Ellen received her Master in physical therapy from Stanford University in 1985 and her Bachelors in kinesiology from University of Colorado Boulder in 1981. She has specialized in orthopedics and sports medicine for over 30 years. Prior to joining IBJI, Ellen worked at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Sports Medicine for 13 years. Before Lake Forest Hospital, Ellen served as full time faculty member of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences: Feinberg School of Medicine: Northwestern University primarily teaching in the kinesiology, musculoskeletal and clinical orthopedics courses. Before moving to the Midwest, Ellen was an assistant professor at the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College for 4 years. Prior to that she managed a busy outpatient orthopedic clinic and started her career in Palo Alto California in sports medicine and athletic training.
Ellen has an eclectic treatment approach combining hands on techniques with specific strength, flexibility and balance training, which promote optimum healing. Ellen encourages patients to take an active role in their health and uses a team approach drawing on the multifaceted expertise of her colleagues and physicians at IBJI. She specializes in injuries to runners, cyclist and racquet sports athletes.
A local resident for 20 years, Ellen is a well-known respected clinician in the area. She has three teenage sons and three dogs making up a busy household. She is currently pursuing her clinical doctorate in physical therapy at Rosalind Franklin University. In her free time, Ellen enjoys live music, running, weight training, cycling, skiing and racket sports.
Bachelor of Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Masters in Physical Therapy
- Certified Athletic Trainer, member NATA 15 years
- Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association for 10 years
- Member of the American Physical Therapy Association for 30 years