Marshall Basler Joins Northern Rehab

We are pleased to announce Marshall Basler, ATC, has joined the Northern Rehab team as an Athletic Trainer. Marshall’s clinical experience includes various roles as an athletic trainer within Illinois, primarily in the Rockford region. He feels most at home out in the field working with sports and athletes, but also thoroughly enjoys working within the clinic alongside physical therapists … 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

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

Improve Heart Health With Physical Therapy

Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability and has been at the top of the list for years; even COVID-19 hasn’t knocked heart disease off the top of the list. We know that taking care of your heart is important. When it comes to heart health, most people think about things such as eating right, avoiding smoking, … Read More

Ken Olson Releases Third Edition of Book

Physical Therapist Ken Olson recently completed the third edition of his textbook, Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine, published in 2022 by Elsevier. The first two editions published in 2009 and 2016 have been adopted by many physical therapy education programs throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia/South Pacific region to instruct in the examination and treatment of spine and … Read More

If You Expect To Get Better, You Probably Will!

Research has shown that positive expectations increase the chances of a good clinical outcome. If you believe you will be successful, you will have a better attitude toward the situation, likely put in more effort, and keep trying after setbacks. A negative attitude will likely mean setbacks or failures lead to beliefs that the approach is not useful leading to … Read More

Want to Stay Healthy? Move More!

COVID has made the importance of health very clear and demonstrated how quickly things can change with an illness. While COVID is currently front and center in most people’s thoughts, it isn’t the only illness that can change your life. Heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer are examples of conditions that can also be devastating. Movement offers a defense If … Read More

What If Your COVID Symptoms Don’t Go Away?

There is a lot of variation in how COVID affects people. Some feel like they have a bit of a cold, some feel like they have the flu, and some end up in the hospital. No matter the symptoms, we tend to think that people get sick, they get better and recover, then move on. Most of the time, that’s … Read More

Liza Piper Completes Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Training

Liza Piper, PT, MPT, physical therapist at Northern Rehab in Genoa, recently completed extensive training in pelvic floor rehabilitation through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. The pelvic floor is made of up muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that comprise the base of the pelvis. Pelvic floor physical therapy involves assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor musculature and surrounding … Read More