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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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Physicians Chicago IL

Physicians practice medicine and promote human health through the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries. See below to find local physicians in Chicago that give access to patient care improvement, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, preventive medicine, as well as advice and content on patient's health status assessment.

NovaCare Rehabilitation - Union Station
(312) 488-3782
444 West Jackson
Chicago, IL
Promotion
We accept all major medical insurance
Call to schedule a complementary screeninng
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, McKenzie Certified Clinic, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute
(312) 291-1259
100 E. Walton Suite 700
Chicago, IL
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

NovaCare Rehabilitation - North Avenue-F.F.C.
(312) 488-3799
939 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL
Promotion
We accept all major medical insurance
Call to schedule a complementary screening
Hours
Monday 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program

Metro Spine & Sports Rehab
(773) 683-2709
20 South Clark St
Chicago, IL
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Women's Health Certified Specialist, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

NovaCare Rehabilitation - Lpac
(773) 789-8932
1002 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL
Promotion
We accept all major medical insurance Not Medicaid certified..........................
Call today to schedule a complementary screening
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, McKenzie Certified Clinic, Neuro Rehabilitation, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

NovaCare Rehabilitation - West Loop
(708) 824-7907
10 South Clinton St
Chicago, IL
Promotion
We accept all major medical insurance
Not Medicaid certified .............

Call to schedule a complementary screening
Hours
Monday 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

Mettler Institute for Physical Therapy
(312) 488-4967
30 North LaSalle St
Chicago, IL
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

NovaCare Rehabilitation - Northwestern
(312) 627-9848
150 E. Huron
Chicago, IL
Promotion
We accept all major medical insurance
Call to schedule a complementary screening
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Lymphedema Program, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health

NovaCare Rehabilitation - Loop
(312) 574-3940
111 N Wabash Street
Chicago, IL
Promotion
We accept all major medical insurance Not Medicaid certified
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Physical Therapists, TMJ Dysfunction Program

NovaCare Rehabilitation - DePaul University
(773) 442-2946
2235 North Sheffield Road
Chicago, IL
Promotion
We accept all major medical insurance Not Medicaid certified...........................
Call today to schedule a complemenatary screening
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, McKenzie Certified Clinic, Neuro Rehabilitation, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

Miscellaneous Medical Questions

 



Fatigue

Q.I recently rode Paris Brest Paris, perhaps you know about this ultimate 1200k endurance cycling event. I did not make it to the finish but did make it 1100k, in about 82 hours (which meant I had 8 hours to do 100k...) I was not dehydrated nor was my blood sugar low. I rode 26 hours before sleeping for 5 hours (good sleep) and then 22 more before 3.5 hours of sleep. The third day I felt good, riding at dusk I became very fatigued, disoriented, even hallucinated. I made it to a control, got 4 hours of sleep, thought all would be well. Started riding at 6 am, could not stay awake, tried napping by the side of the road, and I guess did not look like I was doing so well as someone called an ambulance. My blood pressure was OK, pulse was 45, slightly low for me. As I plan to do this and make it in 2007, any advice for legally dealing with this sort of fatigue? I tried caffeine, amazing how little caffeine does once one reaches this level. Does what happened to me indicate any condition or syndrome or lack of some nutrient? Is there a quick fix when one gets this (I know sleep... other than that) low?

A. The short answer is "no". I doubt there are any supplements that would prevent this from happening. Even when you eat just right, there is a limit related to your own physiology that reflects metabolism at the cell level. On another day, it might be a breeze and yet you would have done nothing differently as far as training. Good luck in 2007.

Avoiding the Flu

Q. I bike about 100 miles a week. With the upcoming flu/cold season, will altering my diet in any way prevent or reduce my chances of catching a cold/flu? If I get a cold/flu, will altering my diet in any way reduce the length of time I have a cold or flu? Will regular moderate exercise during the time I have a cold/flu reduce the the length of time I have a cold or flu, make it worse, or do nothing at all?

A. There is no evidence that diet supplements will reduce your chances of getting a viral URI or upper respiratory infection ("the flu"), although a regular, moderate exercise program does appear to provide some protection. If you do get a viral URI, zinc lozenges will cut down the duration of symptoms. During the early phase - when you are having aches, chills, and perhaps a fever - it is best to back off on your training or riding program. There has been suggestive evidence that continuing to push during this time can lead to additional problems.

B12 Injections

Q.I am a competitive rider 46 Years old. Can you give any clarification on using large doses (3cc) at a time of B12. Are there proven benefits to this?

A.I believe any benefit would only be a placebo response. There is no physiology that would support this (unless you have pernicious anemia) not any scientific evidence.

Osteoporosis

Q.I have been told to exercise to avoid osteoporosis (which runs in my family). Will cycling do the trick?

A.We're discove...

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