We work with you to get you back in the game and having fun!
Physical Therapy Services in northern Cook County and Lake County, Illinois
We help relieve pain from your muscles and joints – from your feet to your cranium!
We work to ensure that your post surgery recovery goes smoothly!
We manage and treat airway dysfunction through improved rib cage, diaphragm, temporal bone, and sphenoid bone position.
NEW! Contact us for information regarding custom made orthotics. Let us show you how and why our orthotics are different!
We ensure your orthotics not only promote correct foot movement mechanics, but also proper pelvis, rib cage, and neck movement relationships. Do your current orthotics do that? Probably not.
How is Postural Restoration Different?
We Look at Your Neurologic and Muscular Systems
With Postural Restoration, we can identify and treat problems that other methods can’t. We are able to identify the source of your dysfunction, and create an individual plan to appropriately treat your specific needs. As a result, we routinely are able to completely resolve issues where traditional treatments have failed. Our most common patient complaint is chronic pain because we very often see individuals who have tried many, many other treatment approaches without success. Becuase we are able to assess the link between your calcaneus, femur, pelvic inlet, pelvic outlet, spine, rib cage, scapulae, neck, jaw, and cranium, our treatments are much more individual and efficient.
Your Position Dictates Performance
We improve the efficiency of your performance, regardless if you want to walk and get the mail, or set records in the 40 yard dash. We identify patterned movement behavior, and provide neuromuscular reprogramming based on your individual patterns. Without identifying and managing an individual’s unique preferred patterned movement behavior, strengthening is futile and can result in more pain and dysfunction. As a result, we don’t strengthen anyone who is stuck in a dysfunctional movmement pattern, as that will cause everyone to become neuromechanically weaker.
Improve Your “Core” Performance
Only by adjusting and improving the synergy between your diaphragm and oblique muscles is your core improved. We go through an advanced core program based around your ability to exhale with proper oblique recruitment, and inhale with your diaphragm. If that relationship is not intact, “core stability” is very difficult to achieve. Spoiler alert: crunches and planks are not “core” exercises. They actually weaken your core. Let us show you how to actually improve your “core” in a manner that your neuromuscular system will appreciate and utilize.
What is symmetry? Are you asymmetrical?
The human body is asymmetrical. As a result, we do not view, nor treat, the left and right sides of you body in the same manner. Not only do we treat, but we educate you to recognize postural issues in your body allowing you to self-correct and live a pain free life. Because of this inherent human asymmetry, you have some muscles that are neurologically turned off. And those muscles will not become stronger through traditional strengthening methods. You have some muscles that are neurologically turned on. Those muscles will not be permitted to turn off, no matter how often you foam roll, dry needle, or massage the muscle. Our job is to identify those muscles and patterns, and show you how to manage them appropriately so your muscles turn off, and on, correctly.
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Get in touch
To make an appointment in Evanston call 847-251-1539.
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