755 Ela Road Lake Zurich IL

(847) 550-9784

Formerly Women’s Physical Therapy Institute   

Direct Access in Illinois

In pain? Direct Access means relief on your terms — now available in Illinois

We are thrilled at Pelvic & Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists that on August 16, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Illinois Direct Access law.

What Does Direct Access Mean to You?

Now, instead of having to make an appointment with your physician to get a referral for physical therapy, you can make the appointment directly with a physical therapist.  In other words, quicker access to help to decrease your pain and improve your quality of life.

Who Direct Access Helps

All Illinois residents are now eligible, which helps patients of all walks of life go to physical therapy faster than ever before.  Examples include:

  • Weekend warriors who overdid yard work
  • Pregnant women experiencing pain with changes in their bodies
  • Postpartum women who just aren’t bouncing back like they want to
  • Aging adults who don’t have the balance and stability like they used to

What Conditions are Typically Treated?

Our highly-trained, specialized physical therapists can help you alleviate:

  • Back and hip pain
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary Incontinence (female and male)
  • Pre- & post-childbearing conditions
  • Shoulder pain, bursitis, tendonitis and tears
  • Foot and ankle pain, including plantar fasciitis, sprains
  • Headaches and migraines

Who Direct Access Helps

All Illinois residents are now eligible, which helps patients of all walks of life go to physical therapy faster than ever before.  For example, this can reduce wait times for postpartum moms who need help before their 6 week checkup, weekend warriors who overdid their yard work, and busy people who want to start PT don’t have time to visit their primary care physician.

How Does This Work With Our Clinic?

Give us a call at 847-550-9784.  One of our friendly staff members will schedule your initial appointment.  You don’t have worry about calling your insurance company – we will verify your insurance benefits to confirm your treatment coverage before your first appointment.

What’s stopping you?  Don’t suffer any longer — call today.



The Role of Visceral Manipulation in PT

Visceral manipulation is not familiar to many people, including physicians.  It is one treatment modality in physical therapy that can be very effective in helping with many conditions including post surgical scarring (ie. c-section, appendectomy, hysterectomy) as well as abdominal problems such as constipation or bloating.

The organs, fascia and ligaments in our stomach are not something most of us think about on a daily basis. Fascia is a band or sheet of tissue (think saran wrap) that attaches, covers and separates our internal organs.  When all is well, everything in our stomach slides, glides and rotates on each other like it should and our body functions normally.  At times in life, however, events such as surgeries, injuries, infections, food intolerances, chronic bad posture and pregnancy can cause inflammation and impair these movements.

Over time, this can result in adhesions/scar tissue will attach to either the organs, ligaments or fascia.  This can slow down the passage of food waste through your digestive system and can cause constipation, bloating or even shoulder/back/hip/sacro-iliac or abdominal pain.  Visceral manipulation is a gentle, manual technique that can release the adhesions created by these surgeries allowing the organs to move freer again which can decrease pain and return the body back to normal function.