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  • Balance Therapy

    Bad falls are a constant worry for seniors and others who have physical challenges. And those worries aren’t unfounded. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and serious health problems in the U.S.

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  • Back Pain Relief

    All of us have pulled a back muscle at some point, needing to spend a day or two cozied up to an ice pack and a heating pad.

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  • Manual Therapy

    If you are experiencing increased pain and stiffening in any of your joints and muscles, manual therapy is often helpful. Patients seek out this type of physical therapy for a variety of mobility issues.

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Physical Therapy in Highland, Valparaiso, Crown Point, and LaPorte IN

From four convenient Northwest Indiana locations, Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists provides physical therapy for Highland, Valparaiso, Crown Point, LaPorte, and surrounding towns.

Most of all, we listen and we care. Your complete satisfaction with every aspect of your physical therapy experience at our clinic is our number one goal. Our team of highly-trained Physical therapists have helped thousands of patients – in fact, our patients have given us a 98% satisfaction rating (based on discharge surveys).

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I was pretty unsteady when walking when I first came here. I was dizzy and falling often. The balance machine has reprogrammed me to use my muscles, weight shifts, eyes, and even my inner ear...

Gloria testimonial

Gloria Chirila

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-18T13:00:03-04:00

Gloria Chirila

Gloria testimonial
I was pretty unsteady when walking when I first came here. I was dizzy and falling often. The balance machine has reprogrammed me to use my muscles, weight shifts, eyes, and even my inner ear for better balance. I have not fallen since! This has been so valuable for me. Thanks OBTS!!!
My therapist is wonderful! His hands are so powerful and a God send. My shoulder and neck have never felt so good! I have not walked without pain in my hip for so long I...

anonymous

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:15:53-04:00

anonymous

My therapist is wonderful! His hands are so powerful and a God send. My shoulder and neck have never felt so good! I have not walked without pain in my hip for so long I forgot how good it felt. I will certainly recommend him and your whole establishment to all of my friends. I wish I had found this wonderful establishment sooner!
Before treatments I could not lie on my back on the floor to do yoga – now I can without pain. When I went grocery shopping before I would have to sit down because of...

Nita B

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:18:29-04:00

Nita B

Before treatments I could not lie on my back on the floor to do yoga – now I can without pain. When I went grocery shopping before I would have to sit down because of back pain, now I don’t. Also I found standing in line or at the kitchen sink very hard to do (without pain) before my physical therapy treatments here. Everyone on staff is so pleasant and caring.
Physical therapy let me play volleyball to my full potential. My back doesn't get in the way. Also, I can focus in class better because I'm not constantly in horrible pain. My back no longer...

Kelsie-S testimonial

Kelsie S.

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-18T15:45:13-04:00

Kelsie S.

Kelsie-S testimonial
Physical therapy let me play volleyball to my full potential. My back doesn't get in the way. Also, I can focus in class better because I'm not constantly in horrible pain. My back no longer gets in the way.
Since taking physical therapy at Orthopedic & Balance Therapy Specialists my back pain has improved 95%. I can now do things that I haven’t done in 2 years. After being hit by a car while...

Melissa T

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:30:27-04:00

Melissa T

Since taking physical therapy at Orthopedic & Balance Therapy Specialists my back pain has improved 95%. I can now do things that I haven’t done in 2 years. After being hit by a car while riding my bicycle I was in constant pain for almost 2 years, getting no sleep or exercise due to the physical pain. I am now back on my bike, riding a full 6 miles 2x a week and sleeping soundly through the night. This has been an awesome experience and I am forever grateful!
I came in with pain in my legs, knee and foot. I had a hard time moving up and down stocking shelves at work. Now I am able to move more with very little pain....

Mary C

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:21:44-04:00

Mary C

I came in with pain in my legs, knee and foot. I had a hard time moving up and down stocking shelves at work. Now I am able to move more with very little pain. My legs and knees feel much better. I can bend them without my knee giving out. I love the people who work here and how they made me feel like a new person without surgery.
When I began treatment it was difficult (to) put on a “pullover” shirt. Now there is no pain at all. It was difficult to bend my arm and raise it above my head. I can...

