4 Key Benefits to Direct Access and Telehealth

April 2nd, 2020

Direct Access and Telehealth for Physical and Occupational Therapy improves access to care and much, much more. This infographic below (or available for download) explains some of the main benefits including: Access Early intervention and decreased costs Education and self-management Positive outcomes Your therapist is ready to discuss telehealth options that make sense for your

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Treating Patients Virtually Anywhere

March 26th, 2020

For years, patients have come to Body Gears throughout Chicagoland for effective outcomes and a faster return to wellness. Now we’re providing the same services virtually. During this unprecedented health situation, the Body Gears staff has turned its attention to treating our patients remotely, through an expanded telehealth program. CMS guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Working From Home

March 19th, 2020

First and foremost, let’s acknowledge that any kind of change can be difficult–at first. Think of a rocket ship—it uses almost all of its fuel to get its momentum to get going, but once it’s moving, it’s really heading places! Although working from home is not a novel concept, it is a completely new phenomenon

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Watch the Game, Not Your Back

November 25th, 2019

Can’t get through a 3-hour game because of back or tailbone pain? Passing up chances to see the Bears play live because sitting on bleachers is unthinkable?   You’re not just getting old, you’re not broken beyond repair, and you’re not getting an award for pushing through your pain. When you don’t take steps to get

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5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

October 10th, 2019

Millions of individuals live with varying degrees of pain while also experiencing limited amounts of energy. There are several quick and effective ways you can increase your energy levels while reducing pain. Incorporating physical therapy into your regular routine is one way to limit pain. Call Body Gears Physical Therapy for more information regarding the

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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

September 13th, 2019

There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do you know whether it is an injury that

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Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

July 17th, 2019

We all have two sciatic nerves running from either side of the lower back down to each of our legs. A classic sign of sciatica is a shooting pain along the path of the nerve on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,”

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What To Do When Your X-Ray Happens to Reveal You Have Scoliosis

June 10th, 2019

It’s more common than you might think for someone to get an x-ray done for a shoulder, neck, or back problem and when the report comes back, one of the first things it lists is scoliosis. People are often left wondering what to do with this information and have questions like, “Should I be worried?”

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