Direct Access Is Now Available in Illinois! This Means You Don’t Need A Prescription to Start Physical Therapy
Did you know physical therapy can get you back to doing the things you have avoided or limited? Come see a physical therapist and we can help you recover from different pains, sprains or strains in your joints or muscles and get you back to doing what you miss.
And now, a prescription is not required in Illinois. This means you have access to physical therapy, without a referral or prescription from your physician. Direct access provides you with an immediate access to physical therapy to start your treatment as soon as possible.
Seeing a physical therapist early on may eliminate the need for unnecessary medication, imaging (X-Rays, MRIs and CT scans) or even surgery. If you do need to see a physician, our physical therapist can help refer you to the right healthcare professional or you can see the one of your choosing. This ensures that you receive the highest quality of care you need right from the start.
We provide outpatient therapy services at our clinic conveniently located in Addison, Illinois, near several major expressways as well as several inpatient post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities.
To get started, call 630-282-5588 to schedule an appointment. We accept most major insurance plans including Medicare. If you have a question, please feel free to call us or email our clinic manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outpatient Clinic in Addison
At the Outpatient Clinic in Addison, we specialize in the treatment of Musculoskeletal conditions based on the principles of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (McKenzie). These include orthopedic, sports and work-related injuries and conditions. All therapists are either credentialed or have received a diploma in the McKenzie principles.
The main focus of the McKenzie model is to empower the patient to treat and manage his/her own musculoskeletal disorder and prevent further recurrence.
With such an advanced therapy treatment method, our average number of patient appointments, for nonoperative cases, is an impressively low seven visits.* McKenzie allows us to work with patients to return them to maximum functionality as quickly as possible.
Conditions and Services
We provide therapy care and services to help individuals achieve maximum functionality.
- Postsurgical orthopedic rehabilitation
- Postoperative care (spine and extremities)
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Functional capacity evaluations (FCEs)
- Job analysis and work conditioning
- Sport-specific training
- Fitness training
- Arthritis management
- Headache pain
- Pre/Postnatal low back pain program
- Spinal pain management
- Fall prevention
*Number of visits may vary based on a patient’s medical condition and other factors.
CPT therapists work with patients to help them achieve maximum functionality, independence and quality of life. All CPT therapists are licensed and have the necessary accreditations to practice. They also complete continuing education credits to stay current and up to date regarding best practices in care and treatment.
Therapists at our Outpatient Clinic include:
David J. Pleva, PT, MA, Dip. MDT
Outpatient Clinic Manager
Dave is a physical therapist who graduated in 1989 from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science. In 1990, he earned his Master of Arts degree in Human Services from Concordia University. He then earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in 1992.
Dave first was introduced to the McKenzie approach shortly after graduating from physical therapy school, while working in a private practice in Oak Park. He began his formal training in McKenzie in 1992, and completed all course work in 1995. In October of that same year, Dave passed the McKenzie Credentialing Examination. Dave then completed the McKenzie diploma program in Minnesota in 1998. He is one of only 250 clinicians worldwide to hold a diploma from the McKenzie Institute International.
Association with the McKenzie Institute
Dave began his relationship with the McKenzie Institute shortly after he began his McKenzie education in 1992. He has hosted numerous McKenzie courses including parts A, B, the physician course and the extremity course.
In 2000, at the McKenzie conference in Orlando, Dave was the moderator of a pre-conference discussion on physical therapy following intradiscal electrothermal probe treatment. In 2004, Dave was one of the facilitators for the pre-conference daylong seminar for Credential and Diploma therapists in Cleveland.
Dave was promoted to McKenzie faculty member in training in June 2000. After successfully completing his student teaching, he was promoted to McKenzie faculty member in August 2004. He currently teaches 6-8 McKenzie courses a year and also is an examiner for the McKenzie credentialing examination.
In addition, Dave lectures to local physical therapy programs on the McKenzie method. He also has contributed case studies to the book by McKenzie and Kubey, 7 Steps To A Pain-Free Life as well as written articles on the McKenzie system, which have been published in professional journals.
Philosophy of Treatment
“After not having good results with ‘conventional’ treatment strategies when I came out of physical therapy school, I started using the McKenzie system and have seen dramatic results. I fully believe that empowering patients to treat themselves is a powerful tool for the resolution of the current episode of pain and the prevention of future pain.”
McKenzie treatment was featured on Good Morning America. Click here to view the 2 minute video
Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, Cert. MD
Tim is a Physical Therapist whose two decades of experience in health care have included home health, rehabilitation, burns, orthopedics, education, research and pediatrics. Tim has focused his professional expertise in the area of manual therapy and orthopedics, specifically neuromusculoskeletal disorders. To that end, he has taken numerous post-professional orthopedic manual technique courses and has been credentialed in mechanical diagnostic therapy from the McKenzie Institute. In addition, he has received a Master of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Development and a Master of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University.
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