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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#TestimonyTuesday 4/19

April 19th, 2016

‪#‎TestimonyTuesday‬ “I have had physical therapy several times before in different places but have never had such thorough, careful, attention and therapy as I had at Body Gears. My therapist Brad studied my back muscles and worked on the ones that needed help. The therapy assistants were careful to help me do my exercises correctly

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The Importance of Maintaining Flexibility While Staying Active – Recommendations for Older Adults to Improve Fitness

January 13th, 2016

It’s vital for older adults to maintain an active lifestyle with plenty of exercise to promote optimal health and wellbeing. It’s also important to sustain flexibility while staying active to prevent injury and retain maximum mobility. Body Gears Physical Therapist Kane Thompson, PT, DPT, ATC, shares his expert knowledge and insight on the aging process

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Straighten up! And Improve your Posture

November 2nd, 2015

If you’re like the majority of professionals, you’re spending long hours seated at your desk during the workday. And chances are, you’re slouching. It’s time to straighten up! Poor posture can lead to many negative side effects. When your back is straight, the spine is supported and stabilized, but as you slouch your spine is

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Injury-Free Approach to Raking Leaves

October 29th, 2015

Whether you are the kind of person who waits until all the leaves have fallen before picking up a rake – or you love the challenge of maintaining a leaf-free lawn, Body Gears Physical Therapy can help you have an injury-free raking season. Improperly twisting, bending, and reaching while raking can lead to soreness and

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SI Joint

October 9th, 2015

Many patients at Body Gears seek physical therapy because of low back and/or sacroiliac joint (SI joint) pain. The finely tuned motion motion at the SI joint plays a crucial role in efficient walking patterns and movement at the hips during functional activities. This motion has been shown in the research literature to increase when

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Mindfulness and Pain Reduction

October 7th, 2015

Your body – it’s strong, resilient, and capable of incredible things! However, it can feel like you are battling your body when it is not functioning the way you think it should, especially when dealing with chronic pain. Pain can switch the roles of mind and body, so that the body’s pain begins to dictate

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