Welcome to AMR Clinic

Loves Park, IL and the Rockford area

What We do

Get back to being you.

Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center therapists oversee the exercises and routines of each and every patient.

Our dedicated personal trainers will keep you motivated on the road to recovery.

Pre- & Post-Surgical Rehab
Traction & other therapies
Sports Injuries
Veteran Rehab

Relief of Back Pain
Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers
Joint Pain & Arthritis Treatment
Pro-Adjuster (An alternative to chiropractic treatment)

Acupuncture
Non-Surgical Body Contouring*

Nutrition Consultations
Supplements
Quit Smoking

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Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Our Doctor

Dr. Clarke Shih, DC (Clinic Director)

Have You Been Injured At Work Or In An Auto Accident?

Are you experiencing neck pain, back pain, headaches, or whiplash?

Trust the doctors at Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center to treat the symptoms that may follow an auto accident or work related injury.

Insurance

Insurance

Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center accepts most medical insurance plans, including Medicare. We have affordable rates and flexible payment plans for individuals without health insurance. Call us today and set up an appointment-let us help you maintain your most valuable asset, your health.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure-mainly the spine-and its functioning. Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body's natural ability to heal itself.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons - to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness. At Northwestern, you are not simply going to a massage school - you are studying to be a healthcare professional who provides massage therapy.
While there are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are:

Rehabilitative massage - also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage; practiced in many settings like clinics and chiropractic offices

Relaxation massage - also known as Swedish massage; practiced in settings like spas, wellness centers and resorts

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

exercise program should be tailored for your specific needs.
Types of Physical Therapy Exercises
There are different types of physical therapy exercises that may be prescribed for you depending on your specific condition. These exercises may include:

-exercises to improve strength
-exercises to improve range of motion
-flexibility exercises
-balance and proprioception exercises
-functional mobility exercises

Should exercise be the only treatment you receive in physical therapy? Not necessarily. Some therapists use other techniques like massage, joint mobilizations, or modalities-like ultrasound or electrical stimulation-to help their patients move better and feel better.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

is a noninvasive method used to treat pain with shock or sound waves directed from outside the body onto the area to be treated, (e.g., the heel in the case of plantar fasciitis). Shock waves are generated at high- or low-energy intensity, and treatment protocols can include more than one treatment. ESWT has been investigated for use in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Trigger Points and more.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force - known as chi or qi (chee) - believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression with DRX9000 and VAX D

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression with DRX9000 and VAX D

is a type of motorized traction that helps relieve back pain, sciatica and facet syndrome. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine that changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disk. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal. Spinal decompression is the ONLY treatment that can completely HEAL herniated or bulging disk.

Herniated Disk or Bulging Disk

Herniated Disk or Bulging Disk

is a condition that can occur anywhere along the spine, but most often occurs in the lower back. It is sometimes called a bulging, protruding, or ruptured disk. It is one of the most common causes of lower back pain, as well as leg pain or "sciatica." Between 60% and 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point their lives. Some of these people will have low back pain and leg pain caused by a herniated disk. Although a herniated disk can be very painful, most people feel much better with just a few weeks or months of nonsurgical treatment.

Sciatica

Sciatica

refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.

Lumbar Facet Syndrome

Lumbar Facet Syndrome

is a painful irritation of the posterior part of the lumbar spine. Swelling from the surrounding structures, can cause pain due to an irritation of the nerve roots. Little capsular tears can originate at the level of the posterior facet joints due to a trauma.