stephanie the fit institute

Stephanie Ferro , DPT

  • Movement Specialist
  • Sports Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Certified in Dry Needling
  • Former Division I Soccer Player- FAU

Stephanie graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was born in New York, raised in Florida and moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern. She is a former Division 1 athlete playing collegiate soccer in the Sun Belt Conference in South Florida. Stephanie grew up playing soccer at an elite level, traveling throughout the Southeast. During her freshman year of high school she sustained spondylolysis of the lumbar spine in an international soccer tournament. She suffered from low back pain throughout these early high school years. Her performance suffered until the compassionate, holistic approach of a physical therapist. Since then, it has been her mission to specialize in sports medicine rehabilitation, particularly in the adolescent athlete.

In addition to the excellent didactic preparation at Northwestern, she has gained a plethora of valuable, diverse clinical experiences. Stephanie has been fortunate to work with patients across the lifespan with an array of underlying conditions and clinical presentations. Her goal is to provide the highest quality of patient care that is both creative and evidenced-based. She has experience as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Committed to developing individualized programs for pediatric and geriatric clientele with goals to improve general health and wellness as well as sports performance. She also has experience leading summer youth soccer camps.

Stephanie continues to play soccer on a co-ed recreational team at Chicago Fire. When not at the clinic or on the field, she is working and training at a high intensity interval training fitness studio. To complement HIIT and to manage low back pain, she participates in reformer pilates with a goal to become a Certified Pilates Instructor, PMA® She is passionate spreading her enthusiasm of health, wellness and fitness. She is active in the community educating and sharing valuable knowledge for in -the -workplace, in -the -gym, or on and off the field.