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Homer Chiropractic
Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services
12261 W 159Th St.
Homer Glen, Illinois 60491
 
Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services
Homer Chiropractic Clinic
12261 W 159th St.
Homer Glen, Illinois 60491
 
Refresh Pilates and Wellness Studio
12251 W. 159th St.
Homer Glen, Illinois 60491
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Refresh Pilates and Wellness Studio in Homer Glen, IL


 

About

Imagine your life without pain.
Imagine peak performance at work, in sports and at play. Imagine having more energy, being stronger, leaner, more flexible and healthier for all of your life's activities. Your body was designed for movement. Refresh was designed to help your body move well.

Refresh Pilates & Wellness Studio family owned and operated by two generations of healthcare providers. Unaffiliated with any large coorporation or franchise, clients will always be treated on a personal level and receive the best possible care.

About Our facility….
Located on a beautiful, wooded, one-acre lot, our atmosphere will leave you feeling Refreshed.

Meet the staff:

 
 
Stephanie Owens-Burkhart, DPT, CSCS
  • BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), with high honors, from the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine
  • Comprehensive Pilates for Rehabilitation Certified through Polestar Pilates
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy and Illinois Physical Therapy Associations.
Specialties Include:
 
  • TMJ and head/neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Pre and post-natal / pelvic floor rehab and conditioning
 
  • Scar tissue management
  • Pilates for golfers and equestrians
 
 

 
 
Heather
Like many people, Heather's history in Pilates began with an injury. Heather had always been an avid athlete, incorporating exercise into her daily lifestyle. However, about 17 years ago Heather had several herniated discs in her back and the pain prevented her from maintaining her regular workout routine.

Because of her injury and the limitations it presented, Heather turned to Pilates. Within just a few short months, she began to notice a change in her body. She had more core strength and flexibility, and, before she knew it, the pain subsided substantially.
 
Pilates impacted Heather so much so that, after practicing it for 10 years, she decided to become a certified teacher. In 2007 Heather became certified with Peak Pilates with Mat and Reformer, and later became Full Equipment Certified from The Physical mind Institute. These certifications allow her to teach on all Pilates machines, be it Reformer, Cadillac, Chair or Barrel.

Heather's goal as a Pilates instructor is to help people with physical limitations be more aware of their bodies and, ultimately, become stronger.

 
 
Brian B. Burkhart, DC
  • BS in Integrative Biology from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences
  • Acupuncture Certified
  • Trained in Kinesiotaping and Graston technique
Specialties Include:
 
  • Flexion/Distraction
  • Managing post-auto accident pain
  • Acupuncture certified
 
  • Kinesiotape trained
  • Trained Craniosacral therapy
  • Trained in Myofascial Release & Active Release Therapy
 
 

 
 
Deborah K. Durkin, LMT
A 2005 graduate of the School of Holistic Massage and Reflexology, Deb comes to the Refresh Pilates and Wellness Studio with experience in many areas. She is Nationally Certified, a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Illinois and a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Deb's style provides deep relaxation as well as individualized treatment-oriented work by incorporating Swedish Massage, Muscle Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Deep Tissue work. Deb is also certified in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Thai Table Massage and skilled in Hot Stone Massage. Shetakes great pride in the effective massage therapy that she is able to provide to so many people and is honored to be sharing her training and experience with you.
 

 

Pilates

Click on the Mindbody icon to check schedule and sign up for classes!
 
 
Transform the way you move
Over the past 15 years, much of the developed world has experienced the explosion in demand for Pilates. Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body.
Pilates is intended to be a systematic practice that combines focused breathing, mental concentration and physical awareness for a mind-body connection that enhances overall health. Performed on a regular basis using correct technique, practitioners can experience increased strength, flexibility and body-mind balance.
 
An innovative system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen.

