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At Advanced Physical Therapy, we are committed to leading the way in rehabilitative care. Founded on the principle that personalized, hands-on treatment yields the best results, we have proudly served the Tinley Park and Oak Lawn communities for over two decades. Our team of highly skilled therapists is dedicated to offering the latest in physical therapy techniques and customized treatment plans designed to promote optimal healing, prevent future injuries, and improve your overall quality of life.

We understand that every patient's journey is unique, which is why we tailor our therapies to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you are recovering from an injury, managing chronic pain, or looking to enhance your overall physical performance, our goal is to empower you with exceptional care and the education needed to maintain and enhance your progress.

We invite you to learn more about our comprehensive services and how we can help you achieve your best physical potential. Experience the Advanced Physical Therapy difference, where we put your health first, guiding you to a healthier, more active life.

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Meet the Therapists

Michael Stakenas PT, DPT

Mike has been practicing physical therapy since receiving his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Clarke University in 1999. He went on to earn his doctorate in PT in 2004. Mike brings 20+ years of outpatient orthopedic experience to AOSC, where he treats a wide variety of orthopedic conditions.

Jill Stulga, MPT

Jill has been practicing outpatient orthopedic PT since receiving her master’s degree in physical therapy in 2000. She has an extensive background in manual therapy and has a passion for the functional strengthening programs. She has a strong interest in working with the athletic population. She also enjoys working with many types of patients, welcoming any orthopedic diagnosis.

Robert Philipps, PT, MOMT

Robert started practicing physical therapy in 1986 as a PTA.  He went on to earn his PT degree from Florida International University in 1990.  Robert has a strong manual therapy background and completed a 2-year residency program in manual therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute in 1999.

Jessica Fraga, PTA

Jessica graduated from Fox College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a strong interest in the rehab process for knee and shoulder injuries. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Nick Picot, PTA

Nick brings over 25 years of clinical experience to Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Care. As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, he stays current with evidence-based approaches in the treatment of orthopedic conditions. He utilizes his strong manual background in addressing spinal disorders, complex shoulder imbalances and sports-related injuries of all ages. Nick is also fluent in Spanish which offers a comforting experience for his diverse patients. In addition, he has a very strong personal interest in all things health and fitness.

DeAnna Boyce

DeAnna Boyce, PTA

DeAnna is a graduate of Fox College in Tinley Park.  She enjoys working with all types of orthopedic diagnoses and from pediatric to geriatric patients.  She also has an interest in neurological rehabilitation.

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