Category Archives: Physical Therapy

In Mike News

Michael Reuland, DPT, CSCS, will be giving talks in the fall and spring to the Northern Illinois Region Parent University. Parent University is a group dedicated to assisting parents in their personal and career development as their children move through high …
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Posture: The Key to a Strong Core

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 6:00-7:00 PM | FREE Our second installment of the Core Series is coming up on November 8th at 6 pm. In the first session we learned how to use our diaphragm to “turn on” our core …
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Pelvic Floor Muscles: The Five S’s

The pelvic floor muscles are some of the smallest in our body.  But together they create a very important diaphragm that provides a ton of support for our core. Here are the 5 S’s:  Sexual Function During intercourse, the pelvic floor …
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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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Core Concepts–Posture: The Key to a Strong Core

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 6:00-7:00 PM We had a great turnout for our first workshop in this series all about how the respiratory diaphragm works to “ignite” the core muscles! Now, find out how integral your core is to your …
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Creative in the Community

NIU Campus Meets Community Block Party | Tues., Sept. 11 | 11:00-2:00 PM Creative Therapeutics will join the festivities at this new event on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commons at NIU held to introduce our local Chamber of Commerce …
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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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Older Adults and Physical Activity

A recent article published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy sought to compare performance in physical activity measures in adults who did and did not meet the US Department of Health and Human Services’ 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for …
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Core Concepts | New Free Workshop Series!

Regular readers, patients and students know we’re always talking about the core: those  muscles in the abdomen, back, bottom, and pelvis that provide stability and help drive so much of our movement. A complex system of muscles comprises our core, …
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Female Athletes through the Lifespan | Adulthood and Older Adults

The female body experiences unique changes throughout development that can present certain challenges for physical activity and injuries. Helping people understand and work through these often-overlooked issues is something I’m passionate about as a physical therapist. I hope this information …
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