It shouldn’t hurt to put on your shirt

Do you experience pain when putting on a shirt or brushing your hair? What about other types of SHOULDER PAIN, such as: Pain on the outside of your shoulder Pain may spread down your arm towards the elbow or wrist Pain when lying on your affected shoulder Pain when using your arm above your head […]

Dry Needling

Suffering from PAIN?  New Technique Offers Relief! Do you experience pain from any of the following?    Migraine/Tension Headaches  Neck/Back Pain  Muscle Spasms  Sciatica  Hip/Knee Pain  Muscle Strains  Fibromyalgia  Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow  Overuse Injuries  Joint/Disk Problems  Tendinitis  Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Repetitive Motion Disorder  Jaw/Mouth Problems  If so, you may the perfect candidate for Dry Needing!   […]

Lyle Miller – Patient Story

Lyle Miller is getting back on his feet through LSVT Big – an effective therapy program for people with Parkinson’s offered through UnityPoint Health’s Outpatient Therapy department…

Hope for Parkinson’s patients! Keep your movement alive!

Parkinson’s Disease changes the trajectory of mobility and coordination for those who suffer from this and other similar neurological conditions. This disease causes chemical changes in the brain then body begins to slow down. Individuals experience stiffness and incoordination of limbs, trouble walking, plus voice and speech impairments. Thankfully, there are treatments for Parkinson’s, supported […]

The “R” Sound

If you hear your child saying “wed” for “red” or “caw” for “car”, they likely are not able to produce the “R” sound. Did you know the “R” sound is one of the last sounds to develop? However, most children are able to accurately produce the “R” by 6 years old. If your child can’t […]

It’s Stuck in my Throat

As people age, the muscles in the mouth and throat weaken and can cause swallowing to become increasingly more uncomfortable or painful with signs of coughing, choking, or gagging.  Some people report feeling like they can never fully clear their throat, have to “swallow hard” to get the food to go all the way down, […]

Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness

As we grow older, our brains start to change and we may start to see changes in our memory, speech, mood, or problem-solving skills.  Some of those changes are normal while some are not. Dementia is not considered a normal part of aging; thus, it is important to be aware of any changes that are […]

It’s Gardening Season

It’s gardening season! Whether you’re planting, weeding, watering, or tilling, you should be pain-free!  After a long winter, it is easy to accidentally injure yourself while participating in your favorite pastime.  In the world of gardening, it can be easy to overdo it by straining, stressing, or pulling your muscles, back, neck, or arms. Physical […]

PT Offers Tips for Managing Herniated Disc Pain

Herniated disc pain is one of the most debilitating ailments affecting individuals from age 30 and up. Herniated discs in the lower back and neck can irritate nearby nerves, causing individuals extreme pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and/or legs. The pain caused by a herniated disc can be extremely uncomfortable and can negatively impact […]

Physical Therapy Can Bring Relief to Individuals With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that affects more and more individuals each day and, while there is no cure, those who suffer from it can reduce and relieve some symptoms with the proper treatment. Peoria physical therapist Cindy Rankin, notes that physical therapy is one of the most effective and safe ways for individuals to […]