Body Gears Blog

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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Why Your Pelvic Floor Matters?

March 18th, 2021

Written by Katrina Carpenter, PT, DPT Hello everyone! My name is Katrina Carpenter, PT, DPT and I put together this informational video with the purpose of educating the general public, potential patients and healthcare personnel, on the pelvic floor. I had a few goals throughout this presentation primarily including a discussion on what the pelvic

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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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