• Work on Affiliation Continues

    We would like to take this opportunity to provide our community with an update about progress made regarding an affiliation between St. Margaret’s Health and Illinois Valley Community Hospital, as part of SMP Health System. Since we announced our intent to affiliate in March, we have been going through a process called due diligence. This includes a comprehensive analysis of the operations ...

  • NEURO REHAB: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH

    At the IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics, a collaborative approach is used by Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists to help patients reclaim independence and to return to normal routines. Whether their goal is to maximize functional mobility, to become more independent with daily routines, or to regain ability to communicate, the therapists at IVCH ...

  • What is Manual Therapy?

    Manual therapy techniques are interventions intended to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, induce relaxation, mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints, decrease pain, and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. These techniques are provided through the use of skilled movements of the hands and body. Manual therapy techniques are great for treating all ...

  • How to Spot a Fad Diet

    Here are some signs that your diet may be more about empty promises than real results: Severely cuts calories. Starvation-type diets may show quick results on the scale but oftentimes they are short-lived and the numbers aren’t telling the whole story. It is nearly impossible for a healthy, normally active person to lose more than 2-3 pounds per week of actual fat. The body’s response ...

  • March is National Athletic Training Month!

    Athletic trainers (ATC) are mid-level certified healthcare providers who practice in the sports medicine field. Many times ATs will collaborate with physicians, physical therapists, and coaches to optimize the performance and rehabilitation of athletes. Athletic trainers are educated in various aspects of healthcare. Risk management and injury prevention are crucial in avoiding athlete injury. ...

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