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What Does Direct Access mean for Physical Therapy Patients? Direct Access means that patients can go to a physical therapist for an evaluation of their condition and receive treatment without seeing a medical practioner first to receive a prescription for physical therapy.   Illinois Granted Direct Access to Physical Therapy on August 16th, 2018! Governor Rauner signed Illinois House Bill 4643 into law on August 16th, 2018 allowing patients access to their physical therapist witho...
Posted on 2019-03-01
Preventing Back Pain in the Winter  By Craig J. Mawdsley, PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT The winter season is upon us, and for those of us leaving in the Midwest that means cold temperatures and snow.   With snow comes snow removal, and the possibility of sustaining an injury.   On average 11,500 people are treated at the emergency room each year for snow shoeveling related injuries.  74 of all snow removal injuries Slips and falls on ice cause 20% of the injuries and can lead...
Posted on 2019-01-07
Common Lower Extremity Injuries in Youth Athletes By Craig J. Mawdsley, PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT and Ellen Welter, DPT, COMT, CNN Fall is upon us and that means the return to school, regular schedules and, of course, fall sports! Athletes often return to competitive sports as a higher level which brings the added risk of injuries from under training and single-sport focused training. After a relaxing summer, being thrust into daily practice and competition can be a lot for a growing body. ...
Posted on 2018-10-01

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