Andrew Schaefer, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Cert. MDT - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Andrew Schaefer, PT

  • Physical Therapist, RIC River Forest


Clinical Interests

Mckenzie Method, orthopedic physical therapy specifically spinal diagnoses and musculoskeletal dysfunction. He also specializes in chronic pain syndromes, and enjoys working with athletes of all ages to reduce their risk of injury.

Education, Residency and Internship


Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, B.A., Biology & Psychology
Rosalind University of Medicine and Science, Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Additional Information

RIC River Forest

Certifications & Licenses

Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment – McKenzie Method

Office Information