Physical therapy is a treatment method provided by a licensed physical therapist who can help patients of all ages reduce pain or restore mobility. In many cases, this can reduce the surgery or prescription medications. Physical therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition to achieve long-term health benefits. Each individual is examined by the therapist to determine a care plan aimed at reducing pain, restoring function and preventing disability. Physical therapists work with individuals to prevent loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Heidi Mayer has been a physical therapist at Orchard Medical Group since 2007. She is a graduate of the top ranking Physical Therapy Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Heidi then had a Physical Therapy VA scholarship and worked at Lakeside VA upon graduating. Orthopedics became her passion while working in outpatient orthopedics at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Upon moving to the northern suburbs she worked through home health agencies and her private PT business for 6 years. Heidi specializes in providing one on one assessments to provide treatment for musculoskeletal disorders and movement dysfunction, placing an importance on developing individualized plans. She finds that this focused attention accelerates her patients' return to normal function with less pain so they have the tools they need to manage their physical health effectively.
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