupational Therapy improves access to care and much, much more. This infographic below (or available for download) explains some of the main benefits including: Access Early intervention and decreased costs Education and self-management Positive outcomes Your therapist is ready to discuss telehealth options that make sense for your

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Our Commitment: Your Health Matters

April 1st, 2020

What is Body Gears doing to keep our patients and employees safe? We want to keep you informed and reassure you that our dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Team and Disaster Committee continues to work around the clock to monitor developments, update policies and procedures and communicate these changes to Body Gears clinics on the ground to keep our patients and

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Avoid These 5 Things for a Healthier Bladder

March 27th, 2020

1. Don’t Go “Just In Case.” Called “JIC-ing,” this is something we learn as children when our parents worry about untimely requests to use the bathroom after leaving the house. As potty-trained adults, this is not something we should continue to practice. There is an established signaling system between your bladder, your brain, and your

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Treating Patients Virtually Anywhere

March 26th, 2020

For years, patients have come to Body Gears throughout Chicagoland for effective outcomes and a faster return to wellness. Now we’re providing the same services virtually. During this unprecedented health situation, the Body Gears staff has turned its attention to treating our patients remotely, through an expanded telehealth program. CMS guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis

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