Physical Therapy for Pelvic Health

Physical therapists are well known for working with muscles – such as the hamstrings, biceps, or muscles of the back. Most people are surprised to learn that physical therapists also work on muscles inside the pelvis. While the pelvic muscles don’t get as much attention as the biceps or hamstrings, they can still cause problems that need treatment. Here are … Read More

Nick Pedraza Joins Northern Rehab as a Physical Therapist

Northern Rehab is pleased to announce Nick Pedraza, PT, DPT, has joined the practice as a Physical Therapist. Pedraza’s clinical experience is in outpatient orthopedics with interest in working with patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as neck/back pain, sports injuries, and rehab following surgical procedures such as total knee and hip replacements. Nick joins Northern Rehab as … Read More

Marshall Basler Joins Northern Rehab

Northern Rehab is pleased to announce Marshall Basler, ATC, has joined the Northern Rehab team as an Athletic Trainer working in their Rochelle clinic, and he is also the athletic trainer at Rochelle Township High School. In 2017, Marshall received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Aurora University and passed the athletic training board certification exam. Marshall’s clinical experience … Read More

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