Blog - Fitness

River Run races into sixth year

This year’s River Run is just four weeks away, and it happens to be the event’s sixth anniversary. OrthoIllinois started the Labor Day weekend event in 2013 as a unique training opportunity for individuals participating in our Run Right Running Clinic, which aims to improve performance and decrease the risk of injury for runners and… read more


Feeling great can cause a longer recovery. It’s crucial to follow doctor’s orders after surgery

Significant medical advances in surgery have led to many advantages for today’s patients. Gone are the days of long hospital stays and recovery times. With less invasive procedures patients are experiencing less pain and getting back to normal at a faster pace. But feeling great after surgery can in some instances, lead to the exact… read more


Fitness: It’s all about the journey

Fitness is a life long journey with ups and downs and many different roads. Be willing to adapt to your injuries and your current needs. I don’t know about you, but it can be challenging to exercise, but it’s even harder when we’re exercising in a way that will lead to injury because then we… read more


Apple Watch may help to improve preventative care

Apple’s event in early September saw excited attendees drooling over the new and powerful iPad Pro as well as new watchbands, the Apple Pencil, and Office for iPad, but we were much more interested in Co-founder of Airstrip Dr. Cameron Powell’s time on stage. Airstrip is a medical technology company that offers apps to monitor… read more


Post run stretches to keep you injury free

Jon Gallas, DPT, goes over some safe and effective post run stretches to help you remain injury free. If you would like more information about staying safe while running, check out RunRight where you can get tailored programs just for you. We’ll even tell you what shoes you should be using!


How athletes should eat – part 4: After exercise

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Consuming a carbohydrate snack within 30 minutes after training will allow the body to start replenishing glycogen stores in the body. Additionally, consuming a couple of mixed meals high in carbohydrates within six hours after training or a competition ensures that the muscles continue with the glycogen… read more