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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Yoga Nidra–Now twice a month!

Friday, Sept. 21 | 5:30-6:30 PM After this date, Creative Therapeutics will offer Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation twice a month, on the first and third Friday of the month. A great way to start your weekend! Yoga instructor Amy Prais …
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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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iRest Yoga Nidra | Sunday, Aug. 19 | 4:00-5:00 PM

Our regular Yoga Nidra offering usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month. However, this month, we are rescheduling so that our instructor can attend an important school event. Join us Sunday, Aug. 19, from 4:00-5:00 PM for this …
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Creative Therapeutics and District 428

Teachers and staff of District 428: we know, firsthand, how much you bring to our community and how hard to work to teach and mentor our kids! We want you to know we appreciate you, and we’re here to help …
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