Office Job? 6 “Deskercises” To Get Fit While You Sit

Do you struggle to find time to exercise? Does your job require long hours at a desk? Would you like to get fit while you sit? Experts recommend getting about 30 minutes of exercise per day. That might sound like a lot, but breaking it up into 5- to 10-minute increments can help you fend […]

Why Physical Therapy Should Be On Your Annual Check-Up List

Dental cleaning ✔, Eye exam ✔, General practitioner visit ✔… How about your muscles and bones? Are you moving as freely as you have in the past? Do you feel strong? Have you fallen in the past year? Routine check-ups and testing are important preventative measures to ensure you stay healthy. Examinations for the health […]

Winter Warnings: 15 Ways to Stay Safe While Having Fun in the Cold

We have entered that time of year that is either loved or hated: winter. The weather has turned cold, and the snow is here. With winter activities underway, it is important to be prepared to stay safe while enjoying the season. Ready To Enjoy All of the Fun of Winter Safely? Read On for Tips […]

Falls Don’t Need To Be Part of Aging! 10 Tips To Reduce Your Fall Risk

Falls are sadly the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. For older adults in the U.S., fall death rates went up by 30% from 2007-2016, and researchers predict there will be seven deadly falls every hour by 2030. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in four Americans […]

Outpatient Therapy Services Where You Live

Are you finished with home health and ready for more therapy but can’t make it to a clinic? Are you too worn out by travel to participate in outpatient therapy in a clinic? Do you need to reduce your exposure to public areas or group settings? Do you need guidance on how to successfully age […]

Keep Your Teen in the Game! Prevent These Common Sports Injuries

Does your teenager complain of joint pain or swelling? The fall season means kids are back on the field or the court. Repetitive movement injuries are common across many sports. Physical therapy can both help your child avoid injury and recover quicker if one does occur.  Avoid injury with a pre-season screening You don’t wait […]

Common Concerns That Might Mean It’s Time for Pediatric Physical Therapy

Have you noticed your child walking on their toes, tripping up the stairs, or struggling to learn how to skip or jump? Does your baby have a flattened area on his or her head? Is your infant not  crawling or walking when they should be on the move? If so, pediatric physical therapy can help!    […]

Developmental Delays: What to Look for, and How to Help Your Child

It’s back-to-school season! Each new school year brings exciting opportunities for growth. While every child develops and learns differently, sometimes delays become more noticeable when it’s time to head back to the classroom. There are many signs and symptoms of developmental delay, which often vary. It is important to know there are treatment options available, […]

Avoid Injury This Summer With These 3 Energizing Stretches 

The heat index is rising and summer is here! To partake in all of the fun the warm weather brings,  stretching each morning can get your body ready for the day! Stretching is a great way to relax and lengthen your muscles to improve your joints’ range of motion. A good morning stretch session can […]

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 […]