12 | April 25, 2019 | 22nd Century Media lady 22ndcenturymedia.com Train smarter, not harder TheraCORE is excited to announce the reopening of our Fitness Studio where we will offer wellness classes, as well as fitness coaching that goes above and beyond standard personal training. Our newest team member, Drew Gallagher, will be spearheading the fitness program. He brings more than 13 years of experience to help bridge the gap between pain and performance. For those familiar with TheraCORE’s physical therapy model know that our staff thrive on delivering outstanding, personalized care to each patient. TheraCORE holds itself to the same standards with fitness coaching. Thera- CORE’s goal is to offer a unique exercise studio with highly educated fitness coaches focused on functional movement patterns to prevent injury, enhance performance and help people stay physically fit. Staff educate people on how to train smarter, not harder. For those ready to try something new with their current workout regime and are looking to achieve their goals through correct movement patterns and proper exercise progression, TheraCORE’s fitness studio is exactly the place to be. These workouts are perfect for anyone concerned about potential injury with personal training, or those trying to tone and lose weight for summer, or athletes looking to improve their performance. TheraCORE’s fitness coaches will first provide a thorough screening to find the body’s weak link. Then, with individualized education and workout planning, help individuals be the best version of themselves. The initial movement screening and consultation are complimentary. Visit theracorept.com for more information on scheduling your first session today. Private, semi-private and couples fitness coaching packages, as well as class packages, are available. TheraCORE looks forward to helping people achieve their health goals. Submitted by TheraCORE, 16622 W. 159th St. Suite 503 in Lockport. For more information, call (815) 838-5070, or visit theracorept.com. www.EvergreenSLC.com/OrlandPark 10820 183rd Street •Orland Park •(708) 479-1082 Evergreen Senior Living offers worry-free living, assisted living where compassionate care isalways nearby. Wewelcome you to learn more and visit our community of Joyful Experience Living care. Visit us online or call today. Live life to the fullest at Evergreen Senior Living! Our beautiful campus offers Memory Care and Assisted Living.
22ndcenturymedia.com lady 22nd Century Media | April 25, 2019 | 13 New Lenox woman recovers from heart procedure with rehab at Silver Cross For most women, a tightfitting bra is uncomfortable, but for retired school administrative secretary Nancy Teschke, it was a lifesaving signal to see a doctor. A few years ago, Teschke came to the painful realization that she had gained a lot of weight; in fact, she was at an all-time high. So she embarked on a weightloss journey that included hiking, biking and golf. To her delight, this youngat-heart, active wife and mother of adult children lost 50 pounds following a year’s investment of dedicated effort. Relaxing on a vacation watching TV last fall in Branson, Missouri, she wondered why her bra felt tight. She admittedly felt a little lightheaded and fatigued on occasion, but chalked it up to needing new glasses, overdoing activities or overeating on vacation, especially after a round of golf and visiting tourist attractions. In the back of her mind, she also knew her dad had suffered heart disease, but quickly put that out of her mind. Luckily, her husband ignored her excuses and took her to the nearest emergency room where an angioplasty revealed a 99 percent blockage in her main coronary artery and a 50 percent blockage in a second one. This degree of blockage is often referred to as “the widow maker.” Two stents were inserted and, after a short hospital stay, she returned home to New Lenox still overwhelmed by the experience and concerned about the future. “It was frightening to realize that what I assumed was minor discomfort actually indicated a desperately dangerous heart condition,” Teschke said. She called Heartland Cardiovascular and connected with cardiologist Hazem Al Muradi, M.D., who designed a follow-up care plan that included cardiac rehabilitation at Silver Cross Hospital. “This was a big wake-up call for me, and I appreciated the informative staff guidance during my rehab program,” Teschke said. “I learned why I was doing certain exercises and what I could expect in terms of health improvements. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the constant monitoring gave me confidence that I could safely return to a normal, even healthier life.” Silver Cross rehabilitation nurses and exercise physiologists monitor activities with telemetry and helped Teschke learn to change her bike riding to a level that benefits her heart. “A diagnosis or treatment for a heart condition can be life-changing, even frightening,” said Brendan Casey, Manager of Cardiology, Endoscopy and the Interventional Lab at Silver Cross. “The goal of the Silver Cross Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is to provide individualized, progressive exercise and education to help participants and families recover from the cardiovascular event and prevent future heart problems. Our program is designed to improve the functioning of the heart and lungs, strengthen muscles and help our patients confidently live their best life.” Teschke said the program has helped her in many ways. “I learned about building cardio endurance and strength fitness through monitored activities and education,” Teschke said. “I attended classes to learn about diet and lifestyle changes that would improve my overall heart health and fitness, such as watching hidden sodium levels and stress management techniques.” Having recently completed 36 rehabilitation sessions over 12 weeks, Tes- Please see heart, 16 Youmean, Ican have all my Breast Care at Silver Cross? Nice! RoutineMammograms. Thorough Diagnosis. Innovative Treatment. RapidRecovery. Silver Cross Hospital has brought together advanced technology, leading-edge therapies and highly trained doctors*—all under one roof, so you can receive comprehensive, coordinated breast care close tohome. 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