4 Key Benefits to Direct Access and Telehealth

April 2nd, 2020

Direct Access and Telehealth for Physical and Occupational Therapy improves access to care and much, much more. This infographic below (or available for download) explains some of the main benefits including: Access Early intervention and decreased costs Education and self-management Positive outcomes Your therapist is ready to discuss telehealth options that make sense for your

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Our Commitment: Your Health Matters

April 1st, 2020

What is Body Gears doing to keep our patients and employees safe? We want to keep you informed and reassure you that our dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Team and Disaster Committee continues to work around the clock to monitor developments, update policies and procedures and communicate these changes to Body Gears clinics on the ground to keep our patients and

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Treating Patients Virtually Anywhere

March 26th, 2020

For years, patients have come to Body Gears throughout Chicagoland for effective outcomes and a faster return to wellness. Now we’re providing the same services virtually. During this unprecedented health situation, the Body Gears staff has turned its attention to treating our patients remotely, through an expanded telehealth program. CMS guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis

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Telehealth Services Available at Body Gears Physical Therapy

March 19th, 2020

As of March 19, 2020, Governor Pritzker of the State of Illinois has granted access to telehealth physical therapy services. To access our Telehealth Services immediately, call 877-709-1090 or email admins@bodygears.com. See the State of Illinois Executive Order here See our Response to the Coronavirus and Our Gathered Resources As we all continue to adapt

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Coronavirus, Our Commitment to Safety, and Resources to Keep You Informed

March 11th, 2020

Body Gear’s Response over the Growing Concerns Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) NEWS: Now Offering Telehealth Options Our priority is always the health and safety of our patients and employees. With the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus, we feel it is important to keep our patients informed of the steps we are taking

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How Much Isn’t Enough? Dosage of Intensity for Exercise

May 17th, 2017

How Much Isn’t Enough? Dosage of Intensity for Exercise One of the principles of creating an exercise program is the “overload” principle, which states that you must challenge the body in order to produce a change. This applies to, not only to a physical therapy exercise program, but any fitness, health or wellness program that

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#ChosePT for Fibromyalgia

May 10th, 2017

#ChoosePT for Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a complex disorder generally characterized chronic widespread pain in at least 11 of 18 tender points. It can also be described as a sensitization of the central nervous system. Central sensitization can alter sensory processing, anti-nociceptive mechanisms (anti-pain mechanisms), and increased pain facilitating pathways among other changes to

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COMPLETE Tracking Posture: A look forward to technology for preventing back pain

Tracking Posture: A Look Forward to Technology for Preventing Back Pain

April 26th, 2017

Tracking Posture: A Look Forward to Technology for Preventing Back Pain We all know the fitness trackers that help keep track of how many steps we take throughout the day, how well we sleep, how many flights of stairs we climb, but what if there was one to track our posture? What if this posture

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