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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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Cara Cazier Returns from Nairobi

Our team was short one member during the first few weeks of the year as Cara Cazier traveled to her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya over the holidays. During her stay Cara had the opportunity to volunteer at a community nursing …
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Introducing CoreAlign®

Physical therapy conferences always have vendors demonstrating the latest products. Reactions usually vary from “It’s great but we already have something like this” to “Cool–maybe someday!” One typically attends these conferences for the education and the networking; browsing the vendors …
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Bringing the Ankle to Heal

Ankle sprain is an incredibly common injury that most people allow to heal on its own.  In over 800,000 patients who reported for assessment of lateral ankle sprain, only 11% had rehabilitation codes associated with them (2016). So is ankle …
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Back Pain and State-of-the-Art Medicine

With the advent of functional MRI (fMRI), research study of the human brain has advanced, and we are beginning to understand more about how our perceptions shape our healing process. It turns out that our perception of pain—not just the …
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Young Athletes and Specialization: What Parents Should Know

Chances are, you already know that youth participation in sports has many benefits, including providing consistent exercise, promoting overall health, teaching teamwork, leadership, discipline, self-esteem, peer socialization, and an opportunity for fun.  Despite these many benefits, the trend towards early …
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Walk & Roll for Mobility 2017

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 8:30-10:30 AM   It’s easier than ever to pre-register for the event! Sign up here: Walk & Roll 2017 Sign-Up  or call 815-758-5508 and just let us know who will be attending. You’ll be entered into our …
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The Body of the Harpist: Physical Therapy and the Arts

Performing artists often become accustomed to the tension they place on their bodies while practicing or developing a technique over long periods of time. This tension can lead to repetitive strain injury, which in turn limits the artist’s ability to …
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