This month we have a very different Athlete Spotlight article than normal for you! With the college year quickly coming to a close, we wanted to feature several of our collegiate athletes in a joint question and answer....

By Michi Mennecke, MPT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist, Performing Arts Medicine Outreach Good news! Achieve physical therapists are certified by Myopain Seminars to perform dry needling for your specific injury!What ...

The Making of a World Champion By Stephen Miwa No excuses. Nicole LaMantia has taken the motto of her club hockey team, the Chicago Mission, to heart and it has paid off in ways that most athletes only dream of, being a...

Dr. Scott Glaser, M.D., DABIPP Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago Introduction by Gina Pongetti Angeletti, MPT, MA, CSCS, ART-Cert. Pain management is one of the most important aspects in the treatment of orthopedic inj...

By Kevin Morris, MS, ATC Life can change in an instant. Hank Gathers was running to the rim for an alley-oop dunk during a 1990 conference tournament game. Michael Jackson was preparing for a series of comeback concer...

By Gina Pongetti Angeletti, MPT, MA, CSCS, ART-Cert. (pictured left) and Caroline Yasuda, Running Coach (pictured right) It’s warm again! Guess what that means? Flowers bloom, longer days, birds are chirping and pe...

Gina Pongetti Angeletti, MPT, MA, CSCS, ART-CertCo-Owner-Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute Sports MedicineMost Common Injuries and Challenges!Foot: Calf Strains and plantar fasciitisElbow and wrist painShoulder stiffnes...

Fluid Runningby Gina Pongetti Angeletti, MPT, MA, CSCS, ART-Cert.There’s nothing better than a hard workout, leaving you satisfied for your achievements, sweating profusely, heart rate on top of the mountain and s...

Nicole Ellis, DPT, BSPerforming Arts Medicine OutreachThe sport of gymnastics receives a lot of attention in the year surrounding the Olympics. The entertainment of the sport in part comes from watching seemingly small w...

Adam Schiff, MDOrthopedic Surgery and Assistant ProfessorLoyola MedicineOver the last several months, we have been running a series of Q&A sessions with some of the amazing doctors that we have close relationships wi...

Owners Brian and Erin RupsisBy Stephen Miwa Outside are snow-covered tractor tires that will lay dormant until the spring, but inside of the innocuous looking building with “CrossFit Darien” on display is an atmosphere o...

By Courtney Dynes, DPT, ART-Cert.With winter in full swing and the new year quickly approaching, people will be joining gyms and group fitness classes in efforts to improve their overall fitness and health! Over the year...

In the Community: Diamond Edge AcademySam Zagorac, Ownerby Stephen MiwaThe best businesses are those built around great people, and that is exactly what Sam Zagorac is doing with Diamond Edge Academy. Sam is a baseball ...

Mark Hutchinson, MDSports MedicineOrthopedic SurgeryAchieve: Tell us about your experience at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Specifically, how athletes stay healthy, and how much it takes to maintain that level of competition...

Shoulder Health in the Baseball Player: A Never-Ending Career Focus!Gina Pongetti Angeletti, MPT, MA, CSCS, c-ART, (Co-owner and Sports Medicine Director- Achieve) pictured left,and Courtney Odelson Dynes, DPT, c-ART (Sp...

Athlete Spotlight - Kira Olivaresby Stephen Miwa“Never settle; always work. If you’re not happy find a place where you are happy.”Every individual has a happy place that can compel the feeling of joy. ...

The Process of Returning from Labrum Surgery Taylor Byers, PT, DPT, ART-Cert. (Left)andGina Pongetti, MPT, MA, CSCS, ART-Cert. (Right)Hip arthroscopic procedures are one the most common surgeries we see at Achieve Sports...

Athlete Spotlight: Bailey Perez by Stephen Miwa Everyone has known that kid who goes bounding around the house and leaping off furniture. While most are told to go outside, some are enrolled in gymnastics where they ...

Dr. Brian Cole , MD, MBA Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee Surgery Rush University Medical Center Achieve: When and why did you become interested in medicine? Dr. Brian Cole: I would say, at a very young age; probably going bac...

What is all the fuss about the ACL? Nicole Ellis, DPT, BS Sports Medicine Physical Therapist If you are a recreational athlete, elite level athlete, or a sports enthusiast of any kind, there is a good chance that you h...

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