Three Best Exercises for Heart Health

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | February 1, 2023

Creating an exercise routine is important for all ages to keep their muscles strong and flexible it is also a key to a healthy heart. Adding aerobic exercise, strength training and stretching into your workout can not only help prevent the risk of a heart attack and heart disease, but it can also help manage…

Spread the Love Event

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | January 20, 2023

Have you been pushing off your pain, injuries, health issues, or experiencing dizziness or balance issues? Join Be Fit as we help Spread the Love with free PT consults and laser light treatments! Spin the wheel of self-love for your chance to win discounts on Pilates, laser treatments, massages, and dry needling packages! Book your…

Nani Lou’s Buttermilk Pound Cake

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | December 19, 2022

Looking for a holiday dessert? Look no further, we’ve got you covered! 1 C. butter 3 C. sugar 4 eggs 3 C. flour 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1 C. buttermilk 1 tsp. vanilla Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Combine flour and baking soda. Add…

 Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | December 19, 2022

With the winter months fully upon us, understanding proper shoveling mechanics is essential to prevent injuries during this inevitable chore. We have compiled a list of tips to help you safely navigate any snowmageddon headed your way: Dress appropriately- layer up and most importantly, use snow boots /shoes with good traction to increase the friction…

Stay Active and Mobile During Winter

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | December 9, 2022

Socializing and enjoying time with family and friends are great ways to stay active and mobile. A change of scenery can revive our energy levels and give us a sense of purpose. Bundle up: get some fresh air and exercise The cold weather can tempt you to spend all your time indoors. However, there are…

Neck Pain Treatment for Long Lasting Relief

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | September 14, 2022

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…

Policy Update

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | August 24, 2022

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…

Pelvic floor rehab with physical therapy

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | August 16, 2022

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…

The benefits of physical therapy for shoulder pain

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | July 14, 2022

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…

3 things to know about psoas pain

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | May 25, 2022

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.…

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for People Living With ALS

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | May 1, 2022

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…

Free Assessment Day on Cinco de Mayo!

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | April 18, 2022

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…

What is a bulging disc?

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | April 7, 2022

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…

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | March 21, 2022

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…

Fostering Connection during a Pandemic

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | March 3, 2022

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…

Is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Me?

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | February 17, 2022

Are you suffering from pelvic pain? Having problem with urinary incontinence? Then pelvic floor physical therapy is for you. This treatment uses the principles of physical therapy to provide a structured, effective, and safe reconditioning of pelvic floor muscles and alleviate pain, weakness and dysfunction in the muscles. Pelvic floor rehabilitation at Be Fit involves…

Deep core breathing and pain relief

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | February 14, 2022

The core muscles play a more active role in breathing than one might think, while the lungs play passive and equally important role. That’s why it pays to be aware of how we use our core muscles. One important payoff is pain relief. Deep breathing is, of course, deep respiration through the paying of attention…

The Holistic Treatment of Postpartum Body

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | February 4, 2022

Are you a birth professional looking to expand your skills when working with the postpartum population? Be Fit Physical Therapy and Pilates will be hosting “The Holistic Treatment of the Postpartum Body” instructed by Lynn Schulte, founder of the Institute for Birth Healing. This course offers a new and unique approach to assessment and treatment…

Proven Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | February 1, 2022

Most people enjoy a massage, but few think about its benefits. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy can play an important role in a person’s health regimen. Research shows that massage therapy provides several health benefits, including improved circulation, improved range of motion, and increased endorphin levels. There is significant evidence supporting…

3 stretches for a tight back

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | January 19, 2022

Daily activities can often cause tightness in the lower back. Working from home, sitting for an extended period of time and poor posture can all lead to lower back pain as well as activities like gardening or a night of poor sleep. Here are 3 stretches you can do for relief. 1. Knees to chest…