Client Info

Next Steps of O’Connor Foundation, located in Willow Springs, IL offers an activity based therapy program with the newest and innovative equipment in a positive environment to maximize the potential of all our patients. We are an outpatient, non-profit organization that is dedicated to the practice of providing advanced therapeutic options for individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries and other neurological deficits such as multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and stroke.

We encourage everyone interested to come and take a tour of our facility and meet our staff! If possible, please bring the completed intake paperwork with you on the day of your tour, otherwise, the information can be emailed to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to (708) 330-5046. To set up your tour, please call us at 708-467-0657.

Our facility offers two separate programs. In the Adaptive Fitness and Wellness program, your plan of care focuses on sessions directed by staff trainers to improve overall quality of life through aggressive, exercise-based activities focusing primarily on locomotor training. The sessions for this program are typically scheduled for 2-hour time slots, two to three times per week. In addition, it is possible your sessions may include activities that have an additional fee. Activities such as Lokomat, Exoskeleton, NMES, FES, and Therastride will cost extra.

In the functional Rehabilitation Program, our staff of Physical Therapists will establish the plan of care to address progress towards functional rehabilitation goals as well as maintain oversight and evaluation of each session. The sessions can be scheduled as 45 minute, 1 hour or 1.5 hour appointments, two to three times a week.

At the current time, Next Steps is a preferred provider for the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Network and Medicare.

When the current schedule allows for intake of a new client, an initial evaluation will be scheduled with one of our staff members based on the program you choose to enroll in. For enrollment in the functional rehabilitation program, a current prescription for “Physical Therapy evaluate and treat” and a Bone Density Scan (DXA) are required. For enrollment in the Adaptive Fitness and Wellness program, you will need to provide authorization from your physician to participate in an aggressive exercise program. Based on your initial evaluation, a Plan of Care will be developed that is most appropriate for you along with a recommendation for the frequency and duration of your sessions.

New Client Forms

Please download and print the New Client Forms appropriate for the program you are interested in. The forms are Under the Client Info tab at the top of your screen. If you have a spinal cord injury and are interested in physical therapy, please fill out the PT SCI Intake Forms. If you have any other neurological condition or injury and are interested in physical therapy, please fill out the PT Neuro Intake Forms. If you have a spinal cord injury or any other neurological injury and are interested in our fitness and wellness program, please fill out the AF&W Intake Forms.

Your progress and recovery are dependent on both our expertise and your active participation and commitment to your appointments. Please call 48 hours prior to your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule. A $100 fee will be due on your next scheduled date of service if you are a no show or cancel 48 hours or less before your appointment. Please note: 3 cancellations, no shows or rescheduled appointments without 48-hour notice in a 1-month period will result in automatic cancellation of all future appointments. We do understand that illness and unforeseen circumstances do occur and will try our best to work with you to avoid unnecessary charges.

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    8434 S. Corcoran Rd.
    Willow Springs, IL 60480
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