Chicago Sports & Art Performance Rehabilitation

The specific needs and requirements  for athletes and performers (dancers, actors, and other arts) requires skilled PT from specialized and experienced physical therapists.

Excellent Physical Therapy for athletes and performers

Sports physical therapy is the treatment of injuries or conditions related to sports. We focus on restoring function, reducing pain, and preventing further injury. Our team of sports physical therapists work with athletes of all ages and skill levels — from amateur to professional.

Some of the techniques we use in sports Physical Therapy are:

  • Hands-on techniques to manipulate soft tissues and joints to reduce pain, increase mobility, and improve function.
  • Exercises and stretches that improve strength, flexibility, and endurance to help you return to your pre-injury level of activity.
  • Technique training that reduces the risk of injury during sports and exercise, such as proper form and conditioning.
  • Training programs to improve athletic performance and prevent future injuries, such as improving speed, agility, and power.

Arts physical therapy, on the other hand, focuses on the specific needs of performing artists, such as dancers, musicians, and actors. These individuals may be at risk for unique types of injuries or conditions, such as repetitive strain injuries, and may require specialized rehabilitation techniques.

Performing Arts PT focuses on the specific needs of performing artists, such as dancers, musicians, and actors. 

As a performing artist, you know how important it is to take care of your body. Whether you’re a dancer, musician, or actor, your job requires physical exertion that can lead to injuries, like tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, which are common among musicians and dancers.

Our physical therapists are experts in treating musculoskeletal injuries, such as strains, sprains, and fractures. By working with Advance Core Physical Therapy, you can improve your strength, flexibility, and range of motion, which can help prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

If you do sustain an injury, our team of specialized physical therapists can create a personalized treatment plan that will help you recover quickly and safely, so you can get back to doing what you love.

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"Dr. Moise has listened to me and tailored my program to my needs - and adjusted as I've brought up new concerns.

She treats the source of the issue, not just the symptom, which I believe will ultimately solve the issue I've struggled with for years and haven't been able to resolve with other practitioners.

If you have a persistent issue you're ready to give up on, go see Dr. Moise first!"

Meet your PT Team

Our highly trained team of Chicago physical therapists are kind and caring professionals who understand the sensitivity and seriousness of their work to create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to meet your needs and goals.

We know that PT can be a total game changer! It helps you get back your mobility, strength, and flexibility, and can make a huge difference in your daily life.

Skillful & proven procedures for your health

We use a variety of modern tools and procedures to provide you with the best options to heal and revitalize your body.

INDIBA* Revitalize

Advance Core Physical Therapy & Wellness is the only licensed provider of INDIBA in Chicago. INDIBA® is the market leader in radio frequency treatments for reducing pain and accelerating the natural recovery of the body. The INDIBA device generates a safe, pain free, electromagnetic wave that introduces energy into the body. This causes bio-stimulation and a thermal effect, which complements your recovery and can improve results from your first treatment.

It involves using a handheld device that emits a high-frequency electrical current, which is applied to the skin and underlying tissues on the affected area/ pelvic floor region.

Treatment with INDIBA helps:

- Reduce incontinence, allowing for you to return to everyday life without the worry and inconvenience of leaking
- Improve the pelvic muscles ability to contract and relax, reducing pain
- Improve ejaculation control by ensuring the pelvic area is toned
- Manage chronic pelvic pain

During an Indiba therapy session, your PT will apply the device to the skin in the pelvic floor area, and may use a variety of techniques to target specific areas of tension or dysfunction. The therapy is typically painless and may be combined with other forms of pelvic floor rehabilitation, such as exercise or manual therapy.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique involving inserting thin, solid needles into the skin and underlying tissues, with the goal of reducing pain and improving musculoskeletal function. We insert the needles into these areas, with the goal of creating a local twitch response and triggering a release of tension or restriction in the surrounding tissues.

Dry needling is used to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including neck and back pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis, and sports injuries. We are certified in dry needling with many more certifications in orthopedic and pelvic floor rehabilitation used in physical therapy.

Dr Moise, Master Dry Needling Certification

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is based on the premise that movement is essential for life and any restriction within the body will affect our health. Visceral Manipulation (often called Organ Mobilization) is a hands-on gentle release of tension to the structures within the body, organ, fascia, nerves, blood vessels, as well as emotional tension.

During the procedure, your therapist will use gentle manual pressure and specific movements to improve organ mobility, enhance the body’s natural healing process, and relieve discomfort.

AlterG Treadmill Therapy

AlterG innovative Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ technology empowers people to move in new ways and without pain – to recover mobility, improve wellness, and enhance physical performance.
The AlterG is a specialized treadmill used in rehabilitation settings that allows individuals to exercise with a reduced amount of weight-bearing on their lower extremities. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals who are recovering from lower limb injuries or surgeries, or who have conditions that make weight-bearing exercise difficult or painful.

How does it work? The AlterG works by enclosing the lower body in an airtight chamber that creates a lift force, which reduces the amount of weight-bearing on the legs. The amount of lift force can be adjusted to match the individual's needs and goals, allowing for a gradual increase in weight-bearing over time.

Real-Time Ultrasound

Pelvic real-time ultrasound (RTUS) is a diagnostic and treatment tool often used in pelvic floor rehabilitation. The technique involves the use of a specialized ultrasound machine and a small probe that is inserted into the vagina or rectum, allowing for real-time visualization of the pelvic organs and musculature.

We use pelvic RTUS to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles, including their ability to contract and relax, as well as the position and function of the bladder, uterus, and other pelvic organs. Our PTs also use it to guide treatment, such as biofeedback or pelvic floor muscle exercises, by allowing us to see the muscles contracting in real-time on a screen.

Low-Pressure Fitness

Low Pressure Fitness (LPF) is a therapeutic exercise approach that combines breathing techniques, postural re-education, and core muscle training to improve the function and health of the pelvic floor muscles, core muscles, and respiratory system. We use a specialized breathing device called an AirBelt to facilitate proper breathing mechanics and support the core muscles during exercise.

LPF improves the strength and coordination of the pelvic floor and core muscles, improves breathing function, and reduces symptoms such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and lower back pain.

The PTs at Advance Core are certified in LPF, and can ensure a safe and effective treatment. The specific treatment plan will depend on your needs and condition, and may involve ongoing maintenance exercises to maintain the benefits of therapy.

Dr. Moise is a certified LPF physical therapist, trained by Dr. Tamara Rial (the developer of the treatment program.)

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Follow the customized plan

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