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Running in a Winter Wonderland

By ARC - 15th February 2016

All of these thoughts led me to do a little research, making me wonder, is it really even safe to exercise in the winter? Unfortunately, there is no “right” answer to this question. To some extent, yes, almost everyone can do some sort of physical activity outside - even in the snow!

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Preventing Falls This Winter

By ARC - 11th February 2016

Most people are aware of the dangers of falling on icy surfaces, but what they don’t realize is that falls that result in injury are an all too common occurrence throughout the entire year, not just during the winter due, to the bad weather conditions.

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Soreness vs. Pain

By ARC - 29th January 2016

Soreness itself is not necessarily a bad thing, but rather a byproduct of the strengthening process. Pain, on the other hand, is not a necessary evil to be endured in order to achieve our fitness goals, and can in fact signal a need to reduce or refrain from an activity.

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10 WAYS TO ENJOY THANKSGIVING

By ARC - 20th November 2015

Walk off your big Thanksgiving meal - make it a family outing!

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Annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting – Woodridge

By ARC - 12th November 2015

Bring the entire family over to see Santa at the North end of Seven Bridges, Woodridge (at Main Street) for a festive tradition!

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Fascia and Inflammation

By ARC - 16th October 2015

When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove the harmful stimuli, and to protect that part of the body from further damage. The signs and symptoms of inflammation (swelling, pain, and muscle spasm) 1, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself.

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Non-Traditional Weight Loss at ARC

By ARC - 8th October 2015

The techniques are simple to learn and practice, with no wear and tear on your body. Slight modifications in your diet are also helpful, but are not necessary (suggestions for dietary modifications will be provided). Exercise is also an option but not necessary. Safe and easy exercise options will also be provided.

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Pregnancy and Post-Partum Related Pelvic Health Tips

By ARC - 5th October 2015

Lower back or abdominal discomfort in pregnancy can be eased by use of support belts (for sacroiliac joint support or abdomen support)- ask a pelvic floor physical therapist which support belt may offer you the most relief.

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Pelvic Pain Related Pelvic Health Tips

By ARC - 2nd October 2015

You should not experience abdominal pain with exercise or childcare. If you do, you could have an abdominal muscle separation.

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Bowel Related Pelvic Health Tips

By ARC - 30th September 2015

Fecal incontinence, or involuntary loss of gas or stool, can be related to pelvic floor weakness which can be improved upon with muscle re-training and strengthening with a skilled pelvic floor physical therapist.

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