Physical Therapy

PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. offers initial evaluations and ongoing treatment for children birth to twelve years of age with strength and coordination challenges, motor development delays, balance deficits, and related concerns. Our physical therapists hold doctoral degrees, APTA membership, a State of Illinois professional license, and their Early Intervention Credential.

Through our collaborative process, our therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to develop the most effective therapeutic plan to support your child’s personalized goals. Individual therapy sessions are play-based and combine aspects of child-directed and adult-directed therapy models. Sessions occur in our clinic, or your child’s preschool/daycare, elementary school, or home.

Our therapists have experience and knowledge treating children with a variety of delays and disorders. Areas of expertise include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Post selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • Down syndrome
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Spina bifida
  • Toe walking
  • Genetic disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Seizure disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Motor Planning (Apraxia)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Prematurity
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Orthopedic disabilities/injuries
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hypotonia/Hypertonia
  • Hemiplegia and Quadriplegia
  • Club foot
  • Scoliosis
  • Balance concerns

A physical therapy evaluation may be warranted if your child:

  • Is behind in gross motor milestones (crawling, walking)
  • Prefers to turn his/her head only to one side
  • Is not bearing weight on legs by six months
  • Is not sitting by eight months
  • Frequently walks on tiptoes
  • Demonstrates muscle weakness or imbalances
  • Demonstrates decreased overall coordination with gross motor skills
  • Demonstrates decreased strength in lower extremities
  • Is recovering from an injury or surgical procedure of the lower body

Our team of Physical Therapists includes:

Amy Sauers, PT, DPT, c/NDT, Director of Physical Therapy Services, Assistive Technology Coordinator
Elle Faerber, PT, DPT

Click on the therapist’s name above to learn more about their professional background, experience, and personal info.

If you are interested in learning more about our physical therapy services or to set up your first appointment, please contact us at (773) 332-9439 or fill out our contact us form.