Bojan ‘Bo’ Bozic, PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant

Bo earned his Associate degree in Health Sciences from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL where he graduated with honors as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He also received his certification as a Massage Therapist from the University of Health Sciences in Lombard, and is a Certified Fitness and Dance Instructor.

  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant by the State of Illinois
  • ISSA Certified Fitness Instructor
  • Certified American Style Ballroom Professional

College of DuPage

  • Associate in Health Sciences, 2018

International Sports and Science Academy

  • Certified Fitness Instructor, 2016

University of Health Sciences

  • Certified Massage Therapist, 2002

What Bo Has to Say

What sparked your interest in PT?

I wanted to take an alternative approach to helping people that works in conjunction with my background as a massage therapist. Physical Therapy has evolved to allow for multi-faceted approaches to treating all kinds of conditions and I wanted to be a part of that!

Tell me about your school experience.

My training was very much a hands-on experience which I have come to appreciate a lot. Not only is my school one of the higher ranked for PTA programs across the nation, but the expertise of the staff and their dedication to their students exceeded my expectations. Being able to continue working at Body Gears and go to school at the same time made my journey very manageable. I would definitely do this all over again if I could!

Why do you work for Body Gears?

Having worked as an Exercise Technician at Body Gears first, I saw the difference therapy made with the patients. I wanted to be able to contribute more to treatment sessions and came back to Body Gears after obtaining my Associate’s degree to work as a PTA. I enjoy seeing that every patient is treated one-on-one as an individual to come to a resolution!

How do you stay active?

Besides working out at the gym and taking strolls through nature, I dance on a regular basis! I created a cardio dance class that I teach three times a week. It not only keeps me in shape but it’s also fun and inspires my creativity for life in general!

Describe your perfect Saturday.

On Saturdays, I dance, make my vegan dishes, stroll out into nature, and see my family and friends!

What Patients Have to Say About Bo

“The hands-on, Manual Therapy treatment provided by the therapists at Body Gears is augmented by a highly trained exercise specialist (Bo), who takes care with explaining each follow-up exercise completely while ensuring good body mechanics.

The Body Gears staff is professional and technically excellent. I highly recommend the facility”

 

– D. L. (Body Gears Graduate)  

What Patients Have to Say About Bo

“I can tell that their focus is twofold. First, to identify the issue and eliminate the pain and then secondly, to build strength and stability in the weak areas to prevent the problem from recurring. I am so impressed by them and many of their support team too. Particularly Bo, who does everything to ensure that you understand the correct techniques for the exercises so that you get the most out of your efforts! Thanks, Body Gears for getting me functioning so much better!

 

– Carolyn F. (Body Gears Graduate)  

What Patients Have to Say About Bo

Over the years, several muscular-skeletal related issues have surfaced (e.g. rotator cuff tears in both shoulders, slipped discs in the spine, scoliosis, severe muscle spasms, etc.), which have required my obtaining various medical, rehabilitation, and therapeutic treatments. Yet, the most successful and beneficial treatments that I have received have been at Body Gears Physical Therapy. Following my first visit to Body Gears for rehabilitation/physical therapy in 2011, I made the decision that I would never go anywhere else for my physical therapy needs.

In August 2018, it was determined that I would require Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement surgery on my right shoulder, and a surgery date had been established. My rotator cuff was again torn, and I could not move my shoulder–I virtually had no range of motion in my right shoulder. However, prior to surgery, I was to have six weeks of physical therapy. During the weeks of therapy, I was beginning to make significant progress, and it was recommended that my therapy continues for a few more weeks. By the end of September I could comfortably move my shoulder, I regained my full range of motion, and I have returned to most of my normal, routine activities. Surgery, especially, a surgery as serious as “Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement,” is no longer required or even advisable.

I commend and thank April, the Owner of Body Gears, Katie, my primary Therapist, Karen, Therapist, Bo, Therapist Assistant, and all of the Techs for their commitment to their profession and their patients’ well-being, for their good advice, and for assisting me in returning to physical normalcy. I have also been provided with exercises and tools to help me to maintain my progress. Thanks, Guys!”

 

– Dcmd D. (Body Gears Graduate)