Patient Success Stories

Athletico Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care and personalized service on a daily basis. Patients tell their story best and we wanted to share their successful experiences with everyone.

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This Month’s Featured Patient:

Thirty-four years as one of the first female Chicago police officers I have had my share of aches and pains just like many others. I sought physical therapy at Athletico Niles-Northwest Chicago for knee pain which caused swelling and I was unable to walk. The physical therapy I received has made the difference in the quality of my life. Amy is a true professional who watches like a hawk observing your form and performance of the exercise. It’s all about the form! It’s that exercise that will help you to heal and be pain free. I will admit I am a hard worker and happy to learn ways to improve my health.

I am 99% better than when I walked in that door at the end of my sessions. This is what I expected from a professional physical therapist. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Amy for guiding me through all of these painful injuries. In conversation when people ask me about my former career or injuries it is my pleasure to compliment ATHLETICO. I am extremely active and I don’t want to slow down. I love life and I’m grateful Athletico understands my needs for my lifestyle and helps me get back to being me!

If you’re in pain and looking for a great physical therapy location, Athletico is the place to go! Trust me I’m doing just fine!

More Patient Stories:

Mekenzie and Karrington Vandermolen
Chronic Pain
Grand Rapids, MI

Thiri Haubrich
Lower Back Pain
Paddock Lake, WI

Laura Stonitsch
Dizziness, Headache, Spine Pain
Channahon, IL

Marianne Meeder
Muscle Imbalances
Fenton, MO

Ashley Barnett
Post Spinal Surgery
Bloomington, IN

Steven Huber
Post Rotator Cuff Surgery
Tinley Park, IL

Madison Slattery
Broken Finger
Orland Park, IL

Nora Bestor
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Schaumburg, IL

Stephanie Rupp
Overland Park, KS

Carl Carlson
Post-Spinal Fusion
Kenosha (Aquatics), WI

Mary Smeltzer
Broken Shoulder
Gold Coast (Chicago)

Brian Kolz
Broken Wrist
Vernon Hills, IL

Michael Ferconio
Knee Replacement
Lisle, IL

Eden Fisher
Broken Elbow
Sioux Falls, SD

Michael Affeldt
Torn Achilles
Bucktown (Chicago)

Nicole Harris
Hip Surgery
Novi, MI

Steve Burton
ACL Surgery
South Loop (Chicago)

Bob Samonski
Hip Surgery
Mt. Greenwood (Chicago)

Diana Ciepiela
Achilles Tear
Lincoln Park (Chicago)

Gregory Weinstein
Torn Rotator Cuff
Lincolnshire, IL

Kendall Schmidt
ACL Tear
Elgin, IL

Tim Noonan
Humeral Fracture
Lake Zurich, IL

Victor Montoya
Lower Back/Hip
South Loop (Chicago)

Donald Chalmers
Broken Arm/Elbow
Schererville, IN




Amy Bishop
Back Surgery
Elk Grove Village, IL

Billy Pirie
Back Pain
Third Lake, IL

Grace Langston
ACL Tear
Wentzville, MO

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Greg Metzler
Bicycle Accident
North Loop (Chicago)

Laura Doherty
St. Charles, IL

Paul Koenig
Marathon Runner
Wheaton, IL



Randy Venahaus
Elbow Pain
Collinsville, IL

Deborah Feffer
Back Surgery
Buffalo Grove, IL

Donald Wilson
Knee Replacement
Tinley Park, IL


David Thomson
Northbrook, IL

Demetrius Baker
Knee Replacement
Forest City, IA
Danielle Doucette
Ankle Injury
Milwaukee, WI

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Glenn Kubek
Baseball Injury
Bridgeport (Chicago)

Maike Fink
Shoulder Injury
Munster, IN
Anna May Miller
Atrial Fibrillation
Iowa City, IA

Anna May Miller

Valerie Banister
Work Injury
Monument Circle (Indianapolis)

Carrie Matczynski
Hip Injury
South Elgin, IL
Gina Biernacki
Knee Pain
Mich. Ave. (Chicago)

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Tom Maag
Barrington, IL

James Strempel
ACL Surgery
Palatine, IL

Brooke Bloedorn
Hip Pain
Milwaukee, WI

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