It’s a Team Effort at IBJI/HPI to Help Basketball Star Dominate in the WNBA Playoffs

Posted in What's New, In the News, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy on Thursday, 28 August 2014

 

Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles

The Chicago Sky won a playoff series for the first time in franchise history on Tuesday night. The Sky staged a 17-point fourth quarter comeback, knocking the top-seeded Atlanta Dream out of the WNBA playoffs.

For the Sky, it’s been a season of ups and downs due to injuries and illness. So the professionals at IBJI’s Health Performance Institute (HPI) have been cheering loudly for Sky center Sylvia Fowles because they played a major role in helping her return to the game she loves.

Fowles, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, had major hip surgery in the off season. She returned to the Chicago area and did most of her post-surgery rehabilitation at HPI, a collaborative care orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports performance and wellness facility.

Five days a week, Fowles was at HPI, frequently working with physical therapist Andrea Staley. Fortunately for Fowles, Staley had been through the same hip surgery. At 6’6”, Fowles is the Sky’s tallest player. She towers over Staley, who is just 5’3,” but that wasn’t a problem for the two. “Andrea is little, but she packs a lot of power,” says Fowles. At HPI, Fowles also worked closely with physical therapist Paul Schmidt and massage therapist Puja Halvadia.

Fowles, who was named the WNBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, was determined not to miss the entire 2014 season. Initial reports were that she would return to the basketball court in four to six months. Thanks in part to her intensive rehabilitation work with her team at HPI, Fowles was back on the court in just over three months.

During her rehabilitation, Fowles also took advantage of some of the super high-tech equipment available at HPI, like the AlterG treadmill. The AlterG reduces gravity’s impact on the body by “unweighting” patients, allowing them to rehab and train without subjecting their bodies to the pounding on joints that a regular workout would entail. “The AlterG is awesome,” says Fowles. “It’s like walking and running on air.”

Fowles is back in top form and has been putting up big numbers for the Sky. In Tuesday’s contest, she added 13 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. She gives her HPI team a lot of the credit for helping her return to play much earlier than expected. “They helped me get back so much faster than anyone expected,” says Fowles. “It’s so great to be back out on the floor with the other girls instead of watching from the sidelines,” according to Fowles. Fowles and the Sky will open the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday against the Indiana Fever. Go Sky!

 

Tags Health Performance Institute, HPI, Chicago Sky, Sylvia Fowles

Back on Track

Posted in What's New, In the News, Physical & Occupational Therapy on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

 

Health Performance Institute treats injured patients' bodies, minds, souls

By Wendy Altschuler, Sun-Times Media as seen in Downtown Highland Park
August 2014

Health Performance Institute

When it comes to your health, fitness and well-being you deserve the best: the best resources, the best facilities, the best experts.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute's Health Performance Institute (HPI) is, in a word, best. Located in Highland Park, HPI offers new fangled integrated care through orthopedic rehabilitation, personalized sports performance and diverse programs, seminars, workshops and lectures that are designed to help you reach your objectives.

"HPI was designed to provide patients and athletes of any sport or activity level with a venue that is suitable for world-class athletes," said Matt Repa ATC, CES, head athletic trainer, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. "Filled with state-of-the-art technology and current treatment protocols, HPI supplements traditional orthopedic care through a collaborative approach."

The success of HPI is largely dependent on its skilled, professional and amiable specialists.

Read more about HPI and how the HPI team helped patient Connor Mooney recover and build strength after his knee injury.

 

Tags Health Performance Institute, HPI

Run For Your Life Advice

Posted in Physical & Occupational Therapy on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

 

Run For Your Life Advice

Anyone who has trained for a race, big or small, will tell you that the support they receive from friends or family was pivot to their success. It helps to have people in your corner.

In this article appearing in Highland Park Downtown, the health and athletic professionals at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute's Health Performance Institute in Highland Park weigh in and discuss the following:

  • How does a runner get started with their training?
  • What is proper running form?
  • What stretches should runners do?
  • What advice does IBJI have on proper running shoes?
  • When should you replace your running shoes?

Read the full article »

 

Tags Running Tips

Hip Fracture Symptoms and Recovery

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

hip fracture

Hip Fracture Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery

A hip fracture is a serious injury that can affect an individual's life in a variety of ways. When a hip is broken, the fracture typically occurs near where the thighbone fits into the hip joint. This can be caused by a variety of reasons and can present with several telling symptoms. Treatment of a hip fracture is a long process that includes several intricate steps. For many, fracturing a hip can mean a significant change in lifestyle moving forward.

Tags , Hip Fracture

You're Invited: Dr. Beigler Discusses Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Community Involvement, Glenview Division on Monday, 04 August 2014

 

A Less Invasive Approach to Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Presented by:     David Beigler, M.D. David Beigler, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
When:     Thursday, August 28, 2014
1:00-2:00 pm
 
Where:     ManorCare Health Services
3300 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL
 
RSVP:     Pauline Mintz
312.550.8500

 

Join IBJI's Dr. David Beigler as he discusses the symptoms indicating a need for hip replacement surgery. He will focus on anterior or "less invasive" approaches to this common surgical procedure.

