Getting to the “Core” of the Matter

By Raquel Lannes, M.A., C.S.C.S. When someone says “abs” usually the first thing that comes to mind is the notorious 6 pack (aka rectus abdominis).  In fact, I think some believe it is the only muscle in the abdomen. Don’t worry; it is not your fault. In magazines and movies, this muscle receives more recognition than any other core muscl...
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Functional Training in a Nutshell

By Raquel Lannes, M.A., C.S.C.S. Hello guys! “Functional” training, a fitness buzzword, is often thrown around in the fitness world without properly defining what it is.  Let me first explain what functional training is not.  It is not about working the “mirror” muscles, and it is not balance training.  Real functional training is ...
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Midwestern University Invites Community to Health Fair, Arthritis Walk

Canyon Physical Therapy was presented with a great opportunity to be involved in the  Midwestern University to participate in both a Community Health Fair and Arthritis Walk on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON. The events will be held at the Midwestern University campus, located at 555 31st Street in Downers Grove. At the Com...
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Massage Therapists Can Educate Employers

According to a new report from the American Psychological Association (APA [1]), U.S. workers feel stressed, unappreciated and unrecognized on the job. May is National Employee Health and Fitness Month [2], which provides an extra opportunity for massage therapists to educate employers about the benefits of massage [3] therapy to their worke...
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Six Steps to Speedy Marathon Recovery

Post Marathon Massage There is something extra special if you are planning to run at the P.F. Chang Rock n' Roll Marathon. The atmosphere is inspiring, the stories are as varied as the people, and no one forgets their experience of that day. Now what? Complete marathon recovery can take anywhere from several weeks to several months, depe...
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