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Wellness and Recovery for Central Illinois

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Heather talks to Gretchen Thompson and Christopher Miller from Impact Physical Therapy and Chicago Recovery Room about bringing physical therapy and recovery to athletic communities in central Illinois.

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Heather talks to Gretchen Thompson and Christopher Miller from Impact Physical Therapy and Chicago Recovery Room about bringing physical therapy and recovery to athletic communities in central Illinois.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6924029?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 19 May 2017 13:58:24 +0000 Wellness and Recovery for Central Illinois Heather talks to Gretchen Thompson and Christopher Miller from Impact Physical Therapy and Chicago Recovery Room about bringing physical therapy and recovery to athletic communities in central Illinois. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6924029?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WCIA you are >>heather: spring, celebrating summer. live life to the fullest. that is until an injury. we may need a little therapy. - with impact physical therapy are here. you can come hang out with us at the city center. gretchen started your own practice. tell us all about it. >> i just started it in october. i have a passion for this community. there are a lot more active people. i finally opened my own clinic. it's something i always wanted to do. chris miller is heading here. >>heather: let's talk about the chicago recovery room. what do you do? >> i'm an athletic trainer. what we are trying to do is offer services that are traditionally only offered to university students, professional athletes. we are trying to offer it to everyday athletes. you are all doing just as much work so we are offering that much recovery. >>heather: gretchen, let's talk about the services you do offer. >> i offer a lot of unique services. i'm only trigger point therapist which includes dry needling which works great for headaches. injuries where you pulled a hamstring, tmj treatment, headache management. >>heather: let's walk over here because this is and apparatus. what is this thing? >> i will let chris tell you about that. >> this is a graduated compression starting from the foot working up the leg. you build up toxins in your muscles. when those stick and the muscles too long, that's what causes that soreness. this facilitates that blood flow quicker. toxins and reducing that soreness the next day. >>heather: is it really working, is it on? how's that feel? >> i feel like darth vader. >>heather: how long does he have to stay in here? >> 20-30 minutes. we have a cold water tub that you sit in. >>heather: where are you located? >> corner of greene and neil street. coming into campus and the local community. across from dunkin' donuts and cvs. >>heather: if anyone is needing therapy, they can hook up with you. >> we've got convenient hours, open 8-8, 9-6 friday and 9-12 on saturday. >>heather: our camera guy




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