We are Open and Treating Patients
Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) for Our Patients

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services and River North Physical Therapy are open and will be open for the foreseeable future. As essential workers, we believe it is our duty to take some of the burden off of the hospital systems during these trying times.

We are following the CDC guidelines for the safety of our patients and employees with disinfecting, gloves, masks and social distancing with private treatment rooms.

So please, think about conservative options like Physical Therapy (or Chiropractic Care at our sister clinic - Homer Chiropractic Clinic) instead of using the emergency room. You DO NOT need a prescription or order - Physical Therapy in IL was granted direct access in 2018!

Throw out your neck or back, come to me. Your knee or shoulder surgery has been postponed? We will help you handle the pain!

All the family is here: Drs. Bruce, Helen, Stephanie and Brian. We have been in this community since 1989 and our doors are always open.

Avoid the ER and we can address your musculoskeletal problems. The ER is too dangerous at this time. Call - (708) 301-2255 to schedule an appointment or Virtual Visit.

During this crisis Medicare, Blue Cross, United Health Care, Humana and Aetna and many more insurances have approved Virtual Health Visits through FaceTime for IPhones and Google Now for Android and Gmail accounts as well as Zoom and Go to Meeting and many other digital connections.

We are here to ease the stress and anxiety of shelter in place for those suffering with pain.

Call: (708) 301-2255

Text: (312) 604-2562

Email: office@orthopedicPTservices.com

Love you all! ❤️❤️❤️ Stay healthy out there!

Same day appointments available.

  • If you’ve traveled overseas, you must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor your health, and practice social distancing.
  • Anyone that is sick with a fever, cough, or has trouble breathing should call their primary care physician before coming into our clinic.
Not comfortable coming in for an in-person visit?

We Offer Telehealth

During these difficult times, as essential healthcare providers, our offices will remain OPEN to provide care to our patients.

To limit the spread and exposure to COVID-19, we are following the strict guidance from the CDC and government agencies.

To help ALL of our patients, we are set-up and available to offer our patients Telehealth Visits.

Telehealth allows our therapist to deliver convenient care and guidance through audio and video technology in real time.

A Telehealth Visit is easy to arrange. During scheduling you can decide the easiest way for your visit: via your smart phone, smart device, laptop or desktop computer. We will send a text or email with instructions to follow. Super simple.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to schedule appointments for either an office visit or a Telemedicine appointment please call us at (708) 301-2256. We can schedule for both sites at this number.

Be well and we thank you for your continued trust.

The Team at Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services & River North Physical Therapy

  • Scheduled like a normal visit
  • One-on-one visit with your physical therapist
  • Saves you time (no travel time)
  • Saves you money (no travel costs)
  • Minimize your risk

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GOT PAIN? We can Help.
Avoid the crowded, big-box clinics and experience the private practice difference. We offer comprehensive, evidence-based, individualized treatments for all of your aches and pains.

We offer the highest level of physical therapy services in the greater Chicago, IL area.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services has been family owned and operated since 1988. We can develop your individualized treatment plan to help you gain, maintain and restore your maximum movement potential. Whether a limitation is the result of aging, injury, disease or environmental factors,we are here to help maximize your quality of life.


Not all Pilates is the same.
Refresh Pilates and Wellness Studio is the ONLY studio in the area that is operated and directed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Our main mission is not to just give you an amazing workout, but to make sure that you are moving correctly. We want you to learn how to use your body and activate muscles so that you can do all of the things you love - without pain and dysfunction!

Imagine your life without pain.

Imagine peak performance at work, in sports and at play. Imagine having more energy, being stronger, leaner, more flexible and healthier for all of your life's activities. Your body was designed for movement. Refresh was designed to help your body move well.

Refresh Pilates & Wellness Studio family owned and operated by two generations of healthcare providers. Unaffiliated with any large corporation or franchise, clients will always be treated on a personal level and receive the best possible care.

Were located on a beautiful, wooded, one-acre lot - a far cry from the strip mall. Our atmosphere and playful staff will leave you feeling Refreshed.

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What Makes Us Different?

Dynamic Treatment Plans

Our mission is to assist every patient to play an active role in their rehab process so that they can overcome pain and injury and recover their overall fitness, health, and well-being as soon as possible. Each session is guided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy or liscensed Physical Therapy Assistant who stays with you from start to finish.

Wellness-Centered Staff

We strive to bring you the most recent and relevant information regarding your health concerns and our staff will make sure to explain in detail using terms that you will understand. We like to believe that a healthy body means a healthy outlook on life, and it is our job to help you improve the quality of your everyday life.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services
has been family owned and operated since 1988.

We can develop your individualized treatment plan to help you gain, maintain and restore your maximum movement potential. Whether a limitation is the result of aging, injury, disease or environmental factors, we are here to help maximize your quality of life. If there is anything you are feeling apprehensive about, please let us know and we'll discuss all of your options.

Helen Owens, PT, DPT

Helen Owens, PT, DPT is the founder and owner of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, LLC in Homer Glen, IL since 1988. Her emphasis is in orthopedics and practices as a manual physical therapist with a hands-on approach to patient care.


Stephanie Owens-Burkhart, DPT, CSCS

Stephanie Owens-Burkhart, DPT, CSCS, is a graduate of the University of Miami Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. She has her BS is Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and is Pilates for Rehabilitation certified.


Homer Chiropractic Clinic located in Homer Glen, Illinois is the office of Dr. Bruce Burkhart, Dr. Brian Burkhart, and Dr. Victoria Hyzny, expert chiropractors and acupuncturists. All are graduates of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL and share the diverse approach to comprehensive chiropractic care.

Homer Chiropractic Clinic

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    I am so very grateful to Dr Stephanie and the amazing group of caring individuals at Refresh! You have helped me to achieve a new level of confidence and strength. Amazing people with amazing skills...

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    Took my first class on Sunday (Basics + Stretch) and went back today for Yogilates with Taylor. I was surprised at how much I love it and Taylor was a great instructor -- great at giving feedback, encouraging and friendly....

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    I love Refresh! The classes are great, the instructors awesome and the atmosphere totally friendly and welcoming!!! Now I am going there for Physical Therapy and Stephanie is a wonderful PT. I love all the staff!! ...

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    Great experience and great people (knowledgeable). Thank you for getting me on track for my shoulder to heal, for better Golf scores of course :)...

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    Went to my first Pilates class today and loved it :) Can't wait to go back! Fantastic instructor and a great workout!...