Physical Therapy

APO’s highly trained team of physical therapists have been committed to providing patients with the finest in comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

Our therapists help restore function and assists patients to achieve maximum use of their limbs and muscles after injury, surgery or illness. Each patient benefits from an individual treatment program developed in coordination with his or her physician.

Our goal at APO’s Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center is to help our patient’s reach their personal goals in a health, positive, and uplifting atmosphere.

Our Physical Therapists focus on musculoskeletal disorders such as sprains, strains, fractures and muscle imbalance. Treatment may be for problems in the knee, shoulder, back, neck, or any other part of the body.

The approach to treatment always involves a very careful initial evaluation. A treatment plan is then drawn up, consistent with any specific instructions from the referring physician. An exercise program is designed with personalization making home compliance easy. We are able to help you using our state of the art center with multiple treadmills, bikes, Stairmasters, Ellipticals, numerous free weights and Cybex equipment to achieve your goals in the most efficient way possible.

Dysfunction is treated with manual techniques such as strain-counterstrain, muscle energy and direct mobilization. Massage and myofascial release are utilized to facilitate healing. Ultrasound and electrical stimulation are also adjuncts to some treatments.

Meet Our Physical Therapists

Shenya Xavier, PT

Shenya received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Andrews University in 2014. Her experience includes working in outpatient orthopedic setting and treats a variety of orthopedic conditions. Her specific interest is in shoulder rehabilitation although she enjoys treating all orthopedic conditions. Shenya is well trained with manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization, myofascial techniques and massage which she feels are excellent tools to help her patients get better quicker.  Her goal for each patient is to regain functional mobility so that they are able to return to their prior level of function whether it be work, recreation, sports or activities of daily living.





Kendall Ramai, PT, DPT

kendall-ramaiKendall Ramai, PT, DPT is a graduate of the University of Southern California Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology program, which has been ranked the number one physical therapy school in the nation since 2004. As a 2013 graduate, her educational background provided extensive training in orthopedic injuries specializing in movement analysis, manual therapy and specific functional exercise.

Kendall has a passion for outpatient orthopedics and has spent the majority of her professional career working with individuals with various musculoskeletal pains whether due to repetitive injury, post surgical or chronic pain. She has a special interest in performing arts rehabilitation as she grew up studying ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance for 20 years. She has performed with individuals from the Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and River North Chicago Dance. With her extensive dance training and vast knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, she is able to combine the art and science of dance rehabilitation to help dancers of all ages achieve their goals. She also has a passion for running related injuries as a long distance runner herself. She is motivated to provide runners with best practice for pre and post run as well as restoring best mechanics to optimize performance and prevent future injury.

Kendall’s main goal as a Doctor of Physical Therapy is to work with each patient on an individual level to determine what their limitations are and to address those impairments with evidenced based practice including skilled manual therapy and specific functional exercise. Ultimately, she is devoted to helping patients lead a pain free, happy, healthy lifestyle.

Spectrum of Care

 Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, S.C. offers a comprehensive range of therapy programs to help our patients restore and maintain their physical strength,performance skills, and levels of function. With decades of combined experience, our well trained therapists offer compassionate care and clinical excellence in a relaxed and motivating atmosphere to help our patients achieve their goals.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

APO’s team of highly qualified therapists has experience in treating orthopedic injuries and related conditions. We design individualized orthopedic treatment programs based on specific problems resulting from pain and disability. We provide hands-on care, specific exercise instruction, and education in an effort to help patients accomplish their goals to regain mobility, build strength and endurance, and return to optimal performance of daily activities.

Sports Medicine

APO takes pride in supporting our communities as well as athletes, coaches, parents, and families. Our therapists are committed to providing excellent sports centered care for athletes of high schools, colleges, clubs, and professional teams. Athletes are returned to sports with better understanding of management and prevention of injuries.

To schedule an appointment, contact the

Physical Therapy Department at 847.634.0400 ext. 160

Physical Therapy Hours:

Vernon Hills

Monday & Wednesday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am –  4:00pm
Friday 8:00am –  3:00pm

Lake Villa

Tuesday 7:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 2:00pm

Jay L. Levin, M.D.
Orthopedic & Spinal Surgery

David M. Zoellick, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery

David Schafer, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery

Martin P. Lanoff, M.D.
Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation Specialist

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