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Better for Every Body®

For more than 30 years we’ve been helping remove pain and discomfort from people’s lives. Our patients trust in our expertise, which is why 98 percent would recommend us to a friend – because we were able to help make their lives better. – Athletico Physical Therapy, Better for Every Body

Defining Top-Notch Care Since 1991

We started with one therapist trying to make a difference in his community. Our Founder and Executive Chairman, Mark Kaufman was a physical therapist and athletic trainer with a vision to help as many people as possible. He started by providing rehabilitation services for student athletes at various organizations, with his first two being Francis W. Parker High School and Chicago Lions Rugby. Through his work with these athletes, he recognized the need for a dedicated sports rehabilitation and physical therapy facility in Chicago which led to our first clinic opening in 1991. Years later – we’ve opened more than 900 neighborhood locations and added more services to help people of all ages recover from pains, strains and injuries. We employ more than 9,000 expert clinicians, athletic trainers and other team members. In addition to physical therapy, we also provide athletic training, occupational therapy, specialty programs and fitness services to high schools, colleges and professional sports teams. Our expertise also includes evaluating workers’ compensation issues, like work conditioning, job-site analysis and ergonomic assessments.

Everything we do is focused around our core purpose of enhancing people’s health and quality of life. When you choose us for your rehabilitation needs, you will discover our dedication to exceptional, compassionate care.

Here’s what you can expect from working with us:

  • Clinics staffed with a compassionate community of professional, highly trained experts including physical therapist assistants, certified athletic trainers, personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and massage therapists
  • More than 50 specialty rehabilitation and outreach services
  • Over 900 convenient locations in 24 states and the District of Columbia, and we’re growing
  • Acceptance of all major insurance plans
  • Easy, convenient and flexible scheduling, from early mornings to late evenings, as well as Saturday appointments
  • Strong partnerships with cutting-edge programs to train our professionals and enhance our practice, including FOTO, Evidence in Motion, Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy and Clinical Training, MedBridge and NextGen

Proud Partner of the IPTA

As a partner of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), we are happy to work together to improve the healthcare landscape for patients. We also proudly support IPTA’s vision of revitalizing society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.

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