Gus S

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:19:52-04:00

Gus S

When I began treatment it was difficult (to) put on a “pullover” shirt. Now there is no pain at all. It was difficult to bend my arm and raise it above my head. I can move it freely and pain free now. I had difficulty sleeping through the night. Now I can get a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed. Before I found it difficult/painful to turn the steering wheel of my car with parking. Now it is not a problem. I have been to other treatment centers – about 5, but here I feel I really received help immediately.
I am happy with everything Orthopedic & Balance Therapy Specialists has done for me. My vertigo attack was very scary, but in just 3 sessions with my therapist, he has given me my confidence back...

Linda W

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:13:43-04:00

Linda W

I am happy with everything Orthopedic & Balance Therapy Specialists has done for me. My vertigo attack was very scary, but in just 3 sessions with my therapist, he has given me my confidence back to feel I wasn’t helpless. I was able to go back to my normal activities without a fear of falling down. I thank this clinic so much for their knowledge of balance.
The dizziness has stopped. I feel stronger in the legs and I am walking better than I was before I started. My balance has improved 100% since I started therapy. I can go on walks...

Stephen H

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:23:31-04:00

Stephen H

The dizziness has stopped. I feel stronger in the legs and I am walking better than I was before I started. My balance has improved 100% since I started therapy. I can go on walks without stumbling and I can work on my job now without having a dizzy spell.
When I started my balance therapy, I was told my balance would be corrected. I had a lot of doubt. After about halfway thru the therapy, I felt a large improvement. I am now able...

anonymous

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:11:52-04:00

anonymous

When I started my balance therapy, I was told my balance would be corrected. I had a lot of doubt. After about halfway thru the therapy, I felt a large improvement. I am now able to walk without swaying and feeling like I am going to trip myself. I have more self-confidence in standing in one place as well as walking. The staff is great and oh so patient”
I wish to extend my thanks to my therapists for their efforts in my rehabilitation on balance and strengthening. The improvements that I have experienced over the past months that I could not do that...

David I

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:08:49-04:00

David I

I wish to extend my thanks to my therapists for their efforts in my rehabilitation on balance and strengthening. The improvements that I have experienced over the past months that I could not do that I can do now are listed below: • Walk down a dimly lit hallway without fear of falling. • Walk into and out of the shower and high-sided whirlpool without slipping. • Walk without the aid of a walker. • Able to ascend /descend stairs holding 1 handrail – sometimes without holding the handrail. • Able to lift fairly heavy objects over my head and walk with them. • Able to get out of the house and stay on my feet for extended periods of time.
Physical therapy has significantly improved my left arm and hand weakness as well as my neck stiffness and discomfort. As a professional harpist, my condition had become very stressful and difficult during my performances. Through...

Heidi

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:33:19-04:00

Heidi

Physical therapy has significantly improved my left arm and hand weakness as well as my neck stiffness and discomfort. As a professional harpist, my condition had become very stressful and difficult during my performances. Through my therapist’s explanations, I now understand my condition and how to prevent future problems. It is wonderful to be able to do such activities as driving, cooking and playing the harp. Thank you, OBTS!
When I 1st started my therapy, I had a very hard time keeping my balance during assessment and therapy. After six visits I have noticed a marked difference in my balancing ability. One of the...

