Ken Olson Is Guest Speaker At Spine Conference

Ken Olson, physical therapist and co-owner of Northern Rehab, recently participated as an invited speaker at the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on the topic of safety and education of spinal manipulation. This was the first combined conference between the Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Osteopathy professions, and Dr. Olson was one of 3 physical therapists invited to present … Read More

Coat Drive Donations Delivered SUMC Coat Ministry 2019

We held our annual 2019 community collection of winter coats and accessories for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry.  A very large donation of coats, boots, scarves, hats and mittens were recently delivered by Northern Rehab’s Director of Community Relations Deb Loitz. “Part of Northern Rehab’s mission is to support organizations and programs that contribute to the well-being … Read More

Opioid Crisis – Choose Physical Therapy First

Since the mid-1990’s, health care providers have employed a more pharmacological approach to managing pain rather than treating the actual causes of the pain.  This strategy has resulted in a dramatic increase in opioid prescriptions as well as an increase in opioid misuse/addiction.  This increase has quadrupled the number of opioid deaths in the last 15 years and over 47,000 … Read More

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Rochelle Scholarship Presented to Katherine Bakken

We are pleased to announce and present our annual Rochelle Township High School 2019 Sports and Health Scholarship to Katherine Bakken! Katherine Bakken, a recently graduated 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. Katherine is a National Honors Society, Interact Club, and … Read More

GKHS Scholarship Presented to Leea Perry

We are pleased to announce and present our annual Genoa-Kingston High School 2019 Sports and Health Scholarship to Leea Perry! Leea Perry, 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. Leea is a National Honors Society member, team member of the … Read More

Recent Study On PT For Neck Pain

In a recent study published by BMC Health Services Research, researchers studied health care utilization for neck pain over a 1 year period.  They tracked when patients consulted with a physical therapist, rates of spinal injection, opioid prescription, imaging such as MRI and x-ray, and overall cost.  It was found that those individuals who consulted a physical therapist within 14 … Read More

Donations To Help Fight Hunger

Part of Northern Rehab’s mission is to give back to our community! Our Director of Community Relations, Deb Loitz, recently delivered three small donations to organizations that help feed the hungry in our community! Deb and Physical Therapist Ken Olson stopped by to see WLBK Radio Dekalb Illinois FM 98.9 AM 1360‘s TD Ryan at their Freezing For Food event with … Read More