What Happens When Your Physical Therapist Becomes “The Patient”

April 12th, 2017

What Happens When Your Physical Therapist Becomes “The Patient” By: Alyson Entwhistle, PT, MSPT It happened!!!  Your favorite physical therapist, me, became the patient.  It’s interesting being on the other side of the treatment table.  It is ok to admit that sometimes you just need someone’s hands on you and to guide you to make

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Maximize your 2016 Insurance Benefits

November 18th, 2016

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of your benefits. Don’t let unused benefits expire! Address those aches, pains, and imbalances before the calendar year resets! Most insurance plans are based on calendar year benefits. While some plans offer a limited amount of physical therapy visits per calendar year, others, like Medicare, cap your

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Activating Your “Foot Core”

July 6th, 2016

By: Dr. Lindsay Weston, PT, DPT Much attention has been given to activating the abdominal core, and rightly so; activating the abdominal core is essential for the body to have control over our movement. Without activating the abdominal core, the body would move with less control, similar to the fabric inflatable wind dancers used to

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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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Weight Lifter’s Shoulder

May 2nd, 2016

Weight Lifter’s Shoulder Pain near the top of the shoulder, especially felt during or after weightlifting, can be caused by dysfunction of the acromioclavicular joint, otherwise known as the AC joint. The collarbone, or clavicle, and the acromion, a part of the shoulder blade that wraps around the shoulder to create a stable complex, form

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Oak Brook Body Gears Hosted an Institute of Physical Art (IPA) Education Course

May 2nd, 2016

Thank you to our fellow PTs! Our Oak Brook clinic hosted another Institute of Physical Art (IPA) continued education course this past weekend. Many of our PTs joined this advanced course to gain further knowledge from IPA Co-founder, Gregg Johnson PT, FFFMT, FFAAOMPT and fellow instructor, Christopher DeMarco DPT, CFMT, FAAOMPT. Body Gears would like

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