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Physical Therapy Institute

The Physical Therapy Institute is a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy center. The Institute highlights the expertise of the Midwestern University physical therapy faculty and provides an exceptional educational opportunity for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students at MWU.

The mission of the Physical Therapy Institute is to return patients to the highest level of function and wellness possible utilizing evidenced-based practice, compassion and outstanding service.
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Individualized Care

Each patient at the Physical Therapy Institute is evaluated by clinical faculty to determine their individual needs and goals. Treatment plans are based on a thorough assessment of the underlying movement or neuromuscular problem. Each plan includes home exercises and instruction in functional activities to maximize the patient’s involvement in treatment. Manual therapy and exercise techniques are utilized to address the specific dysfunction identified in the evaluation. Our therapists treat one patient at a time to focus on your specific needs.


The Physical Therapy Institute addresses many different conditions. Treatments include posture training, body mechanics, joint mobilization, strengthening, flexibility, pain reduction, coordination training, gait training, and correction of faulty movement patterns.

Physical Therapy can be a less expensive alternative to prescription drugs or surgery.  Many conditions can be treated with our conservative approach to care.  If surgery is required, physical therapy can assist you in preparing you for surgery and returning to maximum function after surgery.

The Physical Therapy Institute believes in an interprofessional approach to care and will work closely with your physician and other health care providers to coordinate treatment. We work closely with the Family Medicine Clinic and the Student Wellness Center at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic.

Becoming a Patient

To schedule an appointment or inquire about our services, contact us at 630-743-4616. In the State of Illinois, you can access physical therapy without a referral. However, some insurance plans may vary. Early morning and evening appointments are available.

Still unsure if physical therapy is right for you? Call and speak with one of our therapists today!

Appointment Times and Cancellation Policy

Rehabilitation is a collaborative process.  Therefore, appointments should be cancelled/rescheduled only when absolutely necessary.  If you need to cancel or change and appointment, please call 630-743-4616.

Patients who fail to fulfill scheduled appointments or who consistently arrive late may be dismissed from the MWU Specialty Care Clinic.


Physical Therapy is available in-person at the Physical Therapy Institute or with telehealth using secure video conferencing. Evidence shows that many conditions can be successfully treated with this format, which allows for patients who cannot leave their homes or need flexibility to receive expert physical therapy care. Based on your specific needs, a combination of in-person and telehealth visits can also be utilized.

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