Elevate Physical Therapy was conceptualized and constructed by Manisha Patel MS PT, and Dr. Shivani Patel PT DPT, as a place for clients to receive experienced, 1:1 physical therapy care, in an environment that strives to cultivate and nurture healing. Elevate believes that the more you know about what is going on with your body, the more empowered you feel to control ailments, no matter how acute or chronic.
Having spent most of our careers working in private chain clinics and large hospitals in the Chicagoland area, we have learned that it is important for physical therapists to be able to treat patients the way the profession dictates, not the way a big companies with productivity standards dictate. We are physical therapist owned and operated, and believe that this should be the standard. Our model affords us the opportunity to spend quality one on one time with our patients so that thorough exams and treatments can be conducted. We don’t waste time with treatments that don’t have support in evidence, and we have a multitude of tools in our belts to help you to get back to what you love.
Physical Therapy has also successfully evolved to embrace a holistic approach to pain management, and injury prevention. Elevate believes that being educated on what is making you hurt, is the key to being able to manage and control it.
Physical therapy is one of the major services which we offer. Our therapists work closely with patients to help them improve their movement potential and gain a healthier and more vital you.
We are dedicated to sports medicine and focus our rehabilitation on the performance needs of our athletes as well as the prevention of sports-related injuries.
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected areas. It may be steady or intermittent, coming and going without any apparent reason. Chronic pain can occur in nearly any part of your body.
Pilates is an exercise regime designed to stimulate the deep spinal muscles, or core muscles to function more efficiently.
Lumbar, cervical, and thoracic pain, radiculopathy, stenosis, instability, post-surgical management of discectomy and ACDF, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal fusion, laminectomy, cervicogenic headache, tension migraines.Learn More
Symptoms include: pain at the jaw or near the ear, difficulty eating hard foods, clicking, locking or popping of the jaw, neck pain and/or headaches, and pain associated with yawning, eating, bruxism or laughing. Treatment includes: hands on soft and deep tissue manipulation, strengthening of the jaw and neck muscles and postural education and exercises.Learn More
Rotator cuff syndrome, tendonitis, tendinopathy, impingement syndrome, weakness, nerve entrapment, post-surgical management of rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder decompression and clavicular excision, total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement, Grade I-III AC joint sprain rehab, sports related shoulder injury.
Medial and lateral epicondylitis (Golfers and Tennis elbow), post surgical fracture/ligament repair.
We are dedicated to women’s health and gender-specific care. We want to support and help women in all age groups live stronger, healthier lives.Learn More
Pre and post hip replacement surgery, labral tears, arthroscopic repair, hip impingement, hip instability, ITB syndrome, piriformis syndrome, tendinopathy, tendonitis, bursitis, fracture, post surgical management of open reduction internal fixation surgery (ORIF), arthritis.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, tendonitis, tendinopathy, post surgical management of ACL reconstruction, meniscectomy, meniscal repair, quadricep and patellar tendon repair, pre and post joint replacement rehabilitation, chronic knee conditions, sports related knee injury, running injury, arthritis.
Ligament sprain, post surgical management of fracture repair, reconstruction, Achilles tendon repair, ligament repair, plantar fasciitis, sports/running related injury.
Conditions include fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, general pain and discomfort, weakness, fatigue, sensitivity to pain, altered somatosensation, headache. Treatment Includes: Individualized treatment plan formatted in collaboration with your practitioner including graded motor imagery, and graded return to exercise and activity.Learn More
Low back pain is one of the most common and frustrating ailments for adults in the US. According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 60-70% of adults suffer from a form of lower back pain.Learn More
"After months of chronic hip pain I finally sought out treatment at Elevate and was treated by Shivani. Shivani was attentive and intuitive and diagnosed my ailment as a back problem, rather than a hip problem. Who knew! Within only a few weeks of treatment I was healed. Shivani is a miracle worker, highly skilled and I highly recommend her. Furthermore, because Elevate is more of a concierge physical therapist's office, they are willing to accommodate your schedule and will essentially treat you whenever is convenient for you. The location of the office is very convenient, the space itself is clean, bright and very welcoming. I recommend Elevate to anyone in the need of physical therapy."
"Shivani has helped me with thumb arthritis, pregnancy induced lateral epicondylitis and pregnancy induced back pain and sciatica. She has also helped my husband with his back pain. She has years of experience and is incredibly knowledgeable. She quickly and astutely diagnoses the problem and the likely cause and then works with you to on a few highly effective exercises and treatments to deal with the issue. She does not overwhelm with a long list of exercises. Instead, she tailors an easy to follow treatment program that you can do at home. With every issue she has helped me with I was feeling better by the next day! Shivani is truly an exceptional and experienced physical therapist. It is clear she knows what she is doing and that she is passionate about what she does. She is dedicated to helping her patients. I highly recommend her!"
