Physical Therapy Can Help Manage Golf Pain or Injury

There’s nothing better than a sunny day on the green. In Illinois, the golf season is short! Injury prevention and pain management can help you stay ready to tee off. While enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels, golf requires a surprising amount of physical skill, from your ankles to your shoulders.  Michael […]

Improving Mobility and Strength Can Help You Better Manage Your Arthritis

Arthritis is a common ailment that can drastically impact your quality of life and affect you at any age. Individuals who focus on improving their range of motion and follow a strength training plan can significantly minimize arthritis symptoms.  Individuals suffering from arthritis often tend to avoid certain movements to prevent triggering their pain. Unfortunately, this […]

Suffering from Chronic Headaches? Physical Therapy Can Help

Headaches can have many causes directly tied to other physical ailments which are often ignored and can bring relief when treated. According to Peoria physical therapist Cindy Rankin, a common mistake many people make is relying on temporary solutions, such as pain killers, without addressing the underlying issues.   According to Rankin and the National Headache Foundation, individuals suffering from certain types […]

Make your 2021 resolutions stick with the following goalsetting tips

A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone. Research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day. That includes two of the most popular resolutions made throughout the […]

Holiday Season an Ideal Time for a Refresher on Proper Lifting

From digging out boxes of holiday decor and hauling packages to and from the home, to hiding gifts away on higher shelves at the back of your closet, the Holiday Season requires its fair share of bending, lifting and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler weather, makes December an ideal time for a refresher on […]

Keys to Avoiding an Exercise Hibernation This Winter

As the days shorten and the weather cools, heralding the approach of another winter, our physical therapy team offers a word of warning:  While hibernation may seem appealing this time of year, especially as we trudge through the current health crisis, it’s paramount we all continue to stay active with regular aerobic and strength training.  Regular exercise is good for us on countless levels. We all know […]

5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

November is a month when gratitude takes its place in the spotlight of American culture. Yet, with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is “let’s just get this year over with.”  While she understands the sentiment, Peoria physical therapist Cindy Rankin would like to remind people that […]

The Critical Role of PT After a Long Illness

We still have a lot to learn about the implications of COVID-19 and the long-term effects the virus will have on the health of those still recovering from the illness. In the short term, though, one of the main wellness goals of COVID-19 survivors involves simply getting back to a normal life. This is a […]

See Your PT Annually for Injury Prevention, Early Intervention

We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is important for maintaining long-term health. Similarly, dental exams twice each year help ensure oral health throughout a lifetime.  Did you know that annual physical therapy check-ups provide the third critical (and often overlooked) component of long-term health and preventative care for people of […]

Help a Loved One Live a More Active, Healthful Life

We typically wish for those we love to live their best, most healthful lives. That’s why it can be both frustrating and worrisome when a loved one slips onto a more sedentary lifestyle track – one that could be harmful to their long-term well-being. You want to help them recommit to exercise and fitness, but […]