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To everyone who has allowed me to be part of their journey…


Perhaps YOU will be the next Success Story?

(These people were all in your shoes once…)

And I don’t have to take any prescription or over-the-counter pills…

“Todd is an excellent therapist. I have been dealing with lower back stiffness for years and with his help I have reduced my stiffness and pain in half! And I don’t have to take any prescription or over-the-counter pills! Because of that, I am an all-around happier person, I feel so much better, I eat healthier, and best of all, I can workout, enjoy it, and not have all that stiffness.

“I will continue to see Todd as he is the only therapist that understands me and how to overcome my problems. Thank you, Todd, for giving back my life!”


Round Lake (enjoys CrossFit & Bootcamp)

He educated me to be better equipped to manage my health…

“I had discomfort in my neck and shoulders that negatively impacted my athletic performance and daily life.  After a few visits with Todd and some home exercises that he gave me, I no longer have neck and shoulder pain.

“I have learned so much during my appointments with Todd.  Aside from the neck and shoulder discomfort, I learned that I had other issues limiting my performance that needed to be addressed.  I have always been an active person, but I never realized how little I knew about the human body.  I tore my ACL in high school and had knee surgery many years ago.  I was unaware of the compensation patterns that had occurred after the surgery.  Todd has helped me to learn to listen to my body and notice when compensations occur.  He has helped me to improve my balance and stability.  Not only did he address the root cause of the issues at hand, he educated me to be better equipped to manage my health.  He has taught me proper breathing mechanics that are essential for everyone.  Considering I have been a runner most of my life, it was surprising to learn that my breathing was so inefficient.

“Todd seems to really want to give his patients the support and tools to help them succeed.  I admire his passion and drive for improving the lives of others.  I am thankful that I found Todd and I highly recommend his services.”


Arlington Heights (enjoys Fitness & Powerlifting)

I move better, less nagging pain — I almost feel more in tune with my body…

“The breathing regimen Todd gave me has eliminated all shoulder issues that had persisted for 3 years….that’s HUGE for me as a weightlifter.  I can now put weight over my head pain free and my strength has never been better.  I feel like when I stick to the breathing exercises, my body as a whole feels better.  I move better, less nagging pain — I almost feel more in tune with my body.  Much appreciated!”


Chicago (enjoys Olympic Weightlifting)

I am stronger and use my body more effectively than I did previous to my injury…

“My training came to an abrupt stop after tearing my meniscus.  On my first day at Modern Athlete PT after surgery to repair the meniscus, I could barely even walk into the room.  Three months later I am lifting, running, and jumping.  I am stronger and use my body more effectively than I did previous to my injury.  Todd is the best of the best.  He identifies what my body needs vs. just going down a check list of basics that I might not need.  If you truly want personal, individualized support and care for your injury by a knowledgeable physical therapist — Modern Athlete is the place for you.”


Gurnee (enjoys Olympic Weightlifting)

I’m back on the tennis court, thanks entirely to Todd…

“As a professional athlete, I’ve seen my share of physical therapists and trainers over the years.  When I suffered a serious back injury, however, my family and I quickly discovered we were in unknown and frightening territory.  I wanted to find someone at the top of the field, and a highly respected trainer recommended Todd at Modern Athlete PT.  Todd is amazing.  I don’t know how to convey the many skills he possesses to help a body heal and to keep it healthy, but here are several examples that are most helpful to me.

“Todd is so knowledgeable and observant, and he works with a quiet, calm confidence that he surrounds his patient in a safety net of trust.  When I’m asking my body to do things in rehab, I have the utmost faith in Todd, and that trust allows me to focus totally on the task at hand, knowing he is right by my side taking care of me.

“And I never feel rushed.  Actually, I’ve been been able to contact Todd at any time with questions or concerns.  He sends me detailed emails, videos, and explanations.  He helps me learn to ascertain the difference between pain (which he says is never permissible) and discomfort (which may be part of the rehab process).

“Todd spends time researching and preparing my individual workouts, and his information and treatments are inspiring.  When I’ve don my rehab homework, he notices.  Todd knows when to push and when to listen.  Bumps in the rehab road don’t fluster him; he calmly works with my body to help it along, so I no longer panic when I hit those training bumps.  His knowledge of functional movement has helped my entire body.

