Category Archives: Manual Therapy

Sam Eakes Attends Functional Mobilization Course

In early April I had the opportunity to travel to Denver, Colorado, for a continuing education course called Functional Mobilization I. The class presented an integrated approach to patient care with emphasis on soft tissue mobilization. In addition to soft …
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Expanded Yoga and Massage Offerings

We’re excited to announce a Yoga Level 2 class, which is designed for those with some yoga experience who want a bit more challenge. Class will take place from Saturdays from 11:15 AM-12:30 PM and will be taught alternately by …
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Jamie Justice attends course on Sexual Health and Pelvic Pain

Recently, I attended a continuing education class at Marquette University titled Sexual Health and Pelvic Pain: Rehabilitation Strategies for Pelvic Floor Clinicians. I’m always excited to come back and share these experiences with our colleagues. As physical therapists who also …
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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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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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Welcome, Michael Reuland–again!

Deja vu? Well, sort of. You see, back when we wrote that first post, we were introducing Michael Reuland, the physical therapy student who was here at Creative Therapeutics on his final clinical rotation before graduating with his DPT from …
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Don’t Wait to Get Your Body Back

Pregnant women often brush off symptoms such as lower back or pelvic pain or bladder issues.  “It comes with the territory; it will go away after I have the baby.”  Pregnancy and postpartum can already be overwhelming. Of course, after …
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You, as a Whole

We’re proud of our team here at Creative Therapeutics. Our office staff, our therapists and our expert instructors–we all learn from each other and pull toward the same mission: providing innovative care by looking at your whole person and providing …
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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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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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