Why Us?

We chose the name REAL pt because as experienced clinicians looking at the state of the industry, we KNOW there is a better way to practice Physical Therapy versus what is currently being offered in the outpatient PT market.

The meaning behind REAL pt is multi-fold.

For some it’s:
Realize Enhanced Abilities for a Lifetime

and for others it’s:
Relative Empowerment for the Advancement of Logic

Reactive Evolution Allowing Liberty

and also
Right Elbow And Leg

R relevant; relative; responsible; rational; rewarding; real world, reliability, repeatability, respectful are all meanings behind our R.

E empowering; edifying; edgy; encouraging; engaging, educate, entertain are some of the E’s.

A accurate; accommodating; actual reflect some of our A meanings, and

L legitimate; lifelong; logical; lifetime, lack of…reflect others.

It stands for ANY and ALL of these things, depending on YOUR circumstance.

About Us


Adam Wolf

Physical Therapist & Massage Therapist
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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 TechnicianFunctional 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.

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Bill Hitchcock

Physical Therapist
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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.

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Karrie Hamstra-Wright

Director of Operations &
Outreach Coordinator
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Karrie’s professional credentials include a PhD 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.

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