Physical Therapy Enters the Final Frontier

November 29th, 2021

With NASA adding its first physical therapist to treat the astronaut corps, it’s time to consider the benefits of PT much closer to home. In September, NASA made “one giant leap” for the health and safety of its astronaut corps, adding a full-time physical therapist position to its Astronaut Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation team. From

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Celebrate Movement With Body Gears During Physical Therapy Month

October 11th, 2021

October is National Physical Therapy Month, providing a spotlight on our profession and the life-changing benefits for our patients. What do the bodies of elite athletes, aging seniors and growing children have in common? The need for (and benefits from) physical therapy! During the APTA’s National Physical Therapy Month, the team at Body Gears wants

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Celebrate Fall By Improving Your Balance

September 15th, 2021

September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month and Body Gears offers tips and services to help keep you upright as the weather gets colder. For many, September is a time for rebalancing priorities, as families return from vacation, students head back to school, and projects ramp up around the house and office. It’s also the perfect

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Best Ways to Prevent and Treat Swimming Shoulder Injuries

August 23rd, 2021

If you were inspired by the Tokyo Olympics to get back in the pool, here are some quick tips for preventing and treating shoulder injuries. Every four years at the Summer Olympics, swimming goes from a sport of relative obscurity to one of the most entertaining competitions in the world. It has made household names

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New Study Confirms Physical Therapy Reduces Need for Knee Replacement and Creates Better Outcomes When Surgery is Needed

July 13th, 2021

Nobody wants to go under the knife, but everyone wants to feel better. With the rate of knee osteoarthritis on the rise among seniors, a new study reveals the value of physical therapy. A new five-year study of Medicare data shows that in one million cases of knee osteoarthritis among American seniors, one-third received knee

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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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