The Real PT Team
Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist
Adam’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL) & Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)(09). Some of his certifications include Level III practitioner of Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Enhance Running Technician, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) & Functional-Neuro-Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR) provider. His professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength, and conditioning, as well as ownership roles.
Most recently, he is the author of REAL Movement: Perspective on Integrated Motion & Motor Control. His professional interests lie in a deeper understanding of human movement combined with manual medicine while creating innovative therapy and business paradigms that facilitate the growth of his patients and colleagues. Adam regularly presents to fitness and rehabilitation professionals nationally and internationally.
Bill’s professional credentials include licensure in Physical Therapy in Illinois and Indiana. He is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science. Bill’s career spans almost four decades. His professional experience spans decades as an entrepreneur in physical therapy creating multiple private practice companies growing them from startup to divesting. He has had management positions with publicly traded companies. He has experience from both a private practice owner perspective and publicly held company perspective in operating, developing and expanding multiple facilities. He has been involved in the acquisition of practices and well as de novo clinics.
Bill’s interests lie in the efficient and effective delivery of patient care that meets the needs and desires of those he serves while having a keen appreciation and understanding of executing the business operations for a financially successful
Alan’s professional credentials include a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in Illinois. His certifications include: Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) certified provider. His professional interests include motivating and caring for his clients through physical movement, manual medicine, and rehabilitation.
Alan is a proud graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU), he has a strong background in outpatient orthopedic, acute inpatient care and pediatric therapy. Some of Alan’s interest outside of therapy includes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, CrossFit, and powerlifting. He’s a proud member of the Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Chicago and currently trains at Bucktown CrossFit.
Business and Operations Consultant
Karrie’s professional credentials include a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, certification, and licensure in Athletic Training (IL), and certification in Health and Wellness Coaching. She is also currently pursuing a degree Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Her professional career includes nearly two decades of teaching and research in higher education in the areas of applied anatomy, athletic training, and lower extremity biomechanics. Her professional interests lie the care and prevention of lower extremity overuse injuries, teaching students to find value in balancing the science and art components of patient and client care, and the mind-body-spirit connection in healing.
Karrie also enjoys the organizational and administrative aspects of clinical care, believing a strong foundation allows clinicians to deliver their best work, getting the most out of themselves and giving their finest to their patients.
Operations and Marketing Coordinator
Abigail’s professional credentials include a MS in Kinesiology and certification in startup entrepreneurship. She is also a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Over the course of her professional career, Abigail has mentored, taught and trained higher education students and clients in the areas of exercise physiology, psychology and programming.
Her endeavors as a health and wellness professional has lead her to appreciate the business aspects of health care. She believes that a customer-centric business model coupled with constant improvement strategies are keys to providing exceptional service to REAL pt’s clients.