Category Archives: Manual Therapy

“I love you guys, but I’m not in-network…”

Maybe you’re a former patient who has recently changed your insurance provider. Maybe you have a high deductible. Or maybe you’ve heard great things about Creative Therapeutics, but worry your insurance won’t cover care. Our national leaders still battle over health …
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The Body of the Harpist: Physical Therapy and the Arts

Performing artists often become accustomed to the tension they place on their bodies while practicing or developing a technique over long periods of time. This tension can lead to repetitive strain injury, which in turn limits the artist’s ability to …
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Welcome to Jennesa Miller!

In the coming months, you’ll see a new face among the physical therapists at Creative Therapeutics: student clinical observer, Jennesa Miller. Jennesa attended Augustana College to purse a bachelor’s degree in biology, with a focus on pre-medicine. However, after sustaining …
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Connections: The Shoulder

Thursday, March 9 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Free Have you notice you aren’t able to lift your arm like you used to? Do you dread a game of catch with your kids?  When might surgery be necessary? Are there ways …
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Men have Pelvic Floor Problems, Too

Pelvic floor physical therapy has become almost synonymous with “women’s health.” The reason is understandable: women, after all, experience childbirth, and any number of physical issues can arise after pregnancy. Yet in terms of the musculoskeletal makeup of the pelvis, the …
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Bridging Traditional and Complementary Medicine: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, Feb. 4   6:30-8:30 PM Some distrust modern medicine, with its emphasis on medicating symptoms. Others believe their doctor’s opinion is sacrosanct, scoffing at natural remedies, skeptical of a complementary approach. These days, the worlds of traditional and complementary medicine …
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Research found significant improvements in pain following craniosacral therapy treatment in patients with fibromyalgia especially when combined with aerobic exercise and relaxation training.

Castro-Sanchez AM, Mataran-Penarrocha GA, et al. A randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of craniosacral therapy on pain and heart rate variability in fibromyalgia patients. Clin Rehabil. 2011; 25: 25-35. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness …
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Strain counterstrain is an indirect approach at relieving musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction using positional techniques.

Wong CK. Strain counterstrain: Current concepts and clinical evidence. Man Ther. 2012; 17: 2-8. This article discusses the evidence examining proposed physiologic mechanisms and clinical effects of the strain counterstrain technique.  Strain counterstrain involves identifying trigger points within muscles and …
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