“To think that at one time I was lying flat on my back on a tennis court in excruciating pain; through my journey with Modern Athlete PT I am pain free, stronger, faster, have better balance, and have more confidence in my body than I did before my back injury.  I’m back on the tennis court, thanks entirely to Todd.  From now on, Modern Athlete PT will always be my go-to shot!  I am forever grateful to that trainer for recommending Todd to me.  Thank you for everything, Todd!  You are awesome.”


Port Orange, FL (International Tennis Federation - Pro Circuit)

Feeling like I was finally headed down a path to recovery…

“The past 4 years my athletic pursuits can easily be summed up in one word — frustrating.  In 2010, as any typical mid twenty-year old, I shrugged off the injury symptoms I was experiencing and continued to push through in my training.  Eventually, things got to the point where that wasn’t an option any longer.  The next logical step for me was to rest and stop training altogether to heal.  After some time off, I began training again and quickly found my movement was still “off”.  Since that time until the end of 2013 I had seen various chiropractors, sports medicine doctors, and even a pain management specialist.  Unfortunately through all of that, I never experienced a solution to my issues.

“At the peak of my frustration a friend recommended a physical therapist that he had great success with.  I reluctantly decided to give it a go and placed a phone call to Todd at Modern Athlete Physical Therapy.  From the initial appointment I realized that he approached things differently than the other specialists I had previously seen.  We spoke in depth about my injury history, training history, and did a thorough analysis of my movement.  I left that first meeting with Todd feeling like I was finally headed down a path to recovery.

“Over the course of the next few visits not only were the issues I was experiencing improving, but I was learning so much about the human body during the process.  His knowledge base coupled with his passion for individualized care set him apart in an industry obsessed with selling gimmicks and quick fixes.  I can honestly say that I am feeling and moving better than I have in years.  I am accomplishing the short term goals that I had previously set for myself and realizing that through all the frustration I was experiencing over the years, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.  Heeding the advice of my friend and contacting Modern Athlete Physical Therapy was a decision I will always be grateful for.”


Buffalo Grove (enjoys Fitness)

His solution was calculated and strategic…

“I have seen many different physical therapists over the past 6 years with little to no improvement.  Within the first appointment, Todd was quick to correctly diagnose the root cause of my headaches.  His solution was calculated and strategic.  His knowledge of the complex muscle systems is extensive and his thorough explanations make them simple to understand.  After minimal appointments I was nearing 100% and since then Todd has constantly checked in on my status through email offering insight and invaluable guidance.”


Lake in the Hills (enjoys Fitness & Hockey)

I was finally able to find the direction I’ve been looking for…

“I’m really excited about working with Todd at MAPT.  My initial meeting with him was one of the most comprehensive assessments I’ve ever done — he went through my movements thoroughly, and encouraged any and all questions that I had along the way.  I have had 3 ACL tears and 2 separate meniscus tears since 2007, and have also been having various other issues over the past couple years that I kept putting aside.  I was usually only really concerned about my knees, not thinking that those other seemingly small problems would turn into bigger ones — all this would eventually overwhelm me with not knowing what to try to fix first.

“Todd was able to pinpoint some mobility and movement problems I had immediately.  In turn, I was finally able to find the direction I’ve been looking for to start improving myself.  While I know these things are never an easy fix, I was encouraged when I started seeing results in my lifts and in my general movement.  I’m looking forward for the results yet to command am super appreciative of the hard work that Todd puts in to help me.”


Buffalo Grove (enjoys Fitness & Soccer)

Todd got our son pain-free and back into sports after a serious injury…

“Hands down, the best physical therapist my husband and I have ever seen.  Todd’s knowledge and expertise are outstanding, plus he’s caring, honest, calm, approachable, and extremely hard-working.  We first used Todd with our son.  As parents, we want what’s best for our children, and we’re so thankful we found Modern Athlete.  Todd got our son pain-free and back into sports after a serious injury.  I implicitly trust Modern Athlete, and Todd will happily work with your doctor, family, and coaches, keeping everybody in the loop.  My husband is a college coach; consequently we’ve had contact with therapists all over the country, and Todd is simply fantastic — a real gem in the Chicago area.  Todd comes highly recommended by professional athletes, coaches, and trainers.  Add these parents to that list!  Whether you’re looking for a PT for yourself, a child, or a parent, visit Modern Athlete with complete confidence.  We give them our highest recommendation!”


