Body Gears Blog

Stretching For Runners

October 9th, 2015

Stretching for a marathon, or any workout for that matter, is crucial to the success and overall health of your body! Body Gears has some simple tips to make sure you are performing better and to help you prevent injury (or further injury-Marathon Runners- you know!). Stretching both BEFORE & AFTER a run will help

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Mindfulness and Pain Reduction

October 7th, 2015

Your body – it’s strong, resilient, and capable of incredible things! However, it can feel like you are battling your body when it is not functioning the way you think it should, especially when dealing with chronic pain. Pain can switch the roles of mind and body, so that the body’s pain begins to dictate

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Success Story Saturday: Neck & Shoulder Pain from Whiplash

June 10th, 2015

Diagnosis: Whiplash secondary motor vehicle accident “I performed an initial evaluation on a patient following a car accident where her primary complaint was pain on her left side of her neck which increased during neck rotation. At the end of the Initial Examination, we went over a few stretches for the neck that would help

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Another Successfully Wiggle Room Body Gears Baby Delivery

March 2nd, 2015

Special Program: Wiggle Room. Labor and Delivery Prep   We are committed to helping women achieve a natural labor by eliminating the physical factors that can prevent normal descent even if she ends up needing the stirrups.  At Body Gears Physical Therapy, we have great working relationships with a number of midwife groups in the

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Success Story Saturday: Knee

January 16th, 2015

Success Story Saturday Body Part: Knee Diagnosis: Knee pain following motor vehicle accident Patient who was 5 months status post motor vehicle accident (MVA) continued to demonstrate improvements in knee range of motion (ROM) and improved end feel with knee flexion, following soft tissue mobilization (STM) to both calf heads as well as separation from

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Success Story Saturday: Hips

December 19th, 2014

Body Part: Hips Diagnosis: Hip flexor tendonitis A young female patient I saw this afternoon was accompanied by her mother. She complained of bilateral trochanteric pain after sitting in class for one hour and with driving for greater than 30 minutes. Quite expectedly, dysfunctions were seen in the coccyx [tailbone], sacrum, innominate and to a

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Success Story Saturday: Low Back and Ankle

December 12th, 2014

Success Story Body Part: Low back and ankle Diagnosis: Lumbago, pain in joint-ankle My patient was quite pleased with the way Jonathan and I approached her painful gait complaint today (we co-treated her this session). Prioritizing the five most restricted soft-tissue and the five joint mobilization issues identified after watching her do the pre-tests (gait,

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Success Story Saturday: Lumbar Hyper Mobility

December 5th, 2014

Success Story   Body Part: Low back Diagnosis: Lumbar hyper-mobility   This morning I was working with a young ice-skater whose primary complaint was not being able to maintain proper spinal alignment during her figure skating jumps and turns. Patient performed a double axel as a pre/post test. At pretest patient demonstrated increased lumbar lordosis and an increase in elevated sternum during her second loop

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