Category Archives: Research

Assessing Ballet Pointe Readiness in Young Dancers

Background: Most young ballet dancers eagerly await the time when they will get to advance to dancing en pointe; and if they wish to dance ballet professionally, dancing en pointe is a requirement.  The purpose of this article is to …
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Injury Prevention for Runners

Whether or not you are an avid runner, you probably know running is a great form of exercise that is both easy and accessible. Some delve deep into the competitive/training aspect of running while for others running simply offers a …
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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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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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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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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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District 428 Benefit/Vendor Fair

We say it a lot, but we do love our DeKalb teachers and school staff here at Creative Therapeutics! As parents, we see firsthand the remarkable achievements and mentorship our schools provide in academics, athletics, and the arts, and how …
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CT Physical Therapists Present Work at National Conference

                  Both Jamie Justice, MPT, WCS, and Samantha Eakes, DPT, are presenting work this February at the American Physical Therapy Association’s national Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX.  APTA Combined Sections …
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