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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5 Shocking Secrets People Who Avoid Shoulder Surgery Know*

May 2nd, 2019

*We acknowledge our use of the “click-bait” title but if you’re reading this, it worked! Hopefully you enjoy the jest if you read to the end. We always welcome your feedback on titles and blog post ideas, so please email us at social@bodygears.com Whether you’re struggling to put luggage in an overhead compartment or you’d

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When Your Knee Pain Tolerance is “Too High”

April 15th, 2019

There are some people who will humbly admit to having a low pain tolerance while others are the “Go ahead, punch me in the stomach” type. While socially it’s perceived as more favorable to have a high pain tolerance, this can often get in the way of people seeking a solution to pain since they

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Adapting Care for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

February 15th, 2019

[arthr-: joint] + [-itis: inflammation] Many different types of chronic joint pain can be classified as arthritis (over 100, in fact). Arthritis can sometimes feel like an inevitable part of aging with many people unaware of available treatment options outside of medications and surgery. It’s time to dispel some myths about two of the most common types

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