Hours and Directions
Who We Are
GoodLife is an independently owned Physical Therapy business dedicated to its patients and profession. We provide the highest quality patient care based on the most current research and methodology. Our therapists participate in ongoing certification programs to help our patients on their journey to better. We believe your rehabilitation deserves our full attention, which is why we take the time to spend individualized time with you to perform routine re-assessments. Each patient will receive one-on-one time with at therapist to determine the best treatment plan for their recovery goals.
Our Orland Park clinic, has been servicing the south suburban area for over 10 years, since 2008. Communities we service include Orland Park, Tinley Park, Mokena, Frankfort, Palos Heights and more. We are thankful for the opportunity to help people on their recovery journey.
Meet The Therapists
Dr. Mickey Shah, PT, D.Sc. OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert.MDT; Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist.
It was his strong desire to help others and a simple treatment philosophy of treating patients like family that motivated Dr. Shah to open his practice over 10 years ago. As a university professor and clinical researcher, Dr. Shah brings innovative and evidence-based practices to examining and treating his patients. Dr. Shah also maintains a specialization in Vestibular Rehabilitation, including Concussion Management, as well as a specialization in Spinal Disorders including: Headaches, Neck Pain, Low back Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.
Dr. Shah lives in Frankfort with his wife and two daughters and enjoys putting his ‘handyman’ skills to work on small projects around the house. However, he is quickly realizing that small projects unexpectedly turn into big projects. And when off the clock, he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, playing hockey and skiing.
Post-graduate clinical certifications in the following:
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert.MDT/McKenzie Method)
- Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist
- Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
- Fellow in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT)
PT, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Steven Tijerina is a Physical Therapist at Goodlife Physical Therapy in Orland Park, IL. He was born and raised in the south suburbs of IL. He has a passion working with patients suffering from orthopedic, neurologic, and vestibular impairments. Dr. Tijerina believes that every patient should receive the highest level of care possible, and believes that every patient should be treated like close family with personalized one-on-one care.
Steven graduated from Governors State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduating from school, Dr. Tijerina has pursued specialized training for rehabilitation of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and vestibular disorders. He completed a competency based program for vestibular rehabilitation endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association and is certified to use the LSVT-BIG program, a method designed to help treat patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Currently, Dr. Tijerina is pursing certification in the MDT approach (McKenzie Method) to treat spinal pain and dysfunction. Dr. Tijerina also enjoys helping patients with chronic foot pain, jaw pain and knee pain.
Apart from treating patients, Steven loves to spend his free time outdoor hiking and serving his community. Dr. Tijerina enjoys hosting patient support groups and community workshops to help educate the South Suburban Community. Dr. Tijerina also uses his free time to help educate other physical therapists on Vestibular rehab, acting as a Lab instructor and Course Liaison for a Physical Therapist Education Company.
Meet The Team
Robin is one of the friendly voices and faces that our patients hear and see when coming into our physical therapy clinics. She has been with the company for a little over 3 years and is excited to grow with the company. As the office manager, she travels between our 3 clinics and handles billing, accounting, and patient records. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to bake with her niece and nephew. She is very passionate about ministry work and loves her cats.
Front Desk Coordinator
Laura is the Front Desk Coordinator at our Orland Park location. She handles all front desk operations including patient scheduling, patient registration, insurance verification, and patient authorization. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis University in Human Resources and Psychology, and loves working with people.
Laura is married and has two daughters. She loves going to concerts and going shopping with her girls. Laura and her family are also involved with Special Olympics Illinois.
Our Core Values
1.Putting patients first: we are in existence to serve their needs
2.Work Together/Team oriented approach: You can get what you want by helping others get what they want. Its all about service. How can we service our patients and fellow employees?
3.Integrity, Be honest, ethical and legal in practice: We say what we mean, and mean what we say. We stick to our commitments, treat everyone equitably, and communicate openly and honestly.
4.Be Excellent & continuously improve Strive for excellence and knowledge – be better than yesterday. Lead our profession. Continuous self improvement
5.Be nice to people: Give respect – Earn Respect with your actions: We treat coworkers and patients the way they want to be treated – with genuine care, kindness and respect. Candor, avoid talking down to others. We don’t just treat patients we build relationships
6.Be of Service: We give more than what is expected of us
7.Be Accountable: Accountability involves a process of seeing it, owning it, solving it, and doing it. It requires a level of ownership that includes making, keeping, and answering for all commitments.
8.Have FUN!: We also feel it’s important to have a sense of humor. We like to laugh—it makes our work that much more enjoyable. We also invest in community and company events that help our employees and their families feel a connection to Goodlife PT beyond business as usual.