Q&A: Physical Therapy for Dancers at Orthoillinois

Specializing in injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder, Dr. Van Thiel has worked with athletes across a variety of sports. Many sports share similar muscular impacts and rehabilitation factors which are widely understood by physical therapists. However, dance involves unique movements specific to the sport. This is why Orthoillinois has a dedicated physical therapist, Anna Gibbons, who…. read more

Keep golfing beyond 50

Golf is one of the most popular sports in the U.S. You can enjoy this activity at any age and with some of your closest friends and family. It’s a sport that brings people together and requires dedication and focus. In this article from Next Avenue you’ll learn how to stay active and injury-free if…. read more

Ask Dr. Van Thiel: When Should I See a Doctor For Shoulder Pain?

There are multiple causes for shoulder pain, such as strain and repetitive use of the joint. In this video, Dr. Van Thiel provides guidance to help you know when it’s the right time to see a doctor for shoulder pain: When Should I See a Doctor For Shoulder Pain Treatment? Before deciding to see a…. read more

Ask Dr. Van Thiel: What Type of Doctor Treats Severe Joint Pain?

Many people wonder what kind of doctor is best for treating severe joint pain. In this video, Dr. Van Thiel provides some insight into what kind of doctor you should see for joint pain, based on your initial pain level: What Kind of Doctor Should I See for Severe Joint Pain? There are multiple types…. read more

Ask Dr. Van Thiel: How Do I Relieve Elbow & Knee Pain?

Experiencing elbow and knee discomfort is not uncommon, and there are a couple of ways to alleviate this pain on your own. In this video, Dr. Van Thiel provides some advice on how to relieve elbow and knee pain: How to Relieve Knee Pain The muscles in the body are all connected, so strengthening a…. read more

How to Know When Hip Pain is Serious

Hips are a powerful and important part of the body, providing us with strength and balance. When mobility and stability are impacted by pain in the hips, our entire lives are impacted. Learn about some of the causes of hip pain, how to address acute issues, and how to identify when hip pain is serious…. read more

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Patient Stories

Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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