Marathon Series – Warming Up, Do I Have To?

September 25th, 2018

Is it worth it to “wake up” your muscles or is it better to save time and energy? Ever a debate!  If you’re familiar with the work of Kelly Starrett, he writes about how leopards don’t need to warm-up before they run, so why should we? His answer is that unlike a leopard, we often

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Marathon Series – Common Training Injuries, Why They Happen, and What Can You Do to Fix It

September 21st, 2018

Annually, up to 79% of long-distance runners will sustain a lower extremity injury, but don’t worry, we are here to help! Here at Body Gears, we treat every patient with a unique approach to identify the root of the issue. With the Chicago Marathon around the corner, our physical therapists are ready to help you with any injury

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Marathon Series – Powerful Tips for Running an Efficient Marathon

September 12th, 2018

The Chicago Marathon is fast approaching and WE want to help YOU perform at your optimum level! Our Body Gears Physical Therapists utilize CoreFirst® Strategies when we treat our patients – this is a thought process that extrapolates the idea that if your body is well aligned and your core INITIATES first every time, your

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What It Means to Have an ‘Economical Running Technique’

June 8th, 2018

There’s a lot of advice out there for runners – what shoes to wear, how to design a training program, what to eat and drink, race mistakes to avoid, and on and on. Running form and technique advice is in a category of its own with often conflicting and ever-changing advice. When that happens, at

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Powerful Tips for Best Efficiency for Your Marathon: Core First Strategies and Running

August 30th, 2017

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Authored by: Meghan Simonetti-Deters, PT, DPT, MSHA, FMS-cert The Chicago Marathon is just around the corner and WE want to help YOU perform at your optimum level! The 3 Basic Reference Planes used in Anatomy   Our Body Gears Physical

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Is there an Economical Running Technique?

November 6th, 2016

By: Dr. Melissa McCann, PT, DPT & Dr. Chris Hagan, PT, DPT With so many different factors that contribute to a runner’s technique, how does one decide what to change and what to keep the same?  One topic to discuss regarding this important question is “running economy”, which can be defined as the energy demand

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The Importance of Warming Up Before Exercising

July 20th, 2016

By: Dr. James Caginalp PT, DPT For many, having enough time to get to the gym is difficult enough – making time for a warm up may be an impossibility.  For serious athletes however, there are many benefits to warming up prior to working out or before a sports event. Taking the time to do

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Ready to Run – Prepping for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

March 8th, 2016

Body Gears physical therapists (PTs) know the ins and outs of running. Many of their patients are avid runners and several PTs, including Dr. Erica Burhop, PT, DPT, throw running into the mix of their active lifestyles. As Chicagoans and world-class runners across the globe prep for the upcoming Bank of America Chicago Marathon, held

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