About Me


Renee Keefer



Your Health
is my Priority

Hello! I am Renee Keefer PT, DPT



Elevate PT is thrilled to have Renee Keefer PT, DPT join their team in Fall of 2022.

Renee has been working outpatient physical therapy clinics for the past 11 years, focusing on treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. Her clinical interests include chronic pain management and musculoskeletal injuries in the orthopedic and neurologic population. Renee Keefer, PT, DPT earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Saint Louis University in 2011.

Renee actively participates in clinical research (within the adult post stroke and spinal cord injury population and children with cerebral palsy) providing various interventions to improve gait mechanics and trunk control. She is a contract educator for Northwestern University’s physical therapy department. Renee also enjoys working with the United States Paralympic Men’s Soccer team, aiding in classification and injury prevention and treatment.



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Why Choose Me?


Shivani has acquired the following certifications and is one of the best physical care therapists in the Chicagoland region:


  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) of the Lumbar Cervical and Thoracic Spine
  • Advanced MDT of the Lumbar Spine and Extremities – Lower Limb
  • Freedom Physical Therapy Services S.C – Evaluation Treatment and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders, Craniofacial Pain, and Orofacial Pain
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy
  • George Davies – Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts and Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex, and Foundation for Orthopedic Examination of the knee
  • Post-Surgical Management of ACL reconstruction, Rotator Cuff Repair, Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Total Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Clinical Pilates
  • MT2 – Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars – Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Thoracic and Lumbar Spine- Skilled Manual Techniques of Joint Mobilization and Manipulation
  • Certified Clinical Instructor – APTA

Our Vision

To cultivate a physical therapy environment that is enjoyable for patients and clinic has alike. Where patients sense that they are working with clinicians that are truly invested in their wellbeing, and have the time and peace of mind to be able to focus on them without feeling as though they are amongst many other clients competing for their attention. We have fond that when clinicians are happy, and there is god therapeutic alliance, outcomes are extraordinary.

Our Mission

To not only provide excellent care in physical therapy, with evidence based treatments and procedures, but to do so in an environment that feels warm and friendly and allows clients to feel at ease with their clinicians, to the point where time treating ailments feels relaxed, as opposed to stressful. Out goals is have people feeling as though therapy enhances their day, and that there is neighborhood friendly feel to coming to therapy when needed.