Shivani Patel PT, DPT

Shivani believes that physical therapy and physiotherapy are essential in dealing with acute injuries, chronic pain, and pain management in general. She completed her Master’s in Science, specializing in Physical therapy, and became a doctor in physical therapy in the year 2008. 

 

Since becoming a doctor, she has acquired over 15 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics, working in hospitals and private practice. Shivani believes that physiotherapy can be enhanced by treating not just the affected region but by taking into account the physical challenges, psychological patterns, and lifestyle of the patient. She believes that by listening, understanding, providing a conducive environment for physical healing and pain management, and applying the best practices of physical therapy, meaningful differences in physical care can be achieved. It is this belief that seeded and founded Elevate Physical Therapy. 

 

Shivani is an avid traveler and aspires to go to Antarctica someday, the only continent she hasn’t been to. She is a foodie who enjoys playing volleyball at the beach and indoors. She indulges in an occasional binge-watch of web series and advocates that Netflix and Hulu are god-sent. 

 

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