Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Many people think of massage as a spa treatment – like a facial or manicure. It’s true that massage therapy can be relaxing. In addition, there are types of therapeutic massage that provide emotional and physical benefits.
Some benefits of massage are:
- Reduced stress
- Ability to better manage depression
- Decreased anxiety
- Pain management
- Improved flexibility
- Boosted immunity
With benefits like these, you can see why adding massage to your physical therapy program can improve its effectiveness and speed healing.
Often, our physical therapists will recommend massage as part of your treatment plan because of these benefits. Massage is particularly effective in treating the following conditions:
- Low back pain
- Post-partum pain
- Pain resulting from strenuous workouts or repetitive movements
- Inflammation due to surgical intervention
- Headache or other facial pain
- Postural tension or asymmetries
- Decreased flexibility
Therapeutic Massage for Kids
People of all ages can benefit from therapeutic massage. Our massage therapists have the special skills they need to work with kids and teens. Any of the conditions mentioned above can occur in kids, too. And massage therapy works equally well for everyone – from infants to grandparents. Additionally, kids can benefit from therapeutic massage in these ways:
- Relieving “tech neck” that comes from looking down at a device for long periods of time
- Improving sleeping habits
- Easing muscle pain from athletic training or injury
- Increasing relaxation for children with forms of autism, ADD, ADHD
- Improving muscle extension in children with cerebral palsy
- Relieving growing pains
- Facilitating growth in infants
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...
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...
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- Kathy M.
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...
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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! ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.