Liza Celebrates 15 Years with Northern Rehab

We’re excited to announce Physical Therapist, Liza Piper, PT, MPT, is celebrating her 15 year anniversary at Northern Rehab! Liza joined Northern Rehab in 2005 as a Physical Therapy Technician while attending college at Northern Illinois University in the Pre-Physical Therapy program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services in 2009, a Bachelor of Health Science in 2010, … Read More

October is National Physical Therapy Month!

Each October, National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated! This month-long celebration is to raise awareness of how physical therapists help to improve the quality of life by restoring and improving your ability to function. Here, at Northern Rehab, we work with you to restore your freedom to move and get you back to doing the activities you enjoy. Physical therapists … Read More

Brandon Clement Completes Vestibular Training

Brandon Clement, PT, DPT, OCS, has completed the Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation course. This continuing education course from Evidence CEU provides a clinical skill set to diagnose and treat patients with central, peripheral, and positional vertigo disorders. Upon completion of this training, Brandon is well prepared to independently treat patients with suspected vestibular disorders and dizziness. There are many perceptions … 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

Telehealth FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Telehealth Virtual Appointments   What is Telehealth? Telehealth virtual physical therapy appointments refer to physical therapy (PT) services that are provided over an online platform using a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. PT services are delivered remotely using electronic information and telecommunication technologies such as video and audio.  PT services are delivered in real time (a … Read More

Telehealth Press Release

Physical therapy services are considered an essential health care service during the Shelter in Place order.  Therefore, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists remains open and available to ensure patients receive the physical therapy treatments they need during the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. “The health of our patients, staff, and community remain our top priority at Northern Rehab” comments Ken Olson, Physical … Read More

Hip Strengthening Exercises

Hip strength is an important part of being able to perform daily functions as well a contributing factor for hip, low back, or knee pain.  These exercises can help strengthen the muscles around the hips and can be done at your home without equipment.   Start with 1 set of 8-12 repetitions and you can progress to a second or third … Read More

Telehealth Virtual E-Visit Appointments Now Available

Your health remains our highest priority, and Northern Rehab remains available to take care of your physical therapy (PT) needs at all 4 locations including DeKalb (Sycamore Road and Lincoln Highway), Genoa, and Rochelle.  We realize that many community members are concerned with the escalating news of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, to provide another option for those who no longer … Read More