Physical Therapy for Older Adults
At Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness, we understand the unique challenges our older clients face. It’s never fun to lose the function and fitness you once enjoyed. Whether it’s a round of golf, a bike ride or simply playing with your grandkids, we can help you enjoy your favorite activities again. Physical therapy for older adults is one of our specialties.
Our physical therapists offer an advanced, hands-on treatment philosophy specifically geared towards folks like you. We can help you achieve pain relief, improved endurance, and greater ease of movement. You can gain better balance and greater independence with your daily routines—allowing you to return to the activities you enjoy!
Specialized Treatments for Your Health Concerns
Our physical therapists have specialized training in all the skills they need to treat the health concerns of our older clients. In addition to pain relief and restoring ease of movement, our staff can treat the following conditions and more:
- Balance issues
- Dizziness or weakness
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
The Fox Valley Physical Therapy Process
Your treatment begins with a thorough movement evaluation and full body assessment. This helps us find any problems that exist. Once we find the issues, we’ll investigate further to find their root cause so we can prevent them from happening again. And, last but certainly not least, we’ll work with you to develop realistic and achievable goals.
After the evaluation, your therapist will create a personalized treatment plan designed specifically for you. And once you begin working on your plan, your physical therapist will be by your side. The same therapist will work with you at every session. And he or she will focus only on you and your goals while you’re in our clinic.
Here are a few of the therapies you may receive at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness.
- Exercises to improve flexibility and strength
- Training on our AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill (see below)
- Neuromuscular reeducation to rebuild the connection between your neurological system and muscles
- Movement retraining to help you learn new, more comfortable ways of moving
- Vestibular rehabilitation to address inner ear balance issues
- LSVT BIG treatment to help Parkinson’s patients improve mobility
AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness is committed to helping our older patients get back to doing what they love. That’s one reason why we have invested in an AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The AlterG® uses air pressure to reduce the effects of gravity on your body as you walk. In effect, it reduces the load of your body weight on your joints and feet. That reduced impact enables you to move, free of the restriction and pain you feel normally. This way, you can gradually rebuild your strength, range of motion, balance and endurance to levels you may never have dreamed of achieving. It’s the ideal therapy for folks trying to regain mobility and get back to their favorite activities.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.