“You have the ability to access a physical therapist of your choice without relying and waiting on the referral from a medical provider.”
In 2018, the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) and the professional members have fought hard to have direct access of physical therapy services.
“I like personal, on- site help. I was leery and doubtful that a Telehealth experience might help. Nothing could be further from my truth. My telehealth sessions have been incredibly helpful & healing.” Topper Steinman
Come on in to Mettler, train outdoors, or virtually from the comfort of your home, and we can even come to you with in-home training.
We provide and you decide what’s right for you. The next new normal is here. We are offering many training options so you decide when and how you would like to train.
Our world is different now. COVID-19 has paused many of our normal routines and activities, but the virus hasn't stopped pain or injury. Were you seeing a physical therapist before sheltering in...
• From my experience, the buddy system tends to help motivate people initially. Most of us work harder in the around others.
Having a trainer or friend alongside you often motivates you to push harder and longer.That encouragement helps create consistency. When you can think of a million other things to do your friend or trainer can help keep you accountable when your commitment is being tested.
People are forced to work at home, using the computers for hours, especially during these days under the influence of COVID-19. Have you ever experienced soreness and discomfort in the neck, shoulders and upper back areas? If you have, the following tips will be helpful for you.
How often do you think of your nervous system? Ironically, most people never do! But it’s always busy working to keep you moving, alive, and able to function in many different ways in your life. It...
Weight loss and obesity hit home for me. I have had several family members and close friends who have struggled continuously with managing their body composition. I too as a young boy was on the heavier side. It’s easier for me to relate or empathize with people who share a similar story.
Scheduling a specific time and having someone counting on you to be there makes skipping workouts a rare occurrence. Personal trainers are here for you. They are successful when you are! Allowing them to encourage, mentor, and guide you in your fitness journey may be the best decision you ever make!
CranioSacral therapy is a gentle manual therapy that uses light touch. By using light touch it helps inhibit the Sympathetic Nervous System and activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The PNS is the body’s rest and restore state. Most people are unable to reach that state on their own.
“As parents, our first instinct is to forget about yourself to take care of the newborn baby.” The days, weeks, and the months following a new addition to the family is a joyous time for parents. But, it can also take quite a toll on our bodies. This, in turn can lead to injuries. Oftentimes, we think of injuries in terms of sports or a recreational activity.
Most of the time, we think of shoes as a fashion accessory... However, it is also important to remember that shoes are used to help support our body alignment, protect our feet, and make it so we...
With proper footwear, we can make corrections for leg length discrepancies, pronation of the feet, and pelvic alignment. Also, it can reduce pain for those with plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and sciatica, to name a few.
Studies are showing that more and more people are tired of being tired, overworked, overstretched and unwell. Those same studies are showing that more and more people are actively practicing self-care and experiencing more joy and better quality of life as a result. By definition: self-care is “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness.” However, this can mean so many different things to an individual and you really have to find things that are meaningful to you and that make sense in your life.
Sometimes patients come into my office stating that they can’t do a lunge or squat any more due to pain. They mention that if they just do more of them it should get better, right?! I find this to be false because there is something that is keeping them from doing it properly. This is where isolation exercises come in versus the compound exercise (lunge or squat). Let’s talk about the importance between compound versus isolation exercises and which could be of benefit to you!
If your primary doctor or OB/GYN is not discussing your pelvic health, then bring it up. Physical therapists have a much bigger role in treating pregnant and postpartum women than many people, including healthcare practitioners, may know. Physical therapists in general have a responsibility to assist women with returning to physical activity following childbirth.