Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Nan W.
Nan W.
I would highly recommend Jenny to anyone who needs one on one PT needs. She’s fun and she works w/you to make you stronger. And she is always in a good mood.
Carrie W.
Carrie W.
Would always have good results from my PT with Jenn. She has got me moving again and less pain. I just can't thank her & Jess enough!!!👍
Thomas K.
Thomas K.
I can’t thank Jenny enough for going the extra mile with communicating with my doctors and coming up with the best plan to get me back to my job! Thanks!!!
Jackie R.
Jackie R.
They got me in quick after I called and then Jenny created a plan to get me back to where I wanted to be. She works with you one on one unlike the larger chains where you are only one of several patients the physical therapist is seeing at a time.

Physical therapy helps children maximize their physical abilities and minimize their physical limitations for long-term results. Our physical therapists are exceptional at helping your child explore with fun therapy sessions- improving flexibility, range of motion, strength, posture, balance, and movement patterns.

Pediatric Physical Therapy will help your child move and function with increased strength and flexibility and minimize their physical limitations. Our Pediatric Physical Therapy approach will help your child reach their highest level of independence within their environment.

Our physical therapists will use hands on therapy to help your child who may be recovering from an injury or who may display difficulties in gross motor development and coordination, balance, mobility, gait, strength or posture. Our physical therapists will target your child’s underlying condition through creative techniques in a playful environment.

Therapy Care physical therapists are certified by The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), are licensed by the State of Illinois and hold a master’s or doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy.

What We Treat

  • Torticollis / Plagiocephaly
  • Gait abnormalities (Walking) and Toe Walking
  • Scoliosis
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Hypotonia
  • Autism related conditions
  • Constipation and bed wetting
  • Cerebral Palsy related conditions
  • Gross motor and movement dysfunction
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Fractures, soft tissue injuries
  • Sports related injuries
  • Muscular Weakness
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Our Approach

After a thorough evaluation, our therapist will create a customized therapy plan tailored to accomplish your child’s unique therapeutic goals. It will include the right combination of strategies, including exercises, games, equipment, tools and modalities, and home activities the whole family can participate in. We may also be able to make other types of recommendations for their school and adaptive equipment or devices a necessary.

The key to pediatric physical therapy, as with therapy in general, is to challenge your child while fostering a warm and welcoming environment. Your child thus develops skills while having fun at the same time. When these two aspects of therapy remain in balance with each other, your child is able to make sustained progress toward goals and ultimately your child will maximize his/her potential.

Does My Child Need Therapy?

How do I know if my child may need physical therapy? Can my child benefit from physical therapy? These are the two most common questions we receive from parents. There is no clear answer, but there are some indicators to look out for:

  • ​Your child complains of pain or difficulty when performing gross motor tasks.
  • Your child frequently walks up on the balls of their feet (tip toe walk) or walks in an awkward manner.
  • Your child is unable or has difficulty performing gross motor tasks such as rolling, sitting, crawling, or walking in the younger population; and jumping, running, or skipping in the older population.
  • Your child falls and trips often when walking.
  • As an infant, your child may have a strong preference for turning or tilting their head to one side.
  • Your child neglects or has difficulty using one side of their body while consistently using their dominant preferred side.
  • Expected developmental milestones are not met during your child’s first year of life. This can include, rolling, sitting, crawling, or standing independently.
  • Your child has difficulty keeping up with their peers during play.
  • The child was injured or underwent a surgical procedure and is now unable to perform at his/her prior level of function.

We Provide Academic Services!

We take great pride in helping our academic partners address their challenges. Meeting your district’s goals through efficient and economically sensible clinical services is the hallmark by which we measure our success.

View our academic services here!

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    Monday: 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM
    Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM
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    Few things are worse than having constant pain in your neck, back, or joints in the morning. Even the easiest things, such as get out of bed or putting on your shoes, can be difficult for those struggling with morning aches and pains.

    Did you know you can improve the function of these parts of your body in the morning with the aid of a physical therapist? Physical therapists can provide you with exercises and stretches to alleviate pain and discomfort. They also help recover the normal range of movement and reduce pain and inflammation.

    To learn more about how a physical therapist can help you achieve the positive start you’re looking for in the morning, keep reading! If you’re dealing with aches and pains, contact Therapy Care to schedule a consultation ASAP.

    The importance of stretching

    Stretching is an important part of one’s daily routine, whether you’re exercising or not. Modern-day life involves a lot of sitting down, from our jobs to our hobbies. Over time, this can lead to tightness and shortening of muscles in areas of the body like the hip flexors, shoulders, chest, and ankles.

    Stretching increases your blood circulation. Muscles require sufficient oxygen and nutrients in order to perform well. Stretching ramps up blood flow and transports oxygen and nutrients.

    Performing daily stretches also heightens your energy levels due to the increased circulation it brings. Learning to stretch properly will lead you to a more active lifestyle. In fact, according to results of a new systematic review, moderate-grade evidence seems to support strengthening and stretching exercises to help ease chronic neck pain.

    Top 3 stretches to feel better in the morning

    Stretching isn’t only for warming up or cooling down when you’re working out at the gym. The purpose of stretching is to get your body feeling limbered up and flexible. If you go about your whole day feeling stiff, of course you’re going to feel achy and awful when you wake up!

    By committing to a few simple morning stretches each day, you can help to keep your body feeling limber and reduce pain in between your regular physical therapy appointments. Some of the best stretches to use early in your day include:

    Low Back Stretch

    Are you dealing with recurring low back pain in the mornings? Then this simple physical therapy stretch can provide you with a great deal of relief.

    Start by laying down on your back, bending your knees, and keeping your feet flat on the floor.

    Use both hands to pull up one knee towards your chest, while keeping the other foot flat on the floor.

    Next, bring your active leg back to the starting position and repeat the stretch with the opposite leg. Keeping the other foot flat on the floor. Lastly, bring both knees to your chest at once. Hold each position for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat stretch at least 3 times.

    Child’s Pose

    If you suffer from arthritis in the knees or low back pain, this is a great stretch to complete before beginning your day.

    Child’s pose is a very popular move in yoga routines. It is a great stretch for connective tissue and joint pain as well!

    Start the pose by kneeling in bed, then sitting back so that your bottom is resting comfortably on your heels. Next, gently bend your body forward until your head touches the mattress.

    It can be helpful to then stretch your arms out and fold them in front of your face for additional support. Once you’ve eased into the position, you can then reach your arms out forward to help open the connective tissues in your neck, shoulders, and back area.

    Hold the pose for at least 2 minutes and repeat if necessary.

    The Inchworm

    The Inchworm is another physical therapy stretch that is great for relieving joint pain and improving circulation in the mornings.

    Start by standing with your abs engaged. Slowly roll down, bending at the knee if necessary, and touch the floor. Walk your hands forward, until you are in the push-up position. Then walk your feet forward, inch-by-inch, until you reach the back of your hands. Slowly roll your body back up into a standing position. Repeat the stretch at least 5 times, with your core engaged each time.

    Physical therapy can change the way you look at mornings…

    If you struggle with aches and pain every morning, there’s no doubt you aren’t enjoying the beginnings of your days. You deserve to wake up feeling good and refreshed. If you’re dealing with pain, you should speak with our physical therapist sooner rather than later about creating a personalized treatment plan. There’s no reason to start your day off in pain and suffering through feelings of discomfort!

    Are you interested in learning more about the many benefits of physical therapy for pain management? Contact Therapy Care for more information and be sure to schedule an initial consultation with our friendly and experienced physical therapist today.

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