Faculty (PT, DMT, MPT, A.T., C., FAAOMPT)
Tom has over 25 years of extensive experience in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions as a licensed physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer, and certified massage therapist. Tom served as the head athletic trainer for 9 years at Elmhurst College. In this capacity, Tom coordinated the medical care of individuals participating in 16 men's and women's NCAA Division Ill sports programs. He was also the head athletic trainer for the Nike-sponsored Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kendall Gill, and BJ Armstrong Youth Basketball Camps for 8 years. Tom graduated from Midwestern University's College of Health Sciences with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2002. In 2014, he completed the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) residency program earning a Doctorate of Manual Physical Therapy degree. Tom completed the OGl's fellowship program and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2016. Through the Roy Matheson program, Tom is a certified work capacity evaluator. Tom is a full-time clinician and owner of Midwest Manual Physical Therapy, an outpatient manual physical therapy clinic in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Outside of work, Tom holds a fourth-degree blackbelt in Gangi's Kung Fu System/Kang Chuan Do, a kung-fu based martial arts system.