Body Gears Blog

Adapting Care for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

February 15th, 2019
[arthr-: joint] + [-itis: inflammation] Many different types of chronic joint pain can be classified as arthritis (over 100, in fact). Arthritis can sometimes feel like an inevitable part of aging with many people unaware of available treatment options outside of medications and surgery. It’s time to dispel some myths about two of the most common types

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Sprains and Strains: What’s the Difference and What Do I Do?

January 23rd, 2019
Do you have a joint that’s feeling loose or unstable or has become really inflamed? Do you get pain whenever a certain muscle activates? Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries that people sustain and can vary in severity from minor to surgical. While it will take a healthcare professional, like a physical

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5 Ways to Put the Pain Behind You

January 9th, 2019
Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who motivates you to be more active AND can take away all the aches and pains that are preventing you from living life to the fullest? Check out these top five reasons why working with a physical therapist can help you reclaim the healthy, active lifestyle you want

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Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

December 19th, 2018
It’s always the same story: Man experiences joint pain. Man considers his age and reminisces on his high school and college sports career, detailing the injury history of the painful joint. Man diagnoses himself with arthritis, an ailment he will now have to suffer with for the rest of his life, especially during odd weather

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Pictured: Amanda Espitia riding her bicycle

Amanda’s Back Story: Living like She Never Had Pain 

December 14th, 2018
Lower back pain isn’t always the result of lifting something heavy or bending in a weird way. For a lot of people, back pain can come out of nowhere during an activity you previously had no problems with. For triathlete Amanda Espitia, that activity was riding her bicycle. “Cycling caused debilitating back pain every time

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Nate’s Knee Story: Running Back to Nature
Pictured: Nate Anderson portaging a canoe in northern Minnesota

Nate’s Knee Story: Running Back to Nature

December 14th, 2018
People with “bad knees” will know, it’s not just about the joint pain, it’s about not being able to do the things you love. For Nate Anderson, that was running. “I was having trouble walking downstairs, it hurt painfully to make any lateral movements, and I definitely couldn’t run. I have been a runner my

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Leslie’s Story: Healing Gifts

Leslie’s Story: Healing Gifts

December 14th, 2018
Leslie has been coming to Body Gears on and off for different back and hip issues after going to physicians and other types of physical therapy. “The thing about Body Gears is that they understand the body so well. They do a deep, intellectual analysis of how you move and what may be causing your issue.” At one point,

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Anthony’s Shoulder Story:
Anthony Taglia running a race

Anthony’s Shoulder Story: An Intensive Treatment with Lasting Results

December 14th, 2018
Anthony leads a busy, active life with little time to be sidelined by an injury. A frequent marathon and triathlon participant whose exercise regimen is similar to CrossFit, he is accustomed to the aches and pains that come from hard workouts. So when a partial tear in his chest and shoulder muscles left him almost unable

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