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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:

athletico patient story september 2021

Near the end of my sophomore year in 2019, I partially dislocated my shoulder at gymnastics practice, and wasn’t able to compete at my state competition. After being referred to the Athletico in Elgin, I was taken care of and was given the exercises that helped me get back to 100% at gymnastics! Thanks to physical therapy, I was able to get to a point that got me recruited for college gymnastics.

Later during the summer of 2020, my shoulder started bugging me again, and it turns out I had a tear in my labrum (same shoulder). I got surgery in October and started my recovery process at Athletico! Everything was going well, my shoulder was getting better and I was getting back into gymnastics. In February of 2021, I broke the tip of my tibia by my left knee, and two days after my visit to the emergency room, I left the hospital with 3 screws in my leg.

So not only was I going to physical therapy for my shoulder at this point, but also for my fractured leg. The staff at Athletico did everything they could to help me recover as fast as possible, and everyone was so encouraging along the way. I’ve gone from not being able to hang on a bar to swinging and doing flips off the uneven bars at gymnastics. I’ve gone from barely being able to walk to lifting weights and doing high impact exercises. I’m happy to say now that I am off to college, my shoulder/knee both feel strong and prepared for the work that comes with being a college athlete.


2021 Patient Stories:

Pawan Verma
Aches and Pains
Naperville, IL

Hailey Newill
Torn Labrum
Fremont, NE

Sukanta Majumdar
Shoulder & Knee Pain
Carmel, IN

Ariane May
Sciatic Nerve Pain
Westerville, OH

Richard Guzik
Nerve Injury – Arm
Norridge, IL

James Bychowski
Torn Meniscus
Glenview, IL

athletico patient of the month may 2021

Rick Kron
Ruptured flexor pronator tendon
South County, MO

Armando Trinidad
Multiple Sclerosis
Rolling Meadows, IL

2020 Patient Stories:

Jill LaFreniere
Torn Labrum
Collinsville, IL

Mitchell Hahn
Torn Meniscus
Fremont, NE

Carolyn Thomas
Fractured Humerus
Evanston, IL

Abby Schmidt
Back/Hip
Western Springs, IL

Andrea Weber
Trimalleolar Fracture
Menomonee Falls, WI

Frank Tomaszewski
General Pain
Collinsville, ILS

athletico patient of month august 2020

Sara Aitken
Quad/Glute Pain
Prairie Village, KS

Grace Gau
Broken Foot
Colleyville, TX

Joe Gray
Elbow Surgery
Bucktown (Chicago), IL

patient of the month may 2020

Sandy Kindred
Shoulder Surgery
Ottawa, IL

August White
Fractured Ulna
Mesa East, AZ

Austin Antoni
AC Joint Sprain
Castleton (Indianapolis), IN

2019 Patient Stories:

Jennifer Dawson
Tibia and Fibula Break
West Des Moines, IA

Merron Hart
Ruptured Hamstring
Ankeny South, IA

Austin Farley
Concussion
Niles/NW Chicago, IL

Tess Eckhoff
ACL Tear
New Albany, OH

Kathy Furteck
Lower Tibia Stress Fracture
New Lenox East, IL

Joseph Weber
Lower Back Pain
Rockford, IL

Jan Sinclair
Partial Knee Replacement
Brighton, MI

Karen Krohn
Knee Pain
Oak Brook, IL

Janine Renault
Knee Pain
Niles-Northwest Chicago

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

2018 Patient Stories:

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
Post-Chrondroplasty
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)

2017 Patient Stories:

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

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Amy Bishop
Back Surgery
Elk Grove Village, IL

Billy Pirie
Back Pain
Third Lake, IL
Grace Langston
ACL Tear
Wentzville, MO

Billy Pirie

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Past Patient Stories:

Greg Metzler
Bicycle Accident
North Loop (Chicago)

Laura Doherty
Bunions
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
Vertigo/BPPV
Northbrook, IL

Demetrius Baker
Knee Replacement
Forest City, IA

Danielle Doucette
Ankle Injury
Milwaukee, WI

Glenn Kubek
Baseball Injury
Bridgeport (Chicago)

Maike Fink
Shoulder Injury
Munster, IN

Anna May Miller
Atrial Fibrillation
Iowa City, IA

Valerie Banister
Work Injury
Monument Circle (Indianapolis)

Carrie Matczynski
Hip Injury
South Elgin, IL

Gina Biernacki
Knee Pain
Mich. Ave. (Chicago)

Tom Maag
Parkinsons
Barrington, IL

James Strempel
ACL Surgery
Palatine, IL

Brooke Bloedorn
Hip Pain
Milwaukee, WI

 

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