Meet Our PT - Ken Olson
Meet Our PT - Melissa Beck
Meet Our PT - Brandon Clement
Meet Our PT - Todd Vanatta
Introducing Physical Therapist, Todd Vanatta, with Northern Rehab in our Genoa clinic. Did you know Todd plays piano? Check out Todd “tickling the ivories” and learn about his family, his specialties and treatment style, and his favorite part about being a physical therapist.
Meet Our PT - Rob Larkins
Introducing Rob Larkins, lead physical therapist at our DeKalb Lincoln Highway location. Rob’s military service lead his interest to a physical therapy career. Rob holds several certifications and completed a transitional Doctoral program several years ago. Rob continues to serve our country in the Army National Guard when he is not treating patients in our community, and enjoys helping people of all ages improve their wellness so they can get back to doing the activities they enjoy.
Morning Exercise Tips by Melissa Beck
Physical Therapist Melissa Beck provides some excellent morning exercises to do before you get out of bed or getting ready for the day.
Knee Protection Strategies by Todd Vanatta
Northern Rehab Physical Therapist Todd Vanatta discusses some simple strategies and tips to decrease the strain to your knees when doing chores, repetitive bending, and activities.
How to Minimize Discomfort at the Computer Desk
Physical Therapist Andrea Carter discusses the proper way to sit at your computer workstation and offers valuable tips to minimize discomfort and risk of injury at home or in the workplace.
On The Go Exercises by Melissa Payne Wagner
Do you ever find yourself sitting or waiting around, scrolling on your phone while waiting for someone? Whether you are a parent running kids to and from their activities, a caregiver taking loved ones to appointments, or standing in line while shopping, PT Melissa Wagner offers 6 simple, low impact exercises you can do anywhere to help you remain active.
Maintaining Mobility & Flexibility by Rob Larkins
Northern Rehab's Physical Therapist Rob Larkins discusses the importance of stretching, injury prevention, and how it should fit into your workout or activity. Rob includes examples of common stretches along with basic guidelines for your flexibility.
Opioid Crisis by Liza Piper
The current Opioid epidemic in the U.S. has been consistently in the news. While Opioids have a role in addressing pain, there are several risks with opioid use. Physical Therapist Liza Piper, discusses the opioid crisis as well as the best non-opioid alternative options for treating pain, including how physical therapy can effectively manage pain.
Choose the safer way to manage pain – Choose Physical Therapy First
Balance Improvement by Kristin Christian
Northern Rehab’s Physical Therapist, Kristin Christian, explains how our balance system works, three things balance does for you to help you remain upright and not fall, and the good news…when working on balance improvements you can see improvement much faster than if you’re just strengthening muscles.
Proper Sleep Positions by Ken Olson
Northern Rehab Physical Therapist, Ken Olson, discusses the importance of sleep and shows examples of proper sleeping positions for the best night sleep. Don't let sleep affect your day to day life - try these simple tips for better sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day!
Exercise Recommendations by Brandon Clement
Northern Rehab's Brandon Clement, discusses cardiovascular exercise recommendations and resistance/strength training. Brandon explains and demonstrates various exercises you can do to help you with your exercise program.
Blood Flow Restriction Training with Brandon Clement
PT Brandon Clement explains how Blood Flow Restriction Training works and how it is beneficial for someone who needs an extra edge for strength improvement. This therapy technique is used for those with poor joint mobility or strength, or those with a recent surgery or injury that wish to gains strength using lighter weights.
Try PT First for Neck & Back Pain with Ken Olson
Spine specialist Ken Olson discusses the benefits of trying physical therapy first for back and neck pain. Research shows the earlier you see a Physical Therapist for your issue, the quicker you will recover. Avoid expensive and time-consuming imaging, surgery, or pain killers, and try physical therapy first!
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Tour Our Genoa Clinic
Welcome to Northern Rehab's Genoa Clinic! Take a tour of this facility and learn what physical therapy treatment and specialties we offer here in Genoa.