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Shivani Patel PT, DPT

Shivani Patel PT, DPT, graduated as a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, and later furthered her education to go on to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2008.  Shivani has spent most of her career working in outpatient orthopedics, with over 15 years experience split between private practice, and hospital level care in the Chicagoland area.

Shivani believes that physical therapy can be effective for everyone, whether they are dealing with acute injures, or chronic pain. The key to this effectiveness, is feeling comfortable with and confident in, your clinician. With over 15 years experience working with athletes of all ages, weekend warriors, professionals with physically sedentary job duties, labor workers with high physical demand jobs, and people just looking to feel better about their heath and wellness, she has learned that injuries can only be improved when considering the whole entire picture. Being able to consider her patients as more than just parts that are painful, is a skill that she has acquired over time, and is a never ending learning process to perfect. This process thrives in an environment where you are afforded the opportunity to spend one on one time with your therapist. Active listening, patience, and evidence-based practice knowledge can guarantee better quality of life.


Shivani loves to travel, especially international travel, and has traveled to every continent on Earth, except Antarctica (bucket-list item). From the bottom of the Grand Canyon, to the (near) top of Mount Kilimanjaro, and from the Highlands of Scotland, to the volcanoes of New Zealand, her passion for travel and hiking combine to take her around the world. Not to mention the food joys she has experienced along the way. She enjoys playing beach and indoor volleyball, and fancies herself an amateur make up artist and skin care expert (she received her degree from the University of Instagram)  There isn’t a GOOD television show that she hasn’t binged, and thinks Netflix and Hulu are our generations second greatest resources (next to Physical Therapy).

  • 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 Orthopaedic 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