It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates improves flexibility, agility and efficiency of motion. Professional dancers have known the benefits of Pilates for decades. Top athletes use it for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds.
- Pilates Method Alliance
New to our Studio? We recommend first time clients take either our Beginner, Restorative, or Spinecare Class
 

The Principles of Pilates

1. Centering
In Pilates, all movements originate from the center of the body, located in the pelvis just below the navel. Anatomically, our center connects several large muscle groups: transverse abdominals, pelvic floor, diaphragm, and the multifidus muscles. From our center, we support our spine and major organs, strengthen the back, and improve alignment and posture.
2. Control
The mind-body connection is at the very core of Pilates. The key to the coordination of mind and body is concentration. In this discipline, the focus is on careful, precise, and slow foundation work. Before performing a movement, you organize your thoughts to encourage full-body awareness. During each movement, you stay aware, not only of the moving body part, but also to what the rest of body is doing. With this level of focus, exercise becomes interesting and yields results very quickly.
3. Breathing
In Pilates, you inhale through the nose, taking oxygen into the lower lungs, expanding the ribs wide and into the back. You exhale through the mouth by starting in the lower lungs, as if fogging up a mirror, until all the breath is out. Conscious breathing assists movement and delivers oxygen directly to the muscles being used.
4. Flow
Dynamic, fluid movement makes Pilates different from other exercise techniques. Smoothness and fluidity go hand and hand to form connections between each movement. An exercise should begin and end at a specific place, with a seamless middle of precise motion emphasizing grace and control.

 

The Principles of Pilates

  • A refreshing mind-body workout
Pilates gets your mind in tune with your body. By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely aware of how your body feels, where it is in space, and how to control its movement. The quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress.
  • Build strength without "bulking up" - gain long, lean muscles and flexibility
Conventional workouts tend to build short, bulky muscles - the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.
  • Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back
Building on the principles of Joseph Pilates, Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.
  • Create an evenly conditioned body and prevent sports injuries
In conventional workouts, weak muscles tend to get weaker and strong muscles tend to get stronger. The result is muscular imbalance - a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain. Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease and less chance of injury.
  • Learn efficient patterns of motion
Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion - invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.
  • Be confident and safe
No other exercise system is so gentle to your body while giving it a challenging workout. Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.

For more information on Pilates please visit Balanced Body
 

Pilates & Yoga Classes

 
 
Monday
 
8-9am
9-10am
4-5pm
5-6pm
6:30-7:45pm
 
Beginner Reformer Pilates
Intermediate Reformer Pilates
Spine Care Reformer Pilates
Yogilates Reformer
Yin Yoga*
 
 
 
Tuesday
 
8-9am
9-10am
5-6pm
6-7pm
7-8pm
 
Yogilates Reformer
Reformer Pilates SCULPT
Spine Care Reformer Pilates
Beginner Reformer Pilates PLUS+
Restorative + Stretch Reformer Pilates
 
 
 
 
Wednesday
 
8-9am
9-10am
6-7pm
7-8pm
 
Intermediate Reformer Pilates
Beginner Reformer Pilates
Yogilates Reformer
Magic Circle Weight Loss Reformer Pilates
 
 
 
Thursday
 
10:45-12pm
12-1pm
5-6pm

6:30-7:45pm
 
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Restorative Reformer Pilates
Quarters (yoga, pilates, barre + weight training inspired)*
Yin Yoga*
 
 
 
 
Friday
 
8-9am
9-10am
4:30-5:30pm
 
Beginner Reformer Pilates
Spine Care Reformer Pilates
Yogilates Cardio JUMP Reformer Pilates
 
 
 
Saturday
 
9-10am
10-11am
11-12:15pm
 
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Hatha Yoga*
 
 
 
Sunday
 
10-11am
11-12pm
 
The Basics + Stretch Reformer Pilates
Magic Circle Weight Loss Reformer Pilates
 
*a yoga mat is needed for this class.Please check the website for updates, special classes and workshops by clicking the link below.Please note our schedule may change at any time due to instructor availability, holidays, substitute + guest instructors, etc...

