Healthy Arts Physical Therapy -
Serving Central Illinois since 2004.

Our goal at Healthy Arts Physical Therapy is to assist you on your personal journey toward wellness. Promoting healthy alignment of the body, having flexible joints that don't hurt, developing core muscle strength and the ability to relax even while we are active; these are all important aspects of wellness.

Healthy Arts is a member of the Eureka Business Association and participates in the annual Reagan Fest. Stop by our booth in front of our business and say 'Hi!'

Healthy Arts supports Relay for Life, Heart House and local activities and groups.

Physical Therapists

David H. Crenshaw PT, CPI, CYT, RYT

PT -
Licensed Physical Therapist
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Yoga Therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher

David treats athletes, young people, senior citizens, patients suffering with fibromyalgia, TMJ related issues, auto accident injuries, and workers' compensation patients.

With over twenty years of clinical experience, David has worked with patient populations in diverse places including the South Pacific Island of American Samoa and a Southwest Navajo reservation.


Graduating in 1986 from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, David values the need to refine his skills with continuing education in the latest treatment practices.

He can attest to the power of integrating the disciplines of Physical Therapy, Yoga, and Pilates.

David's interests also include manual therapies such as joint mobilization, cranio-sacral therapy, myofasical release and postural retraining. His passion is helping others move in healthy ways.

Wellness and healing must be viewed holisticly to succeed according to David's philosophy. We must see ourselves as physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual and look for ways to be balanced and whole as human beings. He finds deep wellness and personal inspiration from the Baha'i Faith (

Originally from Washington, IL, David has worked in Central Illinois since 1996. He resides in Eureka with his wife Mary Anne.

Physical Therapy Assistants

Donna VanBruwaene PTA

Donna has over twenty years experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant, in recent years focusing on Myofascial Release and Cranio-Sacral Therapies.

About Myofascial Release - (from John F. Barnes, PT)

"Myofascial Release is a method which works primarily with the fascia. This is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a 3-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Trauma, posture or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous (bone) structures and/or organs."

Hands-on application of this type of bodywork, in conjunction with movement and posture retraining, is an effective way to address pain and restore vitality to the body.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle technique using pressure about the weight of a nickel. This focuses on the fascia, the dural membrane covering the spine, the central nervous system and the cerebrospinal fluid.

Donna is a Central Illinois native, receiving her training as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Illinois Central College. Her early career focus was on neurological rehabilitation such as CVA's (strokes), head injuries, spinal injuries and all orthopedic problems. In recent years after a debilitating auto injury, Donna has focused on myofascial release as an effective manual tool to help restore function and eliminate pain. She also has an Illinois Massage Therapy license.