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Physical Therapy | Sports Performance

Working together to provide exceptional service

About Us

The FIT Institute is a physical therapy and personal training facility that bridges the gap between rehabilitation and sports performance. With this multidisciplinary approach, we offer a unique continuum of care for our clients. This methodology was implemented to improve your ability to perform at desired levels of fitness, and / or general health and wellness in the most efficient and effective way.

Working together, we provide exceptional service that is paramount in assisting patient/clients during their recovery and journey to optimal health and performance. We believe in a thorough examination to indicate muscular imbalances, strength and flexibility deficits, a patient/client specific assessment and plan of care tailored to you.

We seek to improve each individual’s body awareness, provide rationale and knowledge to assist you in becoming independent and autonomous with your healthcare needs.

We also seek to  provide educational opportunities for the community, coaches, and other health care practitioners to promote a multidisciplinary approach to injury prevention, sports performance and sports medicine rehabilitation.  

We implement up to date research and evidenced – based treatment strategies to provide our patients/clients with the highest quality of care to achieve positive clinical outcomes. We always complete a thorough medical based assessment to understand baseline deficits and assist in devising a plan of care and program that meets the individual’s needs and goals. 

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5/5
The FIT Institute
5.0
Based on 9 Reviews
Liz W.
Liz W.
2019-02-01 12:00:38
This is sort of delayed as I completed my PT back in November but I cannot say enough regarding the wonderful experience I had with The FIT Institute team....
rob h.
rob h.
2018-07-27 08:01:25
I have been going regularly to the small group training classes at FIT Institute for 18 months and they are the most entertaining, engaging, and intense...
Pamela K.
Pamela K.
2018-04-24 10:39:34
Why I love Luigi... I have worked with a number of trainers in the past and Luigi tops them all, for sure in a class of his own. He runs a fitness center...
Chris Chapman
Chris Chapman
15:28 09 Feb 19
I came to FIT with shoulder pain and limited mobility. The physical therapist at FIT was excellent at identifying my needs and setting up a training routine that quickly started to improve my condition. Within their prescribed amount of time I had full use of my should again and an easy to maintain exercise program I could do on my own. Great staff and super friendly.read more
Keith Lesniak
Keith Lesniak
13:21 29 Oct 18
I came to the FIT INSTITUTE because of a ruptured Achilles tendon. It was the second time I had the injury, first my right then my left. It's been five years since the first one on my right side has ruptured. I had completed physical therapy at one of those big corporate places you see and thought I had done what I needed to, until this August when I tore the left one, and went to a different, but yet again corporate franchise spot. I completed about four weeks and realized I wasn't getting much out of the therapy, and that they really were just there while I was doing an exercise routine I could, and did complete at home. This injury happening again has had a very inconvenient effect on my life and I needed something better, and I found it at the FIT INSTITUTE. A friend had recommended I give them a call, so I did. In the First visit alone, which was this Saturday, Oct. 27, I had a noticeable improvement in flexibility, movement, and pain. I met with Mary Kate Casey and the honest and straight forward explanations of my injury(s) and how to rehabilitate them so that my entire body was back in working order was exactly what I was looking for in getting back to full strength. She spent time actually using tools to massage away the scar tissue that had been causing me some pain. She showed me exercises I had not done before, and most importantly she has goals of further rehabilitation to both sides of my body to insure a complete balance of strength. I also feel that the time she spent breaking down each exercise explaining how and what technique should be used insured that I was safe and getting the most out of each repetition. This is beyond physical therapy, it is truly personal care, and a step towards wellness as a whole, not just fixing my injury. Best Regards and Commendations, Keith Lesniakread more
Joseph Coulson
Joseph Coulson
16:51 06 Sep 18
I found the Fit Institute after a lower back injury had left me in chronic pain for several months. Working with Stephanie and the FIT Institute team, my strength and mobility quickly improved and the pain, through targeted therapy and exercise, began to subside. I now enjoy pain-free days, and in the bargain, I lost weight and gained overall muscle tone. Stephanie is a consummate professional, a skilled therapist who creates individualized recovery plans that are highly effective. Stephanie and the entire Fit Institute team--an incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, and friendly group--create an atmosphere of trust and motivation that accelerates the healing process. If you're looking for results, then go to the Fit Institute.read more
De'Andrea Bell
De'Andrea Bell
00:15 03 Aug 18
Even though I am not an athlete, I truly appreciate how respectful and professional the entire staff is. The attention and care they provided me during my recovery was top-notch. I highly recommend this facility and will be coming back when I have my next surgery. Thanksread more
Mike Komaransky
Mike Komaransky
00:59 14 Feb 18
Our ten year-old needed something more intense than physical therapy, with an eye on personal training. Keeping him interested and motivated was very important. When we found the FIT Institute and Luigi, it was a great fit. We chose one-on-one instruction, twice a week. With Luigi's help our son has achieved goals that he wouldn't necessarily have reached at home or with a physical therapist. Luigi and the rest of the staff are very professional, they keep kids working very hard while having some fun. The facility is amazing, high-quality new equipment, fit for a professional sports team. Highly recommend one-on-one sessions with the staff. I will be returning.read more
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Luigi Degirolamo – CPT

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
NASM Senior Exercise Specialist
NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist
Illinois Youth my Soccer Coaching License

Stephanie Ferro Physical Therapist

Stephanie Ferro – DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Movement Specialist
Sports Medicine & Pediatrics 

Certified in Dry Needling
Former Division I Soccer Player- FAU
 

Ryan LeFever Physical Therapists

Ryan LeFever – MPT, PT

Performance Enhancement Specialist
Active Release Technique Certified
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Resistance Band Training Certified

Katie Budz Physical Therapist

Katie Budz – DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine & Pediatrics 

Former Division III Basketball Player- Dominican
 University Chicago

Mali Willis Front Desk & Marketing Manager

Mali Willis, - Front Office Manager & Rehab Tech

Indiana University Graduate | Communications & Business Marketing

Prospective DPT Student

Vicky Pudussery, Rehab Tech

Northwestern University Current DPT Student

Jessica Oliver Rehab Aide

Jessica Oliver, Rehab Tech

Current College of DuPage Student | Prospective DPT Student 

Luigi Degirolamo – CPT

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
NASM Senior Exercise Specialist
NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist
Illinois Youth my Soccer Coaching License

Stephanie Ferro Physical Therapist

Stephanie Ferro – DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Movement Specialist
Sports Medicine & Pediatrics 

Certified in Dry Needling
Former Division I Soccer Player- FAU
 

Ryan LeFever Physical Therapists

Ryan LeFever – MPT, PT

Performance Enhancement Specialist
Active Release Technique Certified
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Resistance Band Training Certified

Katie Budz Physical Therapist

Katie Budz – DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine & Pediatrics 

Former Division III Basketball Player- Dominican
 University Chicago

Mali Willis Front Desk & Marketing Manager

Mali Willis - Front Office Manager & Rehab Tech

Indiana University Graduate, Communications & Business Marketing

Prospective DPT Student

Vicky Pudussery, Rehab Tech

Northwestern University Current DPT Student

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