Category Archives: Physical Therapy

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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Posted in Publication, Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy

Girls on the Run

Creative Therapeutics has been an annual sponsor of Girls on the Run for the past several years.  After learning about this program, I joined with another mom to bring it to my daughter’s school. Now we are coaching fifteen girls …
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Posted in Women's Health, Physical Therapy, exercise

Body Rolling Workshop: Upper Body | Thursday, June 14 | 6:00-7:15 PM

Wow! We had a great turnout of brave souls for the lower body-focused portion of our Body Rolling Workshop last month. We hope to continue the pain fun next month as we turn our attention to the upper body–back, shoulders, …
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Direct Access Bill Passes House

Great news! The Direct Access bill passed the House of the Illinois General Assembly unanimously!  This is a promising development. HB 4643 as amended will now move to the Senate without opposition. Next week: we will be asking for you to contact …
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Body Rolling Workshop: Lower Body | Thurs., Apr. 26 | 6:00-7:15 PM

Sometimes, you just got to bear down and roll with it. Rolling out that tight IT band on a foam roll? You may not like it–but you know you love it! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use foam …
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Female Athletes through the Lifespan | Ages 4-10

As we grow and develop, our bodies undergo many changes. As women develop, hormonal changes can create conditions that put them at increased risk for injury compared to their male counterparts. In upcoming newsletters, we will feature different stages of …
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Cazier Receives Dean’s Award at NIU

We’d like to take a moment to recognize our super awesome receptionist—Cara Cazier! Cara was awarded the College of Health and Human Sciences 2018 Dean’s award for the Pre-Physical Therapy program at NIU. This prestigious award is given to someone …
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Posted in Physical Therapy

Welcome, Michael Reuland!

Maybe you’ve seen the new guy around here treating patients. Michael Reuland hails from Aurora, IL and graduated from Aurora Central Catholic in 2011, earning an associate degree from the College of DuPage in 2013. Michael completed his undergraduate education …
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Posted in Physical Therapy, training

Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull …
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Yogis in Training

Over that last few months, owner Lynn Batalden, DPT, and bookkeeper/CFO Cindy Benard have been training for certification as yoga instructors. The two sisters share a mutual interest in yoga, and this training not only offers a chance to deepen …
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Posted in Yoga, stretching, Physical Therapy, nutrition, training, exercise