Todd Vanatta, physical therapist at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, recently attended a course in Green Bay, WI on Resisted Enhanced Manipulation (REM)™, taught through The Institute of Physical Art. This 3-day course involved advanced assessment and treatment for patients with orthopaedic conditions that have not responded well to other treatments. REM is a method to apply a very specific force to improve motion in a dysfunctional joint while the patient is lightly bracing their muscles.
Many chronic or persistent problems such as tennis elbow, headaches, repetitive ankle sprains, shoulder pain, neck pain, and lower back pain will improve with various treatments from physicians and/or physical therapists, but may recur at a later date. With more involved and individualized assessment, there are often other areas of dysfunction causing undue stress on the painful region or structure. REM is a tool that can improve the function of dysfunctional joints. Since the procedure is done while the patient holds against resistance, it is safe and painless. Research is confirming that in many cases conservative management through skilled, manual physical therapy and exercise leads to positive long-term outcomes and return to function, while allowing patients to avoid surgery and long term use of medications.
Todd Vanatta maintains a clinical physical therapy practice at the Northern Rehab Genoa location. He approaches each case on an individualized basis, assessing the entire person for contributing factors to restore full, efficient function. He uses a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise, and re-education to the effected muscles, and he treats all orthopedic cases.
A privately owned local business voted Best Physical Therapists five years in a row and Best Massage two years in a row, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists has built a solid reputation and strong relationships within the communities it serves. Northern Rehab strives to treat patients in a professional, yet fun and friendly atmosphere providing quality, skilled hands-on physical and massage therapy with an emphasis on one-on- one physical therapy care provided by the therapist. For more information about Northern Rehab or to schedule an appointment with Todd, please visit www.northernrehabpt.com or call 815.748.6417. Additionally, you may find Northern Rehab on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google Plus.
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