Category Archives: Physical Therapy

Jamie Justice Attends Pelvic Floor Piston Course

I was recently able to attend an excellent continuing education class, The Diaphragm Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations with Julie Wiebe, PT.  Julie is a physical therapist in California whom I have heard speak before at national conferences, and …
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Commencement Exercises (What we’ve been up to recently)

Education is a Creative Therapeutics core value; it is an essential part of who we are and what we do. Our patients learn how their body works, how to use their bodies more efficiently, how to maintain them and avoid …
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Posted in Publication, Physical Therapy, training, exercise

Female Athletes through the Lifespan: Adolescents (ages 11-17)

For our first article on female athletes ages 4-10, click here. As boys and girls enter adolescence, a variety of changes occur with the onset of puberty. Puberty for girls can begin anywhere from ages 8-13; for boys, it usually …
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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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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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