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Parents: Be Aware of the Signs of Sports Injuries

As student-athletes train over the summer, preparing to head back to the practice fields later this season, injuries are going to happen. Despite concerted efforts to reduce and prevent sports injuries, it’s impossible to eliminate them from sports.  So in...

Local PT Debunks 6 Common Back Pain Myths 

Despite being one of the top causes of disability in the U.S., affecting around eight in 10 people in their lifetimes, back pain is an ailment often misunderstood by those affected, says Chicago physical therapist Dr. Marc Gregory Guillen.   Such...

Jump into March Madness Mindful of Jumper’s Knee, says Chicago PT

As a large portion of the nation’s attention turns to the “March Madness” NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in the coming days, Chicago physical therapist Dr. Marc Gregory Guillen says now is an ideal time to educate fans, young competitors and even blue-collar workers...

5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older, according to Chicago PT

While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, says Chicago physical therapist Marc...

5 Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

Finding a workout routine that fits your personality is one of the key ways to achieve optimal results, says Chicago physical therapist Dr. Marc Gregory Guillen. And, that holds particularly true for introverts – those who may be uneasy about joining a gym or a...

Holidays an Ideal Time for Lifting Techniques Refresher

Digging out boxes of holiday decorations, hauling packages to and from the car, hiding gifts away on the higher shelves at the back of your closet … the Holiday Season certainly requires its fair share of bending, lifting and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler...

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