FyzicalCentralIllinois: Neck Pain & Headaches


Exercise To Do At Home


F ollowing a Friday the 13th rear end car collision, I was in pain and found myself unable to live my normal life. Mr. Kruckeberg helped me restore my neck/back and get that normal living back. Thank you once again!” - Amy H.

Stretches Neck

RETRACTION | CHIN TUCK Stand against a wall with a small rolled up towel in the small curve of your neck, slowly draw chin towards your chest. Slowly draw your head back so that your ears line up with your shoulders. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 3 times.

An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your Physical Therapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. HAVE YOU MET YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE?


If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2021. Have you undergone surgery recently? Call us today at Matoon: 217-345-1245 or Sullivan: 217-728-8100 to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists. We’ll guide you to affordable treatments that will place you one step closer to pain relief.


Must be Fall as I have already had to deal with leaves once. I usually have to do this at least 4 times before Spring. It has been so dry that for sure I will mulch as I do not want to be the person that starts a West Coast type fire in Central Illinois. Also, my friend in the picture is looking for a place to put her egg sac. I prefer to use this article for something light

Physical therapy is slated for a 9% cut in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This cut is unsustainable, especially given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. If this cut goes into effect on January 1st, many Medicare patients will find it hard to access physical therapy services.

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but we have a serious issue coming with Medicare. Despite the COVID business slow down, Medicare’s ruling body CMS has determined to cut reimbursement to providers by 9% next year. That is correct, 9% cut even though utilities, gas, and other supplies have gone up because of shortages due to COVID. If they intend to reduce small business and restrict your access to medical services that is surely one way of doing it. I mention this to ask you to call or write your Senators and Representatives and ask that they do something about this. • Representative Congressman John Shimkus (202) 225-5271 • Senate 1 Senator Tammy Duckworth (202) 224-2854 • Senate 2 Senator Richard Durbin (202) 224-2152 Thanks! A sample script is below. “My name is YOUR NAME and I’m from YOUR CITY AND STATE. Thank you for your work during these challenging times.

Therapists, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities are struggling to stay open, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Now is not the time to implement payment cuts that will negatively impact patient access to care for Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, many other public and commercial insurance plans follow Medicare’s lead. So these cuts will impact Tricare and veteran’s health, as well as commercial plans like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and United Health Care. The only way to prevent these cuts from being implemented on January 1, 2021 is for Congress to intervene. I ask that, in any upcoming and relevant legislation moving through Congress, you support inclusion of language that stop these deepMedicare cuts from being implemented. Thank you for your consideration and have a good day.”

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