Physical Therapy For Chronic Pain

A New Approach

Addressing the root cause of your chronic pain to help:

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+ Target the problem

Find relief when you treat issues, not just symptoms

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+ Strengthen the entire body

Build endurance and and flexibility for ultimate movement

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+ Unlock your limitations

Break through your pain with treatments designed for you

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Physical Therapy For Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a constant companion, putting limits on what you can do and dragging your energy down. People search for ways to alleviate chronic pain, but that task is difficult and needs to be well managed. Chronic pain treatment methods vary from the traditional – chiropractic therapy, pain-killers, analgesics, electrical nerve therapy – to the modern – hypnosis and meditation.

While some of these treatments can temporarily relieve or help you to cope with the pain, they often do not address the actual problem. It’s just a band-aid solution.

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From Pain to Play

“If you are looking for a peak performance or serious healing this a place to go to. It’s a fantastic team of professionals that work really well together. After a thorough evaluation of your personal therapeutical needs they will come up with a customized plan. You just need to be committed and keep showing up at least once a week and the results will be there within a few weeks if not before.”

– Robert K.

“This is a special place. My life would be much different if I hadn’t found React. Probably a life of limitations and pain pills. Their techniques combined with one on one time with trained professionals and some hard work will enable the change you desire. I highly recommend anyone with pain to setup time. You don’t have to live in pain.”

– Jett M.

“As a competitive triathlete, React in the West Loop over the years has gotten me through two meniscus tears and now a recent rotator cuff issue. The staff and facilities are outstanding and along with getting me healthy, I appreciate the time educating me on what exercises I should do to remain injury free. Both Michele Schultz and Charles Queano are highly recommended and they really care about your well being.”

– Thomas A.

“Michele is seriously the best and the main reason I keep coming back to React. I go to React on a weekly basis for a chronic shoulder injury and I always leave feeling so much better than when I came in. Throughout our time together Michele has encouraged me to try a bunch of different exercises, stretches and even treatment options. Michele thought I might benefit from dry needling so she introduced me to Andrew who is also awesome. Can’t say enough good things about working with her, she truly is the best.”

– Danielle P.

“I am so indebted to React. For so long, having pain in my shoulder was so normal, I didn’t even think about it. The first time I woke up and walked around for hours before realizing I wasn’t in pain was amazing. I can’t thank them enough for their detailed, careful, and hard work to fix me up.”

– Emily B.

“For the past 2-3 years I had been experiencing right leg pain, back pain, and a slew of other issues. A friend of mine referred me to React and I’m truly amazed by my progress. A few months later and I’m now 100% healed. If you have imbalances, flexibility issues, mobility issues, call React.”

– Jordan T.

“What Dave did to me in 3 weeks was deemed “night and day” by my local athletic doctor. He let me stay after and train for hours after my appointment. He showed personal care in my well being and answered every question I threw his way. I’m still not 100 percent, but I continue to get stronger and more agile by the day. Dave educated me about my body and I’m now pursuing my goal to get back on the ice.”

– Kyle Lee, Prospective Athlete, Boston College

“A silver medal for your rehabbed athlete! There was a lot of chop in the water but my shoulder held up and I had a good swim, until a guy kicked me in the face and left me with a nice shiner. My bike time was the fastest I have ever done at the World Championships and my run was the slowest I have ever done at the World Championships. Looks like my shoulder had more impact on my legs than my arms! But I was thrilled to cross the finish line, a feat I never would have accomplished without the wonderful care I received from all of you!”

– Elizabeth Brackett

“The biggest change is explosiveness and everything lined up before the game…[Having] all my joints lined up and muscles activated. It allows me to be more explosive out there on the field and that’s important at a skill position as a running back.”

– Matt Forte, ESPN Chicago (2011)
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The Reavy Method© for Chronic Pain

Our physical therapy services are specifically designed to relieve your chronic pain. We use the Reavy Method©, a whole-body approach to physical therapy that will get to the root of your pain.

Instead of simply treating the site of the pain, our physical therapists focus on treating the entire body. Our goal is to ensure that every muscle works together properly in order to change the body’s posture, eliminating the cause of your chronic pain, not just the symptoms.

A typical session lasts one or two hours, with 30 minutes of manual therapy from a physical therapist, followed by exercises to help strengthen and correct the causes of pain. Every patient is different, and each treatment will be tailored to fit your specific needs.

We’ll take the focus off your limitations and guide you back to hope and the expectation that your body will once again be your ally in the activities you have always loved.