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We'll Get You Moving Again

You’ve been injured, you just had surgery, you have pain that won’t go away, your joints are stiff. We understand what you’re feeling – you want to get moving again. No matter what your age or walk of life, physical therapy can help. Our physical therapists will work with you to reduce pain, improve strength, regain range-of-motion, facilitate healing, increase mobility, and achieve your goals.

InStep's physical therapists are some of the best. They've served on the medical staff for the Olympic Games, coached the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Team, worked as conditioning coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, and belonged to the sports medicine staff at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

In short, they have years of high-level experience working with the human body. They understand injuries and problems, they appreciate that different patients have different needs and abilities, and they’re experts at providing the physical therapy people need to return to life as usual – in many cases, better than they were before.

InStep has partnered with Doctors of Physical Therapy. To schedule an appointment or consultation, please call 630-434-0271 x0

TREATING A Wide Range of Conditions 

InStep provides the highest quality physical therapy treatment and service to all patients -- from everyday people to elite athletes and everyone in between. Our knowledgeable physical therapists provide full-service physical therapy for a wide range of concerns including:

  • Orthopedic Problems in Knees, Ankles, Feet, Hips, Shoulders, Elbows, and Wrists

  • Back, Neck and Spine Pain

  • Sports, Athletic, and Work Injuries

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation and Recovery

  • Overuse Injuries

  • Soft-Tissue Dysfunction

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

  • Chronic Pain Dysfunction

  • All Types of Foot and Lower Extremity Problems

Comprehensive Approach to Treatment 

At InStep, our goal is to get you the best possible outcome. Your initial evaluation will include a comprehensive assessment of your problem or injury, as well as an analysis of your movement patterns to help identify imbalances. Then we develop a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation program to address your specific problems and needs.

We don't just move you through rehab, we focus on getting you back to life as usual. Treatment will involve physical therapy techniques best suited to facilitating healing, reducing pain, restoring range of motion to your tissues and joints, and achieving your goals. Your personalized physical therapy treatment plan may include any of the following:

  • Manual, Deep Tissue Therapy

  • Soft Tissue Techniques

  • Therapeutic Exercises

  • Neuromuscular Retraining (helps restore muscular strength and control)

  • Ultrasound Therapy

  • Electrical Stimulation

  • Ice and Heat Treatment

  • Joint & Visceral Mobilization

  • Pelvic Floor Therapy

  • Multi-Plane Training

  • Functional Dry Needling

  • Myofasical Decompression

  • A.R.T. - Active Release Techniques

  • Personalized Home Exercise Program (for self management and maintenance of your condition)

Orthotics, Insoles & Inserts

We see many patients suffering from foot or leg pain who are looking for relief. Our Physical Therapists are experts in foot and lower extremity biomechanics, injury identification and treatment, and knowledge of the demands of various activities on the foot and leg muscles. They have the knowledge and experience necessary to determine whether or not custom orthotics are what you need.

We perform a thorough biomechanical analysis, assess leg length and muscle imbalances, and recommend the appropriate orthotic with respect to activities, cushioning, and comfort. Depending on your biomechanical needs, this may be an over-the-counter, semi-custom, or custom-molded orthotic insert. 

Orthotics may be beneficial for the following problems: 

  • Extremely Flat or High-Arched Feet

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Heel Spurs

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Shin Splints – Anterior and Posterior

  • Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis or Rupture

  • Hallux Valgus or Rigidus

  • Sesamoiditis

  • Bursitis

  • Arthritis

Payment and Insurance Information

Physical Therapy accepts virtually all major insurance carriers and participates in the vast majority of insurance networks. We also offer affordable, pay-for-service options for those without insurance or with high-deductible healthcare plans 

Most insurance plans cover physical therapy and do not require a prescription or referral for you to see a physical therapist. Medicare and Workers Compensation are two programs that do require a referral for physical therapy. If you are not sure about your plan’s requirements, contact us and our pre-certification specialists will be happy to contact your insurance company and verify your coverage for physical therapy.

Biomechanical Running Evaluations 

Comprehensive Biomechanical Evaluation with an Injury Assessment

60 MIN - $140

This evaluation is performed by a physical therapist, and is appropriate for the person who has developed an injury limiting or affecting performance, has a history of recurring injuries, or wants a comprehensive preventative running exercise program.

The evaluation includes:

  • Full Clinical Biomechanical Assessment of your Entire Body Mechanics and Function

  • Lower-Extremity Range-of-Motion Assessment

  • Videotaped Analysis of You Walking and Running

  • Specific Shoe Fit and Function (determined and confirmed by slow-motion, frame-by-frame replay)

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of an Injury

  • Recommendation for Shoes and/or Orthotics

  • Corrective Prescription Exercise Program (to rehabilitate or prevent injury)



30 MIN - $50

This evaluation is performed by a physical therapist, and is designed for the runner who wants to improve performance, running form or technique.

The evaluation includes:

  • Video Assessment (to evaluate running form, running posture, stride rate, and foot mechanics)

  • Recommendations for Modifying or Improving Running Form to Enhance Performance

  • Appropriate Information About Drills, Minimalist Shoe Training, or Other Specific Areas of Interest



30 MIN - $50

This evaluation is performed by a physical therapist, and is designed for the person who was referred by a healthcare provider or self referred for OTC inserts that need modifications or customization.

The evaluation includes:

  • Modifications include, but not limed to: Metatarsal Pads, Neuroma Pads, Wedging, Heel Lifts, Turf Plate, etc.

*Once this fabrication is done, it can be replicated on new OTC inserts for the minimal cost of supplies without an appointment.

Biomechanical Cycling Evaluations

Cycling evaluations are performed with an “optimal” cycling position in mind that optimizes aerodynamics and output efficiency. However, many cyclists do not have the internal ability to achieve these positions due to flexibility issues or inherent joint limitations. In these situations, forcing the body into a more aerodynamic position can cause compensations in other parts of the body and be less efficient for the cyclist, which can lead to pain and potential injury. 

Standard Bike Fit Evaluation

30 MIN - $50

This evaluation is performed by a physical therapist, and is appropriate for the person who wants to be comfortable on his/her bike and a more efficient rider.

The 30-minute evaluation includes:

  • Assessment of Your Current Riding Position (with adjustments made to cleats, seat position, and front-end positioning, as needed)

  • Recommendations for Equipment Modification (if current equipment cannot attain appropriate positioning)

Comprehensive Cycling Injury Evaluation

60 MIN - $140

This evaluation is performed by a physical therapist, and is appropriate for riders who have an injury; have tingling in the hands; or are experiencing pain in the lower back, neck, hip, knee, hamstrings, or calf.

The one-hour evaluation includes: 

  • Cycling-Specific Clinical and Biomechanical Evaluation (of your joint motions, muscle flexibility, strength and structural alignments to determine the source of your cycling injury)

  • Assessment of Your Current Riding Position (with adjustments made to cleats, seat position, and front end position, as needed)

  • Video Assessment (as needed)

  • Recommendation for the Addition of Posting on Cleats or Orthotics (if needed)

  • Corrective Exercise Strategy to Eliminate Your Pain and Attain a More Efficient Cycling Position (with correct biomechanics)



Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help answer any questions that you may have.