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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Return of the Ropes

Thursday, Oct. 18 | 6:00-7:30 PM  Safe, effective, and FUN! Try yoga using our unique rope wall! The ropes help with balance and allow you to really relax into your stretches and concentrate on breathing, getting the most out of …
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Fractured Mind

Several years ago, I had lingering pain in my left ankle and went to a podiatrist to find out the reason. The doctor took an x-ray and discovered bone fragments were causing the pain from several previous ankle injuries.  He …
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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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Kids Can Cook! Sept. 15

Anna Coates is involved with the Kids Can Cook!,  a youth cooking contest to raise money for Youth Mentoring through the Family Service Agency (FSA). FSA has been serving DeKalb County for the last 62 years through youth mentoring, senior …
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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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What’s New–Yoga Edition

Prenatal Yoga | Saturday, Sept. 8 | 8:00-9:15 AM We’re so excited to offer another great resource for expecting moms here at CT! Prenatal Yoga is appropriate for any stage of pregnancy.  No previous yoga experience is necessary.  Prenatal yoga …
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