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The Future of Physical Therapy

By Be Fit | November 2, 2018

The future of physical therapy will care for the whole person. Two developments, nutrition and the “fourth trimester,” support this assertion. A number of physical therapists incorporate diet and nutrition counseling into their practice. Either they are registered dieticians, or they partner with dieticians. Nutrition counseling in physical therapy practice was even a subject at…

Be Fit to Host 2-Day Regional Pilates Course

By Be Fit | September 17, 2018

We’re hosting a continuing education course for Pilates instructors and healthcare professionals who use Pilates in their practice. Sat. Sept. 29 – Sun. 30, 2018. This 16-hour, two day course is designed for comprehensively trained Pilates instructors and licensed health care professionals with Pilates training. Attendees will learn interventions from author and Pilates instructor Beth Kaplanek…

Be Fit Responds to Illinois Direct Access Law

By Be Fit | August 27, 2018

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Pilates Exercises With Fun Names And Serious Benefits

By Be Fit | July 25, 2018

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Our Reflexologist’s Physical Therapy Story Is Amazing

By Be Fit | June 6, 2018

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Three Important Life Events for Foot Health

By Be Fit | April 26, 2018

You should be paying extra special attention to your feet right now. Researchers have found high incidences of foot pain related to these three circumstances: Life Event 1: Age One-third of all adults over the age of 65 will have foot aches, pains and stiffness. The reasons are that as we get older: Tissue degeneration occurs…

Local Mental Health Nonprofit to Benefit From Anniversary Fundraiser

By Be Fit | April 26, 2018

Be Fit’s 10-Year Anniversary Party and Fundraiser on Sat. June 16, 2018 (10 am – 3 pm), will benefit Ben’s Memorial Mile, a local nonprofit that supports mental illness education and research. Jamie Silver founded Ben’s Memorial Mile in honor of her son, Ben, following his suicide and battle with schizophrenia. Ben was a track…

Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates’s Big 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

By Be Fit | April 23, 2018

  We’re celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary with a two-day celebration. On Thurs. June 14, 2018, we’ll provide free health and pain screenings in observance of National Men’s Health Week. Then, on Sat. June 16th, we’ll having a huge celebration for a good cause! Come joins us. The 10-Year Anniversary Party and Fundraiser will kick off…

Is Their Dizziness Caused by Vestibular Imbalance?

By Be Fit | March 2, 2018

While dizziness and balance impairment increases with age, it’s important to watch out for those same problems in children and to rule out underlying conditions. A survey conducted by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) sheds light on the risk factors associated vestibular impairment in children in the United States. The…

Dog Food Bakers Share Wisdom

By Be Fit | February 27, 2018

The Happy Dog Barkery held a workshop in our office on February 17th. Located in downtown Downers Grove about a half-mile down the road from us, they’ve been cooking up delicious puppy treats for 25 years. Here are some tips they gave us concerning pet nutrition: Provide water to promote digestion, prevent dehydration, and avoid overworked kidneys…

Popular MELT Method Pain-Relief Classes Return

By Be Fit | February 8, 2018

You’re not injured, and you don’t have arthritis. So why do you still have the WORST chronic pain? It may be that you have knotted connective tissue that needs some loosening. Enter The MELT Method. Mary French will be facilitating a four-week series of classes starting at 7 pm on Thurs. February 15, 2018. The…

Bodyweight Support Allows Safe Reloading Following Knee Injury, Surgery

By Be Fit | February 5, 2018

It’s unfortunate that many people stop being active because of lingering pain from an injury or surgery. To help our patients battle this aspect of human nature, we purchased a body-weight support machine in January to provide better rehab to our patients. The “machine” is actually a bungee-and-rack setup around the treadmill. The Lightspeed, as…

Attend Appointments for Physical, Emotional Healing

By Be Fit | January 11, 2018

On a weekly basis we receive calls from patients who need to cancel their appointments. The reasons are quite common. Another injury occurs. An illness pops up. A family member is admitted to the hospital. Despite life happening, we all recognize the importance of carrying on when possible. There’s a spouse, child, parent, grandchild, employee,…

Physical And Financial Advantages of Not Ignoring Pain

By Be Fit | January 4, 2018

Stop Ignoring Pain People tend to experience the best physical therapy outcomes when they handle pain early. One study in September’s New England Journal of Medicine showed that injured amateur athletes who waited one week longer took two weeks longer to recover than those who went into treatment sooner. Even individuals who begin treatments within two…

Long-Time Tech Promoted to PT Assistant

By Be Fit | October 17, 2017

Montel, our rehab tech of three years, became a physical therapist assistant in October, working full-time. He earned his associate’s degree from the physical therapy assistant program at Fox College in August.   Montel took and passed the grueling licensure exam in October, too. It is notorious for the rigorous security at the testing centers…

Wonderful Florida Trip Because of Physical Therapy

By Be Fit | September 27, 2017

Joy was a patient of ours (is. Once our patient, always our patient). She wrote a letter about her visit to the Kennedy Space Center. April 1, 2017 Hi Mary Lou, Just a note to tell you that my vacation to Florida was wonderful, and it is mostly due to your outstanding staff. After weeks…

Weight Loss Workshop for Finally Achieving The Right Change

By Be Fit | September 15, 2017

  Staying healthy is a big job. Just achieving a healthy weight involves many decisions, the right mindset, and time. That’s why we started a nutrition & weight program. We help people fill in the gap between knowing what to do and how to do it. To help people figure out the right approach to…

Arthritis and Back Pain

By Be Fit | July 26, 2017

Three issues are the most common cause of back pain: Herniated disc, pelvic floor disorder, and degenerative disc disease (DDD). DDD is noteworthy because it is a category of conditions and because diagnosis correlates with age. DDD means that spinal discs decrease in size, reducing the space between the vertebrae. Rarely will a person have…

Balance Tests Let Seniors Know if They Are at Risk for Falls

By Be Fit | June 28, 2017

There is no single cause for falls but rather multiple risk factors that  combine to increase the chances of a fall. Take these simple tests to see how your muscle strength, one of the risk factors, compares with the average person in your age group. You may want to have someone nearby to watch/time you…

The Death of Roger Ailes and Bathroom Safety

By Be Fit | May 22, 2017

The death of Roger Ailes reminds us of the need for bathroom safety for senior citizens, for whom falls are the number-one cause injury-related deaths. The former Fox News Chairman and CEO died on Thurs. May 18, 2017, because of head trauma from a fall in his bathroom.  Here are some tips to make bathrooms safer…