Dr. Vikram Somal PT, DPT, MS, CSCS
Vik founded Volition Performance & Physical Therapy for one main reason: to change the traditional landscape of physical therapy and give patients the care they deserve.
After working in several chain physical therapy clinics, Vik grew discontent with the over-emphasis on billing and the constraints of insurance at the expense of patient care. He knew the system was too ingrained and too slow to change, so he decided to venture out independently and created Volition to show patients and clients what physical therapy was truly about - improving the quality of life of everyone that walks through the doors. In founding Volition, he was able to create the model he dreamed of where he could provide the highest quality 1-on-1 care to patients without the corporate expectation of seeing 2-3 patients at the same time.
Before opening Volition, Vik grew up playing a variety of sports, falling in love early with basketball and playing any chance he could get. In addition to sports, Vik attended high school in La Porte, IN where he excelled academically, earning the distinction of a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist. Vik continued his affinity for learning in college, earning his undergraduate degree from Ball State University, his MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Governors State University. Along this path Vik participated in clinical and professional internships where he worked with NFL, NBA, WNBA, Olympic, collegiate and youth athletes in strength and conditioning and rehabilitation.
He continues to refine his treatment model through professional mentorship and continuing education courses in an effort to provide the most evidence-based, integrative treatment approaches to his patients.