- Sports Medicine
Chris Weller, P.T., S.C.S., C.S.C.S.
Chris has been a physical therapist in the DeKalb/Sycamore area for 21 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy at NIU in 1997 and joined Team MOI in 2006. Chris is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified sports clinical therapist. He has a subspecialty of knee and shoulder rehab as well as the rehabilitation of athletic injuries. He is also certified in the new and innovative technique of trigger point dry needling as an intervention to relieve muscular spasm and tightness as well as reduce pain
On the “Team Approach” . . .
At MOI, we have an excellent relationship with our doctors. The best outcome for the patient is achieved when the doctor, therapist, and patient are all on the same page. We share electronic reports and treatment notes through an integrated computer system. That close relationship creates a true team approach to complete patient care. Doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, PT assistants, and massage therapists work together to get the patient back to optimal activity.
On Treating the “Industrial Athlete” . . .
We treat the industrial patient as a kind of athlete. Many workers in labor-intensive jobs use large groups of muscles to accomplish their tasks. If I treat only the site of a specific injury and then send the patient back to work, they’re likely to break down in another area. Like an athlete who must condition the whole body for optimal performance in a sport, we condition the industrial athlete to get back to work.