Debunking 5 Myths on Disc Herniation

April 27th, 2016

Physical therapy at Body Gears corrects mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control deficits that are perpetuating disc irritation. With proper management through conservative care, spinal discs can heal just like any other tissue in the body. Surgery is not necessarily the best or only option. This article debunks five myths on disc injury and healing. Myth

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Common Injury in Ice Skaters: The Hip Adductor Strain

February 1st, 2016

Overuse injuries are common in ice skating sports, but the adductor strain is unique to both figure skaters and hockey players. “This injury accounts for up to 20 percent of injuries in elite hockey players,” says Bradley Murison, PT, MPT. As a former captain for the football team, captain for the wrestling team, and track

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The Importance of Maintaining Flexibility While Staying Active – Recommendations for Older Adults to Improve Fitness

January 13th, 2016

It’s vital for older adults to maintain an active lifestyle with plenty of exercise to promote optimal health and wellbeing. It’s also important to sustain flexibility while staying active to prevent injury and retain maximum mobility. Body Gears Physical Therapist Kane Thompson, PT, DPT, ATC, shares his expert knowledge and insight on the aging process

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What is a Free Injury Screen and Why Should I Bother?

December 23rd, 2015

Physical therapy is a vast field in the health care community. It is also one of the fastest growing occupations. However, it is also one of the least understood health care fields. According to Body Gears physical therapist Bradley Murison, PT, MPT. “When I tell people I am a physical therapist, I get everything from

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Straighten up! And Improve your Posture

November 2nd, 2015

If you’re like the majority of professionals, you’re spending long hours seated at your desk during the workday. And chances are, you’re slouching. It’s time to straighten up! Poor posture can lead to many negative side effects. When your back is straight, the spine is supported and stabilized, but as you slouch your spine is

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Injury-Free Approach to Raking Leaves

October 29th, 2015

Whether you are the kind of person who waits until all the leaves have fallen before picking up a rake – or you love the challenge of maintaining a leaf-free lawn, Body Gears Physical Therapy can help you have an injury-free raking season. Improperly twisting, bending, and reaching while raking can lead to soreness and

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