Spine Disorders Can Be Treated Effectively With the McKenzie Method

Did you know that activity related disorders of the spine are experienced by approximately 50-80% of the adult population at some point? The peak prevalence of these disorders appears to occur between the ages of 40-50 years with an incidence of 15-20% of individuals experiencing neck or back pain annually. Women tend to be affected by disorders of the cervical spine slightly more than men, whereas men tend to be more affected by low back disorders.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is comprised of 4 muscles that surround the shoulder joint. The job of these muscles is to: 1) help move the arm away from the body and for rotation of the shoulder joint 2) to provide stability to the shoulder joint during any shoulder movement.

Low Back Pain Management: Chronic Pain Edition

When classifying patients who fit into the chronic pain category therapist generally look at how long a condition/symptoms have lasted. Acute pain is reserved for patients who have had pain from the start of the injury to 3 weeks, Reoccurring pain from 3 weeks to 3 months, and Chronic pain 3 months onward. The neurological changes that happen with chronic pain include neural adaptation (hypersensitivity), sympathetic alterations (SMP, CRPS), myofascial consequences, and biopsychosocial consequences(1).

New Locations Opening in January & February 2015!

ApexNetwork Physical Therapy is excited to announce 3 new locations openings in January & February 2015. We are a full service therapy provider and we look forward to assisting you.

COLUMBIA, IL (Opening January 2015)
1005 S. Main Street, Ste. D
p: 618-281-3433
Services: Physical Therapy, Sports Rehab, Hand Therapy, Industrial Rehab and IASTM

PARIS, IL (Opening February 2015)
15321 US Highway 150
p: 217-383-0485
Services: Physical Therapy, Sports Rehab, Hand Therapy and Industrial Rehab

FORSYTH, IL (Opening February 2015)
849 South Rt. 51
p: 217-872-2244

Hey, Frontenac! Meet Bene Hanquet!

Say hello to Bene Hanquet, MPT and clinic manager at our Frontenace, Missouri facility!

Bene attended the University of Louvain-La-Neuve in Belgium and received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Her hard work and dedication has also led her to obtain her European master’s degree in adapted physical activities. She has practiced in various rehabilitation settings for over 15 years including hospitals, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, and private practices, making her very well-rounded in the industry.

3 Surprising Reasons for Weather Related Joint Pain

Having more joint pain with the recent weather changes? You are not alone. Individuals suffering from chronic, arthritic, or lower back pain complain of increased pain during the cold or damp weather changes—but why is this?

Recent studies suggest several factors that contribute to this perception. So bundle up (in seven layers if you want) or grab your electric blanket and learn why you may experience more aches when the weather drops.

Elbow Pain? It Could Be Tennis Elbow

When people begin to have elbow pain, the most common diagnosis that comes to mind is tennis elbow. Lateral epicondylitis, the proper name for tennis elbow, is a specific diagnosis most commonly caused by the overuse of the muscles surrounding the elbow joint. The name lateral epicondylitis literally means inflammation of the lateral epicondyle within the elbow. Many carpenters or workers who complete repetitive motions on a daily basis acquire this injury over time.

Choosing Your Physical Therapist

There are many choices for physical therapy. You are the most important member of your healthcare team. It is important for you to advocate for yourself in today’s healthcare atmosphere, to ensure that you get the best possible treatment. The American Physical Therapy Association has provided the following information to help you choose a physical therapists.

Live In or Near Clinton County? See Us For All of Your Physical Therapy Needs at Our Breese Location!

We know how important it is for patients to receive exceptional physical therapy treatment without having to drive all the way to St. Louis. That’s why ApexNetwork Physical Therapy is proud to provide excellent care in many different locations around the Greater St. Louis Region and beyond, including Breese, Illinois!

Meet Our New Godfrey Clinic Manager, Jaime Haar!

We want to give a warm welcome to our new Godfrey Clinic Manager, Jaime Haar!

Before working at Godfrey, Jaime received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. Her experience resides in outpatient physical therapy, specifically with pain management and with workman’s comp.

Her interest in physical therapy developed years ago from a PCL injury in high school. The injury forced Jaime to spend many hours in physical therapy sessions to rehab her knee. From there, her interest in the subject flourished, which led her to where she is today!

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