I believe an educated patient is one who is an advocate for their own health and well-being. As physical therapists, we are movement specialists. I am passionate about teaching everyone from young athletes and their parents, to older individuals about the benefits of proper movement.
Erin Pereira, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist and athletic trainer at Athletico Physical Therapy in the western suburbs of Chicago. She has over 9 years of experience in orthopedic physical therapy and has previous experience as an intern in hospital-based and neurological physical therapy.
Dr. Pereira focuses on patients with musculoskeletal conditions including sports and work injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. As an athletic trainer, she has extensive experience caring for athletes of many sports and skill levels. She specializes in endurance and overhead-throwing athletes.
She has partnered with local physicians to provide medical support at local races including the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She is also a community educator and regularly gives lectures about running and throwing athletes to local organizations.
Dr. Pereira attended Clarke University and earned both a bachelor of science in athletic training and a doctor of physical therapy degree. She served as the co-president of the student physical therapist organization. Dr. Pereira completed her orthopedic physical therapy residency with evidence in motion and is certified in Graston Technique.
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