Pre-habilitation to your Rehabilitation

June 1st, 2016

When it comes to physical therapy, most think of the rehabilitation process following an injury or surgery. However, that unwritten rule is not true. There have been numerous studies providing evidence for better outcomes with pre-habilitation and post-rehabilitation. Patients have shown far better outcomes following his/her whole rehabilitation process with pre-habilitation prior to surgical interventions

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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May 16th, 2016

By: Dr. Lindsay Weston, PT, DPT Each year, May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a condition that affects 350 million people worldwide and 50 million people in the United States, including 300,000 children. That’s 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 250 children in the United States. Arthritis is also the

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Helping a Patient Get Back to What She Loved: Backpacking

May 4th, 2016

After making significant improvements following chronic lower extremity injury, our patient wanted to practice something that she loved: backpacking. With trips lasting anywhere 5-7 days, one has to carry a sleeping bag, food, cook ware, tarps and tools that can combine up to 30 percent of one’s body weight. In order to simulate the environment

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Debunking 5 Myths on Disc Herniation

April 27th, 2016

Physical therapy at Body Gears corrects mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control deficits that are perpetuating disc irritation. With proper management through conservative care, spinal discs can heal just like any other tissue in the body. Surgery is not necessarily the best or only option. This article debunks five myths on disc injury and healing. Myth

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Body Gears Physical Therapy Promotes Hope through the Arts

March 7th, 2016

Body Gears works with Friends of Kids with Cancer using the power of the arts to help spread hope for children being treated at Mercy Clinic Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center ST. LOUIS – March 9, 2016 – Body Gears Physical Therapy, a private, outpatient physical therapy provider rooted in the breakthrough practice of Functional Manual Therapy™ (FMT), recently teamed

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