Why Choose Us?
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 Chicagoland area.
We specialize in Pilates-based rehab, which puts an emphasis on relearning how to move correctly and in a pain-free manner. We also have a large gym area that can accommodate any orthopedic rehabilitation (from a child's sprained ankle to professional athletes.)
We know you have options when it comes to physical therapy, but we can assure you that the individualized, hands-on treatment you receive at River North Physical Therapy is the best there is.
Meet Dr. Stephanie Owens-Burkhart, PT, DPT, CSCS, DNcert, Certified Pilates Instructor
Stephanie Owens-Burkhart is a 2nd generation Doctor of Physical Therapy who has been lead clinician and operator of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services and Refresh Pilates & Wellness in the SW suburb of Homer Glen. The clinic has flourished for over 30 years (it was started by her mother!) and she has always wanted to bring the magic of a family owned and operated private practice to the city. She is realizing her dream now with River North Physical Therapy. The 5000 + square foot loft space is an amazing setting for your journey out of pain and into good health.
She is a graduate of the University of Miami Doctorate of Physical Therapy program (Go Canes!). She has her BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University. She is Pilates for Rehabilitation certified through one of the world’s leading Pilates programs – Polestar Pilates. In addition, she has her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy and Illinois Physical Therapy Associations, and is certified in Dry Needling and CranioSacral Therapy.
Dr. Owens-Burkhart is committed to treating the patient in a holistic manner, using a variety of techniques, such as: manual therapy, identifying and correcting muscle imbalances, Pilates and yoga inspired exercises, as well as functional movement screening and sport-specific training/rehab programs. As an athlete herself, she is well educated on developing treatment programs to both rehab existing injuries and preventing future injuries. With her broad skill set, she is focused on developing an effective and individualized plan of care for her patients.
Stephanie loves traveling, Pilates!, CrossFit, Yoga, Meditation, trying new restaurants, drinking good wine and going on every new adventure that she can!
Meet Dr. Caitlin Regan Hennig, PT, DPT, ASTYMcert
Caitlin graduated from the University of Miami Doctor of Physical Therapy program (She sat next to Stephanie!) She has her B.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University – Bloomington, where she also competed in the Little 500 and played club soccer. Caitlin is Polestar Pilates trained with an emphasis on rehabilitation and she loves incorporating Pilates in all of her treatment plans. She is also McKenzie/Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy trained and enjoys how it empowers her patients to take control of their treatment. Caitlin is Astym certified and loves working with ACL patients. Her background of sports and continuing education courses allows her to use a variety of treatment techniques and exercises to best serve the client and provide a unique treatment experience.
Outside of work, Caitlin lives in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago with her husband, Bobby, and their two rescue dogs, Roo and Eleanor. She loves traveling, Pilates, working out and spending time with her husband, family and her dogs. She has completed two half Ironmans, one marathon and several half marathons.
What are our specialties?
Our main mission is not about generic rehabilitation, but to make sure that you are moving correctly. We want you to learn how to use your body correctly 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. RNPT was designed to help your body move well.
River North Physical Therapy is women-owned and operated. Unaffiliated with any large corporation or franchise, clients will always be treated on a personal level and receive the best possible care.
We are located on the 3rd floor of an amazing Chicago loft - with exposed beams, loads of windows, and full spectrum lighting - a far cry from a strip mall or hospital. Our atmosphere and state of the art equipment will help you progress towards full-body wellness and optimal health!
Specialties Include (but are not limited to):
-Neck Pain / Stiff Neck
-Knee & Hip Pain
-Shoulder & Elbow Pain
-Headache / Migraine Treatment
-TMJ / Jaw and Face Pain
-Pre and Post-Natal Wellness
-RockTaping / KinesioTaping
-Functional Movement Screening
Read more about the treatments we specialize in
***Massage, Personal Training and more are on premise!