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Direct Access to Physical Therapy in Illinois. In the State of Illinois, you have direct access to physical therapy services without a referral or a prescription.  There are many reasons to see a physical therapist first for your musculoskeletal injury.  Physical therapists are highly trained in evaluating orthopedic injuries and providing direct treatment in the vast majority of cases. Unless there is a fracture that is suspected or surgery is needed, it is unlikely that you woul...
Posted on 2020-03-23
10 Things You Might Not Know Physical Therapists Can Treat.   When many people hear “physical therapy” they might only associate PTs as treating things such as back pain, knee sprains, post-surgical rehab, etc. In reality we can treat everything from head to toe. Read on for some of the conditions that might bother you on a daily basis that your therapist at Emery Physical Therapy can help alleviate and services we provide you might not have realized. 1.  Jaw Pain ...
Posted on 2020-03-22
THE SINGLE BEST EXERCISE YOU CAN DO. Every once in a while I get this question "What is the single best exercise I can do?  It's not a simple question so I always answer it in two parts. . Squat Thrust Pull-Up The first part of the answer is that the single best exercise should incorporate the most work on the most muscles (including the heart) in the shortest amount of time, and should be easy to do with minimal equipment. If you consider those parameters, then there is no bett...
Posted on 2020-03-20
Lets Get Moving!. If the only workout you’ve done over the past few weeks is to think about starting exercise, then it’s time to get started for real. Here’s how to get up, establish a fitness routine, even one right at home today with just a chair and then stay motivated to get you back to life. Focus on What You Love About You NowPeople often focus on their fitness goals—a certain dress size, weight, or athletic achievement, for instance—without appreciating...
Posted on 2020-03-20
Stuck at home? - Make any action an exercise What exactly does the word ‘exercise’ mean to you? I present this question since I feel that there is a disparity between what we think and what the evidence points to as the basics of exercise. This is important to me and one of the reasons I got into physical therapy.  I realized quite early on that my goal in life was to get people motivated to be as healthy and energetic as they possibly can be in order to stay healthy and...
Posted on 2020-02-17
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