How Your Body Alignment Impacts Overall Well-Being

Have you ever considered how your posture affects more than just your physical appearance? It turns out, the way you hold yourself can significantly impact your overall well-being, from physical health to mental clarity and emotional stability. Good posture isn’t just about standing up straight; it’s about aligning your body in a way that reduces…

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Improve Your Posture in 2 Weeks with These 10 Simple Tips

Do you spend long hours at your desk? Are you feeling the effects of poor posture? If so, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many people struggle with maintaining good posture throughout the day. But thankfully, some simple tips can help. Poor posture can lead to several health problems, from neck and shoulder pain to headaches.…

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 Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

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…

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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

low back 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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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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3 stretches for a tight back

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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Golf Conditioning in the Off-Season

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…

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Relieve sciatica pain with physical therapy

There is no one cause for back pain. Sciatica, which is also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that causes pain in the low back, down the back of the leg and into the foot. Many people experience the pain of sciatica, but never achieve a long-term solution. An untreated sciatic condition can continue…

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