Archive for October, 2012

Health and Nutrition – great food in a flash!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Winter is on it’s way and you may think that it’s the end of grilling season.  No more easy fresh grilled veggies with your turkey burger – but wait!  Click the link and find a great fast way to make smoked tomatoes and trout indoors in less than 30 minutes!  http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/rainbow-trout-smoked-tomato-50400000124460/

Core Strength and Alternative Medicine

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

So you have Back Pain and what should you do about it?  Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Chiropractors, Yoga, Tai Chi… but what about that core strength you keep hearing about?  Can alternative medicine help?  Well, research is still out and it’s continuing to look promising as a aid  to helping people feel better along the way.  But, there’s a mountain of clinical evidence that shows strengthening the abdominal, especially the transverse abdominal, definitely will!

Click the link to the Mayo Clinic and learn about the easy ways to start strengthening your core to protect your lower back and have a pain free future!

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/core-exercises/SM00071

 

 

 

So you made it! What should you do next?

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Congratulations Chicago!  You’ve finished your Marathon, you feel great, your self esteem is at an awesome level!  You deserve to celebrate your accomplishment!  A great dinner with friends, of course!  A great massage for those tired muscle, yes!  A brand new designer hand bag or watch…well that’s up to you.  But how about continuing to develop your new skill?  The best way to honor your new level of conditioning it to keep it going!  But how and when is to much for your tired legs to contemplate.  Not to worry – start here with Runner’s Worlds’ Coach Jenny’s tips for a post marathon transition.  It’s just one of many great ideas for programs to keep you moving forward with your highly conditioned awesomeness! http://askcoachjenny.runnersworld.com/

Once you’ve returned to your new regular running program, don’t forget to check into AccessCenter Physical Therapy to address those minor injuries that may have developed after your epic run.  We offer Free Screens every day!  Call or email us today to set up your appointment and return to running in optimal condition!  Info@AccessCenterPT.com or call (312) 573-1441

 

 

Your Health Insurance at the End of the Year!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The year’s end is fast approaching, and while we are starting to focus on the holidays and the cold weather to come – don’t forget about health insurance!  If you have been avoiding the doctor now is a good time to get that last minute check-up, test or evaluation.  You’ve probably paid up most or part of your deductible and now is a great time to follow through on those yearly tests and checkups or strengthen your joints with physical therapy in preparation for a future surgery or repair in the new year. Click the link for a few good reminders about your year end health insurance! http://blogs.webmd.com/health-insurance-navigator/2011/12/use-your-health-benefits-before-the-year-runs-out.html

Have a Great Sunday Run at the Chicago Marathon!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

This Sunday October 7th is Marathon Day here in Chicago!  Make sure your run is fun, safe and sucessful!  Read these great tips to for a perfect running day!  http://www.redorbit.com/news/entertainment/1112705417/chicago-marathon-medical-director-offers-tips-for-a-healthy-race/