 
 
Restorative Reformer Pilates*
Restorative Pilates is a gentler, slower-paced practice designed for those who need to ease into an exercise routine, those coping with physical, mental, emotional stress, people recovering from injuries or illness, and seniors. This class is a must for patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, orchronic pain. Restorative Reformer Pilates focuses on gentle supportive positions with an emphasis on posture, breathing, stabilizing and stretching that allows for a non-stressful and deeply relaxing workout. You will leave feeling invigorated, balanced, and refreshed!
Spine Care Reformer Pilates*
This group reformer class is designed for people with a history of back pain who are hesitant to return to a life of activity and freedom of movement. Highly-skilled Doctors of Physical Therapy provide a safe and effective Pilates exercise class to improve and maintain the health of your spine. This class focuses on proper posture, spinal alignment, core stability, and pain-free movement combined with breathing. After all, pain is NOT a lifestyle.
Beginner Reformer Pilates*
This class has the basic framework in which all proceeding levels build upon. Its challenge lies in applying correct technique to achieve results and prepares you to advance to the next level. It is designed to improve your confidence in learning and applying the principles of Pilates during each and every exercise. Enjoy feeling your breath open and flow with each movement as you reap the benefits of a great foundation of strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination.
Pilates Reformer Stretch
This class is a full body stretch class using the reformer. This slow-paced class will use the straps, carriage and springs to stretch your calves, hamstrings, quads, hips, trunk, shoulders and neck. You will learn proper breathing and contraction techniques to deepen your stretches. This is a great class for all levels whether you are an athlete trying to stay flexible, to the tight student who wants to gain flexibility.
Cardio Stretch Fusion
The first half of this class is full of high-intensity, heart pumping exercises (mostly involving the jump board) followed in the second half by a full body stretch using the reformer. The perfect balance of cardio and stretch!
Pilates On The Ball
Pilates on the Ball is a fun, challenging mat Pilates class for all levels, utilizing the Swiss Ball. This class will focus on core strength, flexibility, and balance. But don't be fooled by the title, this class is fun, yet challenging. So bring your mat and a good supply of H2O, cause Pilates On The Ball is guaranteed to make you sweat!
 
