Physical Therapy for Children and Adults
At Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness, we’re dedicated to improving the quality of life for people of all ages. From babies to aging adults, we help our clients get back to doing what they love through care plans developed specifically for their needs. Our staff is committed to focusing on your goals.
Do you have questions about physical therapy and how it can help you? You may find an answer in these frequently asked questions.
For adults, physical therapy can be extremely helpful in overcoming issues like:
- Chronic or occasional pain
- Recovery from surgery
- Sports performance improvement
- Reduced quality of life
Physical therapy for children can help with concerns like:
- Physical impairment
- Neurological issues
- Balance or coordination issues
- Developmental concerns
How do I know whether physical therapy will help?
Our first step will be to evaluate your personal situation to figure out the root causes of your pain or discomfort. If our evaluation shows that therapy can improve your quality of life, we’ll develop a plan. If it shows that you need to see a specialist, we can refer you.
What happens in a physical therapy session at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness?
Therapy at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness emphasizes hands-on treatment from your physical therapist. As an adult client, you will likely receive one or more of these types of therapy:
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilization
- Neuromuscular reeducation
Your therapist will build a personalized plan for your treatment. That plan will include the type of therapy and the progression of treatment that fits your personal situation. Because everyone has different needs, each treatment plan is different. Even though each plan is different, every patient gets the same level of professional dedication.
Rest assured that your physical therapist will have a laser focus on your progress toward your goals. He or she will not be working with other clients or doing paperwork while you’re in our clinic. You have our undivided attention.
What is neuromuscular reeducation and how can it help me?
Neuromuscular reeducation can offer a new and better way of moving. It’s most effective with chronic conditions or during recovery after an injury. This technique involves retraining your brain and body in new or adaptive ways to move.
At Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness, we specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions. Our goal is to help you achieve the best physical health and wellness.
What kinds of physical therapy do you offer for children?
Our clinic offers some of the best wellness and physical therapy options for children available in our area. On the clinical side, our pediatric physical therapists have specialized training and certifications you won’t find elsewhere. On the interpersonal side, our staff understands kids’ needs. We make each visit fun and stimulating.
To learn more about the conditions and therapy services we offer for children, visit our Pediatrics page. Above all, we want to teach you how to help your children reach their full potential through physical therapy designed specifically for children.
I’m finding I can’t do the things I used to be able to do. Can physical therapy help?
Everyone’s body changes as they age. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love to do.
Our physical therapists can perform a thorough movement evaluation and body assessment to find any existing issues. Then, we’ll work together to define realistic goals and a plan for achieving them. To learn more about these programs, visit our page for older adults.
Can physical therapy help improve my performance in a sport?
Lots of athletes think that improving their game is simply a matter of training harder or longer. That’s not always the case. Sometimes, injuries or stiffness cause you to change your mechanics. Unfortunately, when the new approach becomes a habit, it’s hard to fix on your own. That’s where Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness can help.
Teen and adolescent athletes have specific needs due to the rapid growth that happens during these years. Posture and movement problems are common and can interfere with their performance on the field. Our physical therapists have the unique skills they need to help young athletes overcome these issues.
For more information, visit our Sports Physical Therapy page.
I’m in pain and I can’t get in to see my doctor for weeks. Can you help?
It depends on what’s causing your pain. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If your pain or discomfort is not caused by a life-threatening condition or injury, we may be able to help. You may not even need a doctor’s order to have your treatment covered by insurance.
Your first step is to schedule a comprehensive evaluation at our clinic in St. Charles. We’ll take a look at what’s bothering you. After a thorough exam and motion evaluation, we’ll let you know whether we can help. If we can’t, we’ll recommend a qualified medical professional who can.
Is there physical therapy for brain and spinal cord issues?
Yes! Therapy at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness can help you recover from lots of different brain and spinal cord issues. We offer specialized treatment for these and other concerns:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal injury or surgery recovery
- Balance issues
What are some of the conditions you treat?
Our physical therapists have unique and specialized training that enables them to treat a wide variety of physical concerns. Just a few conditions we treat include:
- Chronic pain or stiffness
- Posture issues
- Poor endurance
- Balance issues
- Pre- and post-partum pain
- Post-operative rehab
- Dizziness or weakness
- Shoulder pain or stiffness
- Back pain
- Sports injuries
- Work injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
Don’t see an issue that concerns you? Chances are we can help. Give us a call at 630.549.0511 or stop by our clinic to get more information.
Are you ready to start feeling better and get back to doing the things you love? Contact us today to get started on your path to health and wellness.
If you are looking for a private, personalized and professional physical therapist, Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness is the choice for you. Both Chris and Mary Kelly are knowledgeable, caring and dedicated. I arrived with severe pain and difficulty walking and standing and have shown...
- Barbara W.
My daughter first began seeing Mary Kelly at the age of 16 months, after her first of four major orthopaedic surgeries. It was clear in the beginning that Mary is no ordinary physical therapist. Over the four years that my daughter has been Mary’s client we have always found her to be a kind,...
- Shelby M.
I am very glad that I came to Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness. I began physical therapy with Chris Kelly for a torn hamstring in October 2011. The injury was not healing well and my doctor advised “immediate and aggressive physical therapy” or he believed I would lose the use of my...
- John A.
I came to physical therapy with a skeptic view as to its benefits having had prior experiences that didn’t always work out with other injuries. Following my podiatrist’s recommendation, I went to see Chris, gave PT another chance, and was thrilled by the results. I arrived...
Intense discomfort in the hip area made walking difficult and disallowed my main hobby: golf. Chris Kelly, through careful listening and knowledgeable probing questions, discovered the true source of the pain and created a regime to treat the offending area as well as promote flexibility and...
- Stephen Frost
You feel all their efforts are directed toward resolving your problem. They’re some of the BEST in physical therapy. I would definitely recommend patients to them for treatment. ...
- Mary C.
Chris and Mary provide a very caring and motivating environment for the patients. They also instill a very collaborative approach that benefits the patient. Highly skilled in their respective specialties with the ultimate goal of helping you. ...
- Karin H.
I saw Chris Kelly for physical therapy after an ACL injury and was really pleased with the quality of care that I received. As an active person, it was very important to me to be able to return to all the things I had done prior to the injury. Chris treated me as a partner in my care and made my...
- Rose Ann D.
My daughter has severe physical disability and has been treated by Mary Kelly for the last 8 years. Mary provides professional knowledge, detailed explanations, and compassionate care. She is absolutely the best in the Chicago area! ...
- Kim L.
Mary Kelly has been working with our son for over a year now. Thanks to her incredible insight, she has been able to unravel several issues that no other therapist had even identified. With her perspective, patience, and extensive experience, Mary has given our son the opportunity to overcome his...
- Kathy M.
“Mary Kelly has been working with our son for over a year now. Thanks to her incredible insight, she has been able to unravel several issues that no other therapist had even identified. With her perspective, patience, and extensive experience, Mary has given our son the opportunity to overcome...
- Kathy M.
Our team of therapists provides clinical expertise to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose the problem behind the symptoms.
Our therapists offer their clinical expertise to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose the problem behind the symptoms.