New Study Confirms Physical Therapy Reduces Need for Knee Replacement and Creates Better Outcomes When Surgery is Needed

July 13th, 2021

Nobody wants to go under the knife, but everyone wants to feel better. With the rate of knee osteoarthritis on the rise among seniors, a new study reveals the value of physical therapy. A new five-year study of Medicare data shows that in one million cases of knee osteoarthritis among American seniors, one-third received knee

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Go! Press Play! From Training Table to Cross-Country Trek

October 30th, 2020

Train. Recover. Ride. Inspire. At Body Gears, it’s about enhancing human mechanics through the entire journey with patients like Andrew Mortenson. A physical therapist is specially trained to help you restore activity, strength and motion. This usually occurs after an injury or surgery and PTs teach you specific exercises, stretches and other techniques to help

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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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Debunking 5 Myths on Disc Herniation

April 27th, 2016

Physical therapy at Body Gears corrects mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control deficits that are perpetuating disc irritation. With proper management through conservative care, spinal discs can heal just like any other tissue in the body. Surgery is not necessarily the best or only option. This article debunks five myths on disc injury and healing. Myth

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#TestimonyTuesday 4/19

April 19th, 2016

‪#‎TestimonyTuesday‬ “I have had physical therapy several times before in different places but have never had such thorough, careful, attention and therapy as I had at Body Gears. My therapist Brad studied my back muscles and worked on the ones that needed help. The therapy assistants were careful to help me do my exercises correctly

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Left Achilles Tendon Repair

April 7th, 2016

The patient in this video is recovering from a left Achilles tendon repair and is progressing very well with therapy! Now that she is out of her walking boot, it is crucial to begin weight bearing again through the left foot to return to normal function! As the patient walks forward and back, she is

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What is the Core?

March 29th, 2016

The ‪#‎Core‬: What is the core? The core or the “powerhouse” is a group of muscles in the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex that stabilize and support the spine and pelvis for dynamic activity. These muscles primarily include the transversus abdominis, multifidi, internal/external obliques, diaphragm, and the pelvic floor muscles. Repetitive movement without appropriately initiating the core first

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