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Local PT Debunks 6 Common Back Pain Myths 

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

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

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

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

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...

Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, Chicago physical therapist Marc Gregory Guillen has an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening...

‘Why Movement Matters’ during National Physical Therapy Month

‘Why Movement Matters’ during National Physical Therapy Month

While the profession of physical therapy is often characterized under the generalized label “rehabilitation,” Chicago physical therapist Marc Gregory Guillen is eager to create a wider narrative – one that focuses on physical therapy's overall ability to change lives...

Pools offer fitness, relief for older adults

Pools offer fitness, relief for older adults

While drinking plenty of water is critical to life, health and healing, simply submerging your body in water (i.e., a pool) opens up opportunities for relief and fitness for those who otherwise may have difficulty exercising.  This is especially important for aging...

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