Carolyn P

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
2017-05-22T18:34:59-04:00

Carolyn P

When I 1st started my therapy, I had a very hard time keeping my balance during assessment and therapy. After six visits I have noticed a marked difference in my balancing ability. One of the areas of vast improvement is driving for periods of more than 45 minutes. Prior to therapy, I would sometimes have to stop or arrive completely exhausted. Now I find that I can drive for the period of time without rest and arrive to my destination completely focused.
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Our Reviews
Hile Originals
Hile Originals
02:11 31 Jan 20
My neurologist prescribed balance therapy, which was done here at OBTS. I was skeptical of balance therapy at first, but by golly, it worked! It helps that the staff is phenomenal and fun, which helps make therapy sessions a little easier. If I ever have other therapy needs, I will make a return trip here.
Chuck Hillier
Chuck Hillier
20:51 28 Jan 20
I'm in my 4th Week & the Results are Demonstrable ! Referred by my Doc and he's pleased as well. Very Welcoming & Pleasant Atmosphere.... Very Talented & Fun Staff. Chuck H.
Ruth Bowlin
Ruth Bowlin
18:31 22 Jan 20
All your people are very helpful and answer any questions I have enjoy the great help they have given me so can be active again
bill steinbrecher
bill steinbrecher
21:38 17 Jan 20
I enjoyed each visit at OBTS for each of my therapy sessions. They helped and I felt I was a part of a family as I got to know each of the therapists.
rodney dowell
rodney dowell
22:35 13 Jan 20
Ortho/Balance helped me achieve full movement of my knee after full knee replacement. Their Physical Therapy Dept. is exceptional.I have been to other PT CLINICS; but Ortho/Balance outshines them all by a Hundred fold. They are caring and they don't rush you through. I recommend them above all others, they truly the BEST. I was fortunate to have found them by accident. All the staff are great; but Joe Lucio is top shelf. He is attentive and doesn't hurt you Very gentle and gets the job done. THANK YOU ALL RODNEY DOWELL
Amber Verstat
Amber Verstat
19:17 19 Dec 19
Went in with the most horrible pain in my leg muscles. Staff (Joe worked on me) did a wonderful job helping with pain! I was about to just chop off my leg, honestly. Highly recommend!
Lou Donkle
Lou Donkle
18:47 19 Dec 19
5-stars for the hands-on staff, 1-star for the business policies regarding their high-priced laser treatments. I arrived on my first appointment with a prescription from my doctor for medicare-covered machine-therapy (iontophoresis and ultrasound) plus PT. After a 1-hour evaluation with a therapist, only THEN was I informed they do not offer the medicare-covered machine therapy prescribed by my doctor. Three different people eventually told me that my prescribed medicare-authorized treatment was not supported by medical research and they recommended laser therapy that was NOT covered by medicare and would cost me hundreds of dollars for a series of treatments.I was SHOCKED! I asked ... you mean a medicare-authorized treatment is NOT supported by medical research?! And you cannot provide me exactly what I came here to get?! And you waited until AFTER a 1-hour evaluation before you told me all that?! I was in total disbelief and felt terrible because of all the subtle but polite pressure that was put on me when all I wanted was what my doctor had ordered. Why did they need to make me feel so terrible? I just couldn't believe it.After I asked my questions, the "manager" was consulted several times and I was eventually informed that they COULD do most of what was prescribed by my doctor and it would all be covered by medicare. I felt trapped since I had already been there one hour so proceeded with the treatment. This is where the 5-star rating starts. All hands-on people were OUTSTANDING and the full course of PT fixed my issue 100%.My advice is to be very cautious if you are recommended treatments NOT ordered by your doctor. Otherwise, an excellent place.
Elaine Krause
Elaine Krause
18:18 11 Dec 19
I attended several of the Saturday workshops at OBTS to increase my knowledge as a yoga instructor. Noel’s informative presentations were tailored to meet the needs of those individuals who were present. I took advantage of the free assessment offered to the attendees, and chose to try PT to resolve a minor issue. The therapists did an excellent job correcting the problem quickly. Great team of professionals! Thank you!
Timothy Knopf
Timothy Knopf
20:18 30 Oct 19
Best therapy place around. I would recommend this place to everyone. They have the best group of therapists around.
Mitchell Udowitz
Mitchell Udowitz
20:43 27 Oct 19
I have been to two Physical Therapy places prior to finding Orthopedic & Balance Therapy in Valparaiso. While they were ok they don’t hold a candle to Orthopedic & Balance Therapy. OBT team works as one in harmony and they stay on top of the latest technology for their patients. Their team is so very knowledgeable and very friendly plus they generally care about what they are doing and it shows. They are concerned about the whole person not just the injury they need to be treated for.
Barbara Serynek
Barbara Serynek
