Pictured: Amanda Espitia riding her bicycle

Amanda’s Back Story: Living like She Never Had Pain 

December 14th, 2018
Lower back pain isn’t always the result of lifting something heavy or bending in a weird way. For a lot of people, back pain can come out of nowhere during an activity you previously had no problems with. For triathlete Amanda Espitia, that activity was riding her bicycle. “Cycling caused debilitating back pain every time

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Nate’s Knee Story: Running Back to Nature
Pictured: Nate Anderson portaging a canoe in northern Minnesota

Nate’s Knee Story: Running Back to Nature

December 14th, 2018
People with “bad knees” will know, it’s not just about the joint pain, it’s about not being able to do the things you love. For Nate Anderson, that was running. “I was having trouble walking downstairs, it hurt painfully to make any lateral movements, and I definitely couldn’t run. I have been a runner my

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Leslie’s Story: Healing Gifts

Leslie’s Story: Healing Gifts

December 14th, 2018
Leslie has been coming to Body Gears on and off for different back and hip issues after going to physicians and other types of physical therapy. “The thing about Body Gears is that they understand the body so well. They do a deep, intellectual analysis of how you move and what may be causing your issue.” At one point,

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Anthony’s Shoulder Story:
Anthony Taglia running a race

Anthony’s Shoulder Story: An Intensive Treatment with Lasting Results

December 14th, 2018
Anthony leads a busy, active life with little time to be sidelined by an injury. A frequent marathon and triathlon participant whose exercise regimen is similar to CrossFit, he is accustomed to the aches and pains that come from hard workouts. So when a partial tear in his chest and shoulder muscles left him almost unable

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Jude’s Neck Story: Moving Freely and Pain-Free After Seven Years

December 14th, 2018
When Jude first came to Body Gears, it had been seven years since his life-altering bicycle accident. He had been fairly fit prior to the accident, competing in several triathlons, running frequently, and biking 70 to 80 miles a week. Everything changed though when Jude cycled head-on into a tree at about 15 miles an

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Pictured: Jeanne Braun Hiking in Scotland

Jeanne’s Hip Story: Return to the Great Outdoors

March 14th, 2018
Rehab after hip replacement surgery is typically easy enough, but Jeanne had a different experience. She was having terrible nerve issues after the surgery which made it very difficult to activate her hip muscles, walk without a limp, and just “live life”.  These problems persisted for four years despite great attempts at solving them.  Finally,

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