This is Jameka Muhammad, Owner of Anointed Hands Physical Therapy. I guess the main question is Who are we and Why we do what we do?
Well for starters, as I stated, I am Jameka Muhammad, a transplant from Madison, Mississippi. I have 3 wonderful girls and have been married for 12 years. I began my PT career over 15 years ago and since then have strived to make a difference in the lives of the people I touch (literally and figuratively). I always felt a need to help people in any capacity that I can, plus I LOVE to talk (ask my husband). So being in the medical field was a no brainer. I found this passion as a young girl and by high school I knew what I was going to do.
After graduating and working for several companies that
1. Over worked me.
2. Stretched me too thin.
3. Required that I have way too many people on my schedule at the same time.
4. Didn’t appreciate what I had to offer.
I realized that I needed to work for myself so that I could provide the type of care that I thought was needed for my patients and would want for myself.
So in 2007 (I think), my cousin and I opened and began Innovative Therapy Solutions in Batesville, MS. Our main focus then was pediatrics. We treated patients in an outpatient setting, home health and in the school system.
After marrying and moving to Chicago, I again found myself working for the MAN (lol) and not being able to provide quality care. So again, I looked to opening a clinic in which patient care is the most important thing. After years of being all over Chicago and even treating out of my basement, we finally landed and opened up in New Lenox, IL (Located between Joliet and Frankfort).
Anointed Hands Physical Therapy has been here since 2018 and we are happy to be able to provide care to its residents.
Many of our patients have come from surrounding cities including Chicago because they worked with our staff at some point in their lives and they appreciate the difference in care that they have received. I hear people say that “I have been to physical therapy before and it did not help”. I respect that, but my response, is how many Beautians/ Barbers did you go to before finding the right one that gave you what you were looking for? Or only go to one dentist who did not fix their teeth, so they gave up on the entire profession of dentistry? Not many, so physical therapy is similar to that, just because you went to one clinic 2 years ago and did not get relief, that does not mean that you can not be helped, that just means that you did not go to the place that could meet your needs. Don’t get me wrong, we may not be that place for you either, but we will strive to do our best. And if not, then I will refer you to who and where you need to get the job done.
I have patients that say “you are different”, “when I’m here it does not feel like therapy”, and “ I’m really going to miss coming here and talking to you” as I stated before I like to talk. We get really personal here at Anointed Hands Physical Therapy, so you don’t feel like a number but a person (our family).
So who knows, maybe one day you will be a part of our family (not just another number) and get a little therapy or a massage as well.
I am starting this Blog to help other family members we have yet to meet. I hope that it will be informative, helpful, enlightening and even a little funny.
Jameka Muhammad, MPT, DN-Cert