Physical Therapy specialists located in Joliet, Plainfield, & Frankfort IL

Physical Therapy specialists located in Joliet, Plainfield, & Frankfort ILPhysical Therapy specialists located in Joliet, Plainfield, & Frankfort IL

For Your Health & Safety

Please know that Brightmore Physical Therapy is doing our best to ensure the well-being of our patients and staff members.  Therefore, we will continue to clean and disinfect our clinics to a higher degree.  We appreciate your cooperation by using our supplies to sanitize your hands upon arrival and departure.  Please call us if you have a cough or fever, or have been recently exposed to a person diagnosed with covid-19, as we will need to cancel your appointment.

See our contact page for current office hours or call 815-744-7108.

We look forward to working with you to achieve your physical therapy goals in a safe environment. 


Three Convenient Locations





Out-Patient Physical Therapy in Joliet, IL

PH: 815-744-7108

1240 Essington Rd. Suite 100

Joliet, IL 60435





Out-Patient Physical Therapy in Plainfield, IL

Industrial Physical Therapy

PH: 815-436-6900

23909 W. Renwick Rd. Suite 101

Plainfield, IL 60544





Out-Patient Physical Therapy in Frankfort, IL

PH: 815-469-9515

10309 W. Lincoln Hwy.

Frankfort, IL 60423

Experience the Brightmore difference ...

High Quality Care and Rehab

At Brightmore Physical Therapy (BPT), you'll discover that we are one of the few area practices owned and operated by licensed physical therapists that live locally. Our only concern is to provide high-quality rehabilitation. We have licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants with decades of clinical experience.

At BPT, you'll find a family-oriented environment. Our staff is genuinely nice, extremely accommodating and highly compassionate. Using a high level of experience, knowledge and professional skills, our staff is committed to helping you achieve optimum results. What's more, our staff lives and plays in the community. We're highly involved in many local events and activities.

Patients Love Our Services. See For Yourself ...


"I think you have the best physical therapy place ever. Don't change anything. The office was clean and comfortable. Everyone was professional, friendly, and efficient. They all treated me like we were old friends. The laughs I had took my mind off my pain. The staff was very responsive to my rehab needs. I got my life back. I've already recommended you to other people!" 

                        -- Female (age not given)


"I would definitely recommend BPT.  Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I like the 'one on one' treatment that you receive over the other places. They take the time to listen and they explain everything in detail.  A Great place to receive the therapy you need to recover.    

                       ---Karen K.

"I've been receiving PT on and off since the early 2000's.  I keep going back to Brightmore because they get to the root of the problem and always help me...the physical therapists are experts in their field, the staff is warm and welcoming and when I'm done, I feel whole again.  Thanks to the Brightmore Team. "

                              ---Joan M. 



"As a highly active senior citizen, I was very nervous about my knee replacement and wondered if I would be able to get back to my normal activities. Fortunately, Brightmore Physical Therapy was there for me. They were always on time and they got me back to walking three miles a day - every day."       

       --- Retired Male (Age 67)

"My husband and I have been benefitting from Brightmore's experienced, very capable hands for many years.  We wouldn't go anywhere else. All the physical therapists, especially owner Dave Brighmore, are kind, patient and attentive to our needs. We ALWAYS get much better as our treatment proceeds.   KUDOS."

               ---Rita D.


"BPT is the Best. It's the one-on-one attention you receive that makes BPT stand out above the rest.  You don't get put in a room with 20 other patients and left by yourself.  The end results for me were exceptional!!"

                  ---John H.


"I was recently a patient at Brightmore Physical Therapy in Plainfield. I have nothing but positive comments in regards to my treatment. The experience was 5 stars. From the warm greeting at the reception desk to the actual treatment I received, I was treated with courtesy and professionalism. I had been treated previously at another physical therapy clinic and the care could not compare to the care I received at Brightmore Physical Therapy....Each exercise was clearly explained and what benefit would be derived from each exercise. The therapy at times was intense but I could sense improvement with each visit.... I can gladly say that I am pain free. I am back to playing golf on a regular basis with a pain free swing.... Check them out, you will be greatly impressed by the attentive service and care."               ---Danny C. 

"All the staff at BPT have always been kind, caring and very knowledgeable.  They accommodate any appointment if needed...They always put the patient first!  I would give the staff from the front desk when you walk in to the PTA, the gals/guys in the office and PT staff FIVE STARS."   

                             ---Maureen T.


Dave and Sarah set up the program that is best suited for your needs.  They then work you through each session to  ensure you're preforming correctly in order for you to get maximum benefit, unlike other places that put you on a machine then forget about you. Don't be fooled by how nice they are at BPT.  They work you hard, but it's worth it in the end."     ---Ken K.

"Personalized, friendly service impressed me the most along with Dave's intense knowledge of human body. His assessment and treatment were always spot on and after my treatments got me back to optimal conditions for my active lifestyle.  After 3 visits to big name PT companies that made me feel like a number (non-person), it was refreshing to get the therapist every time, rather than interns and rotating staff...." ---Nancy S.

"Given good care and the staff is very passionate and courteous.  I think everyone should come here because they take the time to evaluate you and give you the best physical therapy."     ---Janice G. 

Tell Your Doctor You Choose Brightmore PT


You, the patient, have the right to choose your physical therapy provider.

VOICE YOUR CHOICE. Choose Quality. Choose Experience.


A printable prescripton link is below, for your convenience.

Prescription Link

You can download and print this prescription. Have your doctor complete the prescription (include date and signature).  Then just call us to make your appointment.  Bring the completed prescription on your first visit.  It's that easy.

Prescription (jpg)


Direct Access Information

Governor Signs New DIRECT ACCESS LAW


In August 2018 Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Direct Access Law.

This means that many patients in Illinois no longer need a prescription from a physician to get insurance approval for physical therapy.  You may be able to go directly to a physical therapist at Brightmore PT (or any other licensed PT) in Illinois.

Direct Access may be applied to patients in Illinois with the following health plans: United Healthcare, Aetna, BCBS, and some Cigna plans. 

Limitations remain for some healthcare policies. 

· Union healthcare policies require a signed prescription for care.

· Medicare continues to require a signed plan of care as condition of payment. Therefore, BPT will not see Medicare patients without a prescription from their physician.  Medicare Advantage plans fall under Medicare guidelines.

· BPT will not see worker’s compensation or auto injury patients without a prescription.


Patient healthcare policy specifics remain unchanged re: deductible, co-insurance, plan maximum visits, etc.  Call your health insurance company regarding your plan requirements in Illinois, as each plan is different.

Please note that the law requires physical therapists to report Direct Access visits to a healthcare professional within five business days of the initial session.

The patient will also be referred to a doctor under certain specific circumstances. 

IPTA President Mike Riley & Executive Director Colleen Flannery  join Governor Bruce Rauner

IPTA President Mike Riley & Executive Director Colleen Flannery  join Governor Bruce Rauner