Beginner Plus Reformer Pilates
This class contains the fundamental structure of a Beginner class, but focuses on specific intermediate exercises. Pilates Reformer Beginner Plus encompasses six classes focusing on a different intermediate series each class: (1) the rowing series: (2) the long box series; (3) the long stretch series; (4) tendon stretch and semi-circle; (5) chest expansion - corkscrew; and (6) the splits series. These classes are designed to gradually prepare you to be confident in the next level of your practice as an intermediate student.
Intermediate Reformer Pilates
This class builds from the foundation created from the Reformer Beginner's class and further challenges you through varied spring resistance, exercise choices, speed of execution and greater demand of balance and muscular endurance. Pilates Reformer for Intermediates is for anyone that is ready to take their understanding of the Pilates principles to a deeper and more refined level. Take this class if you want to heighten your sense of focus, coordination, balance, breathing efficiency, and core strength.
Intermediate Plus Reformer Pilates
This class, much like Pilates Reformer Beginner Plus, is a bridge class designed to gradually prepare you to be confident in the next level of your practice as an advanced student. Pilates Reformer Intermediate Plus encompasses seven classes focusing on a different advanced series each class: (1) overhead and tree; (2) the rowing series; (3) the long stretch series; (4) the kneeling series; (5) snake and twist; (6) long spine massage and Russian splits; and (7) the balance control series.
Mat Pilates with Props
All levels are welcome to experience a challenging and fun floor workout where your core is engaged, and your strength and flexibility will be enhanced. A variety of props, such as foam rollers, spine correctors, Magic Circles and fitness balls will be introduced to vary the traditional mat work sequence of exercises.
Magic Circle Weight-Loss Reformer Pilates
This class is designed to strengthen your heart, shed calories, and make you sweat. The class utilizes the Jump Board to tone your glutes, thighs, and calves, and get your heart rate up. You will work with all variations of the Jump Board, focus on core strength, then finish with stretches that help to balance and center. Weight-Loss Pilates will leave you feeling like you got an intense cardiovascular workout.
This class is designed specifically for those looking to take their athleticism to the next level. Pilates for Athletes uses a repertoire of exercises on the Reformer that assist and improve the efficiency in functional movements performed by athletes; from marathon runners and tennis players, to golfers and baseball players. Tailored to emphasize thoracic and hip mobility and stability, coordination with the core and its extremities will be addressed in every class.
Abs, Arms, & Booty Reformer Pilates
This class focusses on exactly what it says, abs, arms, and booty. If you want to tone your abs, arms, and booty using the Pilates method than this class is for you! Be prepared to work AND get results!
Pilates Strong
This class will utilize the Pilates Reformer and other FUN props to help build lean, beautiful muscles. The more muscle you have on your body, the higher your metabolism will be and the more calories you'll burn throughout the day. Come to this class and leave feeling STRONG!
Advanced Reformer Pilates
If you want to take your Pilates practice to the next level and be challenged with more difficult Pilates moves, then join us for Advanced Reformer Pilates. If you want to sweat & feel some major Pilates burn - try out this class! But remember, this is Advanced and significant endurance & upper body strength are a prerequisite.
Reformer Pilates SCULPT
Tone, define, and chisel every muscle in your body with this workout. Reformer Pilates Sculpt will utilize the reformer, jump board, free weights, and some Barre moves to give you a total body workout with guaranteed results.
Reformer Burn
Join us for a fun, fast-paced Reformer Pilates class that will leave you sweating (hint: heated room!) This class will be quick-paced to elevate the heart rate, and we will explore some advanced Pilates moves to challenge even the most experienced student. Bring water!
Reformer Mat
Take your mat practice onto the reformer for a new challenge! This class uses an apparatus (the reformer) to perform the exercises usually done on the mat. Gain balance, stability and strength with reformer mat. All levels welcome.
Yogilates Reformer
If you are familiar with Yoga, but intimidated by Pilates, then Yogilates is the perfect class for you. Yogilates integrates the best of pilates and yoga into one balanced exercise. Through Yogilates you will improve your fitness, strength, and flexibility & become comfortable with both forms of exercise. Each class is concluded with a deep relaxation session at the end of the class. All levels welcomed.
Cadillac/Chair Specialty Class
Ever wonder about the little room with the strange looking equipment? Have you experienced a few exercises and want to learn more? This Cadillac/Chair Specialty Class is for YOU! This is a 90 minute class where each individual will get 45 minutes on the Cadillac and 45 minutes on the Chair. Space is limited to 4 people so you get individualized attention and guidance. The exercises performed on each of these apparatus are a great compliment to your mat and reformer classes. Grow your practice by experiencing Pilates in a different way!
Quarters Class
Quarters is a high energy class designed to improve your physical performance, fitness level and body awareness. Train the weak links in your body. Look, move and feel better. This class includes Pilates Reformer, Barre, Weight Training and Yoga. ***Please bring a yoga mat with you to class.***

*Indicates Classes recomended as the first class for clients new to the studio
Reformer Pilates for Athletes

 

AlterG

 
Uses:
Orthopedic Functional Rehabilitation
  • Enables pre-surgery conditioning with significantly reduced pain (prehab)
  • Expands the concept “Weight Bearing As Tolerated” from 20% of body weight to 100% in 1% increments, so patients can specify exactly where exercise becomes pain free and progress can be easily tracked and charted.
  • Provides precise early partial weight-bearing following injury or surgery to restore natural gait, range of motion and improved patient outcomes
  • Prosthetic training with improved balance and confidence
  • Neuromuscular and proprioceptive re-training
Neurorehabilitation Program:

  • Neuromuscular and proprioceptive re-training
  • Improves neuromuscular control and activity and promotes brain plasticity
  • Enhances balance and confidence while emphasizing improved gait and stride length
  • Provides a safe environment for multi-task training and learning
  • Enables higher work load and training intensity for cardiovascular health and gait
  • High-degree of comfort and minimal fear of falling
  • 80% of target maximum heart rate exercise for longer periods of time
Weight Loss Solution and Treating Obesity:

  • Exercise at fractional body weights to control metabolic workload and musculoskeletal strain while optimizing gait and range of motion
  • Exercise at reduced body weights to minimize joint stress and pain
  • Promote full range of motion to train for normal joint health and function
  • Motivation, empowerment and compliance enhanced from experiencing immediate perceived weight loss
  • Renewed functional capacity
  • Improves cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in individuals that can't exercise regularly
  • Accommodates individuals with up to 58” waist
  • Makes it possible to run (even for very obese individuals)
Senior Rehabilitation Strengthening and Conditioning

