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 injury, and why understanding the brain-body relationship is a powerful tool. Our classes and personal training component are unique to our area, offering tremendous value through expertise and versatility. We have a small but mighty lending library, here, for people to delve into various wellness-related topics in depth. And of course, we love our educators here in District 428, at NIU, and at Kishwaukee College. They are an incalculable asset to our community.

We are always learning, ourselves, and it just so happens that many here on staff recently celebrated some educational milestones. Our most recent member, Michael Reuland, just graduated NIU, receiving his doctor of physical therapy degree.

Cara Cazier, reception/instructor, recently completed her undergraduate degree and will be returning to NIU as a graduate student in the physical therapy department. While she will leave Creative Therapeutics in August for this reason, we’re happy she won’t be too far away! We’ll still get to see her and celebrate her accomplishments.

Sisters Cindy Benard and Lynn Batalden completed their yoga teacher training last month, as well, and they’re looking forward to filling in for our instructors, here, and perhaps designing a special workshop or two.

Anna Coates will be graduating the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy later this month, joining Samantha Eakes and Mark Mattson as alum of that great community-oriented program. You can read about the outcome of the project she proposed and led here.

And speaking of Sam Eakes, she recently attended a continuing education course called “The shoulder and knee: What they don’t teach you in school,” which presented some new evidence-based research along with practical treatment options. You can read about it here.

Mark Mattson was honored to present scholarships on behalf of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce to two DeKalb High School students during the high school’s scholarship awards night. Funds are raised for these awards during the Chamber’s New Teacher Welcome event during the previous August and awarded to deserving students who plan to attend our local colleges.

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