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♥ Valentine’s Day Heart Health ♥

February 14th, 2018

Relationships are often affected on Valentine’s Day! Today, we would like to tell you how we address the relationships between the ribs and thoracic cage after open-heart surgery. Our Physical Therapists give love to the ribs and the thoracic cage which are the heart’s house, mobilizing the scar tissue and joint restrictions created by the hands

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The Front Lines of This Year’s Winter Olympics

February 8th, 2018

The wait is almost over!!! This Friday, the world’s top winter athletes will compete for coveted Olympic medals in 102 snowy sports. Fun fact: 2018 is the first time the Olympics have surpassed 100 events. These elite athletes have prepared their entire lives for the chance to compete on the highest stage. To reach this

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Preparing for the CrossFit Open

February 5th, 2018

As CrossFitters around the globe eagerly await Dave Castro’s 18.1 announcement today, most of us are going about this week’s WODs in anticipation. What will the workout be and are we prepared?! At this stage of the game, it’s too late to give any tips for Open training, BUT, you CAN prep yourself with GIG’s

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What Is Dry Needing and Why Would I Need It?

January 24th, 2018

Most people have experienced knots within their muscles. These knots or areas of increased tension can occur from under-use, over-use or misuse of muscles. The actual mechanism of why this occurs is somewhat controversial but is likely due to a combination of neural, chemical, and mechanical factors. These areas of muscle tension can alter movement

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Introducing Klara: A Better Way to Communicate

January 11th, 2018

Body Gears is excited to announce the introduction of Klara, the fastest growing healthcare communication platform in the US.  Klara is a way for patients to easily get in touch with your Body Gears clinic by accessing a secure, HIPAA-compliant website or mobile app. Using Klara is as easy as sending a traditional text message!   With Body

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Love Your Scars and Teach Them to Move

January 10th, 2018

Scars get a bad rap. Celebrate them instead! Without them, surgeries are ineffective, infections enter the body, and muscles refuse to move. Scars are now part of your body, so let’s love them, too. Often, scars are feared when too long, deep, ugly, or if one has “too many.” Knowing how scars work can decrease

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Are Your Knees Snap, Crackle and Popping into the New Year?

January 4th, 2018

It is common for our joints to “pop”, “click” or “crack” throughout our day. However, these noises can become distracting and can be cause for concern. How do you know if your joint noises are something to address? A good rule of thumb is that if the noise is not painful, then it is likely

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New Year New You

December 27th, 2017

2017 is coming to an end, which means one thing: time to make 2018 New Year Resolutions. However, it only takes a quick Google search to find that only 8% of ALL New Year Resolutions succeed and that 80% have already failed by February. So, what can you do to help your odds? Personally, I

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