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Physical Therapy

BABY STEPS: MOVING INTO THE SPECIALTY ERA

BABY STEPS: MOVING INTO THE SPECIALTY ERA

A few years ago, a very well-respected Northwest Indiana CEO-physician predicted with certainty that in the future, for routine medical check-ups, monitoring medication, screening tests and other wellness care, most people would not be visiting doctors. The great majority of patients would b…

December 21, 2013 12:00 am
Knee injury steers senior toward physiucal therapy career

Knee injury steers senior toward physiucal therapy career

A sports injury helped Gary resident Alisha Hayes solidify her career choice as a physical therapist.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am

Rehab center to help at Valpo sports events

VALPARAISO | Weekend or weekday sports warriors participating in many of the Valparaiso parks department's activities will soon be able to get free medical help for bumps, bruises, sprains and strains.

July 27, 2013 9:30 pm
New law loosens physical therapy restrictions

New law loosens physical therapy restrictions

A state law that went into effect Monday allows people to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist for 24 calendar days without a doctor's referral.

July 07, 2013 5:00 pm
Making muscles smarter

Making muscles smarter

This new machine, called the off-axis neuromuscular trainer, is an offshoot of the trusty elliptical trainer that has been a workout favorite for decades.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am

ATI acquires five area clinics

ATI Physical Therapy has acquired Motion Hand & Physical Therapy, a 10-clinic private practice with five of those clinics in Northwest Indiana.

October 18, 2012 1:30 pm

SPINE CARE: The time to exercise your spine

The solution to your back problem just might not need to be solved via a complicated surgery or a list of over-the-counter medications. Rather, a prescription for pure and healthy living can often be the answer to your spinal woes.

October 17, 2012 4:38 pm

THE BODY SHOP: Kinesio tape supports healing

If you watched the summer Olympics, you probably noticed colorful tape and intricate patterns adorning some of the athletes’ bodies. These designs weren’t for aesthetic reasons; rather, it’s an elastic therapeutic tape called Kineseo tape. The tape was created over 30 years ago for sumo wres…

October 16, 2012 3:17 pm

GSU hosts information session on doctor of physical therapy program

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University’s Physical Therapy Department will host an information session/open house for individuals interested in learning more about the doctor of physical therapy degree program from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Room D34000, at the university.

August 27, 2012 12:00 am
Dancing around injury

Dancing around injury

In most professions, if a worker is injured on the job, there's paperwork and often paid leave. For dancers, the risk of injury is high, but the flip side is that they are paid to do what they're most passionate about.

November 17, 2011 9:00 am
Woman defies odds and learns to walk and talk

Woman defies odds and learns to walk and talk

It has always been Victoria Grzelak's dream to learn how to swim. That in itself might not seem like a big deal, until you consider that this 22-year-old woman only recently learned how to walk.

April 28, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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Wii video games help rehabilitation patients

Wii video games help rehabilitation patients

The living room at Life Care Center of the Willows in Valparaiso used to be pretty quiet during weekday afternoons.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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New clinic to offer physical therapy for dogs

VALPARAISO | When her dog was recuperating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and needed physical therapy, Miranda Reeves found the closest place to get it was Elkhart.

March 09, 2011 8:00 pm
New facility offers therapy services for children

New facility offers therapy services for children

When Kim Power was a child, both she and her sister underwent speech therapy, and the experiences she had helped her form her career path. For the last 12 years, the Munster native has been a speech pathologist, and on March 1 she opened her own clinic, Kid Power Therapy.

March 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Area hospitals heal and inspire Whiting accident survivor

Area hospitals heal and inspire Whiting accident survivor

After suffering serious injuries following a single-car accident in July, doctors didn't hold out much hope for Robert Champion's future, let alone his dreams of playing his guitar again.

February 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Haitian amputees find new outlet in soccer

Haitian amputees find new outlet in soccer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti | MacKendy Francois lost a leg in Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake, one of thousands whose limbs were amputated so they could be extricated from the rubble or to stop a dangerous infection.

January 12, 2011 8:15 pm
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