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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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Female Athletes through the Lifespan: Adolescents (ages 11-17)

For our first article on female athletes ages 4-10, click here. As boys and girls enter adolescence, a variety of changes occur with the onset of puberty. Puberty for girls can begin anywhere from ages 8-13; for boys, it usually …
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Body Rolling Workshop: Upper Body | Thursday, June 14 | 6:00-7:15 PM

Wow! We had a great turnout of brave souls for the lower body-focused portion of our Body Rolling Workshop last month. We hope to continue the pain fun next month as we turn our attention to the upper body–back, shoulders, …
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Direct Access Bill Passes House

Great news! The Direct Access bill passed the House of the Illinois General Assembly unanimously!  This is a promising development. HB 4643 as amended will now move to the Senate without opposition. Next week: we will be asking for you to contact …
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Body Rolling Workshop: Lower Body | Thurs., Apr. 26 | 6:00-7:15 PM

Sometimes, you just got to bear down and roll with it. Rolling out that tight IT band on a foam roll? You may not like it–but you know you love it! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use foam …
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Female Athletes through the Lifespan | Ages 4-10

As we grow and develop, our bodies undergo many changes. As women develop, hormonal changes can create conditions that put them at increased risk for injury compared to their male counterparts. In upcoming newsletters, we will feature different stages of …
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Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull …
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Direct Access: Next Step for PT in Illinois

If you’ve been a physical therapy patient in Illinois, you know that getting treatment requires a prescription. You can be evaluated by a physical therapist, but you still must ask your physician for a referral to begin treatment. Other states, …
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Fixing Hard Therapy Caps for Medicare: Success!

Recently we asked our Medicare patients to volunteer to make a video or otherwise contact their legislators to get Congress to end hard caps for therapy for Medicare Part B, caps which limited medically necessary therapy services for patients. This …
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Torn Meniscus: PT vs. Surgery

Your doctor has informed you that the pain and swelling in your knee is due to a torn meniscus. Sometimes, a doctor might recommend physical therapy as a conservative treatment alternative to surgery. With this type of injury, choosing which …
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