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Athletico Physical Therapy Adds New Clinic in Downtown Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill., July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Athletico Physical Therapy opened a new location in Downtown Rockford on Monday, July 13th at East Jefferson and Third Street, just blocks away from the scenic Rock River and walking distance to many local favorite restaurants that line E. State St and the Indoor City Market.

“The opening of this clinic has created a positive vibe in the community where an empty space once was,” stated Regional Manager for Athletico, Mike Rose, MS, ATC. “Many community and neighborhood members have told us how excited they are to see us here and we’re excited to be opening a third clinic to serve Rockford.”

The clinic is managed by Physical Therapist David Walsh, PT, DPT, who provides patients with education about their condition and provides treatment to help patients reach their health goals.

Athletico is committed to keeping employees and patients safe during COVID-19 and has taken several measures including additional screening procedures, enhanced cleaning practices and appropriate distancing of patients during treatment sessions. In addition to in-clinic treatment at the Downtown Rockford clinic, Athletico is also offering telehealth virtual treatment options where patients can connect with a Physical or Occupational Therapist through a secure online video chat.

To learn more, or to schedule a free assessment, visit

Services available at Athletico Rockford Downtown include:

  • Physical therapy – Our physical therapists treat you to reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and to help you remain at your optimal health without further risk of injury. We also offer joint replacement therapy, headache treatment, concussion therapy and more.
  • Free assessments – If you have a strain, sprain or nagging pain, you can see one of our experts for a free, 30-minute assessment. We evaluate your injury and recommend treatment. If needed, we can begin treatment immediately, no referral necessary. Please note, restrictions apply.
  • Work injuries – We are committed to helping everyone practice safety at work. Our workers’ compensation specialists are trained to assess workplace environments and worker behaviors to provide customized intervention techniques and programs. In addition to treating injuries that occur on the job, our services include work conditioning, ergonomics, post-offer/pre-employment testing and more.
  • Back pain/spine rehabilitation – Although common, back pain is often misunderstood and left untreated can result in a prolonged recovery. Our back pain specialists help eliminate pain quickly and get you back to doing the things you love. This can help you reduce or eliminate the need for medication or advanced imaging and possibly surgery.
  • Hip rehabilitation – Whether you have pain or tightness in your hips or need rehabilitation before or after a hip surgery, our specialists can provide safe and effective treatment to keep you moving.
  • COVID-19 Recovery & Rehabilitation – We offer treatment for patients recovering from COVID-19 to help them through the physical and emotional challenges that can occur from the virus and get them back to the life they knew. Treatment plans may include exercise training, manual therapy, body positioning and education focusing on mindfulness, relaxation, energy conservation and activity modification.

Additionally, Athletico Rockford Downtown:

  • Accepts all major insurance plans so you don’t need to worry about your visits not being covered.
  • Offers convenient hours, including early mornings, late evenings and Saturdays.
  • No referral or prescription needed to start treatment.
  • Schedules each initial evaluation quickly, sometimes the same or next day, but always within 24-48 hours.
  • Provides ongoing patient education on diagnosis, treatment plans and prescribed home-exercise programs.
  • Practices clear, consistent communication between therapist, physician and patient regarding progress.

Athletico Rockford Downtown
526 E. Jefferson St.
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-997-5500


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