Join us November 22nd for a new community event. This 5 mile and 5K running event will benefit the District 214 Education Foundation. There will also be a canned food drive for the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry.
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Help Neighbors in Need for the Holidays
Advanced Physical Medicine and Therapy is partnering with the Village of Mount Prospect’s Human Services Department to host a Holiday Food Drive. This community outreach program will provide emergency assistance to those in need. Proceeds will go to the Mount Prospect Food Pantry.
The following items are in short supply:
Boxed Pasta Sides
Canned Meats and Tuna
Canned Refried Beans
Jam & Jelly
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Dried Pinto Beans
Pancake Mix and Syrup
Paper Products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, etc.)
Please do NOT bring cans larger than 32 oz. or packages larger than 5 lbs. Preferred sizes are around 16 oz. Please check expiration dates on items before donating.
Collection Date: October 1st to November 20th.
Patients will receive half off a one hour massage for donating one bag of groceries to the holiday food drive.
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The Problem: Too Much Technology Time Leads to Poor Posture
We all know that sitting at a keyboard, prolonged game playing and excessive tablet use lead to poor posture and tight muscles. Modern life requires excessive use of technologies, as much as we would like to unplug, devices have become a ubiquitous part of both our work and private lives.
It seems to the doctors that this problem is even more pronounced in our children and they express concern as to how this affects kids still developing and malleable bodies. As the schools in our area move to 1:1 tablet/laptop use, the image of the teen laying on their beds doing homework is replaced by the teen laying on their bed or curled on the couch with both their tablet and phone, texting and typing for hours after school each day.
A whole body solution
All of us, adults and children alike can benefit from regular quick and easy stretching exercises to help strengthen and support the muscles damaged by excessive device use. The following playlist can be completed almost anywhere. It is a great habit to practice these stretches whenever you find yourself using technology for an hour or more.
A text neck solution
For those who find themselves texting or gaming, the first three videos on this list can be a quick and easy refresher.
Advanced Physical Medicine & Therapy can help
These stretches can be performed several times a day based upon need. If you find you are still having technology related aches and pain, please call our offices in Mount Prospect (847)222-9060 for evaluation.
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Community & Corporate Events
Our doctors regularly hold classes on a wide variety of health care topics at community meetings and corporate wellness programs. If you are interested in having us speak at your group of workplace, please let us know. Common topics include:
- Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis
- Ergonomics of Sleeping, Standing and Sitting
- Foot Pain, Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
- Common injuries and best treatment options
Call us at (847)222-9060 and ask for Tina to schedule your event.
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If you have never been to a chiropractor, this informative video by the American Chiropractic Association describes what your first appointment will be like.
If you have never been to a chiropractor, you will immediately notice that while we are interested in symptom relief for our patients, we are also concerned with treating the cause of your healthcare issues to ensure you do not have a recurrence of symptoms. We will work with you to help you achieve optimal health.
A visit with your chiropractor is different than with other physicians. Chiropractors focus on the neurological and musculoskeletal systems in the body, looking to eliminate the causes of pain with natural and drug free treatments. One of the main tenets of chiropractic is prevention. By addressing lifestyle issues with you the patient, chiropractors can initiate changes that will improve the quality of your life.
For more information about what chiropractic care looks like in action, you may want to read this article about continuing chiropractic care.
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