Physical Therapy

Do you remember the days when there was no thought of limitations? When your body worked for you and pain didn’t hold you back? We have one goal for you: to help you feel like anything is possible again.

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A Whole Body Approach to Recovery

From the first physical therapy session, we will use our proprietary methods developed by founder David Reavy to release muscle restrictions and activate your muscles. We will find the cause of your pain and treat the site of your injury by using our hands-on therapy. Throughout your treatment, we will continue to reassess how your body is functioning and responding to ensure your therapy evolves as you progress.

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Rather than focus on only the site of the injury, we treat all of you.

We don’t mind high expectations. In fact, we welcome them. We have seen our work profoundly affect our clients’ quality of movement and quality of life. Some of our clients call our science-based approach to physical therapy amazing. We call it the Reavy Method©.

In addition to the Reavy Method©, we provide the following physical therapy services and techniques:

+ Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

If you suffer from dizziness, vertigo, motion sensitivity, instability, or have a history of falling, our comprehensive rehabilitation program will help you find solid footing.

Learn More About Vestibular Therapy

The MeKenzie Method is a type of mechanical diagnosis and therapy technique that uses repetitive movements of the spine and extremities rather than a single movement to assess your symptoms and improve pain free mobility.

The Maitland Approach is a manual therapy technique that uses graded passive joint mobilizations on any restricted joints to improve pain levels and restore mobility and function.

The Mulligan Concept is a manual therapy technique that uses a sustained joint mobilization with the patient performing a repeated movement in order to address a movement restriction and restore full pain free ROM at the point of restriction.

PRI recognizes that dominant overuse on one side of the body for neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular, and vision systems can develop disuse and weaknesses. These dominant overuse patterns can be treated through specific exercise programs.

ASTYM is a treatment that uses specialized tools on soft tissue, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments, to improve mobility and decrease pain. By causing “a-stimulation,” the body’s natural healing process, the muscles are allowed to heal and regenerate.

Examination of movement is completed through tests and measures looking directly at strength, mobility and flexibility of the musculoskeletal system and gait mechanics. Compensatory movement patterns, limitations and abnormalities are then identified allowing the physical therapist to understand and treat the root cause of symptoms.

Kinesiology taping is applied as an adjunct to rehabilitation with various possible goals in mind. Possible uses include: assisting blood flow to increase healing or decrease swelling in a body region, providing musculoskeletal stability at a particular joint, or providing tactile input for re-education of posture.

If you’re looking to restore pelvic floor strength postpartum or need help with other life-limiting symptoms, our women’s health program will revitalize your body.

Learn More About Women’s Health

Dry needling complements physical therapy by targeting the musculoskeletal and nervous system in different ways for deeper pain relief.

Learn More About Dry Needling

Functional Movement Screen is a tool used before participation in activities to identify and quantify compensatory movement patterns. Inefficient movement patterns can lead to increased risk of injury and decreased performance. These screens are followed up by appropriate treatment to correct the movement patterns.

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment is a series of movement tests to assess patterns of movement that cause pain. This assessment acts as a guide to break down dysfunctional movement patterns to determine if the cause is mobility, stability, or motor control. This assessment serves as a guide to be followed up by the physical therapist for treatment.

We examine all aspects of a patient’s work environment and duties in order to understand individual needs. Ergonomic factors are then addressed as needed, including postural education and change, recommendations for equipment or environmental adjustments.

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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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Free Pain or Injury Assessment

Schedule a free 15-minute pain or injury assessment with React, and receive personalized treatment recommendations from one of our expert physical therapists.

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