Genoa HS Sports & Health Scholarship Presented to Owen Simmons

  We are pleased to announce and present our annual Genoa High School 2021 Sports and Health Scholarship to Owen Simmons! Owen Simmons, a recently graduated senior at Genoa-Kingston High School, was chosen for his outstanding achievements in athletics, academics, and choice to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Owen played sports throughout his high school years including GKHS … Read More

A Good Night’s Sleep: Physical Therapy’s Role in Patients’ Sleep Health

The Physical Therapists at Northern Rehab regularly incorporate the discussion and evaluation of sleep habits as part of our physical therapy treatment plans. The role of physical therapists work in prevention and management of sleep impairments and promotion of healthy sleep behaviors.  Below is an excellent and informative article from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). If you are having … Read More

Rochelle Sports & Health Scholarship Presented to Ayah Sbeih

We are pleased to announce and present our annual Rochelle Township High School 2021 Sports and Health Scholarship to Ayah Sbeih! Ayah Sbeih, 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. Ayah played sports during high school including 4 years of soccer … 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

Kristin Christian Elected to APTA House of Delegates

Kristin Christian, physical therapist at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, has been elected to serve a 2-year term on the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates as North Central District Chair. The House of Delegates is a policymaking body which meets annually, making decisions on important issues for the profession of physical therapy. Kristin has also been elected … Read More

Back Pain? Try Physical Therapy First!

Back pain is a common problem in America, but our medical system is not very good at treating it. “Non-drug treatments like physical therapy” is the first treatment recommended for back pain by many evidence-based treatment guidelines. Unfortunately, many providers don’t follow these guidelines and treatments are often recommended based on opinion rather than research.  Often, people with back pain … Read More

How to Return to Activity Safely

Since the start of the pandemic, many individuals have been home, have been less active, and children have not had sports or even recess.   As we are able to transition to more normal activities, there may be a desire to return to sports, workouts, and recreational activities to help shed those pandemic pounds.  This can pose a risk of injury … Read More

Finally, Some Good News About Back Pain

Back pain is a huge problem, with 80% of people in the US experiencing back pain at least once during their lifetime. It is the single biggest cause for disability, the third most common reason for doctor visits, and one of the most common reasons for missing work. It’s also expensive. Back and neck pain makes up the biggest healthcare … Read More

When the Weather Gets Cold, Don’t Forget to Warm Up and Cool Down!

Colder weather means some changes to how we exercise. Of course it’s harder to motivate yourself to get outside for a run or bike ride when the temperature drops, and the shorter days compress our schedules, but there are changes in your body that affect your ability to exercise too. For many people with arthritis or other joint problems, cold … Read More

Physical Therapy’s Role in Maintaining a Healthy Spine

As we age, regular exercise plays an increasingly prominent role in reducing the risk of developing spine-related problems. For those in or approaching the golden years, it’s important to live an active lifestyle that focuses on healthy posture, function and movement. It’s normal to experience some functional decline as our bones and intervertebral discs age over time, but that doesn’t … Read More