Improper running form can lead to sprained ankles, bruised egos, and the demolition of trackside soup-can towers via airborne hurdle. Perfect strides and protect precariously placed canned goods with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a running evaluation and a musculoskeletal exam at Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers (a $250 value). Choose from the following five locations: Lincoln Park, Old Town, or South Loop in Chicago; Naperville; or Orland Park.
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers' affable physical therapists tailor workouts to sculpt frames, revitalize tendons, and refine sprints in an upbeat, educational environment. At the first of two 60- to 90-minute sessions, athletic aficionados check your muscles’ elasticity, range of motion, and brawn before taking a look at your trotting patterns. Dartfish video captures canters, enabling therapists to scour footage for land-flight faux pas. Then you will lunge, squat, and hop through a sequence of musculoskeletal and function tests to help pinpoint flexibility, strength, and mechanical flaws that foster disjointed jogging and malfunctioning Stretch Armstrongs.
At the second session, gait gurus sling a Dartfish DVD at on-screen scamperers, scrutinizing strides with patrons before recommending more effective treading techniques and formulating a home-exercise program to boost the body's muscle-farm yields. Rehab pros also serve community youth by supporting programs such as HighSight, which launches deserving adolescents toward higher education with scholarships, tutoring, and mentoring.
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers
Owned and operated by physical therapists, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers welcomes patients into a massive network of 200 centers. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers' cohort of therapists helps to restore the strength, motor skills, and physical functions of patients.
The overarching approach is defined by a patients-first philosophy—the therapists actively listen and understand their patients' issues before crafting individual recovery programs tailored to athletes, children, industrial workers, or cartoon coyotes with anvil-related injuries. The rehab pros also serve community youth by supporting programs such as Kick It Right, a soccer program designed to enrich children's lives.