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Here are some REAL stories from our happy clients. If you have related symptoms to one of our clients, give us a call at 708.645.7700

Kaffel Family Success

Our family has received services at the FTR office in Homer Glen for over a decade. All staff members provided services in a truly professional and caring manner over these years.

Throughout the course of treatments, which covered a wide range of injuries/conditions, FTR administered consistent positive support as well as creative strategies to facilitate the rehabilitation process. We have strongly recommended friends and family to FTR when therapeutic services were warranted and they also reported a positive and successful experience.

-The Kaffel Family

Torn Labrum

Where to start? I started coming to Functional Therapy in early 2003 for a torn labrum while I was in highschool. I was having one of the most frequent posterior dislocations that my doctor had ever seen. I was unable to perform most of the daily tasks with my right arm. I ended up having shoulder surgery that December and started therapy at Functional Therapy and Rehabilitation shortly after. At the end of my recovery, I was involoved in a motor vehicle accident that undid my previous shoulder repair. Multiple surgeries later and another motor vehicle accident it brings us to today, over 14 years later. I am not only self employed with 2 businesses but I also maintain a career in 2 manual trades which constantly results in injuries. I have always returned here for my phyiscal therapy needs. Not only does Functional Therapy eminate a warm family type environment but they maintain a level of professionalism and personal attitude. The therapists have become like a second family to me. I have had both shoulders rehabilitated here, my lower back, my neck, my knees and now hands over a period of years. I have always felt that I receive the highest quality care. I have been a repeat customer for several problems over the last 14 years. As a patient, it is invaluable to have a therapist that listens to primary concerns and thinks not just about the initial issue but beyond to provide the best care possible. All-in-all I without a shadow of a doubt, I use these experiences to recommend Functional Therapy and Rehabilitation to any friend or family member.



Physical Therapy Family

“When I had surgery earlier this year, my doctor told me I’d need 6-8 weeks of therapy post op to get back on my feet. I knew exactly where to go- Functional Therapy. I had already had physical therapy here the year prior, upon my doctor’s recommendation, and I immediately knew why she spoke so highly of them. I had also been to other physical therapy facilities in the past, but never really felt as cared for as I did here.

At FTR, you become a part of their family. The therapists and staff are genuine, sincere and caring, and try to accommodate your needs as best as they can. And they are AMAZING at what they do. My 6-8 weeks ended up being more around 5 months due to some unforeseen issues, but thanks to them I am back on my feet and feeling amazing! I had the pleasure of coming back to working with Dana, and Kate as my therapists. Both terrific therapists and amazing people. I certainly couldn’t have made it through post op without their help and guidance.

So, thank you FTR- you are all the best and I truly appreciate everything you’ve done! I will always recommend FTR to anyone looking for physical therapists, as I can’t imagine going anywhere else!”



Limping with a Cane

“I couldn’t be happier with the care I received at FTR under Kate’s watchful eye. I saw improvements in my mobility every week. She was very patient in teaching me the correct way to do the different exercises. I came in limping with a cane, and now I can walk to the park with my grandchildren to play. I highly recommend Functional Therapy & Rehab to anyone who will listen.”



Knee Replacements

“I couldn’t recommend FTR more highly. I had 2 complete knee replacements within 3 months of each other. Before that I had to go upstairs one at a time, had no flexibility in either knee and running was impossible. After regular therapy visits I am now able to have full range of motion, do stairs with no pain, and will so one be running again.

The team of therapists, Kate, Dana, and Jim are all amazing, and they work well together as a team. The combination of exercises and stretches helped get me fully functional in no time. They are the best and I’ve recommended them to other patients.”



A Fantastic Place

I would give FTR more stars if I could! I’ve been through physical therapy at a few other therapy places for other injuries, and FTR was by far the best. The staff at FTR made me feel welcome from day 1 and was beyond kind and helpful. Dana was by far the best therapist I’ve had. She took the time to explain why I was doing certain exercises and what we hoped to attain by doing them. Sincerely a fantastic place for therapy, where the therapists take time to get to know their patients and actually inform them for post-therapy life



Experiences were Fantastic

“Very knowledgeable and attentive staff. They have cared for me on two occasions. Once after a meniscectomy and again after a back injury. Both experiences were fantastic. Each time I walked out of the facility I felt like I was getting better. The entire staff was friendly from reception to all the Therapists. Scheduling was never a problem as they worked with me on day and times for weeks in advance.”



One-to-one Therapy

“I chose Functional Therapy [& Rehabilitation] because of the professional and friendly staff. I wanted and needed one-to-one therapy because I was very active before my fall. I was in excellent health and had a lot of energy for my age, and I didn’t want to lose any of my former athletic ability especially walking and running. I had no physical issues before my fall. Because of my excellent physical therapy, I have regained a good portion of my range of motion and leg strength.

Every one of my therapy visits was excellent and filled with quality exercises as well as explanation and especially encouragement to continue. I was given clear instructions for home exercises, and I was thanked for working out at home. The staff are fantastic-friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. ”