Harp Yoga | Thursday, Aug. 23 | 6:00-7:30 PM

Join us for a special evening of yoga practice and live harp music! Instructor Lynn Batalden, DPT, will lead us through a series of asanas (yoga poses) as harpist Sofia Mattson plays us her music. Beginners are very welcome; poses …
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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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Anna Coates Volunteers at Camp

Hey! It’s Anna Coates, personal trainer at Creative Therapeutics. I recently returned from FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) camp in Gibson City, Illinois–my hometown in central Illinois. For the last eight years during the last week of June, I have …
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Pilates for Life

“Do you guys have Pilates?” We hear this question occasionally at Creative Therapeutics, and it makes sense: the principles of Pilates are right in line with our practice, as well as the types of classes and workshops we’ve offered–everything from …
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The Web We Weave–New Resources Avaialble!

If you don’t already, follow us on facebook and/or Instagram! We’re stepping up our social media game a little bit by offering daily-themed posts that provide helpful info on topics related to our work or our services, keeping you informed …
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Lynn Batalden Achieves New Board Certification

Owner Lynn Batalden, DPT is now Lynn Batalden DPT, OCS, having just received board certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist. Of the 12,448 licensed physical therapists in Illinois, only 4% of these are board certified in orthopedics. (In addition to Lynn’s …
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Girls on the Run

Creative Therapeutics was a proud sponsor once again this year for the DeKalb County Girls on The Run race.  Girls on the Run is an international program, the mission of which is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and …
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Jamie Justice Attends Pelvic Floor Piston Course

I was recently able to attend an excellent continuing education class, The Diaphragm Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations with Julie Wiebe, PT.  Julie is a physical therapist in California whom I have heard speak before at national conferences, and …
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Anna Coates Completes Leadership Project

As part of my year-long commitment as a student in the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy, I had to propose a project that filled a community need and was sustainable beyond just my class year. The Friends of Literacy …
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Samantha Eakes attends Shoulder and Knee Course

A couple weeks ago I attended a continuing education course titled “The shoulder and knee: What they don’t teach you in school.” This course focused on thinking about treatment of the knee and shoulder in ways that we may not have in the past. The instructor presented updated …
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