Category Archives: Physical Therapy

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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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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Direct Access: Next Step for PT in Illinois

If you’ve been a physical therapy patient in Illinois, you know that getting treatment requires a prescription. You can be evaluated by a physical therapist, but you still must ask your physician for a referral to begin treatment. Other states, …
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Fixing Hard Therapy Caps for Medicare: Success!

Recently we asked our Medicare patients to volunteer to make a video or otherwise contact their legislators to get Congress to end hard caps for therapy for Medicare Part B, caps which limited medically necessary therapy services for patients. This …
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Why Body after Baby?©

We treat many women who present a variety of conditions from pre- and postpartum to several years after giving birth. Safely gaining and building core strength is a common part of their treatment. Even if they don’t suffer from incontinence, …
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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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Cara Cazier Returns from Nairobi

Our team was short one member during the first few weeks of the year as Cara Cazier traveled to her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya over the holidays. During her stay Cara had the opportunity to volunteer at a community nursing …
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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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