Stacie completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Indiana University. Before joining Team MOI, she was an athletic trainer at Kishwaukee College. She was the first athletic trainer to be inducted as a member of the Kishwaukee College Athletics Hall of Fame for her years of service. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association, and the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association.
How Team MOI Views the Individual Patient . . .
We create custom rehabilitation programs to each individual’s needs and get them back to their optimal activity level, whether it’s competitive athletics or leisure activities. Everyone’s activity level is different. We have excellent communication with our physicians and access to notes about the patient’s surgery or MRI results, which allows us to tailor our rehab program appropriately for each individual.
On the Role of Patient Education . . .
I am a big believer in patient education. The program we develop for a patient is designed to improve function and relieve pain. If I can explain to a patient why they are doing an exercise or stretch and why it’s important to follow the program at home, it helps the patient buy into our program and ultimately get back to their activities as soon as possible.
Education and Background…
Clayton has been an athletic trainer since 1995. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with minors in Athletic Training and Psychology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in 1994. He is board certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Board of Certification and licensed by the state of Illinois. Clayton is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2002. He joined the MOI Rehabilitation team in 2008. Clayton has a background in providing healthcare for athletes from the elementary school level to the collegiate level. He serves as an Accredited Clinical Instructor (ACI) for the Athletic Training Education Program at Northern Illinois University since 2009. As an ACI, Clayton supervises athletic training students with learning the skills needed to become credentialed professionals. He has also overseen the Work Conditioning Program at MOI. The Work Conditioning Program is aimed at returning the injured worker to his or her job after participating in a formal rehabilitation program for a specific injury and or has been off of a work for an extended period of time. The ultimate goal is to educate the injured worker so there is the decreased potential for re-injury. Clayton participates in continuing education programs in a variety of areas but his specialty interest involves running injuries. He performs a running gait analysis for runners as part of the return to running program.
Working with Runners….
“Whether it is working with an accomplished runner or a recreational runner, the ultimate goal is to return to running without pain and prevent re-injury. This is accomplished by educating the runner on strengthening, mobility, form and technique, running shoes, and training.”
The MOI Team Approach…
“At MOI, we have an excellent relationship with our physicians. The best outcome for the patient is achieved when the physician, clinician, and patient are all on the same page working toward the same goal. At MOI we have excellent access to our physicians, likely better than any other clinic in the area.”
“I am here to be your resource and do whatever is necessary to help you reach your goals.”
Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education/athletic training from Western Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology and athletic training from Illinois State University. She also holds certifications in massage therapy, CPR, and first aid for the professional rescuer. Jennifer is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. Before joining Team MOI, Jennifer was an athletic trainer at Illinois State University and completed an internship at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL.
On the Team MOI Difference . . .
A physician-owned clinic like MOI is a great environment to work in. I can follow patients through their entire treatment plan. Surgical reports are at our fingertips and doctors are a phone call away, which takes quality of care to the very highest level. The doctors understand what the therapists do and will let us pursue nonsurgical options before moving to more invasive treatments.
On Coming Home . . .
I’m originally from the DeKalb area and went to school in Malta. I moved to Washington State in 2005, where I started my career, but my husband and I were eager to come back home. I love this area and the wonderful people here.