Physical Therapy Chicago
PT Solutions Chicago: More Than Just Physical Therapy
PT Solutions is proud to serve the Chicago metro area as one of the city’s leading physical therapy providers. Our physical therapists provide advanced clinical treatment using the latest evidence-based research to help our patients remain in motion throughout all phases of injury and recovery. While PT Solutions currently serves the state of Illinois with 24 locations in the greater Chicago area, we have worked diligently over the past several years to expand as a nationwide provider with more than 200 locations across 20 different states. We partner with local sports teams and focus on athlete safety and injury prevention, sponsor races, and provide our services beyond the walls of our clinics. This enables PT Solutions to be a part of the many communities where we serve.
Races and Triathlons
PT Solutions partners with The Labs, performance training and swim facility, in Aurora, Illinois to put on one of the state’s largest triathlons, The Holiday Man Triathlon Series. In this series, athletes are invited to participate in the triathlon’s olympic or sprint distances or the sprint duathlon. We know athleticism runs in the family, so children are encouraged to participate in the Kid’s Splash and Dash: a course designed for younger athletes but which is just as exhilarating. The PTS Sports coaching staff provides year-round USA Triathlon certified coaching sessions to help both first time athletes wanting to break into the world of triathlon and veteran athletes looking to improve their race time and performance. Not only does PT Solutions provide top-of-the-line training before the race, but we also provide physical therapists and athletic trainers at the finish line to help athletes work out any post-race injuries or strains. In 2016, The Holiday Man Triathlon Series had over 130 participants.
The Labs in Aurora, Illinois is a multi-sport fitness center with programs designed for the weekend warrior and the professional athlete. The Labs provides holistic data-driven group fitness classes, personal training sessions, competitive swim training, and triathlon training programs along with specially designed programs for younger athletes. In order to best serve our members, The Labs also offers PT Solutions Physical Therapy in-house. By having a clinic within the fitness center, PT Solutions is able to reach athletes at the core of their training, providing our expertise in injury treatment and prevention.
For many of our physical therapists and athletic trainers, one of the most rewarding aspects of their career is to be a part of the sports community around them. That is why PT Solutions is proud to partner with the DuPage Drones, a summer collegiate baseball team based in Lisle, Illinois. We ensure that our clinical experts are made available to these athletes year-round as their official physical therapy providers.
Another organization we are proud to partner with is the United Soccer Academy, a nonprofit organization established to challenge athletes within the game of soccer and teach them valuable life skills from as young as age four through collegiate level athletes. Our physical therapists lead weekly speed and agility training sessions during the team’s indoor practices, helping minimize injury risk and educating players on proper mechanics and technique for optimum performance. PT Solutions understands that an athlete’s success is rooted in safety and longevity, so we complete pre-season screenings on all United Soccer Academy athletes each spring. By performing these screenings, we are able focus on ACL injury prevention and identification of those with increased risk.
Physical Therapy Extends Beyond Athletics
When people hear the words “physical therapy,” many times their minds turn to sports and fitness professionals. While this is true, physical therapy also touches the lives of young children who aren’t yet ready to take the field. With the help of PT Solutions at Paulson Pediatric Rehab, children and young adults with cognitive impairments are able to work with experienced pediatric therapists in a multitude of ways. This center also serves as a next step clinic after infants leave NICU. PT Solutions at Paulson Pediatric Rehab offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language services, making it a leading center with a multi-disciplinary approach to pediatric therapy.
Our center is one of only a handful of centers with access to the Universal Exercise Unit as well as specially trained therapists that use the TheraSuit to help children and young adults remain in motion. Our occupational therapy team has over 30 years of clinical expertise and our clinic has over 10,000 feet of treatment space including swing hook-ups in all of our occupational therapy gyms.
Education in the Community
Continuing education is crucial to the physical therapy industry. Our clinical experts remain up-to-date on the latest physical therapy research and sports medicine. We empower them to become leading voices within the physical therapy community. In doing so, many of our clinical experts have written articles and studies on proper treatment for injuries sustained during sports training and performance such as low back pain, tennis elbow, and spinal stenosis.
One example of PT Solutions’ commitment to education is the development of the PT Solutions’ Concussion Centers. We have opened Concussion Centers across the country with dedicated dark rooms for patient comfort during treatment. We also partner with the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a national leader in the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes.
What can PT Solutions Do For You?
PT Solutions physical therapists combine their years of expertise with the latest in advanced clinical treatment to provide the best care possible for their patients. Our clinical experts are skilled in treatment for a multitude of medical conditions and injuries. Here are some services PT Solutions can offer:
- Speech Therapy, designed to assess and treat speech and language disorders, along with swallowing dysfunctions.
- Occupational Therapy, designed to help individuals with physical or mental limitations maintain independence within their daily activities.
- Pediatric rehabilitation services, family-focused interventions that aim to remediate or develop the necessary skills to help a child succeed in their daily activities.
- Manual Therapy, a treatment which safely and effectively applies joint manipulation, joint mobilization, soft tissue manipulation, or focused strengthening techniques.
- Therapeutic exercise programs designed to address pain and limitations with strengthening techniques to decrease the likelihood of future injury.
- Dry needling, which uses a thin filiform needle for stimulating myofascial trigger points and homeostatic points. This is used in combination with exercise and manual therapy to treat many conditions that cause pain and dysfunction.
- Aquatic Therapy, in which water offers buoyancy to decrease joint forces while a heated pool works to improve joint and tissue mobility.
If you find yourself suffering from pain and discomfort or have noticed a difficulty performing daily functions due to injury, PT Solutions can help. Request an appointment online and visit any one of our Chicago area clinic locations below: