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This month, Physical Therapist Nicole Ellis explains Low Back Pain in Gymnastics; Gina explains why you should try Fluid Running; and we sit down with Dr. Adam Schiff for a question and answer session! 
Feature Articles
Low Back Pain in the Sport of Gymnastics - Nicole Ellis, DPT

The sport of gymnastics receives a lot of attention in the year surrounding the Olympics. The entertainment of the sport in part comes from watching seemingly small women use power and flexibility to achieve such great heights. The general public may question how gymnasts achieve such contortion-like positions and perform unique combinations of powerful and graceful skills. Gymnasts are able to perform such amazing skills because of the delicate balance of strength and flexibility they achieve with their training. Gymnastics is a sport in which specialization occurs very early in childhood. Gymnasts train several hours a day, 5-6 days per week starting at a young age. Early specialization of the sport can potentially lead to higher incidence of injury. However, in the sport of gymnastics, early specialization is a necessity.

Nicole's full article can be found here!

Nicole is available for scheduling out of our Burr Ridge and Naperville clinics.
In the Community - Fluid Running

For lower body acute injuries (such as Achilles issues, ankle sprains), chronic conditions like arthritis in the knees and ankles or the spine, and stress fractures, taking body weight and pounding out of the picture can be the key to still allowing a great workout!  Fluid Running is one of the only certified deep water running programs in the U.S.  Incorporating this type of workout into your routine could be the exact thing needed to help stay away from many injuries!

Physician's Corner - Adam Schiff, MD

Over the last several months, we have been running a series of Q&A sessions with some of the amazing doctors that we have close relationships with.  This month we talked to Dr. Adam Schiff of the Loyola Medicine heath system.  He is an Orthopedic Surgeon and an Assistant Professor teaching residents.  As an avid sports fan and tennis player, Dr. Schiff has extraordinary insights into the world and mindset of all types of athletes.

Read the Q&A with Dr. Adam Schiff here!

Loyola Medicine
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 216-5000
Community Corner
Stay on the Court: How to Stay Strong and Avoid Common Paddle Injuries

Join Paddle Tennis Pro, Mary Doten;  Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute Sports Medicine  Co-Owner,  Gina Pongetti Angeletti ; and  Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush  Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Jeremy Alland at the Katherine Legge Memorial Park Paddle Hut in Hinsdale, IL for "Stay on the Court: How to Stay Strong and Avoid Common Paddle Injuries" workshop on Sunday, February 12th at 1:00pm

For more information and to RSVP please email 

BOOM Football's National Signings

February 1st was National Signing Day for college football, and  Midwest BOOM Football  had 31 of their players sign to schools! Congrats to all of them, and, BOOM, keep turning out elite players!  #HereComesTheBOOM   #AchieveMore

Hart Fitness LLC & Spartan SGX

Have you ever watched or heard of a Spartan Race and wanted to do one yourself, but you didn't think that you could? Check out  Hart Fitness LLC & Spartan SGX ! Anyone of any age or ability can train for either a Spartan Race or just to push yourself in a different way than you have before! With classes starting soon, it's not too late to start those healthy New Year habits!

Visit their website for more information and to register for classes!
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