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TheraCORE brings personal attention back to physical therapy

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 10:35 a.m. CDT

Five years ago, two physical therapists opened TheraCORE, Therapeutic Center for Rehabilitation and Exercise, dedicated to building a treatment model based in comprehensive patient care and attention to the individual.

Amy Goebbert and Jen Bazan had spent more than a decade in the field, and five years working for a large therapy chain, when they opened TheraCORE in Lockport.

“It was just too corporate, says Goebbert of the large franchise environment. “We felt unable to maintain a level of patient care we felt good about.”

Now in charge of their own private practice, the Bazan and Goebbert at their TheraCORE clinics in Lockport and Westmont offer a business model based on time, quality of care, with evidence based practice and good communication.

“Everybody is on the same page during the treatment process,” she explains. “From this, we see excellent results. Patients are referred to us and we see them succeed where others have failed.” A large number of TheraCORE’s patients come directly from doctors.

“They know us well and appreciate the care we offer,” she says. “But most of our patients come referred by others. The word of mouth has been a great barometer of how our patients feel about their treatment at TheraCORE.”

Five licensed physical therapists treat a variety of afflictions, from orthopedic injuries, to balance deficits, and even headaches. Specialty areas include:

•    Orthotic fabrication •    Running, triathlete population •    Hand therapy •    Back treatment

 “We do a lot of manual therapy, hands on with the patients,” she says. “Things like joint mobilizations, massage. Everything we do is based on the latest evidence and it’s growing all the time. While patients are performing their exercises, we’re right there working on their form.”

To see a physical therapist at TheraCORE, patients need a prescription from their physician for medical coverage. Complimentary injury screenings are offered to assess treatment.

“We can do a 20 minute screening, explain what we think is going on and refer you to a stretch, an exercise, or a physician,” Goebbert says.

With a focus on whole body wellness, the professionals at TheraCORE are dedicated to not only treating, but also educating their patients about their health, through one-on-one consultations, step-by-step exercise programs, and ongoing wellness events for the community.

Find out more at an upcoming event: Family Fitness Challenge 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12 or Sunday, February 9

Multiple fitness and wellness stations including: nutrition, stretching, core and strength training, video fitness games, laser tag by Laser Quest, dance workouts, beach body workouts and much more. Each station will be staffed with a licensed physical therapist educated on wellness and exercise. Giveaways and prizes available.

Space is limited to the first 50 registrants Call 630-908-7430 to register.

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