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Join Us for Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month and our team is eager to help you recognize the impact physical therapists make in restoring and improving peoples' lives.

Could you use some advice from an expert in movement and function? Start with a 10-minute spot with physical therapists Jeff Schroder or J.T. Park. If you're experiencing back or knee pain, attend one of our featured talks of these topics. Are functional limitations or chronic pain affecting your ability to enjoy life? Read the article below to learn if physical therapy can help.

Don't miss these opportunities to experience first-hand the role physical therapy can play in your health.
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Can You Benefit From Physical Therapy?
Could You Benefit From Physical Therapy?
Before talking about who can benefit from physical therapy, it might be helpful to answer the question, "Who are physical therapist and what do they do?"

What is a Physical Therapist?
Physical therapists are considered to be neuro-musculoskeletal specialists. They are specialists for those who are struggling with nerve issues, muscular or soft tissue issues, bone issues, and joint issues.  

Any of these issues can lead to a movement dysfunction which will eventually lead to pain. Physical therapists can examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability--in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around for everyday tasks. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed. Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as arthritis.
Who Can Benefit?
Physical therapists see patients with variety of conditions. The first type would be those with an acute injury or traumatic injury. It could be from a fall or a particular injury. The second type would be the person who is experiencing chronic pain, where they have been experiencing pain for a long time.

The third might be the weekend warrior who has been injured through overuse or too intense use after not conditioning to a proper level. Lastly, the patient might be an athlete that needs to perform at a higher level. From young to old, from head to foot, from neurological to orthopedic conditions, we are able to evaluate and treat all these conditions.
Am I a Candidate?
If you have a problem with three particular aspects, a complimentary pain assessment is for you. The first is loss of range of motion. This means any part of your body that does not move the way it ought to is a problem or may eventually lead to a problem. The second is pain. You might have pain from an injury or pain you might have been dealing with a long time. The third is if you can't do a functional activity you were able to do before. Your physical therapist will perform a screening and talk to you about your symptoms and your daily activities. After explaining what might be happening to produce your symptoms, he or she will advise you on what the best next steps might be.

Have questions about an injury? Ask an Expert. Your injury can be evaluated by a physical therapist who can detect functional problems and make the best possible recommendation for treatment. Call 217-398-9800 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a physical therapist or request an appointment online.
Offer expires: 10/31/15 
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Upcoming Events 
10/7    Bootcamp
10/14  Bootcamp 
10/14  Care for Your Back
10/19  Why Your Knee Hurts

View our class schedule for the most current information.
Ask a PT
This month only, we've created "Ask a PT" to give you 10-minutes with a physical therapist to address your most burning question or concern. Schedule your appointment with Jeff Schroder or J.T. Park during the following times:

Thu, 10/8 10-10:30am
Mon, 10/12 8:30-9am
Wed, 10/14 10:30-11am
Wed, 10/21 4-4:30pm
Thu, 10/22 9-9:30am
Mon, 10/26 10:30-11am
Wed, 10/28 2:30-3pm

Sign up at the physical therapy desk or by calling 356-6543.
Featured Talks
How to Care for Your Back Most people experience back pain at some point of their lives, often associated with our daily habits and posture. Learn ways to prevent back pain, or ease pain you already have.

Date: Wed, 10/14, 11am-12pm
Location: Lounge
Speaker: Peggy Hau

Why Your Knee Is Hurting & Ways to Reduce Pain
Our knees are known as the "victim joint" because they are the painful recipients of dysfunction at the hip or ankle. Discuss common causes of knee pain and the muscles which need strengthened. 

Date: Mon, 10/19, 6-7pm
Location: Lounge
Speaker: Matthew Gordon
Private Yoga
Enjoy private yoga customized to your individual goals and abilities, at times which suit you best. Private yoga is a fantastic way to learn, improve, or explore new possibilities.

Use private yoga lessons to:
* Get started in yoga
* Deepen your current practice
* Focus on personal interests
* Address injury or concerns
* Provide accountability
* Develop a home routine

Your first lesson is free.
Book online or call 356-6543.
"Candle-Lite" Yoga
End your day with the calm of candlelight yoga in an 85 degree room. A soothing blend of gentle stretches and some restorative work will help melt away the tension and anxiety.

Date: Wed, 7:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Laura C.
Cost: $30 Member, $96 Guest

Book online or call 356-6543.
Hot Yoga
Hot yoga is practiced in a "hot studio" heated to 95 degrees. Practicing flow yoga in a heated studio amplifies the health benefits yoga offers, including deeper stretches and injury prevention, while reducing stress and tension.

Date: Mondays, 8-9pm
Instructor: Mallory G.
Cost: $80 Member/$96 Guest

Call 356-6543 to register.
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