“I believe as physical therapist we have the unique ability to provide a missing piece in the healthcare spectrum. I want to be a resource for athletes and patients during all aspects of their care, whether for injury rehabilitation, preventative maintenance, or performance enhancements. We offer a skill set that should be utilized on a continuum that will ultimately result in overall improved function and continued wellness over time.”
Marquette University, Bachelor of Psychology
Marquette University, Masters of Physical Therapy
Certified Athletic Trainer
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Full Body Certified in Active Release Technique
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Graston Technique
A licensed practitioner in physical therapy, athletic training, massage therapy and personal training, Liz offers a unique perspective on injury prevention, maintenance, and rehabilitation of her patients and athletes. Liz has experience treating anyone from the collegiate athlete to the weekend warrior. She also sees many common orthopedic injuries, including post-surgical patients and overuse injuries common in endurance sports. She has a vast knowledge of biomechanics which allows her to examine patient/athlete movement patterns and resolve dysfunctions to help decrease injury and improve performance.
Liz provides individualized, hands-on patient care with a focus on soft tissue dysfunction. She completed her full body Active Release Certification in 2008; she is trained in administering intramuscular trigger point dry needling, and also administers Graston Techiques which utilizes an instrument to detect and treat soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation and restore range of motion.
She has volunteered at numerous triathlon and marathon races, including the Madison, WI Ironman . She is also part of the medical staff for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and Broadway in Chicago Performing Arts team.
Liz also developed the Chicago Recovery Room concept, which is an open-to-the-public athletic training room providing access to state of the art recovery tools and services for athletes. The Chicago Recovery Room provides athletes of all levels affordable access to cutting-edge technology and treatment options to help speed up recovery, prevent injuries, and continue to train like the pros.
Specialties: Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Athletic Taping, FMS, Runner’s Analysis, Bike Fitting, Pose Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Licensed Athletic Trainer.