18:52 03 Oct 19
The entire staff has been very pleasant, professional and accommodating. Both Kristen and Joe have given me the best massages. Kate and Kollin made sure that I was doing my excercises and helped to move things along. Feeling better every visit. I'm so glad that I chose Orthopedic & Balance.
Heidi Richardson
Heidi Richardson
17:00 19 Sep 19
I went to physical therapy not expecting it to do very much to help because that’s the way I approach everything with low expectations. Noel and his team have made my neck feel so much better that it puts me in a more positive mood each day and I actually feel more positive and more productive on a day-to-day basis..
Christine O'Donnell
Christine O'Donnell
16:26 14 Aug 19
I could barely walk into OBTS six weeks ago. I had very bad lower back and hip pain. The progress has been life changing for me. I always walk out of there with little or no pain. The staff, Laura, Dr Diane, Angie and, of course, Peggy, have taught me so much to keep my pain at bay. I highly recommend this team.
Nancy Guenther
Nancy Guenther
15:28 12 Jul 19
Absolutely awesome! My walking has improved 110%. And my pain level is zero. I highly recommend them. Go....you will be amazed how much better you feel.
Tracie Baxter
Tracie Baxter
20:24 03 Jul 19
This was the only place that could help with my TMJ. If you’re suffering from TMJ go see Noel! He really understands the condition. I no long have to deal with constant pain! The whole staff at this office is amazing and very welcoming.
Cindy Standiford
Cindy Standiford
21:33 28 Jun 19
The whole team is great!! I’m getting great care! I recommend Orthopedic & Balance for any issues you might have.
Joseph Mulholland
Joseph Mulholland
19:53 09 May 19
Amazing staff and amazing care. I came in barely able to stand up straight due to a back injury. After 6 weeks, I feel like brand new. Everyone was extremely helpful and easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Trool u
Trool u
19:44 24 Apr 19
I am a PTA student that was required 16 hours of observation time. I had the pleasure of completing my hours at this Valpo location. The staff is incredibly friendly. They were quick to make me feel at home. In a way I was sad to leave, but happy to continue on. I hope to eventually work in this field with a work family this caring and knowledgeable about their profession.
sharon Kramer
sharon Kramer
16:23 18 Apr 19
My experience has been a very enjoyable and rewarding experience in getting me to feeling better.The staff does a remarkable job and are fully qualified in their respective areas. The staff made it fun coming here and they were very caring and helpful with their clients!!
Tim Nash
Tim Nash
15:32 27 Aug 18
My first experience with OBTS was very positive. During the course of my 13 therapy sessions I worked with many different therapists and all of them were professional and competent. They were able to help me effectively control my pain without medication using their therapy program. Unfortunately, they could not get my physical condition back to the same ability as before. However, this is due to the fact that it was later determined by my doctors that I required surgery. I plan on returning to OBTS for my post-op physical therapy and have already scheduled my evaluation appointment. Scheduling seems to be a challenge sometimes but that's probably an indication of their patient's satisfaction and good reviews. Thank you OBTS!
Arlene Gross
Arlene Gross
15:58 22 Jun 18
Everyone that worked with me was helpful. I enjoyed watching the staff interact as they worked as they laughed and smiled making me feel that it was fun to exercise. My knee pain is less and I look forward to having the same results with my back.
Jose Ico
Jose Ico
12:43 27 Apr 18
My wife and I have been coming here for a year. They have wonderful customer service and the treatments were great. I could say that since coming here for treatments, I am now able to walk properly and sleep well at nights. They help you in the best way possible. The people here are great and we definitely recommend it to everyone!
Paul Grant
Paul Grant
21:51 03 Apr 18
I have read lots of reviews that say "the entire staff of ..." is great, and you know that it is BS.. .. Butt at OBTS that statement is true. The person answering the phone, appointment setting they work around my schedule. It is truly a team concept. Everyone that has work with/on me keeps me focus on getting healthy to play golf.... Even those employees that haven't work with/on me are upbeat, positive and encouraging both their patients and me..... follow up phone calls, positive, hand written notes of encouragement, reminding me to do my homework so I can play golf this year. Great Employees, Great Business!.
Diane Burns
Diane Burns
02:30 16 Mar 18
I’ve had an incredible experience here at OBTS. In just two and half weeks I’ve seen and felt remarkable results. My hip mobility has improved by 30%. I credit the excellent physical therapists and the deep tissue laser therapy for my gains. I’ve gone from walking with a limp and pain everyday to walking normally and know that I’ll be back to running in the future. Every single person is warm and friendly here. Great place!
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