"Shivani literally changed my life. I unfortunately broke my leg last year and had to learn to walk all over again and it wasn?t easy to say the least. If it wasn?t for her, I wouldn?t be where I am today. She?s not only so caring, but is beyond supportive! She truly cares about you as a human and only wants the very best for you. I had no idea what a challenge it would be, but if wasn?t for her and her persistence and gently pushing me to the next level, my recovery wouldn?t have been as effective. I am fully recovered today bc of her and have 100% total movement."
"I wanted to write about my experiences of receiving PT treatment from Shivani Patel. I had a reconstructive ACL repair using my patellar tendon and felt that I was never going to be close to my original form. The therapy plan was extremely well thought out and based on achieving milestones while still challenging me weekly to improve on what I had accomplished the week before. I would not hesitate to recommend her services and more importantly reinforce that she was very attentive and supportive during the whole process. From what I heard, it was an extremely long and painful rehab. While I had stretches of doubting myself, Shivani was instrumental in getting past those walls and onto getting closer to 100%. Fast forward 2.5 years, I am able to play basketball 3x/week and run pain free. I can't thank her enough for her support and would highly recommend using her services. While you never want to get PT, if you are going down that path, she is the person to call!"
"I went to Shivani when I was dealing with a herniated disc. I was in extreme pain and discomfort and she helped me immensely through various therapeutic techniques. Even more importantly, she educated me as to what was going on in my body and gave me the knowledge I needed to continue my rehab on my own. This impressed me because she had the integrity to not force me to continue coming back and spending lots of money when I could do it all by myself. She is very devoted to her craft, I know she is always striving to learn more through continuing education events, and I could not recommend her more. Oh, and she has a great personality that makes therapy fun and enjoyable."
"Finally back to pain free running. After an entire year of attempting to correct my knee pain myself with internet searches and advice from friends, I finally went to see my physical therapist Manisha. At the initial evaluation I felt like she understood my concerns about never running pain free again. She listened to the reasons why I needed to get back to running, created a plan with me and assured me that with hard work and our physical therapy plan I would be able return to one of the things I enjoy most. Within a few sessions I was running with her guidance and expertise, and was shortly able to return to my full schedule. I have stuck to her program since being discharged and have been pain free in the years since. Therapy with Manisha has changed my life. If you have been searching for someone who demonstrates extreme skill, challenges, and educates: you need Manisha. I have already strongly recommended Manisha to all of my friends and will continue to do so. I cannot say enough about how she has impacted my life."
"I would HIGHLY recommend receiving physical therapy from Manisha Patel, PT, MS. When I came to her, I was in pain for over 6 months. I had seen a variety of therapists, received numerous types of treatments and stopped my regular workout routines. Within 1 week of seeing Manisha I was pain free and within 3 weeks I was back to my old workout routines without issues. Manisha is an intuitive listener and incredibly encouraging. She has an ability to explain what is going on with your body in a simple/easy to understand way. My only regret is not seeing Manisha earlier. I would highly recommend her as you can do no better!"
In Illinois, a doctor’s referral or prescription is no longer required to begin therapy services. This allows you direct access to our services without having to see your physician first, so you can get started getting better, faster.
Yes. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans, as well as Medicare.
We offer competitive pricing for PT service packages. This allows you to actively manage your health, without having to worry about the restraints insurance companies can present.
These packages usually cost less than the average insurance deductibles and allow more freedom with services. Keep in mind, our packages cost less than most insurance deductibles, do not have restrictions on what and how conditions can be treated.
You can purchase:
45-minute session: $150
6 45 minute session: $810
**Packages of 6 or more 45-minute sessions are offered at a discount of 10%.
Your first session, or initial evaluation, is where you and your therapist will have an in-depth discussion about what brings you in to see us, and what your goals are for wellness. A thorough history is taken, and an appropriate orthopedic movement examination is conducted to determine possible causes for your pain or injury? From there, we discuss the projected length of care, education on your injury, and provide you with a customized home exercise program to begin working towards your goals.
We require 24 hours prior to cancellation. A $50 late cancellation/no-show fee is applied.
Wear comfortable clothes loose-fitting clothing and gym or comfortable shoes that you would work out in.
We have been working in the field of physical therapy in Chicago for more than 15 years, and don’t believe that physical therapy has to be the commercial service that it has turned into over the years. We have not only acquired extensive evidence-based knowledge and skills on how to clinically treat musculoskeletal injuries but more importantly, have learned how to treat individuals as a whole. We take into account everything that is going on in your lives and understand that coming back from pain or injury is important on multiple levels. We have come to see that it isn’t only just a physical impairment that you are dealing with, but that other factors can have a significant impact on your healing. We have seen that when physical therapy is an enjoyable and friendly experience, people get better and stay better for longer. We can be your healing home away from home.