Neck Pain Treatment for Long Lasting Relief

Severe neck pain can be extremely debilitating, making it difficult to work, sleep, or perform even the simplest tasks. The most common causes of neck pain are arthritis, poor posture, and muscle strain. However, there are several things that you can do to ease your pain and improve your flexibility. Many people treat common neck…

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Policy Update

We all know that one of the keys to getting the most out of PT is attending all scheduled appointments, but we also understand that life happens, and sometimes you must cancel an appointment. That is why we have put in a place a sensible cancellation policy for all. If you must cancel an appointment, contact…

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Pelvic floor rehab with physical therapy

Do you struggle with urinary incontinence? Pelvic floor physical therapy can help. Stress urinary incontinence is one of many pelvic floor disorders that are treatable with physical therapy. Pelvic floor rehabilitation at Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates in Downers Grove involves education, supervised exercise, and hands-on approaches in a professional and private setting. Each…

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The benefits of physical therapy for shoulder pain

Relief from shoulder pain without having to take medications, injections or potential surgery. When people seek relief for shoulder pain, the next thing they want to know is what’s causing it. Is it really the shoulder? Is it my neck, or is it the spine? Therapists at Be Fit PT & Pilates in Downers Grove…

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3 things to know about psoas pain

The psoas muscle runs from the front part of the low back (lumbar spine) and crosses over the hip joint and is often referred to as a part of your hip flexor muscles. Your psoas muscle can become tight, resulting in low back pain. When you injure this muscle, it can result in psoas syndrome.…

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for People Living With ALS

May marks ALS Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness for this disease, so more people recognize and understand how to help those with ALS. Physical Therapists can play a key role in helping people improve mobility, find relief from pain, and live a healthier, more physically able lives. Physical therapists can help patients maintain…

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Free Assessment Day on Cinco de Mayo!

BeFit is hosting a day of free consults on Thursday, May 5th for Cinco De Mayo! If you have an issue with pain or function or fitness/wellness and don’t know what to do about it come and speak to one of our PT’s. Our 30 minute assessments can include a variety of specialties such as…

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What is a bulging disc?

Disks act as cushions between the vertebrae in your spine. Disks show signs of wear and tear with age. These changes can cause the outer layer of the disk to bulge out, placing pressure on the surrounding nerves which can in turn lead to pain that radiates down the back or other areas of the…

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What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

A painful sacroiliac joint – or SI joint – is one of the more common causes of mechanical low back pain. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) is impaired and unstable movement of the pelvis resulting from loosening of ligaments in the small of the back. SIJD can be a nuisance, but is seldom dangerous and rarely…

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Fostering Connection during a Pandemic

Connection. What exactly does that mean and how does it apply to us, especially during a pandemic? Well, looking at it from a “Joseph Pilates” point of view, it could mean the connection between body, mind, and spirit so maybe I’ll start there with his six principles and then tie them to how WE are…

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