Body Gears Blog

Go! Press Play! From Training Table to Cross-Country Trek

October 30th, 2020

Train. Recover. Ride. Inspire. At Body Gears, it’s about enhancing human mechanics through the entire journey with patients like Andrew Mortenson. A physical therapist is specially trained to help you restore activity, strength and motion. This usually occurs after an injury or surgery and PTs teach you specific exercises, stretches and other techniques to help

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You Move. We Move. Move Your Way with Physical Activity

October 19th, 2020

Have you heard that most people do not get enough physical activity? That’s right! According to the newest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans published by the US Department of Health Services, 80% of Americans do not get enough activity. The good news is physical activity can help improve many chronic conditions you may be experiencing

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Sciatica Hurts! Physical Therapy Can Save You Aches and Pain

October 17th, 2020

Sciatica occurs when pain radiates along the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that starts in the low back and runs down the back of the leg. It is usually caused by a herniated disc or a bone spur or stenosis that causes narrowing of the spinal canal. During pregnancy sciatic like symptoms can

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Women’s Health: Take the Mystery Out of the Menstrual Cycle

October 8th, 2020

The key to good nutrition for women lies within our hormones. If you’re reading this article, you’re likely a woman who has struggled with weight at some point in their life. Possibly many points in their life. Maybe you’ve tried some fad diets, and maybe some of them even worked. But I’d bet you still

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Body Gears Joins APTQI in Message to House Leaders to Waive Budget Neutrality

August 12th, 2020

APTQI Applauds Letter Led by Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) Urging House Leadership to Waive Budget Neutrality Rules Letter highlights how Medicare cuts to specialty providers are ill-conceived, sizeable and threaten provider stability and patient access amid the COVID-19 public health emergency Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) applauded a letter led by Representative Bobby

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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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