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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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Massage Therapy Near Naperville

We are offering massage therapy near Naperville for area residents. As an essential business in Downers Grove, we have been offering physical therapy and virtual Pilates classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we are cautiously offering massage therapy again during the State of Illinois’s Phase 3 reopen. Here are the massage therapy precautions we are…

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Muscular Balance Stabilizes The Kinetic Chain

The kinetic chain is an alternating sequence of mobility and stability joints that help us to move effectively. Dysfunction in one joint taxes the body to provide mobility/stability from other joints, and the same thing goes for muscles. The muscles in the kinetic chain serve either a mobilizing or stabilizing purpose. When we are stressed,…

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Clients Rate Be Fit

Our patients love us, and we have tapes to prove it! Check out our YouTube video, “Patient Voices of Be Fit.”

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Tendon Conditions and Surgery

When is surgery necessary? Tendons in the shoulder, hand and the foot (e.g., rotator cuff, mallet finger, plantar) are the most commonly injured. What happens to tendons when they are injured? Why do some injuries require surgery while others don’t? Mild tendinitis* is inflammation of a tendon. The tendon, which connects muscle to the bone,…

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