Highland Park Physical & Occupational Therapy
1919 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (224) 765-5550
Fax: (224) 765-5551
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Emily received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training in 2010 and her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2012 from Marquette University. She has worked for the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute since 2012 at the Health Performance Institute (HPI) in Highland Park, IL.
Emily has a passion for sports-related orthopedics and is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She currently serves as the leader of IBJI’s Sports Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG). In her time at HPI, she has taken a special interest in working with post-surgical knee and shoulder athletes. She has a particular passion for ACL reconstruction rehabilitation and is readily involved in IBJI’s Phase IV Return to Play Program. She teaches the Phase IV Class at the Highland Park facility - a small group training class which focuses sport-specific strengthening and instruction on proper plyometric, sprinting, and cutting mechanics.
Emily’s personal treatment philosophy focuses on incorporating sports science, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning principles into rehabilitation. She is committed to advancing rehabilitation interventions and return to play criteria to maximize recovery, improve sports performance, and promote injury prevention.
Emily also works with runners, performing running gait analysis to improve running mechanics and efficiency. Her other special interests include clinical instruction and nutrition.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys attempting to tire out her energetic dog, Abby.
Bachelor of Science
Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (CSC)
- Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- KinetaCore Functional Dry Needling Certification, Level 1
- Owen’s Recovery Science Personal Blood Flow Restriction Certification
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certification, Level 1 & 2
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certification, Level 1
- Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) Certification