Dr. Beigler's Treatment Philosophy: "Everything I do is aimed at minimizing the amount of surgical trauma for the patient and improving the patient's results, both short-term and long-term."

 

Tags Dr. David Beigler, Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - back pain

When many people think of arthritis, they think of a condition that affects older patients. While it is true that many forms of arthritis affect seniors due to overuse or other long-lasting medical conditions. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) only affects children under the age of 16 that are experiencing a specific set of symptoms. Here is a closer look at the signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment options for JIA.

Tags juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Shoulder Replacement Surgery -Post Surgery

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Elder holding shoulder

Shoulder replacement surgery is a type of surgery that replaces the ends of bones in the shoulder joint, either by completely removing them or capping them with artificial materials. This helps to cut down on joint pain and enable further use of the arm. There are various reasons someone might need shoulder replacement surgery. Acute injuries as the result of an accident or injury, bone diseases such as osteoarthritis are another cause. And sometimes, the bones degrade naturally.

Tags shoulder injury, Shoulder Replacement Surgery

IBJI Sponsors First International World Triathlon Series in Chicago

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Chicago Division on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

2014 International World Triathlon Series

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) and the Health Performance Institute (HPI) played an important role in the 2014 International World Triathlon Series (WTS), which came to Chicago over the June 27-29 weekend. As a WTS partner and as the Official Orthopaedic and Physical Therapy Provider for this elite endurance event, IBJI and HPI provided sponsorship and on-site medical and therapeutic care.

The Chicago series is one of eight international WTS races being held in 2014 and the only U.S. stop for this competitive event. WTS Chicago drew elite and amateur athletes, representing 31 countries and 49 states. Dr. Andrew Hunt of IBJI-Glenview served as the medical director, overseeing the safety and well-being of more than 4,000 competitors that weekend.

IBJI and HPI volunteers were also on hand to staff the post-race recovery area. Triathletes filled the tent to take advantage of the range of complimentary services. Offering relief in the form of massage therapy, manual therapy and Mighty Body Band workouts, more than 20 expert clinicians helped racers recover from the grueling swim, cycle and run course completed in extremely high temperatures that weekend.

“The WTS team hosted a world class event and IBJI was honored to be involved,” said Matt Repa of HPI. “It was the perfect fit for IBJI and HPI professionals because both organizations are committed to delivering the highest caliber of specialty orthopaedic care and to helping athletes of all levels perform at their personal best,” said Repa.

 

Tags Health Performance Institute, 2014 International World Triathlon Series Chicago

Feet Are Getting Bigger, and Many People Wear Shoes That Don't Fit Right

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Elizabeth Holmes, The Wall Street Journal
July 15, 2014

TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani

When was the last time you had your foot measured to check your shoe size?

If the answer is more than a year ago, there is a good chance your shoes are causing you some kind of pain, from pinched toes to unsightly calluses. Foot shape and size can change in small but meaningful ways throughout adulthood, yet time-starved shoppers increasingly order shoes online and forgo proper sizing by a trained salesperson.

No matter how big or small your feet, your shoes could be hurting them—or even causing permanent harm. In a U.K study, involving 2,000 adults, more than a third of men and nearly half of women admitted buying shoes that didn't fit properly. Shoes with a narrow "toe box," the industry term for the front part of the shoe, can push the big toe in and create or accelerate a bunion, says Steven L. Haddad, an IBJI-Glenview orthopedic surgeon and president of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. It can also constrict the toes, resulting in what are known as "hammertoe deformities."

"It's like when your mom said, 'Don't make that face, it will stay that way,' " he says. "It does actually stay that way when you put so much pressure on the toe over a long period of time."

Read the full article »

 

Tags The Wall Street Journal, Foot Problems, Dr. Steven L. Haddad

IBJI Congratulates TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani of Carmel Catholic High School

Posted in What's New, In the News, Community Involvement, Libertyville Division on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani

The physicians and staff at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) are passionate about helping athletes of all ages move better and live better. As part of that commitment, IBJI partnered with the Chicago Tribune throughout the 2013-2014 school year on the “TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month” program. The program highlights the successes of young athletes and benefits local schools.

Figure skater Jizelle Chloe Bacani of Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein was selected as the final winner of the Athlete of the Month program in May/June. Bacani won Silver at the 2013 Philippine National Championship and founded the “Skating with the Starz” charity event, which raises money for cancer screening and treatment.

TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani

“IBJI is proud to reward the accomplishments of these exceptional student athletes from around Chicagoland,” said Dr. Roger Chams of IBJI Libertyville. Dr. Chams is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who also serves as a team physician for Carmel Catholic High School.

In recognition of Bacani’s achievement, IBJI is donating $500 to Carmel Catholic High School’s athletic department. Over the course of the school year, IBJI has also recognized students from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, and Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest. “Jizelle Bacani and all of the other young winners are the embodiment of dedication and hard work and perseverance,” said Dr. Chams. “They set a great example for everyone in these communities.”

 

Tags TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani, Carmel Catholic High School, Dr. Roger Chams

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