January aka “Time To Get Back in Shape” Month! – Elizabeth Dyer PT,DPT

By ARC - 2nd January 2019

  Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday and some much needed time off. Now the New Year is here and it’s time for those New Year’s resolutions to...

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Holiday Travel Tips – Amy McDowell, PT

By ARC - 27th November 2018

With the holidays coming up quickly, most of us will be planning trips to visit family or just get away to nicer climates and “destress”. The actual travelling part of your holiday, however, can add to stress and strain on your body.  Whether it is by plane, train, or automobile, travelling can present its challenges.  Sleeping on different pillows and mattresses, eating different foods, and doing either more or less physical activity than you are used to at home, can...

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ARC’s Physical Therapy Journal:

By ARC - 25th October 2018

Natural Alternatives to Support a Healthy Inflammatory Response By: Julie Deignan, MPT As a bodyworker for the past 27 years (Licensed Massage Therapist since 1991 and Licensed Physical Therapist since 1996), I’ve had the unique opportunity to practice in both the spa and medical settings.  My training and experience in each setting inevitably influences the other, and I’d like to think benefits my clients and patients with a broader perspective.  One aspect of my spa training that I’m grateful to share with...

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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 another round are derailed when pain in your low back starts telling you to stay in bed. Low back (lumbar spine) pain is the most common ailment suffered by golfers. Typical injuries range from less severe muscle strains and ligament sprains to more severe bulging or herniated discs. The high rate of...

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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! 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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