Nanuet, NY

I am feeling and moving unbelievably better…

I have been experiencing pain and spasm in my neck and traps which has been getting worse over the last several months, despite what I was doing to fight it.  In just 2 sessions with Todd using the movement-based SFMA along with a little dry needling, I am feeling and moving unbelievably better.  If you want to get results in dealing with any specific physical issue — while addressing what caused the problem in the first place — I strongly recommend contacting Todd at Modern Athlete Physical Therapy.”


Libertyville (enjoys Olympic Weightlifting & Fitness)

He is always willing to answer questions and spend extra time if necessary…

“Our daughter has been seeing Todd for a stress fracture to her L4 vertebrae and also some alignment / movement issues.  We are still in treatment but have found Todd to be the most helpful and caring therapist that anyone could ask for.  He is always willing to answer questions and spend extra time if necessary.  We feel that he truly cares for our daughter and wants the best for her and will do everything in his power to make that happen.  If you haven’t found what you need with previous physical therapy, give Todd at Modern Athlete Physical Therapy a try.  You will be happy you did!”



He provides therapeutic modalities that are uniquely tailored to you as an individual…

“Todd at Modern Athlete is a knowledgeable professional.  He is conscientious and provides therapeutic modalities that are uniquely tailored to you as an individual — far more effective treatment than I have received elsewhere.  I trust him and he is my first line therapist for both me and my family.”


Lake Bluff (enjoys Fitness)

I credit my quick recovery to his expertise…

“Todd has been excellent with my SLAP Repair recovery.  His initial motion evaluation effectively evaluated what needed to be done, and his targeted recovery plan returned me to 100% motion in under 6 months.  His breadth of techniques for therapy and knowledge of the mechanics of the body are broad, and I credit my quick recovery to his expertise.  What sets him apart was he worked directly with my insurance company to optimize my reimbursement, which I can’t appreciate enough in my busy life!”


Lake Zurich (enjoys Fitness)

My life is wide open ahead of me, when I thought it was virtually over…

“I honestly don’t think I would have healed correctly if I hadn’t worked with you.  The level of service, knowledge, and care you provided was leagues beyond any other PT I’ve ever had.  They really can’t even be compared.  Plus, it was fun to go in each morning, which is not something I thought would happen in the slightest.  I truly appreciate everything you did to help me on my path to getting well again.

“I’m happy to report that I’ve lost 75 pounds since I had my surgery (probably about 40 since I last saw you), and I’m currently training for my first 5k in September.  I never though I’d be able to walk, let alone run!  And I’m pain free!  I’d say it’s a miracle, but I know I was lucky to have the best care.  My life is wide open ahead of me, when I thought it was virtually over.  I know I can’t be the only one you’ve helped this much.”


Arlington Heights (enjoys Fitness)

It has been a year and a half and to date have had zero recurrences…

“I play travel soccer.  During a game I strained my right calf.  I was sent to physical therapy for 8 weeks.  The injury per MRI had healed totally.  However, when I returned to training, the calf would again begin to hurt after 45-60 minutes.  A chiropractor referred me to Todd at Modern Athlete PT.  I received highly advanced treatment and the calf is now completely healed.  It has been a year and a half since I was treated by Todd and to date have had ZERO recurrences.  The treatment I received was outrageously superior.”


Long Grove (enjoys Soccer)

I still can’t believe that I’m really back to work…

“I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me.  I still can’t believe that I’m really back to work!  Just know how awesome I think you are!”


Algonquin (enjoys Fitness)

Combine traditional physical therapy with dry needling therapy…this helped tremendously in my case…

“I am very pleased to say that I recently received very effective treatment at Modern Athlete Physical Therapy.  Todd is very professional yet very personable, friendly, and courteous.  He is well qualified and experienced.  He is a good listener and very patient.  He is one of very few in the area who combine traditional physical therapy with the technique of using dry needling therapy if the patient chooses.  This helped tremendously in my case.  I would highly recommend Todd if you are looking for a physical therapist.”


Buffalo Grove

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