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Running Form: Tips and Tricks of the Trade for Better Musculoskeletal Alignment

By Mark Erspamer One, two, repeat. One, two, repeat. Does this rhythmic cadence sound familiar? Can you begin to recall the beads of perspiration forming along your brow, the labored breathing and the sound of your heart rate pounding in your ears? Running means different things to different people and while some choose to [...]

Top 3 exercises for improving mobility in your golf swing

By Shayne Cleary PT, DPT, MTC IMPACT Physical Therapy- South Loop   One question I receive from many of my clients or golf friends is how can I improve the mobility in my golf swing. Most golfers tend to feel as though they either get “stuck” in their back swing or can’t fully follow through [...]

What is the Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?

There are numerous different types of treatments available to reduce the soreness and tension your body may feel. For many centuries, practitioners have used needles for therapeutic purposes, as they are able to access trigger points that other techniques cannot. Most individuals when thinking of needling think of acupuncture- the ancient Eastern needling tradition. [...]

Changing the Way We Think About Physical Therapists!

By Liz Yerly, PT, MPT, ATC, LMT, CSCS New Legislation for Direct Access to Physical Therapy On August 16th, 2018 legislation was passed which resulted in Illinois becoming the 45th state to allow direct access for physical therapy services. This means that anyone can now see a licensed physical therapist without a referral or prescription [...]

The Graston Technique & The Top 3 Treatable Conditions

When it comes to physical therapy or any field of medicine for that matter, it’s crucial to stay up to date on treatments, case studies, and specialty techniques. By devoting themselves to their practice and continuing education, physical therapists can deliver the most efficient and effective plans of care for their patients. Graston Technique has been [...]

What to Expect During Concussion Therapy

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when the brain is violently shaken from a direct impact or rapid movement of the head. You may have heard the age-old advice to sit in a dark room to treat a concussion. Fortunately, those days are long over. It has been shown that physical [...]

Importance of TMD for Jaw Pain Relief

Countless Americans are complaining about jaw pain everyday, but very few are keen to the exact cause of this constant nuisance. For many of them, the cause can be traced back to temporomandibular joint disorder, better known as TMD. TMD is characterized by the dysfunction of the hinge or joint that connects the upper and [...]

How Golf Rehab Can Improve Your Game

Whether you are an avid golfer or someone who is better off sticking to mini golf, optimal fitness can improve your performance and prevent golf-related injury. Golfers with muscle tightness, joint restriction, or poor body mechanics may struggle to consistently execute their golf swings. If your body is not running smoothly when the season starts, [...]

Understanding Lower Back Pain Causes

The lower back is an extremely common area in which adults experience pain. This area of the back is known as the lumbar spine and supports most of the upper body’s weight, so it makes sense that it would be susceptible to damage and discomfort over time. Up to 80% of adults experience lower back [...]

The Importance of Athletic Tape and When to Use it

The world of sports and fitness is a constantly evolving one. It seems that every week, athletes are trying something new to enhance their performance and preserve their body’s health. Even those who are simply looking to maintain their own personal fitness are trying new and trendy exercise preparation methods. One method that remains effective [...]