The vision and mission statement for Lindsey Nordstrom, owner, and manager of Spry Physical Therapy And Geriatric Wellness, on her website [www.spryottawa.com] are pretty simple.
“To evaluate aging adults to identify deficits affecting movement and to provide exceptional evidence-based physical therapy and wellness services aimed at improving deficits and overall quality of life, and to be La Salle County’s most trusted source for therapy and advocacy for the aging population and their families by providing unmatched quality of care and compassion to my clients.”
Originally from Seneca, Nordstrom — who holds a bachelor’s degree in health and human sciences and master’s in physical therapy at Northern Illinois University, and ultimately her doctorate of physical therapy from A.T. Still University — started her new practice at 1028 La Salle Str., Suite B, in Ottawa at the end of June.
“I’ve been practicing physical therapy for nine years at several different facilities, but a few years ago I decided I want to specialize in geriatric care and had the urge to start my own practice,” said Nordstrom, a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy and advanced certified exercise expert for aging adults. “I want to provide quality one-on-one care and help those who are aging to be able to stay in their homes and thrive.”
“Step one is calling [815-735-2356 or email [email protected]] and having a conversation with me and seeing if I can help.”
Nordstrom’s practice treats pre- and post-surgical conditions, joint replacements, balance deficits, dizziness/vertigo, acute and chronic pain, muscle weakness, acute and chronic neurological conditions. soft tissue injuries, instrument-assisted soft tissue massage, muscle and ligament sprains, postural imbalances, range of motion deficits, while offering prevention with home modification assessment and a community fall prevention program.
“I love helping people to work towards reaching their maximum potential,” said Nordstrom. “I want to meet the needs of the community the best I can.”