Category Archives: Chronic pain

Massage Therapy: Beyond Simple Relaxation

The stereotype of people receiving massage therapy for pampering on special occasion is simply that—a stereotype. The truth is massage therapy can have real, lasting benefits on all sorts of ailments from depression to low back pain to migraines to …
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Don’t Wait to Get Your Body Back

Pregnant women often brush off symptoms such as lower back or pelvic pain or bladder issues.  “It comes with the territory; it will go away after I have the baby.”  Pregnancy and postpartum can already be overwhelming. Of course, after …
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You, as a Whole

We’re proud of our team here at Creative Therapeutics. Our office staff, our therapists and our expert instructors–we all learn from each other and pull toward the same mission: providing innovative care by looking at your whole person and providing …
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Why Body after Baby?©

We treat many women who present a variety of conditions from pre- and postpartum to several years after giving birth. Safely gaining and building core strength is a common part of their treatment. Even if they don’t suffer from incontinence, …
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Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation

Wednesday, April 25 | 6:00-7:00 PM Every quarter, in place of her regular Wednesday evening yoga class, instructor Amy Prais offers this guided meditation called iRest Yoga Nidra. Anyone can do Yoga Nidra–all you need to be able to do …
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Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation

Wednesday, Nov. 8 | 6:00-7:00 PM While we are no longer holding separate monthly Yoga Nidra or Ropes Class, we’re excited to announce that instructor Amy Prais, RYT, will be offering Yoga Nidra on a quarterly basis in lieu of …
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Back Pain and State-of-the-Art Medicine

With the advent of functional MRI (fMRI), research study of the human brain has advanced, and we are beginning to understand more about how our perceptions shape our healing process. It turns out that our perception of pain—not just the …
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Mind-Body Health Discussion / Heartfulness Meditation

Fridays | 5:30-6:30 PM | Free After the great turnout for Joan Laurino’s Conscious Living series over the past few months, we are happy to say that these free, Friday evening offerings will continue! Mind-Body Health explores how the power …
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Introducing Patrick Stramka, L.Ac. M.S.O.M

We are pleased to announce that beginning August 12, Saturdays will be available for acupuncture treatments with Patrick Stramka here at Creative Therapeutics. Patrick is a 2002 graduate of the Midwest School of Oriental Medicine and the owner of Positive …
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District 428 Benefit/Vendor Fair

We say it a lot, but we do love our DeKalb teachers and school staff here at Creative Therapeutics! As parents, we see firsthand the remarkable achievements and mentorship our schools provide in academics, athletics, and the arts, and how …
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