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

Sept. 8 Is World Physical Therapy Day 2021

September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day! Northern Rehab would like to take the opportunity to help raise awareness of our profession that contributes to keeping people well, mobile, active, and independent. The focus for this year’s World PT Day is rehabilitation and Long-COVID, and the role of physical therapists in the treatment and management of people affected by Long-COVID. … Read More

Physical Therapy Can Aid Recovery From COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countless individuals’ mental and physical health since it first began over a year ago. Now, as our world begins to recover from this health crisis, many people will be facing new challenges. Some individuals who contracted COVID-19 may be left facing potentially debilitating symptoms even weeks-to-months after overcoming the virus itself. These individuals, termed “long … Read More

Inactivity Leads to Deconditioning

The lazy days of summer combined with social distancing, and stay at home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led many people to reduced levels of activity. Some gyms are closed while others are not yet comfortable returning to the gym, races are cancelled and for most people running or biking alone isn’t as much fun as a group … Read More

PTs Have a Unique Position on the Healthcare Team

The pandemic has put health and healthcare providers in sharp focus. EMTs, doctors, nurses, and aides have all worked tirelessly to save lives, treat symptoms, and help control the spread of COVID-19. But what happens when people survive the disease, get off the ventilator and can no longer walk without gasping for air, are too weak to climb steps, or … Read More

Physical Therapists Could Help Healthcare System Catch up From COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed many physician appointments, elective procedures, and medical tests. As restrictions ease, working through this backlog will be a challenge. For people who have pain or orthopedic issues, their best option may be to see a physical therapist first. Physical therapists are highly trained specialists who are well equipped to be the first point of contact … Read More

Our Commitment To You – COVID-19 Update

Northern Rehab is here to help you start moving and get back to your favorite activities. Since COVID-19 will remain a part of our lives for the foreseeable future, we must adjust and live with this reality while we continue to care for ourselves, each other, and our communities. Focus on your health Movement is medicine!  This pandemic may have … Read More

COVID-19 Shelter in Place Update

The impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve across the world and in our community.  Outpatient physical therapy services such as provided at Northern Rehab have been labeled as an essential health care service, and therefore, Northern Rehab is allowed to remain open during the “Shelter in Place” order provided by Governor Pritzker. However, we have suspended all group exercise classes and … Read More

COVID-19 Steps To Protect Our Patients

Northern Rehab continues to keep your health and safety as our highest priority, and we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. For the health and safety of our patients and staff, here are our current Check-In procedures and recommendations upon arriving at your appointment. Hand sanitizer is available for use upon entry. We meticulously and continually clean and sanitize … Read More