Body Gears Blog

Essentials for Quarantine Home Workouts

April 15th, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Galdi, 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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Physical and Occupational Therapists Identified as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

March 21st, 2020

CISA RELEASES GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 Release Date: March 19, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19.   As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Working From Home

March 19th, 2020

First and foremost, let’s acknowledge that any kind of change can be difficult–at first. Think of a rocket ship—it uses almost all of its fuel to get its momentum to get going, but once it’s moving, it’s really heading places! Although working from home is not a novel concept, it is a completely new phenomenon

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