Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute 
Sports Medicine
August 2016
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Trigger Point Rollers

We LOVE trigger point (TP) rollers! 

We use them for warm-up, cool-down, and everything in between. Foam rollers are great...we have just found that the TP rollers provide a deeper, 
more focused compression. 

Similar to a foam roller, TP rollers are used for a variety of reasons:
  • release adhesions
  • increase localized blood flow
  • release myofascial tension 
  • increase the pliability of the muscles
You can use your trigger point roller on your quadriceps, calves, hamstrings, IT bands, and ribs. If you have questions about whether the TP roller would be a good invest for your family, call one of our clinics today and we can help lead you in the right direction. 

Discover more Trigger Point products  today

Community Corner

Read our newest Nicole Ellis', our newest physical therapist, first article in September's newsletter!

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Tri Right 101 Ride
Join Tri Right on Sunday, September 18th for their 7th annual 101 Ride to support breast cancer research!  Choose from routes ranging from 27-101 miles.  For more information and to register, please  visit the webpage.  


Opening a New Location

Naperville Running Company is opening its third location in Wheaton late this fall!  Stay tuned for more details as they come out!


We now offer Saturday hours on select weeks at both clinics!   Please call your clinic to ask about availability.


CPR  re-certification and Certification
 classes now available! 

-BLS for the Healthcare provider
-Family & Friends CPR/Choking basics

Classes provided through 
American Heart Association 

Team/group discounts available. Email
for more details! 

Want to give your club a shout out ?  Let us know!

A Journey Around Lake Superior
Robert "Bob" Johnson, Physical Therapist and one of the owners of Achieve, has just started a solo bicycle tour around Lake Superior!  "Movement is the Medicine" is a motto of Achieve and something that Bob holds to very strongly.  After a triumphant recovery from a heart attack in late 2012 and cancer survivor in late 2015, Bob is personally putting his belief, and practice, that 'Movement is the Medicine' to the test.  He has titled this solo ride around the largest freshwater lake in the world #Ride2Walk because he is trying to raise awareness and support for one of this favorite charities, Operation Walk Chicago. 

Partnering with Operation Walk Chicago in 2005, Bob uses his internationally renowned pain science approach to assist in the rehabilitation of patients' all over the world recover and improve their quality of life.  Operation Walk Chicago, a 501(c) (3) charitable non-profit organization, provides joint replacement and rehabilitation services to disadvantaged patients globally.  Bob believes a 1,300-mile solo bicycle trip circumventing Lake Superior parallels the spirit of Operation Walk Chicago: dedication to a goal, commitment to the culture and the return of movement, and function and health.  Creating awareness of Operation Walk Chicago's mission, and giving back to this community, provides a financial foundation for this adventure to be a win-win for everyone.

Fun Facts about Bob Johnson:
  • Second most common name in the United States!
  • Grew up in Iowa farm country.
  • Physical Therapist & Co-owner of Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute
  • International expert and instructor in Pain Biology & Neuroscience
  • Alumnus of Northwestern University & Rosalind Franklin University Medical School
  • Turning 60 y/o during this ride!
Find more information about Operation Walk Chicago and Bob's ride around Lake Superior here.

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Technology and Elbow Pain

Lindsey Rose, PT, DPT, BS
Sports Medicine Physical Therapist
Performing Arts Medicine Specialist

Technology surrounds us, whether it is your computer at work or the cell phone that never leaves your side. While technology has made a tremendous impact on society, it also poses a threat of overuse causing possible upper extremity injuries. This article is designed to bring awareness to a few of the most common causes of elbow pain. In the clinic we are seeing more and more patients with elbow injuries, most commonly caused by overuse.
The most common types of elbow pain include medial and lateral epicondylitis, often referred to as golfer's elbow and tennis elbow, respectively. For an anatomy review, the wrist extensors, the muscles that move the wrist into extension attach at the lateral epicondyle. The wrist flexors, the muscles that move your wrist into flexion, attach at the medial epicondyle. Overuse during repetitive activities (such as golf or tennis) causes inflammation at the attachment site causing pain.  Medial and lateral epicondylitis are both considered a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Pain may be experienced as hot, sharp and right near the elbow, which typically indicates a tendon issue or a dull, aching pain suggesting more involvement of the forearm musculature.


Lindsey is available for scheduling out of our Naperville Clinic:

1315 Macom Dr, Suite 105
Naperville, IL 60564
630 369 8585

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