Body Gears Blog

Marathon Series – Powerful Tips for Running an Efficient Marathon

September 12th, 2018
The Chicago Marathon is fast approaching and WE want to help YOU perform at your optimum level! Our Body Gears Physical Therapists utilize CoreFirst® Strategies when we treat our patients – this is a thought process that extrapolates the idea that if your body is well aligned and your core INITIATES first every time, your

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Reduce Pain and Inflammation Through Nutrition

September 10th, 2018
Internal inflammation can wreak havoc with your health. You may already be seeing a physical therapist for inflammation-related health issues, such as arthritis. Whether you have a specific diagnosis or generalized pain in your back and joints, Body Gears can help. Your physical therapist may also suggest an anti-inflammatory diet for additional pain relief.  

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Tension Headaches: How to Handle Them

August 24th, 2018
Of the several distinct types of headaches — including tension, migraine, sinus, and cluster — the tension-type headache is the most common. Though stress can be a positive natural reaction to stimuli that keeps us safe, an excessive amount of stress can lead to tension headaches. That’s why learning how to handle emotional and physical

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How Staying Active at Work Can Increase Productivity

August 1st, 2018
Picture yourself at work. Are you hunched over a keyboard, clicking away on a mouse, cradling your phone on your shoulder? Are the most moving around you’re likely to do walking to and from the copy machine? It’s no surprise that our sedentary jobs are causing fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Fortunately, having

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Tips to Treat Your Arthritis Pain

July 10th, 2018
Do your joints hate cold weather? Are you blaming your age for lower back, hip, and knee pain? These are typical signs of arthritis but it's not the painful life sentence you think it is. Every year, the Centers for Disease Control reports roughly 54.4 million North Americans are diagnosed with some form of arthritis

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Still Hurting? Take a Look at Your Plate

July 3rd, 2018
Food is no longer thought of simply as fuel. A meal can be art, a comfort blanket, a social experience, even an exotic adventure. While food can bring a lot of joy, certain foods can cause chemical reactions in your body you might not be aware of. Sadly, the foods that provide the most emotional

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How Long Have You Been Part of the ‘Waiting for It to Get Better’ Club?

June 10th, 2018
Not sure if you're part of the club? We've all heard what 'waiting for it to get better' sounds like:  It's not that bad... I'll take care of it later... It'll get better on its own... It's just the weather... I just need to stretch more... If you're a 'wait and see' kind of person, the rule

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What It Means to Have an ‘Economical Running Technique’

June 8th, 2018
There’s a lot of advice out there for runners – what shoes to wear, how to design a training program, what to eat and drink, race mistakes to avoid, and on and on. Running form and technique advice is in a category of its own with often conflicting and ever-changing advice. When that happens, at

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