James Chamales, OTR/L

Hand Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Practices In: Lombard, Oak Lawn
Patients Seen: All Ages

My aim is patient-cen­tered care with a high pri­or­i­ty on func­tion, return­ing patients to a lev­el of full func­tion­al­i­ty as soon as pos­si­ble. I believe in a com­bi­na­tion of hands-on treat­ment, instru­men­tal soft tis­sue mas­sage, and ther­a­peu­tic exer­cise to alle­vi­ate pain, pro­mote tis­sue exten­si­bil­i­ty, reed­u­cate neu­ro­mus­cu­lar con­trol, and pro­mote func­tion­al independence.

Clinical Interests

Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py, Hand Ther­a­py, Pain Man­age­ment, Neu­ro­mus­cu­lar Con­trol, Pos­tur­al Cor­rec­tion, Ergonom­ics, Injury Pre­ven­tion, Ther­a­peu­tic Exer­cise, Phys­i­cal Agent Modal­i­ties, Splint­ing, Kine­sio­tap­ing and Pro­mot­ing Function.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time with fam­i­ly and friends, play­ing an 18-hole round of golf, exer­cis­ing, and watch­ing the Cubs in my free time.

AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association ILOTA - Illinois Occupational Therapy Association ASHT- American Society of Hand Therapists
Illinois State University Graduation Date: 2014 Degree: BA, BS


ASTYM/Graston, Body Mechanics, Closed Kinetic Chain Rehab, Desensitization, Edema Control/Lymphedema Management, Electrical Stimulation, Ergonomics, Flexibility Training, Functionally-based Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, Iontophoresis, Joint Mobilization, Joint Protection, Manual Therapy, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Myofacial Release, Neural Tension Release, Proprioceptive, Scar Friction and Retraction, Taping Techniques, Therapeutic Exercises, Ultrasound, Work Task Specific Training


Chronic Inflammatory Pain Disorders, General Musculoskeletal Disorders/Injuries, Work-Related Injury