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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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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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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Fall Massage Specials

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

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

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…

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Well-Being of Seniors

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…

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The benefits of stretching and why it feels so good

Without realizing it, many of us start our day by stretching before we even get out of bed. Involuntary stretching of your muscles is called pandiculation. It’s a behavior seen in most types of animals to relieve muscle tension. Few activities feel better after a period of inactivity than stretching. Stretching reduces your risk of…

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Chronic Pain Caused by Daily Habits

The way we move and live everyday can cause our chronic pain. If you’re a couch potato, you adopt a slouching posture. The phrase “text neck” followed the advent of mobile devices. Our bodies seem more suited to doing some things than others; think grasping a ball versus typing on a keyboard. Being mindfully aware…

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Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain, and Physical Therapy

IS IT PLANTAR FASCIITIS? The foot is a complicated body part with many bones, joints and hundreds of soft tissue. These many components represent many opportunities for injury and chronic pain. One of the most common foot injuries is plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick tissue…

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Fitness Moves For Summer

Fitness moves for the upper arms 1. Triangle Push Up – A variation of the traditional push-up, the triangle push-up involves placing your thumbs and forefingers together with your hands directly underneath your chest, so someone looking at you head-on would see your head and elbows forming a triangle. If you’re new to push-ups, you…

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