Services - Chronic Headache, Postsurgical Rehabilitation, Work Injuries, Sports Injuries, Hip, Knee & Foot Pain


Effective rehabilitation for the most challenging injuries

Does your injury concern you enough to seek medical relief?  If you are seeking physical therapy or chiropractic services, we can help.  You don’t have to live with physical pain or dysfunction. Not when qualified care is so readily available from our expert rehabilitation team in Highland Park and Lake Bluff.  At NSSSR we give every patient, even those who have failed to find relief elsewhere, every opportunity to achieve powerful results. Even if you have suffered from a failed surgery, we can help relieve your pain and restore your activities through our orthopedic rehabiliation program which combines physical therapy, chiropractic and massage therapy .

David A. Johnson, DC, PT, DPT, and his team will give you a comprehensive exam, discuss your options, explain our approach and answer your questions. We listen to you and your desired outcome, and treat you one on one for an hour each visit.  We will support you throughout your rehabilitation and recovery. So whether you need intensive rehabilitation after an auto accident or hands-on care for a sports injury, you’ll find powerful treatment right here at NSSSR. That’s why we have become the preferred source for pain relief and rehabilitation in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park and the North Shore.


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Sports injury care from experienced competitors

Many members of our professional staff have competed at high levels, so the rehabilitation of sports injuries is second nature to them. Our experience has helped everyone from casual athletes to professional competitors. In addition to effectively treating all kinds of sports injuries, we provide:

Individual exercise programs: Every patient has specific needs and goals, and our team of professionals will customize your exercise program to suit them.

Customized orthotics: Our team is trained in the biomechanics and fabrication of customized arch supports for athletic enhancement and the reduction of injuries.

To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 847.295.0920 (Lake Forest, Lake Bluff) or 847.432.4077 (Highland Park) or use our online Request an Appointment form. We also welcome patients from Glencoe and Deerfield, Illinois and neighboring areas.

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