Category Archives: Manual Therapy

Tuning into Your Body

Whether it’s that “a-ha!” moment many of our physical therapy pateints describe, the sense of peace and rejuvenation many discover through yoga or other exercise, or the mindfulness–being conscious of your own brain’s messages and patterns–that you  practice and hone …
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Direct Access for Physical Therapy: What It Means to You and What It Means to Me

On Thursday August 16, 2018, Governor Rauner signed a bill for direct access for Physical Therapy that will now allow patients to decide to see a physical therapist without a seeing a physician first. Our profession has been working to …
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Welcome, Michael Reuland–again!

Deja vu? Well, sort of. You see, back when we wrote that first post, we were introducing Michael Reuland, the physical therapy student who was here at Creative Therapeutics on his final clinical rotation before graduating with his DPT from …
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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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Torn Meniscus: PT vs. Surgery

Your doctor has informed you that the pain and swelling in your knee is due to a torn meniscus. Sometimes, a doctor might recommend physical therapy as a conservative treatment alternative to surgery. With this type of injury, choosing which …
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Bringing the Ankle to Heal

Ankle sprain is an incredibly common injury that most people allow to heal on its own.  In over 800,000 patients who reported for assessment of lateral ankle sprain, only 11% had rehabilitation codes associated with them (2016). So is ankle …
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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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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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“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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