We Work To Restore Your Body Back To Health

We work to improve your physical health and quality of life through evidence-based therapies delivered in a professional and compassionate atmosphere.

At Clarity Our Goal Is Simple

We work to improve your physical health and quality of life through evidence-based treatments delivered in a professional and compassionate atmosphere. We will make you a partner in your own recovery by teaching you to make good health decisions, maintain optimum physical function and reduce your chances of re-injury.

How We Can Help You

Clarity Has a licensed physical therapist administers an individualized treatment plan for each patient and our approach ensures each person receives the highest quality of care, returning you to your regular, active lifestyle while also addressing all of the underlying causes to prevent reinjury. Our Specialty Areas of Expertise Include:

Manual Therapy

Hands-on, skilled delivery to treat soft tissues and joints to improve overall function and reduce pain.

Dry Needling

Specific trigger point release techniques utilizing acupuncture needles to help with various muscle pain.

Spinal Manipulation

Low and/or high velocity techniques delivered to joints to improve functional range of motion, and/or reduce pain and muscle guarding.

Sports Injuries

An injury that results in less than optimal sports performance. Make a complete recovery so you can return to your sport without fear of getting hurt again.

Orthopedic Conditions

Any joint injury or dysfunction: hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist, low back/lumbar, thoracic, or cervical/neck.

Jaw Pain/ TMD

Pain or dysfunction originating from the jaw(temporomandibular joint). Can include dizziness, neck pain, clenching, grinding or numbness.

Gait Analysis

Assessment of running or walking gait that may be contributing to an injury or dysfunction.

Pelvic Health

We focus on rebuilding pelvic floor and core strength as well as pressure management in the abdomen to prevent incontinence and prolapse

More Than Just Therapy

We offer yoga classes, massage therapy and nutrition counseling to enhance the quality of health, physical ability and peace of mind for our community. The back of our clinic is home to our Wellness Center spaces.


Clarity’s Wellness Center features a beautiful yoga studio with a variety of small group classes.


From individual nutrition counseling to intuitive eating coursework, clients are guided through a thoughtful process to set and maintain healthy eating habits.

Massage Therapy

From individual nutrition counseling to intuitive eating coursework, clients are guided through a thoughtful process to set and maintain healthy eating habits.


Massage is designed to help relax your body, mind and soul. Sink into our massage table and relax into the treatment of your choice.

Meet The Owners

Craig Mawdsley | Owner


Ellen Welter | Owner

PT, DPT, COMT, Nutritionist

Western Springs, IL

814 Hillgrove Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558

(708) 505-3900

Clarendon Hills, IL

229 Burlington Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514


Our Happy Patients

Paul Miller
Paul Miller
November 25, 2023.
Love the atmosphere at Clarity of Western Springs. Entire staff seems dedicated to helping all patients recover. Can't say too much good about my time there. Hope to stay away, but would go back if circumstances dictate a return visit.
September 28, 2023.
You won’t find a more dedicated, knowledgeable, and professional team in the area. Clarity is high in the running for best Physical Therapy practice in the entire Chicagoland area. Thank goodness they’ve expanded!
Charlie Brizz
Charlie Brizz
September 7, 2023.
After my hip surgery, I was facing an expected six months of recovery, but the incredible team here had me back on my feet in half the time. From the moment I walked in, Jay and Katie's laughter immediately put me at ease. The entire staff exudes a sense of family and joy that turns what could be a grueling recovery into an uplifting journey. They don't just treat your body; they uplift your spirit, making the whole recovery process not just bearable but enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend Clarity to anyone in need of physical therapy; they're not just good, they're the best, hands down.
Annie Gray
Annie Gray
August 25, 2023.
Cannot more highly recommend Clarity PT. I suffered with low back and glute pain for 2.5 years following pregnancy. Tried everything to no avail. Started seeing Ellen and within a few session of PT and dry needling, my pain was gone. Her knowledge, genuine care, and attention to patients is incredible. My experience with her has honestly been life changing. The clinic in Clarendon Hills is brand new, always so clean, and the entire staff is so friendly. Definitely check them out!
patrick thesien
patrick thesien
August 4, 2023.
Tremendous facility that is laser focused on developing an individual plan to maximize recovery.
Coleen Muldoon
Coleen Muldoon
July 20, 2023.
I had a great experience at Clarity. Staff were very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I had Don for most of my visits and he was excellent. He really pushed me and always had great advice on what I needed to do to improve. I would highly recommend Clarity and have referred many of my friends and family.
Brian Dunne
Brian Dunne
June 21, 2023.
Great place for rehab!
John Fanone
John Fanone
June 2, 2023.
Very professional and great people who make you feel welcome.
Michelle Robbins
Michelle Robbins
April 28, 2023.
The entire staff is wonderful and Bethany is an amazing therapist. Very educational and even developed exercises specific to my occupational needs.

Questions? We are happy to answer any questions you may have! Our highest priority is optimizing positive health outcomes for our community.