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5 tips to think about when Shoveling:

If you live in Chicago, you will understand why we are posting a snow shoveling entry at the end of January. A surprising amount of injuries occur due to improper shoveling practices.  Shoveling is not a danger in itself, it is dependent on HOW we shovel. As we move into the peak snow season [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on 5 tips to think about when Shoveling:

The BRAIN-G Principle

The Brain-G Principle: Rest and Recovery- This takes approximately 7-10 days. According to the NFL’s return-to-participation protocol, a player must rest "until his signs and symptoms and neurological examination, including cognitive and balance tests, return to baseline status." Bike- Once symptoms are controlled and tolerable, an athlete can begin like aerobic exercise. The load is [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Health|Comments Off on The BRAIN-G Principle

Brandin Cooks Head Injury

Just think, it’s the second quarter of the Super Bowl and one of your best wide receivers goes down. This was the case for Brandin Cooks at this year's super bowl.  For the Patriots, there are resounding gasps in the crowd and along the sideline, while huddles are quickly gathering along the Eagles bench and [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Brandin Cooks Head Injury

Eat & Stay FIT during Super Bowl Parties

The Super Bowl is a huge sports event, but it’s also one of those things that require a lot of attention and preparation. A lot of people end up drinking and eating way too much during Super Bowl parties. This is why it’s a good idea to prepare some healthy snacks for the upcoming Super [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Eat & Stay FIT during Super Bowl Parties

Physical Therapists are Trained to Treat a Wide Range of Illnesses and Injuries

When most people hear the words “physical therapy,” they immediately think of rehabilitation for someone with a sports injury. And while that’s accurate, physical therapists work with many types of patients, presenting with a wide variety of injuries, conditions and diseases. In fact, the profession of physical therapy can be divided into many distinct practice [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Physical Therapists are Trained to Treat a Wide Range of Illnesses and Injuries

See Your Physical Therapist to Nip Potential Injuries in the Bud

You probably already know to make an appointment with a physical therapist when you sprain your ankle or develop tennis elbow. But what if you’ve felt a slight twinge in your knee during your daily walk or noticed that your posture has changed since you accepted a job that requires sitting for eight hours a [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on See Your Physical Therapist to Nip Potential Injuries in the Bud

ACL Prevention Program

Although significant and meaningful headway has been made, researchers have yet to establish a gold standard regarding the most effective dose and specific parameters administrating an ACL prevention program.  Six published papers targeting ACL prevention in female athletes found significant effects implementing a supervised, structured neuromuscular training program. There were 29 total ACL injuries in [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on ACL Prevention Program

Total Body Holiday Home Work Out

With the holidays approaching, your schedule will likely be filled with many opportunities to overindulge. It is no surprise that most of us gain some unwanted weight during this time of year and it is a perfect time for a home work out. Here are some tips as well as a safe home workout to [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Cardio, Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Total Body Holiday Home Work Out

Focus on Your Pregnancy, Not the Pain

PART II: PRENATAL EXERCISE Early into your pregnancy, the placenta produces a hormone that helps your whole body physically become a bit looser. The release of relaxin accommodates the growth of your baby and helps in easier delivery. By doing so, it is also the culprit of ligamentous laxity, reducing tendon stiffness and softening joints; [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Health|Comments Off on Focus on Your Pregnancy, Not the Pain

Top 12 Exercise Recommendations During Pregnancy

PART I: Exercise One of the most rewarding yet challenging times in a woman’s life is when she carries and gives birth to a newborn baby. While pregnancy brings so much excitement, it can also cause a few hiccups (no pun intended). Luckily, physical therapy can safely treat injuries related to pregnancy during and/or after [...]

By | October 22nd, 2017|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Top 12 Exercise Recommendations During Pregnancy