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Our Company

OMTA Physical Therapy, based at 1827 Wehrli Road in Naperville, IL, brings top level manual therapy based physical therapy and rehabilitation to residents of Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Lisle, Woodridge, Wheaton, Warrenville and nearby communities of the Chicago suburbs since 2010.

You will feel comfortable and at home immediately in our pleasant facility where you will be treated one-on-one by our experienced and professional staff in a private room.

We believe each patient needs to be thoroughly assessed and a customized program of care is created. We take a hands-on manual therapy approach that is especially effective in treating orthopedic injuries and conditions, spinal rehabilitation, and pain of the back, neck and extremities and joints. We treat sports injuries and handle post-surgical care as well, particularly following extensive spinal, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle surgeries, and joint replacements.

One of the things that attests to the superior level of care and expertise we offer is that our patient case list includes many local physicians, surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and other health professionals (up to 30 percent of our patient load).

Our Staff

Kaarthick K. Mani, PT, DPT, MS, FAAOMPT

Education & Training:

Under Graduate: B.S. in Physiotherapy College of Physiotherapy, SRIPMS, Coimbatore, India.
Graduate: M.S. in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, USA.
Residency: Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute of Therapeutic Sciences, Plymouth, Michigan, USA.
Doctorate: D.P.T. A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Mesa, Arizona, USA.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Clinic owner and physical therapist Dr. Kaarthick K. Mani is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), an honor so distinguished that less than 1% of the 10,000+ practicing physical therapists in the state of Illinois can claim it.

It means he is a physical therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical, analytic and hands-on skill in the treatment of musculoskeletal (orthopedic) disorders and is internationally recognized for his competence in the practice of manual therapy.

He is a clinical specialist in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, specializing in the treatment of neck, thoracic and low back issues including  chronic SI joint  pain. He is also highly experienced in the treatment of hip, knee, ankle and shoulder disorders.

His physical therapist training credentials date back to 1998 when he graduated from the College of Physiotherapy, SRIPMS, in Coimbatore, India with an under graduate degree in Physical Therapy.

He has extensive post-graduate education and training including an advanced/post-professional Master’s degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT in 2002.

He obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006 from A. T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ.

Additionally, Kaarthick completed his post professional clinical residency (APTA accredited) in orthopaedic manual therapy from the Institute of Therapeutic Sciences, Plymouth, MI in 2005. His post-doctoral Fellowship training in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy came from Regis University, Denver, CO in 2008.

Today Dr. Kaarthick Mani relies on the latest research to develop evidence-based treatment programs for each patient.

He uses a combination of joint-specific manual therapy techniques couples with therapeutic exercises and patient education to help patients achieve optimum recovery from their injury.

In addition to his career helping patients, Kaarthick is involved in the advanced training of future physical therapists specializing in orthopaedic physical therapy. He mentors post-doctoral fellows through his association with Regis University and was as a clinical instructor for entry-level doctoral students from area university physical therapy programs.

Kaarthick also conducts lectures and workshops in manual therapy for post-graduate physical therapists in India, UAE, and the United States. Also, he works as a visiting consultant for the Emirates Health Services (EHS), Dubai, UAE.

He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopaedic Section, the Illinois chapter of the APTA, as well as Fellow Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).


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