Body Gears Blog

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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Success Story Saturday: Treating Plantar Fasciitis

November 26th, 2014

Body Part: Foot and heel Diagnosis: Plantar Fasciitis I worked with an athletic male patient whose primary complaint was right heel pain which he stated was worse the mornings after running or playing tennis the previous day. He has had a long history of plantar fasciitis to both his lower extremities.  During the first treatment

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Success Story Saturday: Treating the Elbow

November 18th, 2014

Body Part: Elbow Diagnosis: Status post ulnar nerve transposition I worked with a patient who was status-post right ulnar nerve transposition (moving of the ulnar nerve to decrease nerve entrapment). Patient’s symptoms were severe neural tension of the right upper extremity causing numbness and tingling into fingers. At the end of her initial evaluation, which

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