Physical Therapy Offers Options for Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. The hips, knees, hands, and spine are the most commonly affected joints. Arthritis is not a single disease but an umbrella term that includes a variety of different types including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.  Osteoarthritis is the most common and is … Read More

Melissa Beck Celebrates 20 Years With Northern Rehab

We’re excited to share Physical Therapist Melissa Rhoades Beck is celebrating her 20-year anniversary at Northern Rehab! Melissa joined Northern Rehab in 2002 as a physical therapy technician while working toward her Master’s degree at Northern Illinois University. In 2006, she graduated from NIU with her Masters in Physical Therapy and transitioned to working at Northern Rehab as a physical … Read More

Physical Therapy Aids in Fibromyalgia Relief

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause a wide range of issues throughout the body. It’s usually diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50, and 80% to 90% of the people affected are women. One of the most common and debilitating symptoms is burning pain. Other common symptoms include fatigue, memory problems, sleep disturbances, depression, and anxiety. The … Read More

Kristin Celebrates 15 Years With Northern Rehab

We’re excited to share Physical Therapist Kristin Christian is celebrating her 15-year anniversary at Northern Rehab! Kristin joined Northern Rehab in 2007 as a Physical Therapist. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in 2004 and has been a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy since 2009. Kristin is a member of the … Read More

Adherence to Home Exercise Programs Improve PT Outcomes

Adherence to Home Exercise Programs Improve PT Outcomes If you’ve been to physical therapy, you likely received a home exercise program. Research says that if you do your home exercise program, you’ll have a significantly better chance of meeting your goals and feeling better more quickly. Not performing a home exercise program increases the risk of recurrent injury or flare-ups … Read More

Rochelle 2022 Sports & Health Scholarship Presented to Madison Ost

We are pleased to announce and present our annual Rochelle Township High School 2022 Sports and Health Scholarship to Madison Ost! Madison Ost, a senior at Rochelle Township High School, was chosen for her outstanding achievements in athletics, academics, and choice to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Madison played sports during high school including tennis and soccer (Varsity … Read More

Genoa HS 2022 Sports & Health Scholarship Presented to Emma Koehnke

We are pleased to announce and present our annual Genoa Kingston High School 2022 Sports and Health Scholarship to Emma Koehnke! Emma Koehnke, a recently graduated senior at Genoa-Kingston High School, was chosen for her outstanding achievements in athletics, academics, and choice to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Emma was a member of Track & Field, Color Guard … Read More

With Prices On The Rise, Physical Therapists Help Keep Costs Down

Healthcare costs in the United States has been rising at a rate outpacing inflation for many years.  Considering physical therapy as the first option for treating painful joint and muscle conditions can reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. A study that looked at the claims data of 472,000 Medicare beneficiaries with back pain found that when physical therapy was the … Read More

Liza Piper Attends Birth Healing Summit

Liza Piper, PT, MPT, recently participated in the 10-day 2022 Birth Healing Summit hosted virtually by the Institute for Birth Healing. Over the 10 days, there were 20 different presentations from throughout the world given by physical therapists, occupational therapists, a Medical Doctor, obstetrician-gynecologist, Midwife, Psychologist, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and fitness experts. The overriding theme for the Summit was … Read More