Body Gears Blog

Physical Therapy Enters the Final Frontier

November 29th, 2021

With NASA adding its first physical therapist to treat the astronaut corps, it’s time to consider the benefits of PT much closer to home. In September, NASA made “one giant leap” for the health and safety of its astronaut corps, adding a full-time physical therapist position to its Astronaut Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation team. From

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5 Tips to Improve Your Bladder Health Right Now

November 8th, 2021

November is National Bladder Health Awareness Month and your team at Body Gears wants you to live a more comfortable, confident lifestyle. Here are some tips for taking control of your pelvic health. This November, let’s break the stigma on bladder health. According to a recent National Poll on Healthy Aging report, more than 40%

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Celebrate Movement With Body Gears During Physical Therapy Month

October 11th, 2021

October is National Physical Therapy Month, providing a spotlight on our profession and the life-changing benefits for our patients. What do the bodies of elite athletes, aging seniors and growing children have in common? The need for (and benefits from) physical therapy! During the APTA’s National Physical Therapy Month, the team at Body Gears wants

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Celebrate Fall By Improving Your Balance

September 15th, 2021

September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month and Body Gears offers tips and services to help keep you upright as the weather gets colder. For many, September is a time for rebalancing priorities, as families return from vacation, students head back to school, and projects ramp up around the house and office. It’s also the perfect

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Enjoy Cycling While Protecting Your Pelvic Floor Health

August 23rd, 2021

Whether you were inspired by the Olympics and Tour de France or just want to get back in shape, cycling doesn’t have to mean choosing between your fitness and pelvic health. Cycling as a sport, exercise, or form of leisure and transportation has never been more accessible than it is today.  With private bike ownership,

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Best Ways to Prevent and Treat Swimming Shoulder Injuries

August 23rd, 2021

If you were inspired by the Tokyo Olympics to get back in the pool, here are some quick tips for preventing and treating shoulder injuries. Every four years at the Summer Olympics, swimming goes from a sport of relative obscurity to one of the most entertaining competitions in the world. It has made household names

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Chicago Marathon Check-In: Taking Account for a COVID-19 Diagnosis

July 18th, 2021

New flu-like symptoms should mean quarantining for two weeks. But if you’re still feeling the effects of COVID-19 months later, you’re not alone. The Chicago Marathon is back for 2021 and there are fewer than 90 training days left to prepare! If you’re one of the 35,000 runners that are expected to take part in

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New Study Confirms Physical Therapy Reduces Need for Knee Replacement and Creates Better Outcomes When Surgery is Needed

July 13th, 2021

Nobody wants to go under the knife, but everyone wants to feel better. With the rate of knee osteoarthritis on the rise among seniors, a new study reveals the value of physical therapy. A new five-year study of Medicare data shows that in one million cases of knee osteoarthritis among American seniors, one-third received knee

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