Nick Pedraza Joins Northern Rehab as a Physical Therapist

Northern Rehab is pleased to announce Nick Pedraza, PT, DPT, has joined the practice as a Physical Therapist. Pedraza’s clinical experience is in outpatient orthopedics with interest in working with patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as neck/back pain, sports injuries, and rehab following surgical procedures such as total knee and hip replacements. Nick joins Northern Rehab as … Read More

Marshall Basler Joins Northern Rehab

Northern Rehab is pleased to announce Marshall Basler, ATC, has joined the Northern Rehab team as an Athletic Trainer working in their Rochelle clinic, and he is also the athletic trainer at Rochelle Township High School. In 2017, Marshall received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Aurora University and passed the athletic training board certification exam. Marshall’s clinical experience … Read More

Melissa Beck Celebrates 20 Years With Northern Rehab

We’re excited to share Physical Therapist Melissa Rhoades Beck is celebrating her 20-year anniversary at Northern Rehab! Melissa joined Northern Rehab in 2002 as a physical therapy technician while working toward her Master’s degree at Northern Illinois University. In 2006, she graduated from NIU with her Masters in Physical Therapy and transitioned to working at Northern Rehab as a physical … Read More

Physical Therapy Aids in Fibromyalgia Relief

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause a wide range of issues throughout the body. It’s usually diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50, and 80% to 90% of the people affected are women. One of the most common and debilitating symptoms is burning pain. Other common symptoms include fatigue, memory problems, sleep disturbances, depression, and anxiety. The … Read More

Kristin Celebrates 15 Years With Northern Rehab

We’re excited to share Physical Therapist Kristin Christian is celebrating her 15-year anniversary at Northern Rehab! Kristin joined Northern Rehab in 2007 as a Physical Therapist. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in 2004 and has been a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy since 2009. Kristin is a member of the … Read More

Adherence to Home Exercise Programs Improve PT Outcomes

Adherence to Home Exercise Programs Improve PT Outcomes If you’ve been to physical therapy, you likely received a home exercise program. Research says that if you do your home exercise program, you’ll have a significantly better chance of meeting your goals and feeling better more quickly. Not performing a home exercise program increases the risk of recurrent injury or flare-ups … Read More

With Prices On The Rise, Physical Therapists Help Keep Costs Down

Healthcare costs in the United States has been rising at a rate outpacing inflation for many years.  Considering physical therapy as the first option for treating painful joint and muscle conditions can reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. A study that looked at the claims data of 472,000 Medicare beneficiaries with back pain found that when physical therapy was the … Read More

Liza Piper Attends Birth Healing Summit

Liza Piper, PT, MPT, recently participated in the 10-day 2022 Birth Healing Summit hosted virtually by the Institute for Birth Healing. Over the 10 days, there were 20 different presentations from throughout the world given by physical therapists, occupational therapists, a Medical Doctor, obstetrician-gynecologist, Midwife, Psychologist, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and fitness experts. The overriding theme for the Summit was … Read More

Improve Heart Health With Physical Therapy

Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability and has been at the top of the list for years; even COVID-19 hasn’t knocked heart disease off the top of the list. We know that taking care of your heart is important. When it comes to heart health, most people think about things such as eating right, avoiding smoking, … Read More

If You Expect To Get Better, You Probably Will!

Research has shown that positive expectations increase the chances of a good clinical outcome. If you believe you will be successful, you will have a better attitude toward the situation, likely put in more effort, and keep trying after setbacks. A negative attitude will likely mean setbacks or failures lead to beliefs that the approach is not useful leading to … Read More