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Post date: Sep 10, 2018

Check out this extended interview with licensed massage therapist Cassey "Cassey" Griffith!

Backstory: where it all began

Q: Why did you become a massage therapist?
A: I knew I wanted to be in a profession that helped people. My massage journey began when I was a student at SIUC...

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Post date: Sep 7, 2018

Check out this extended interview with licensed massage therapist Jason Anderson!

Backstory: where it all began

Q: Why did you become a massage therapist?
A: I had several people tell me I should look into massage as a career. It's the only job I have had that does not feel like work!

Q: What is your favorite type of massage to give and to receive?
A: I...

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Post date: Sep 6, 2018

Check out this extended interview with licensed massage therapist Ashley Gaytan!

Backstory: where it all began

Q: Why did you become a massage therapist?
A: I took my first anatomy and physiology class as a sophomore in high school, and after that, I was the person on my...

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Post date: Sep 6, 2018

Check out this extended interview with licensed massage therapist Jane Mader!

Backstory: where it all began

Q: Why did you become a massage therapist?
A: After dropping out of college my junior year, I did some soul searching. My major had been Psychology because I wanted to bring peace to...

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Post date: Sep 4, 2018

Water Fitness and Aquatic Therapy are great options for individuals to consider and Mettler Center is proud to offer both! However, there are lots of questions surrounding these services and what makes them distinctly different. Below we have outlined the biggest differences and how you can discover what’s right for you!

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Post date: Sep 4, 2018

Headaches can result from a variety of sources, but a common factor that people tend to overlook is faulty postures. Did you know that 20% of headache symptoms are musculoskeletal-related? Poor posture places unnecessary stress on the joints and ligaments in the cervical spine. This could lead to increased muscle tension, improper blood flow, inflammation, and subsequent, pain complaints. By correcting your posture and reducing existing impairments (i.e....

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Post date: Sep 1, 2018

Water Fitness All Year Long!

Come join Mettler's expert instructors at Clark-Lindsey for Water Fitness ALL YEAR LONG! Quarterly Passes and Punch Cards are avaiable at the front desk. Sign up at the Mettler Center or call 217-356-6543 for more information.

Water Fitness with Emily—Monday/Wednesday 12:45-1:30pm
Gentle on the joints yet an effective, energizing workout. Water Fitness is low-impact and perfect for those suffering from injury,...

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Post date: Aug 6, 2018

An Epic Change for Physical Therapy in Illinois: Direct Access

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This year in Illinois, the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) and the professional members have fought hard to have direct access of physical therapy services. The exciting change in physical therapy will...

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Post date: Aug 5, 2018

As the temperatures are heating up, it’s important to stay safe in the sun! Here are three tips to make sure your summer is enjoyable!

  1. Plan Ahead
  2. Avoid exercising outdoors during the hottest hours of the day. This is typically between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. During the summer months it gets light out earlier and the sun doesn’t set till after 8 p.m. This leaves you plenty of time early or later in the day to enjoy the outdoors.

    When you are...

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Post date: Jul 11, 2018

Why does it feel like my muscles never loosen up?

by Benjamin Kim, PT, DPT 

You stretch rigorously, do yoga regularly, foam roll every day, even tried getting massages, but that same stubborn muscle always seems to tighten right back up like a bad habit!  Whether it is tight IT bands with running, chronic neck or back tightness, or hamstrings that do not seem to...

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