Is Knee Surgery Necessary?

Approximately 25% of people older than 50 will experience knee pain from degenerative knee disease.  Degenerative knee disease is an inclusive term that describes patients with knee pain who are over 35 years old, have imaging evidence of osteoarthritis/meniscus tears, and/or mechanical symptoms (clicking or locking).  Management of this condition can range from conservative care (medications, injections, physical therapy) to … 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

Referrals No Longer Required for Physical Therapy!

Until recently, in order to see a physical therapist, a prescription for treatment was required. Illinois was one of the few states that still had this requirement, however, that Illinois law changed on August 16 when Governor Rauner signed the Direct Access Bill 4643 into law. This means Illinois residents can feel better now without waiting for a referral from … Read More

Congrats To Our Rochelle High School Scholarship Winners!

Northern Rehab recently awarded two deserving recipients their annual Rochelle Township High School Sports and Health Scholarship to Hannah Cruz and Alexander Harvey. Hannah Cruz, a recently graduated 2018 senior from Rochelle Township High School, is a National Honors Society member and High Honor Roll student. She was very active in Cross Country as a Sectionals Qualifier and Academic All-Conference … Read More

Congrats to Brandon – Celebrating 10 Years at Northern Rehab!

Physical Therapist, Brandon Clement, is celebrating his 10-year anniversary at Northern Rehab! Brandon joined Northern Rehab in 2008 as a Physical Therapy Technician while attending college at Northern Illinois University in the Pre-Physical Therapy program. He earned his Bachelor degree in Exercise Science in 2009 from Northern Illinois University, and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2013 with a Doctorate … Read More

Strength & Stability Class Now Offered in Sandwich!

Northern Rehab excited to announce we are adding the Strength and Stability Class to our Sandwich location! These classes focus on balance activities to improve balance, flexibility, strength, prevent falls, enhance energy levels, increase confidence of performing daily activities, and more.  Classes meet in our DeKalb Sycamore Road and Genoa locations, and now are available at our Sandwich location as … Read More

Celebrating 40 Years Serving Our Community!

Northern Rehab is pleased to announce we are celebrating a milestone with 40th years of serving DeKalb County! In 1978, the company known as Northern Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates began as the original owner and physical therapist Tim Dunlop opened his first clinic located at the corner of Franklin and South 2nd Street in DeKalb. As the DeKalb community … Read More

Four Ways to Prevent Golf Injuries

According to an article published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, performing a functional based exercise program has been proven to increase the club head speed of golfers, as well as their perceived and measured level of physical fitness. The average improvement in club head speed was four miles per hour, which added approximately 30-45 feet to the driving … Read More

Sandwich Clinic Ribbon Cutting

Northern Rehab is pleased to have participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting in celebration of the opening of our newest clinic in Sandwich.  In conjunction with the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, the event took place at our new location at 523 E. Railroad Street in Sandwich. The ribbon was cut by lead Physical Therapist Andrea Carter, along with additional Northern … Read More

Ken Presents at Inaugural Middle East Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Conference

Ken Olson, Physical Therapist and President of Northern Rehab, recently traveled to Cairo, Egypt to present his approach for treating patients with neck and back pain as a keynote speaker for the First Middle East Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Congress.  He also led a workshop on cervical manipulation as a post-conference course speaker where he instructed key elements included in his … Read More