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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:

I’m a 61-year-old woman. To some of you this will sound like an old woman. I was a Title IX girl and participated in any sport I was allowed to participate in and some I had to fight to do so. I ran cross country on the boy’s team because there wasn’t a girl’s team, I ran track and then was recruited for the first University of Michigan Women’s track team as a walk on because there only very limited scholarships allowed. Then I had babies and relegated my sports to jogging for exercise, an occasional 5k, 10k. Then in my forties I started running marathons, in my 50s I started swimming a mile every other day, did a few triathlons. Those old bones and muscles started aching. Badly. Debilitating, loss of sleep and range of motion. I was feeling every one of those training miles from 61 years.

I did PT at other places and felt like I was being treated like an old woman no matter how much I told them I was still an athlete. Finally, I told my shoulder surgeon I’d like to try PT once more before going under the knife, but I wanted a referral to a place that would work with me one on one for my entire appointment and would not treat me like an old person but would listen to my history and understand where I wanted to be. I found that in Mike P. at Athletico Hamburg. He helped me through back and shoulder issues, pushed me when he could tell I was skating and set me up for success. So much so that I am now participating in CrossFit and continue to do daily PT exercises suggested by Mike. I am so grateful and every time I drive by an Athletico shop I think of Mike and my renewed lease on athletic fun and success.


2021 Patient Stories:

Adam White
Dislocated Shoulder & Fractured Pelvis/Hand
Vernon Hills, IL

Alina Barnett
Total Knee Replacement & Kidney Transplant
McKinley Park (Chicago), IL

Madison Steskal
Torn Labrum & Fractured Tibia
Elgin, IL

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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