Body Gears Endorses the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act

June 15th, 2020

Press Release distributed by the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality (APTQI) on Monday, June 15, 2020 APTQI Commends Representative Brendan Boyle for Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Block Steep Cuts to Physical Therapy Services Washington, DC –The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA) for introducing the Outpatient Therapy

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Breathing and Pelvic Floor: Are You Doing it Wrong?

April 17th, 2020

Maybe. First, let’s consider breathing in its broadest terms as the expansion and recoil of the chest and abdomen. Now, if your lungs don’t even reach to the bottom of your rib cage, then why does your abdomen expand when you inhale instead of just your chest where the lungs are? Singers and yogis will

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Essentials for Quarantine Home Workouts

April 15th, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Racioppi, PT, DPT Elizabeth Racioppi, PT, DPT, Regional Manager at Body Gears shares tips with you on creative home workouts using household items as well as some simple modifications for High-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises to help you continue your routines when injured. Household Equipment No weights at home? No problem! Some things

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No Gym? No Problem!

April 3rd, 2020

5 Exercise Ideas With Little to No Equipment to Keep You Fit and Sane In light of community gym closures, we’re here to share our functional exercise expertise! Our patients can attest that you don’t need a lot of equipment to get a good workout, and sometimes you can even get the most burn out

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Avoid These 5 Things for a Healthier Bladder

March 27th, 2020

1. Don’t Go “Just In Case.” Called “JIC-ing,” this is something we learn as children when our parents worry about untimely requests to use the bathroom after leaving the house. As potty-trained adults, this is not something we should continue to practice. There is an established signaling system between your bladder, your brain, and your

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Physical and Occupational Therapists Identified as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

March 21st, 2020

CISA RELEASES GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 Release Date: March 19, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19.   As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of

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Tired of Lower Back Pain? Here’s What To Do:

September 20th, 2018

Lower back pain is the nemesis of many. That familiar ache can limit time spent working, relaxing, and enjoying life. It can lead to irritability and a whole host of other health problems. And, yet, it’s surprisingly common. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are lost

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The Stress of Neck Pain and Headaches

June 8th, 2018

Meeting deadlines, maintaining a social life, eating healthy, exercising, and balancing family duties is enough stress without also having to deal with pain. What is stress though? It’s nothing more than the body’s reaction to a stimulus that upsets your physical and/or mental equilibrium. Stress is an inevitable part of life that nothing on earth

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