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…

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COVID-19 Safety Precautions at Be Fit

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | January 7, 2022

We are closely watching the increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide related to the omicron variant and taking extra precautions to protect our patients and staff. Please read below our current COVID-19 policy, which is subject to change per health official’s recommendations. Mask Policy: We will follow CDC and state recommendations and mandates on indoor mask…

Surgery delayed by COVID-19? Physical therapy can help

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | January 4, 2022

In an attempt to not overload hospital resources during the pandemic, many hospitals have opted to postpone elective surgeries. This includes non-emergency surgeries scheduled to relieve pain and repair injuries related to the musculoskeletal system – arthroscopy, ligament and tendon repairs, joint replacement surgeries, and so on. Despite these delays, those whose surgeries were delayed…

3 things to check for knee pain

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | January 4, 2022

Knee pain can be caused by many different factors, and determining the cause is the first step toward relief. Knee pain can come on slowly because of overactivity, but a sudden onset of pain can signal an injury. A proper examination can help make a diagnosis and treatment plan. Here are 3 things to check…

Golf Conditioning in the Off-Season

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | November 2, 2021

Unless you are a die-hard golfer, or have a house in a southern state, it’s safe to say your golf season is coming to a close. The snow is coming, and the clubs are hitting the shelf in the garage. That doesn’t mean that you need to forget about golf completely this off-season. There are…

Fall Massage Specials

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | November 2, 2021

You Deserve a Break – Immerse Yourself in Relaxation & Tranquility at Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates. You Will Leave the Looking & Feeling Your Best! Specials & Gift Cards Available. Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates: 4934 Main St. Downers Grove, IL 60515, 630.964.4008, www.befitpt.com

Sports injuries and the benefits of physical therapy

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | November 2, 2021

When you suffer a sports injury, it is important to properly heal before returning to the action. There are many factors that can lead to a sports injury, but physical therapy can help athletes cope with sports injuries. Physical therapy can help manage the pain caused by an injury as well as help rebuild strength…

Mary Lou’s Twist on Mom’s Italian Style Meatballs

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | September 25, 2021

The weather is cooling down and we are ready to start cooking some fall recipes! Read on below to see one of my mom’s favorites! Love, Mary Lou 1lb of ground beef (lean) 1lb of ground turkey (traditional is actually a mixture of beef, veal and pork) 1 cup of grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese Salt…

Well-Being of Seniors

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | August 26, 2021

Physical well-being is vital for seniors, especially since their bones get brittle as they age. Seniors suffering from mobility issues or poor balance look for ways to assist them in addressing these problems. Depending on the severity of pain or ailment, here are a few ideas to help seniors restore their physical functions: • Light…

Laserpalooza

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | August 26, 2021

Reserve your free deep-tissue light therapy session for our Laserpalooza on October 14th. Here is what we will have on hand: Two therapy light lasers to treat more people; A higher wattage of laser (25 watts) for greater relief of symptoms and a lower wattage laser (15 watts) for everyday aches and pains. Special pricing…

What is prehab and why is it important?

By Be Fit PT & Pilates | July 30, 2021

You’ve scheduled a surgery and you know that depending on the type of surgery you have, you will most likely have to complete some sort of rehabilitation/physical therapy after in order to fully recover. But have you heard of prehab? The word prehab is derived from the word ‘prehabilitation’ (which is short for ‘preoperative rehabilitation’), and it…