Physical Therapy | Active Release Techniques | Sports Injuries

Elite Rehab


Our Elite Physical Therapist

Brian Schuman, PT, DPT, CMPT

Brian earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Midwestern University in 2003. His undergraduate work was completed at Lewis University, where he earned his Bachelors of Arts degree with minors in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. Brian was elected to the National Deans list in 1999, and was class president at Midwestern University.

Brian has continued to improve his skills through continuing education. Brian attained his Manual Therapy Certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy ( NAIOMT) in 2010, and is certified in Active Release Techniques for the spine. He has also attended training courses in Jones Strain-Counter Strain, Myofascial Release, McConnell Taping, Institute of Physical Arts, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Temporal-Mandibular Joint dysfunction (TMD) and SI joint dysfunctions. Brian is also part of the adjunct faculty at Midwestern University, where he assists in the clinical training of Physical Therapy students.

Brian’s experience has allowed him to become well versed in a variety of treatments for numerous diagnoses. Brian takes a very methodical and biomechanical approach in his diagnosis and treatments. He specializes in pre and post-operative knee and shoulder dysfunctions including partial and total joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, ACL reconstructions and meniscus dysfunction. Brian also has a special interest in pre and post-operative spinal surgeries including complex multiple level fusions, microdiscectomies, and spinal joint replacements.

Brian is accepting new patients and has office hours in Addison, Braidwood, Channahon, Joliet, Oak Park, and Plainfield Elite Rehab locations. Please call to check his availability.

Ashley Gibbons, DPT, CSCS

Ashley has a very diverse background that includes sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and post-surgical therapy. Her educational background includes: B.S: Bachelors of Science in Biology- Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (2002); D.P.T: Doctorate of Physical Therapy-Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL (2005); and CSCS: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2005). She is a licensed State of Illinois Physical Therapist, who is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Baseball Rehabilitation, and Women’s sports interest groups.

Ashley has continued to improve her skills through continuing education. She has attended courses in Jones Strain/Counterstrain I for the Spine, Post Motor Vehicle Accident Cervical Dysfunction (NAIOMT), Segmental Stabilization for Low Back Pain, The Thoracic Spine (NAIOMT), The Lumbar Spine (NAIOMT), Comprehensive Management of the Throwing Athlete, Functional Orthopaedics I (IPA), Clinical Reasoning in Differential Diagnosis (NAIOMT), Gary Gray Chain Reaction Transformation, Sport-Specific NSCA Conference, Peripheral Manipulation (NAIOMT), Lumbar Spine Stability, PNF I (IPA), Female Chain Reaction, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Assessment and Treatment of the shoulder, Symposium for Women’s Health and Physical Therapy, Vestibular treatments.

Ashley has worked in the outpatient orthopaedic setting for the eight years. She has had experience with post-surgical patients ranging from Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, Total Knee and Hip Replacement, Spinal surgeries, ACL reconstruction, and other surgical interventions. She also has interest in treating chronic pain patients, women’s health issues as well as getting athletes back on the playing field. She has also written strength and conditioning programs for local baseball, soccer, and tennis teams and individuals.

Ashley is accepting new patients and has office hours in Addison, Braidwood, Channahon, Joliet, Oak Park, and Plainfield Elite Rehab locations. Please call to check her availability.

Our Elite Physical Therapist & Pain Management Team

Physical TherapyPhysical therapy takes a one on one biomechanics through a manual exercise program to help with limitations and dysfunctions being experienced and curtailed  to your specific needs. PTs are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives. Depending on your health problems, your PT will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and or balance. First, your PT will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Then he or she will probably work to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance. Physical therapy almost always includes exercise and can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking in the clinic or a program you can do it at home. Your PT also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. Because the body of knowledge of physical therapy is quite large, some PTs specialize in a specific clinical area. While there are many different types of physical therapy your PT will work with your Chiropractor to assess your over all health care goals, will examine you, and make a treatment plan.

Specialty Areas

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary
  • Clinical electrophysiology
  • Geriatric
  • Integumentary
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric
  • Sports
  • Women’s Health