Vernon Hills physical therapy

Our business runs on referrals. Every patient we treat has been referred to us by word of mouth. We greatly appreciate your business and any referrals you send our way. If you have someone you’d like to refer, please call Praxis at 847.247.7200 or email us today at jt@praxiscare.com.

Look at what an impact we’ve made on our patients!

Testimonials

  • "I broke my leg in a car accident; a plate had to be put into the leg, and it has been an ongoing problem with pain and function. I started seeing Beth three times a week, and now that’s down to twice a week with exercises at home."
    ~ Dolores Oleksinsky
    (Client comments on Beth Papke, B.S. Physical Therapy)
  • "I fell at work and badly injured both knees. In fact when I began physical therapy, my knees were not at all functional. James has helped me through a very difficult and painful experience. Very early in the process I realized that James combination of gentle concern and motivation was going to help me overcome my injury."
    ~ Laurie Echales
    (Client comments on James Grunst, D.P.T., B.S. Psychology)

Testimonials: Veron Hills Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Testing

“I was in a serious accident and severed my left quadriceps tendon. This is considered one of the worst injuries to your lower body. I was told immediately following surgery that the injury was so severe that I would never walk again properly. I was a 55 year old, extremely active senior executive, traveling the world. I also have a young wife and family. I was not ready to live the rest of my life with a handicap.

I asked my Orthopedic to recommend the top physical therapist available. Shortly after, I was introduced to Michael Kordecki – the doctor felt that if anyone could resolve my problem it would be Mike. They developed a difficult and aggressive long term plan to return my leg to as near as normal as before the accident. In a matter of 15 months, I went from wheelchair to walker to crutches to cane to finally walking almost as I did before. The end result was what I and my family see as a ‘miracle,’ but it was hard work and serious planning.”

Richard G. Wallace
President & CEO of Swedish Beverages, Inc.


“My son had a 69° kyphosis of the upper back. Dr. Christopher DeWald prescribed a back brace, from neck to torso. He also prescribed immediate physical therapy and referred us to Praxis. The purpose of the physical therapy was to strengthen Billy’s upper back and neck. Together, the brace and Ryan’s physical therapy and training served to reduce Billy’s kyphosis to 45° after three months of therapy. He is still wearing his brace, doing physical therapy with Ryan and under Dr. DeWald’s care.

Billy is 15 years old. Originally he was coming in twice weekly to see Ryan, but now he comes in every other week. In between, Billy does daily exercises that Ryan taught him how to perform.

Ryan treats Billy as an adult, and so Billy never complains that he has to come to therapy because it’s such a positive experience. When Ryan teaches the exercises, he works with Billy until he knows the exercises thoroughly and properly. He has done a great job communicating to him how important the exercises are to his growing independence. The two of them have a great rapport.”

Jane Schaller
(Comments on Ryan Hartley, D.P.T., SCS PT, DPT, SCS)


“Mike has worked with our entire family over time. He assesses each situation thoroughly whether it was rehabilitation for me and my daughter or performance enhancement for my son. The results Mike has demonstrated with my family is testimony to his expertise.” 

Bill Saxelby
Former President & CEO of
Medical Research Laboratories, Inc


“I broke my leg in a car accident; a plate had to be put into the leg, and it has been an ongoing problem with pain and function. I started seeing Beth three times a week, and now that’s down to twice a week with exercises at home. I find Beth warm, friendly, and very motivating. She always provides detailed and positive feedback about how I’m following the therapeutic plan. Since I’ve been working with Beth, my pain has diminished greatly and my functionality is much higher.”

Dolores Oleksinsky
(Client comments on Beth Papke, B.S. Physical Therapy)


“I fell at work and badly injured both knees. In fact when I began physical therapy, my knees were not at all functional. James has helped me through a very difficult and painful experience. Very early in the process I realized that James’s combination of gentle concern and motivation was going to help me overcome my injury.

I asked a lot of questions regarding my injury and treatment. James was both extremely patient and informative. He continually adjusted my at- home exercise program as my strength and functionality improved.

Additionally, I was very impressed by the cooperative environment at Praxis. Mike and the other therapists offered suggestions for specific exercises and stretches that were welcome by James. I have since undergone surgery and, thanks to James, will be able to return to work very soon.”

Laurie Echales
(Client comments on James Grunst, D.P.T., B.S. Psychology)