This past April I spent a morning at the Northbrook YMCA providing fall risk/balance screenings. I love offering this service, as I think improving balance and avoiding falls is extremely important. My lovely assistant, my mom Anita, and I arrived at the Northbrook YMCA at 8:30 a.m. We set up the room and waited for […]
A few years back I saw a YouTube video by Todd Kenyon, PhD from www.TTBIKEFIT.com. He was comparing the two primary running styles of elite ironman triathletes. He called the 2 running styles, gazelles and gliders.
Have you ever had rib pain? Bluntly put, it hurts like Hell — it’s painful to breathe, painful to lay on the injured side, painful to roll in bed, painful to reach for something. Basically, every movement hurts. What causes rib pain? Broken or bruised rib Strained intercostal muscle between the ribs A rotation of […]
Have you been to the gym working out on the elliptical, happened to look at the person next you and noticed brightly colored tape wrapped around their shoulder? Or maybe you watched the olympic bobsledding a few years back and noticed black tape on this athlete’s calf? A few years ago, when I had achilles […]
Until recently, Illinois and Texas were the only states that still required a person to obtain a doctor’s prescription for physical therapy. In August 2018, the State of Illinois passed a new law stating that physical therapists now have direct access. You can read the exact law here. What does “direct access’ mean? It […]