Dr. Freda Lesh, PT, DPT, CMPT, ASTYM-CERT, FMS-CERT, FAAOMPT

“I grew up in a small town in Southern Indiana. I have always been a bit curious and have spent a lot of time either reading or enjoying the outdoors through wakeboarding, water skiing, and swimming competitively.” In 2001, Freda continued her swimming career and her education at Eastern Illinois University where she majored in Biology. During her time there, she became a distinguished member of the esteemed sorority Alpha Phi. Freda graduated from EIU in 2005 with a BS in Biology.

Freda then took her love of movement and outdoor activity to the next level by graduating from Midwestern University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. After graduation, she began treating orthopedic conditions in an outpatient setting. She found this area very interesting and rewarding, but after about 2 years of work, she decided to further her knowledge in the area of manual therapy techniques. In 2013, Freda received her Certification in Manual Physical Therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Also in 2013, she also began as the Facility Manager of an outpatient orthopedic clinic. Freda then continued to grow her manual skills through certification in Functional Movement Systems and ASTYM. Within the last 2 years, she has had the opportunity to work with many high school athletes from Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central.

“My goals for the next few years are to continue gaining knowledge, so that I can more effectively and efficiently treat all patients. More specifically, I would like to become a Certified Functional Manual Therapist through the Institute of Physical Art. I currently reside in Darien, IL with my husband, Zac, and my dog, Ryko. We enjoy hiking, biking, skiing of any kind, boating, and traveling. The key for me is to get outside and try new things as much as possible and help my patients do the same!”