Dr. Dan Wrzosek, PT, DPT, OCS

Dan grew up in a Polish household on the northwest side of Chicago, Jefferson Park. His original interest in physical therapy began after his first major sport injury in high school at Loyola Academy. It became so bad that he had to stop playing entirely. After going to different medical professionals, Dan found help through physical therapy and he went on to play collegiate soccer.

Once in school, Dan decided to enroll in the Doctorate Physical Therapy program at Saint Louis University. During his clinical rotations, he worked at a wide range of specialties from outpatient Neuro at St. Louis Rehab Institute to outpatient Ortho Scott Air Force Base. When in school, he found an interest in movement based exercises and manual therapy based treatment. Once he graduated in 2014, he pursued that expertise through various continuing education courses. These include Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMS), Science of Running Medicine, and Institute of Physical Art for Functional Manual Therapy (FMT). In the future he will pursue the Orthopedic Specialty Certificate (OSC) and certification of Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT).

Dan joined Body Gears PT so that he can use his manual therapy skills and personal experiences to help patient’s understand their pain and achieve their goals. He wants to improve his patient’s lives much like the physical therapist that improved his. He believes that every person can benefit from physical therapy to optimize movement and improve their experiences.

Personally, Dan ran two Chicago Marathons, swam Big Shoulders 2.5K event and continues to play soccer. He also enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.