  • Exercise at fractional body weights to overcome mobility challenges in older patients
  • Promotes cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in a safe environment
  • Strengthening and improved coordination of muscles thereby protecting surrounding joints
  • Builds confidence in older patients for improved functional capacity
  • May lower the risk of falling
AlterG packages can also be purchased outside of treatment sessions
AlterG Pricing: (for cash clients)
1 minute ………………………… $1.00
100 minutes ………………………… $90.00
200 minutes ………………………… $170.00
400 minutes …………………………$320.00
800 minutes ………………………… $640.00
1,600 minutes ………………………… $1,000.00
 

Massage

It's not just a luxury anymore

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.

Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
 
Massage - Pilates in Homer Glen, IL
 
Benefits of Massage

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Lessen depression and anxiety
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improvingcirculation
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling• Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
  • Relieve migrainepain
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
  • Ease medication dependence
 
 
Types of Massage
SWEDISH MASSAGE
Swedish is one of the most well-known massage techniques out of all types of massage. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. This type of massage uses strong pressure and cross fiber manipulation to get “the knots” out. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

MUSCLE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
This technique combines compression, extension, movement and breath to give therapists a tool to provide relief from pain caused by repetitive use. It helps to treat such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, knee pain, shin splints, frozen shoulder, hammer toes, piriformis syndrome, tendinitis, trigger finger and much more. Unlike traditional massage this method does not require disrobing. Because our massage therapist has personally benefitted from M.R.T. and also witnessed excellent results in others, she specializes in this type of therapy.

REFLEXOLOGY
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that directly correspond with glands, organs and other parts of the body. Reflexology helps to reduce stress, increase energy and improve your overall well being.

LOMI LOMI
Also known as Hawaiian healing massage, Lomi Lomi utilizes two-handed, forearm, and elbow application of strokes to cover a broad area of the body. Lomi Lomi--Hawaiian for “rub rub”--is described as “the loving touch--a connection between heart, hand, and soul with the source of all life.”

TABLE THAI
Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately twenty-five hundred years. This massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor or on a table. It is instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner's body weight. It also does not require disrobing.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body.

INTEGRATED MASSAGE
This practice indicates a combination of various massage, bodywork, and therapy techniques utilized by a practitioner in the course of a session

Hot Stone Therapy (Coming Soon)
Stones of all shapes and sizes and varying temperatures, ranging from zero to 140 degrees, are used during Hot Stone massage therapy to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation, and a spiritual connection to earth energy. Stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or may be used by the therapist for specific trigger-point work.
 
Rates:
1 hour massages:

Swedish ……………………$70
Integrated ………………….$75
Lomi Lomi ………………….$75
Table Thai ………………….$75
Deep Tissue ………………$80
 
30 minute massage:

M.R.T. …………………….$40
Reflexology ..............................$30
 
Hours:
Tuesdays 2:00pm-8:00pm
Thursdays 1:00pm-7:00pm

Other days available upon request & per the availability of the Massage Therapist
 
For inquiries and scheduling requests e-mail Deborah Durkin at dkdurkin@refreshpilatesstudio.com

 

Myofascial Release

Return to a pain-free, active lifestyle
Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The theory of Myofascial Release requires an understanding of the fascial system (or connective tissue). The fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater.

Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein as well as all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one structure that exists from head to foot without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.

Fascia also plays an important role in the support of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. These structures would not be able to provide the stability without the constant pull of the fascial system. In fact, our bones can be thought of as tent poles, which cannot support the structure without the constant support of the guide wires (or fascia) to keep an adequate amount of tension to allow the tent (or body) to remain upright with proper equilibrium.

In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When we experience physical trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture over time and repetitive stress injuries has a cumulative effects. The changes they cause in the fascial system influence comfort and the functioning of our body. The fascia can exert excessive pressure producing pain or restriction of motion. They affect our flexibility and stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and strain.

