John Schell, PT

General Physical Therapy, Neurologic Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Practices In: Glen Ellyn, Naperville
Patients Seen: Adults

I take most sat­is­fac­tion in con­tribut­ing to and wit­ness­ing the progress of my patients dur­ing their phys­i­cal reha­bil­i­ta­tion. I work one-on-one with my patients to over­come mus­cu­loskele­tal set­backs. With neu­ro­log­i­cal­ly impaired patients, I strive to max­i­mize inde­pen­dence. Whether the final goal is to walk inde­pen­dent­ly, return to work, or par­tic­i­pate in sports — opti­miz­ing func­tion takes ded­i­ca­tion and hard work. Edu­cat­ing my patients on their con­di­tion and explain­ing the thought process behind treat­ment strate­gies plays a crit­i­cal role in improv­ing results dur­ing and after pro­gram completion.


Clinical Interests

Parkin­son’s Dis­ease, MS, Stroke

Personal Interests

Fam­i­ly and friends, movies and pop culture

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Graduation Date: 1994 Degree: Master of Physical Therapy


Body Mechanics, Botox for Movement Disorder, Closed Kinetic Chain Rehab, Core Stabilization, Electrical Stimulation, Flexibility Training, Functionally-based Rehabilitation, Joint Mobilization, Manual Therapy, McKenzie Technique/MDT Certified, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Mechanical Traction, Myofacial Release, Neural Tension Release, Spine Therapy, Taping Techniques, Therapeutic Exercises


Chronic Inflammatory Pain Disorders, Spine Disorders