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7 Exercises to Get You to the Marathon Starting Line

By Shannon VanAntwerp- PT, DPT, FAAOMPT Tuesday August 29th, 2017 Impact Physical Therapy- Lakeview Marathon season is upon us. For those of you training we have collected a few exercises to help you prevent injuries leading up to your longest training runs and the race. Leading up to the marathon we commonly see a pattern [...]

Motor Control: What it is and Why It’s Important for Golf

By Shayne Cleary PT, DPT, MTC Impact Physical Therapy- South Loop A healthy and effective golf swing requires many different components, including mobility, stability, strength, power and motor control. These all go hand in hand; it is difficult to have an efficient golf swing if you lack even one attribute. This article will discuss the [...]

Beat the Heat with Perfect Summer Workouts

The sun is shining and the heat is on! While the summer brings beautiful days and the thirst for a tan, intense heat can be equally punishing on anyone’s motivation to stay fit. But we all know you just spent spring getting rid of any winter blues, so don’t stop now! Here’s why you should [...]

6 Ways to Stay Active in Chicago This Summer

Don’t let this be another summer spent in front of the air conditioner watching TV. Chicago continues to transform into one of the best cities in America to enjoy outside, especially during the summer. Here are some of Impact Physical Therapy’s favorite activities in Chicago during the summer months.   Kayak the Chicago River It [...]

5 Great Accessories for Injured Athletes

Use These Items to Make Your Recovery Easier It’s the day you’ve been waiting for: your physical therapist has told you that you’re cleared to work out once again. This journey is going to be hard, but before you know it you’ll be back on the field. In the meantime you have some hard work [...]

What You Should Do After Working Out

Image via Pexels Maximize Your Results with These Post-Workout Habits At Impact Physical Therapy and The Chicago Recovery Room, we meet some great people in Chicago and Champaign, Illinois that love to be active or are looking forward to returning to their peak health. Most know how to put themselves through a workout or are [...]

6 Best At Home Exercises For Snow Days

Consistency is key to any workout routine, but what happens if your motivation is curbed by things out of your control? Snow days as kids were one of the greatest things to ever happen in our young lives, but now as an adult they’ve become synonymous with inconvenience. There’s absolutely nothing worse than taking your [...]

A Winter Workout Guide for Runners

Are you training for your next big race? Or are you working off that holiday weight and trying to hit your New Year’s resolution? No matter what your goals are, trying to get a good workout in the winter can seem like a daunting task. Whether it is due to minimal hours of daylight or [...]

6 Ways to Take Your Fitness Routine to the Next Level

Image via Public Domain Pictures Next Level Fitness Programs in Chicago Some of us are lucky if we can participate in any amount of physical activity each day. Others, however, are always looking for the best way to take their fitness routine to the next level. Whichever group you fall into, Impact Physical Therapy can [...]

5 Reasons Strength Training is Good for Junior Athletes

Image via Pexels You many think that strength training is just for adults, but it can actually be great for children too. In the past, medical and fitness communities believed that strength training was potentially harmful to children’s growth plates. It was strongly suggested that children avoid strength training at all costs. However, recent [...]