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TIPS TO WARD OFF LOW BACK PAIN ON THE GOLF COURSE

By ARC - 24th September 2018

TIPS TO WARD OFF LOW BACK PAIN ON THE GOLF COURSE By Lauren Aplington, DPT As the temperatures are starting to cool down, and your plans to play...

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LAMAS Qi Gong Weight Loss Class

By ARC - 20th April 2018

How would you like to lose weight and keep it off? Sign up for LAMAS Qigong Weight Loss Class on Saturday, May 12th at 11:00 AM @ our Elmhurst clinic to learn unique, non-traditional ancient Chinese techniques to help increase your metabolism and support weight loss. The techniques are simple to learn and practice with no wear and tear on your body. Learning the practice takes only one hour and is easy to do. Daily practice can increase energy, encourage...

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ARC on “The Doctor & the Pharmacist” Radio Show

By ARC - 18th September 2017

                  Did you catch Kevin Cronin, PT/Owner of ARC Physical Therapy, & Amy McDowell, PT, on “The Doctor and the Pharmacist” radio show featuring Dr. Mark Mandell of Mark Drugs Pharmacy? Here’s the link in case you missed it! http://www.markdrugs.com/mp3-audio-9-16-17.html Listen as Kevin & Amy discuss topics such as Fascial Counterstrain, Scoliosis, and much more!

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Getting Over an Injury (Mentally)

By ARC - 8th May 2017

Regardless of your fitness level or how you became injured, one of the most important elements of recovery is the mental portion (understanding what happened, educating yourself on what to do/not do while healing, learning how to avoid re-injury). Take a positive spin on it - think of an injury as a way to reset your body and the way you move, rather than a setback to your everyday life.

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Using Massage Therapy to Aid in the Healing Process

By ARC - 6th February 2017

You have the option to invest in yourself by taking preventative measures and giving your body the maintenance care that it needs. Along with seeing a team of health care professionals like physical therapists, chiropractors, and doctors, seeing a massage therapist can also aid in the healing process.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Physical Therapy Experience

By ARC - 30th September 2016

So you’ve developed a nagging pain, or you’ve managed to injure yourself, and it’s been recommended that you undergo a course of physical therapy, now what? Physical Therapy can be a very powerful tool for getting over a painful condition and on with your life. Your therapist will undoubtedly play a large role in your recovery process, but really it’s a team effort, and ultimately your body and therefore your responsibility to care for. With that in mind, here is what you can do to maximize your therapy experience and expedite your healing.

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You Don’t Have to Choose: Physical Therapy vs Chiropractic Care

By ARC - 1st August 2016

Although chiropractic care and physical therapy both aim to return function to the body, they go about it in different ways. Chiropractic care focuses on gaining optimal wellness and function by realigning spinal vertebrae through adjustments.

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Are Your Summer Sandals Hurting Your Health?

By ARC - 27th July 2016

By Amy McDowell, PT Every year I have patients who exacerbate an injury when they transition from supportive winter shoes to more open summer sandals, such as flip-flops.

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ARC Physical Therapy hosts Summer Sidewalk Fest – Celebrating 20 years!

By ARC - 27th June 2016

ARC’s Summer Sidewalk Fest Join us in Celebrating our 20th Anniversary! Save the date! Stop by our clinic on Saturday, July 9th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM for free samples, coupons, and/or demos from local businesses, including: -ARC Physcial Therapy/Massage -Brewpoint Coffee -Fruitful Yield -Kilwins -Meatheads -My Friend’s Place Salon -Orangetheory Fitness -Ruff Life Pet Store -Walgreens -YMCA & many more! PLUS meet the adorable, adoptable pets from Magnificent Mutts Rescue! Raffle tickets will be on sale all week...

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What is the Rotator Cuff?

By ARC - 2nd May 2016

In my ten plus years of experience, it has come to my attention time and again that there is much confusion regarding the rotator cuff. Folks seem to know they have one, though often the pronunciation gets a bit butchered (with my personal favorite variation being “rotor cup”). There is also very little consensus as to what it is exactly, and what it actually does.

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