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

COVID-19 Shelter in Place Update

The impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve across the world and in our community.  Outpatient physical therapy services such as provided at Northern Rehab have been labeled as an essential health care service, and therefore, Northern Rehab is allowed to remain open during the “Shelter in Place” order provided by Governor Pritzker. However, we have suspended all group exercise classes and … Read More

Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding the subway. And while it’s … Read More