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Science-based Physical Therapy in Central Illinois

Fyzical of Central Illinois, providers of physical therapy in the Mattoon, Charleston and Sullivan areas, provides treatment for a wide range of injuries and conditions through a combination of hands-on manual therapy and the latest evidence-based technology including ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

Some of the conditions and injuries we are most commonly asked to treat are listed in this section.

Worker’s Compensation Injuries

When you are injured on the job, in many cases you are not only in pain, but you are also worried that your income will be impacted. We use our advanced technology to precisely diagnose your injury and then quickly customize a treatment plan that will help you get back to work as quickly as possible while minimizing costs.

Back and Neck Pain

About 65 million Americans suffer from back and neck pain at any given time, and it is the biggest reason for lost time from work.

For many people, what starts out as an acute pain turns chronic and seriously impacts a person’s quality of life.

Neck pain often starts in the cervical vertebrae in the neck and it can turn doing even the simplest of tasks into a nightmare.

Back and neck pain can be caused by overuse or improper use such as injuries caused by lifting heavy items or as a result of a motor vehicle accident or fall. Sometimes it can be associated with a specific condition.

We will work with you to determine the cause and extent of your back and neck pain and will build a custom therapy program to reduce your pain and get you back to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible.

Stroke and Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

When part of the brain is damaged as the result of a stroke, physical therapy can be effective in helping people relearn essential skills or find new ways of doing things to work around an injury.

We will custom design a program of treatment and rehabilitation to help you get back to independent living as quickly as possible. We will work to help you regain your strength and control to the furthest extent possible.

Whiplash Shoulder Injuries

Whiplash, commonly the result of a motor vehicle accident, is a neck sprain or other neck injury that causes pain. It is an injury that occurs usually when the body comes to an abrupt stop, causing the head to move forward with great force.

You may not experience the symptoms until a day after it occurs. Signs of whiplash include pain and stiffness in the neck, headaches, pain between your shoulder blades, dizziness and difficulty concentrating.

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injuries cover a wide range of injuries from carpel tunnel syndrome to golfer’s shoulder to runner’s knee. Essentially they occur when one part of the body is overused.

It is a painful condition, but with physical therapy, many people are helped and can return to their normal life without recurring discomfort

Treatment is never a one-size-fits-all formula. Each case is unique, and it is only through precise diagnosis and customized care that progress can be made.

Ankle and Knee Injuries

Ankle and knee pain, if not diagnosed and treated properly, can end up injury other parts of the body as the person in pain favors one leg over another or puts more strain on one part of the leg than another.

This type of pain can occur through injuries, fractures, or certain conditions such as types of arthritis.

Some causes of knee and ankle pain include a tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a torn meniscus, fractures, bursitis in the knee, and arthritis, among other things.

Our evidence-based treatment will help you identify the source of pain and pose solutions to solving it.


We have special expertise and training in solving issues involving the temporomandibular joint which connects your jawbone to your skull.

The pain can be intense in your jaw bone and in the muscles that control jaw movement, such as chewing your food.

Causes of TMJ include arthritis, teeth grinding and jaw injuries, among other things.

Physical therapy is a non-surgical process to help alleviate the pain and in many cases, to eliminate the problem.

Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

A number of scientific studies have shown that physical therapy before and after surgery to build up strength and endurance can help patients recover faster and more fully.

Working closely with your physician, we will begin therapy as soon as your doctor permits. We will work to help take away the adverse effects of your operation including pain and inflammation and help to restore your regular body movement.

Balance Programs

Physical therapy is an effective way to deal with the balance and walking issues that stem from orthopedic conditions and injuries and neurological disorders.

At Fyzical of Central Illinois, our holistic approach centers of diagnosing the precise cause of the issue and then developing an individualized program of therapy.

We are conscious that falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among our older population and of the importance of using the latest science and technology to treat balance issues.

Balance issues are not solely a problem for the elderly. Half of the people in the United States are impacted by a vestibular disorder at some point of their lives. In many of these cases, the source of the problem is the inner ear and many of those cases cannot be successfully treated with medicine or surgery. In some cases, the issue is a neurological one.

We have experience in the effective treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as well.

Physical therapy which focuses on gait analysis and training, strength, endurance, motion, and coordination can help to restore quality of life and prevent falls.

Falls Risk Programs

Our fall prevention program begins with a full assessment and evaluation followed by a combination of gait training and balance programs that include balance retraining and fall prevention.

At FYZICAL, our therapists realize how important balance and walking is for independent living, as well as for work activities, exercise, sports and enjoying life in general. Through functional training, wellness programs, vestibular rehabilitation and manual therapy and exercises, we help reduce your risk of falling.


Certified Astym® providers are available at FYZICAL OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS!

FYZICAL is committed to offering top-quality care.  We have clinicians on staff that underwent the intensive training and education to become Astym-certified.

What is Astym therapy?

Astym treatment is the regenerative medicine of therapy and is designed to restore soft tissues at a cellular level.  It regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and removes unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.  Astym therapy has helped countless people by restoring their movement, getting rid of their pain, and giving them back their lives. 

Astym therapy is so effective because it was scientifically developed to target the actual cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms. Years of scientific and clinical research conducted at leading universities and hospital systems resulted in Astym treatment, which now routinely resolves injuries that were previously thought to be permanent.  Astym treatment is unmatched in its ability to resolve tendinopathies, scar tissue problems, and other soft tissue dysfunctions.

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