Avoiding the Post – Marathon Blues!

October 11th, 2017

Congratulations! You did it! 26.2 miles is nothing to be brushed off, be sure to celebrate your success! But after the celebrations, it is not uncommon to hit the Post Marathon Blues. A feeling of whole body soreness, stiffness, and the unanswered question of, “What now?” Check out these helpful hints to avoid the Post

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Should I Push Through the Pain?

September 20th, 2017

To some people, just saying the word “Marathon” creates pain! You have gotten this far and we are here to help you along the way! But there is a big question that you need to ask yourself – should I push through the pain?   At Body Gears, we want to erase the phrase, “No

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Powerful Tips for Best Efficiency for Your Marathon: Core First Strategies and Running

August 30th, 2017

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Authored by: Meghan Simonetti-Deters, PT, DPT, MSHA, FMS-cert The Chicago Marathon is just around the corner and WE want to help YOU perform at your optimum level! The 3 Basic Reference Planes used in Anatomy   Our Body Gears Physical

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Educating the Chronic Pain Patient

August 16th, 2017

Education is always one of the points of emphasis as a physical therapist as we want to ensure the understanding of the anatomy, joint biomechanics, and how it can impact movement and pain. For many patients’, pain is a signal of soft tissue or joint injury but that is not always the case especially for

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Your Pain is not “Just a Headache”

August 9th, 2017

Headaches and migraines can be debilitating. They can keep you from enjoying the activities that matter most to you, whether that is caring for your family, going to school, hitting the treadmill, or just getting through a typical day. This article explains different types of headaches and what Body Gears can do to help.  

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Top 3 Injuries From Wearing Flip Flops

August 2nd, 2017

Flip flops are synonymous with summertime! The warm weather arrives and suddenly we throw away the boots and shoes and we break right into those toe-busting footwear. Despite the fun of summer and the freedom of your toes, there are some injuries to be wary of when wearing flip flops. Take a peek at the

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Avoiding Golf Injuries

July 26th, 2017

The sun is coming out more frequently and we are all getting the itch… the itch to go GOLFING! Well before you hit the greens here are some tips to limit injuries and promote a successful golfing season. The Address During all components of a golf swing, being tuned into how the body is aligned

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Physical Therapy and Breast Cancer

July 19th, 2017

Approximately one in eight women and one in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Current treatment options such as chemotherapy, radiation, lumpectomy, and mastectomy can be incredibly taxing both physically and psychologically with side effects and outcomes that can hinder the patient’s ability to move through daily

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