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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are professionals who are often termed ‘movement experts.’ Physical therapists work with individuals following orthopedic/neurological injury, post-operatively, after a fall, or for chronic conditions to improve and restore physical function, mobility and overall wellbeing. Physical therapy often includes functional retraining exercises, stretches, and manual techniques to address pain, enhance flexibility, and promote strength and coordination.


Traditional physical therapy services include exercise prescription, hands on range of motion and joint mobilization, gait training, and balance training.

In addition to traditional physical therapy services, our physical therapy team provides the following treatments:

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy in which exercises are performed in a pool. Completing exercises in water does not require as much strength, balance, and coordination from a patient as it does in regular physical therapy. It also reduces the impact of exercise on joints, making it less painful. 

About the Pool

  • 14’ x 20’ pool heated to 90⁰ with 3 depths of water: 3’6”, 4’6”, 5’6”
  • Patients may wear a bathing suit or any appropriate non-cotton fabrics (i.e. drifit material, spandex, polyester)
  • A chair lift is available for those who are unable to enter/exit via stairs.
  • An underwater treadmill is available.
  • Patients have access to a variety of aquatic equipment including but not limited to: jog belts, pool noodles, flotation cuffs, cuff weights, and foam dumbbells to vary resistance and strengthening

Locations: SBL Prairie Pavilion II and SBL Bonutti Clinic

Dry Needing

Dry needling is a treatment technique that is used for pain and movement issues associated with trigger points.  Some common areas treated with Dry Needling include:

  • Headaches/neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Specific muscle weaknesses
  • Elbow, wrist, and hand pain

Locations: SBL Prairie Pavilion II and SBL Bonutti Clinic

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic floor therapy is a type of physical therapy that helps alleviate pelvic floor pain and other issues.  Some common symptoms treated with pelvic floor PT include:

  • Urinary symptoms
  • Bowel symptoms
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pre- or postnatal Care
  • Male specific symptoms

Locations: SBL Prairie Pavilion II and SBL Bonutti Clinic

Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based therapy program that is designed to improve gaze stability, balance, and vertigo/dizziness symptoms.

Know Before you go:

  • If you are taking medications to avoid dizziness, check with your doctor to see if it is ok to stop taking the medicine within 24 hours of your first appointment. This will help us get a “clear” picture of what your symptoms look like.
  • Some people feel ill when they are doing exercises for dizziness so it is best to avoid eating just prior to your appointment.
  • It is not uncommon to have increased dizziness during the evaluation, so for your safety, we encourage bringing a driver.


SBL Main Campus
Prairie Pavilion 2
1004 Health Center Drive, Suite 102 • Mattoon, IL

SBL Altamont Physical and Occupational Therapy
15 North Main Street • Altamont, IL

SBL Arthur Clinic
 211 S. Walnut • Arthur, IL

SBL Bonutti Clinic
1303 West Evergreen Ave., Suite 103 •  Effingham, IL

SBL Casey Clinic
934 North Rt. 49 • Casey, IL

SBL Sullivan Clinic
7 Hawthorne Lane • Sullivan, IL