The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, through the enhancement of strength, flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

Myofascial Release requires intense one-on-one treatment time. More traditional physical therapy treatments which are less labor intensive should always be tried first to avoid over-treatment.
Myofascial Release is highly effective in treating patients with the following diagnoses:
 
Back Strain - Pilates in Homer Glen, IL
 
  • Back strain, chronic back pain, low back pain, thoracic back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic cervical pain
  • Complex pain complaints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Headache
 
  • Myofascial pain dysfunction
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-Polio symptoms
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Trigger points, tender points
  • Whiplash
 
For more information visit John F. Barnes at www.myofascialrelease.com

 

Physical Therapy Provided by Doctors of Physical Therapy

A New Approach to Physical Therapy

 
At Refresh , we use a unique combination of manual physical therapy techniques and Pilates therapeutic exercises during one-on-one 60 minute sessions.

Our mission is to assist every patient to play an active role in their rehab process so that they can overcome pain and injury and recover their overall fitness, health, and well-being as soon as possible.

Each session is guided by a credentialed specialist – Doctor of Physical Therapy or Physical Therapist Assistant who stays with you from start to finish.

We specialize in any condition that alters or diminishes your ability to move correctly, efficiently, or pain-free.
 
These conditions include, but are not limited to:
  • Chronic Low Back/Neck Pain
  • TMJ/Headaches
  • Pre or Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip Bursitis/Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Balance Problems
  • Poor Cardiovascular or Pulmonary Endurance
 
Therapy Services:
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Pilates
  • Manual Therapy
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • AlterG© Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • Weight Loss
  • Back Pain Correction and Prevention
  • Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Endurance Training
  • Pre/Post-Surgical and Sports Rehab
 

 

Prices & Promotions

 
 
NEW Client Promotions:
 
New to Refresh? Welcome, your first class is FREE!
10 class package $169
3 Private Sessions $199
 
 
Unlimited Pilates + Yoga Classes:
 
(Come as many days as you wish during the month. Please, 1 Pilates + 1 Yoga class per day. Thank you.)
1 Month Unlimited $150

 
 
 
Group Pilates Class Packages:
 
Drop In $24
5 Classes $110
10 Classes $200
15 Classes $270
20 Classes $320
 
 
Group Yoga Class Packages:
 
Drop In $16
5 Classes $75
10 Classes $140
15 Classes $195
20 Classes $140
 
 
 
Private Pilates Session | 60min:
 
Single $80/person
Duo $60/person
Trio $50/person
 
 
Private Yoga Session | 60min:
 
Single $60/person
Duo $50/person
Trio $40/person
 
 
 
Private Session Promotions:
 
Buy 5 Privates - Get 5% OFF
Buy 10 Privates - Get 10% OFF
Buy 15 Privates - Get 15% OFF
 
 
To book a Private, Duet, or Triplet Pilates Session, or for any inquires, contact one of our Private Pilates Instructors!


 
 
Rules and Regulations
Please arrive promptly for class. If more than 10 minutes late for class, your spot may be given to a standby student.

All workshops or specialty classes must be prepaid to reserve your spot.

For Yoga and Quarters Classes, please bring a mat with you to class.

Late Cancellation Fee for Pilates Reformer Classes: $20

Late Cancellation Fee for Yoga Classes: $15

At Refresh, we allow students 2 Late Cancellation Freebies per year.
 
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>> Absence

If you do not Early Cancel out of class and do not attend class, you will be marked as a Late Cancel and be subject to a Late Cancellation Fee or a class will be deducted from your series.

>> Cancellations

If you decide to cancel your reservation, please do so at least 24 hours prior to the class starting time so that the next available space can go to a student on the waitlist. If you do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance, you will either be charged a Late Cancellation Fee or a class will be deducted from your series.

>> Waitlist

We allow a maximum of 5 students on a waitlist for class. If you are added to the class from the waitlist, we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your spot. All cancellations must be 12 hours prior to class starting time to avoid a Late Cancellation Fee. If you do not respond to the waitlist notification and do not attend class, you will be marked as a Late Cancel and will be subject to a Late Cancellation Fee.

Any questions or for more information, call us at 708-301-2255.