Category Archives: Physical Therapy

Introducing CoreAlign®

Physical therapy conferences always have vendors demonstrating the latest products. Reactions usually vary from “It’s great but we already have something like this” to “Cool–maybe someday!” One typically attends these conferences for the education and the networking; browsing the vendors …
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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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Young Athletes and Specialization: What Parents Should Know

Chances are, you already know that youth participation in sports has many benefits, including providing consistent exercise, promoting overall health, teaching teamwork, leadership, discipline, self-esteem, peer socialization, and an opportunity for fun.  Despite these many benefits, the trend towards early …
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Our Healthy Habit Initiative!

Creative Therapeutics is getting ready to celebrate 20 years in business! We’re proud to have the support of our community as we’ve grown, providing our forward-looking model of one-on-one physical therapy and wide-ranging, health-related classes, workshops, and panel events. To …
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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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Sam Eakes Graduates DeKalb Leadership Academy

Last month, Sam Eakes, DPT, graduated from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy. Over the course of a year, a 25-member class comprised of professionals from across the community meet once a month in different locations in the DeKalb/Sycamore …
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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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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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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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