othopedics | manual therapy | sports medicine

Physical Therapy & Spine, located in Tinley Park, has specialized in treating orthopedic problems of the spine and extremities since 1994.  What sets us apart from other therapy clinics in the area is the quality of our therapists. Each physical therapist is extremely talented and licensed with experience in treating complex orthopedic conditions. We can usually tell within 3-4 visits if we can help a patient. Unlike many other therapy clinics we will not waste your time (or money) with passive treatments that are largely ineffective and unproven.  We continually help patients who have not gotten relief at the “large-chain” therapy clinics around the Chicago area. Feel free to call us and discuss your problems with one of our experienced therapists.

Our shared mission is to provide the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation in a personalized, experienced based setting, getting optimal results through:

  • Physical therapists with advanced degrees work with patients in a learning environment, where education and self-treatment empowers patients to obtain their highest level of function.
  • Individualized treatment that matches a patient’s life experience, learning style and personal goals.
  • Education for health care providers and community through student and post-graduate training programs, innovations in therapy techniques and professional lectures and writings.

We accept most insurance plans and are Medicare Certified. We also accept workman’s compensation and we do work conditioning. We are not contracted with Public Aid or Humana, but we can set up a cash-based program per visit. To set up an appointment today, you must have a doctor’s order/prescription to be treated.



Take a tour of our physical therapy Tinley Park clinic


mechanical diagnosis and therapy (mdt)

McKenziePhysical Therapy and Spine is the only McKenzie-based clinic in the Chicago South Suburbs that applies the McKenzie Method in its purest form (and only one of a few clinics in the state of IL). Current evidence-based research has proven that patients get better faster with the McKenzie Method compared to traditional physical therapy interventions. The hallmark of the McKenzie Method is empowering and teaching the patient how to treat and manage their pain with specific exercises and strategies. As the proverb says, instead of just “giving you a fish” we will teach you how to fish (and help yourself).

Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.

McKenzie Method Tinley Park


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

  • Strains/Sprains
  • Neck & Head Aches
  • Low Back/Spine Conditions
  • Arthritis/DJD
  • Tendonitis
  • Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Manual Therapy
  • McKenzie Method Certified
  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle RehabOverhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Endurance Training
  • Work Rehabilitation
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Industrial Consultation
  • Ergonomic Analysis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Sprains, Strains and Fractures
  • Elbow & Hand Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Cancer Related Fatigue Program
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Nutritional Education

At Physical Therapy and Spine, we utilize the McKenzie Method on all areas of the body, not just lumbar and cervical spines. The McKenzie Method is effectively applied to:

  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Ankles
  • Temporo-mandibular (TMJ)


Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form PacketDownload

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.

TeleHealth Patients Instructions | Download

Revised Telehealth Consent Form | Download

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

The Therapy Connection | Download


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain | Download

Low Back Pain | Download

Lower Extremity Pain | Download

Neck Disability | Download

Physician Use

Physician Use

Prescription Form | Download

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

Yes. A physician referral is required by your health insurance plan for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


“Had chronic back lumbar back pain due to several bulging discs from L3-sacrum. Took my films to Bill, he worked up a series of exercises and treatments, all focused on resolving the issue and strengthening the true core. Within weeks, instead of walking in like a geriatric patient, I felt like myself again (30-something). The key to staying healthy is keeping up with good posture and the exercises, trust me, I found out the hard way.
Bill’s team are all professional and friendly and are there to help. I am a very satisfied customer.”


“Bill and his staff are great I struggled with my back for months before seeing him, I had seen a Chiropractor, Homeopathic MD and PT. He started treating me two weeks prior to my wedding and I was able to dance all night!”

“Bill Curtis is the best physical therapist! I believe he far exceeds the “norm” for physical therapists. I’ve seen him 2x for different issues and both times he has been on the money for therapy. The most recent issue was, in my opinion, taken care of even though the doctor’s diagnosis was not correct. He took his time assessing my condition and was very thorough in his therapy decisions. I won’t go anywhere else, should I need pt in the future. Thank you, PT & Spine!!!!!!”