Ben Grotenhuis, PT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT

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Ben Grotenhuis, PT, FAAOMPT

Ben Grotenhuis, PT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT

Staff Physical Therapist

  • Hoge School Midden Nederland, The Netherlands: Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy (1988)
  • Post-graduate: Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Level I (1992), Level II (1995)

Additional Training:

  • Extensive Training in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy for the Spine and Extremities
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions
  • Temporal-Mandibular Dysfunction
  • Mulligan Techniques
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Bicycle Biomechanics
  • Running Technique and Injuries
  • Fascial Manipulation - Stecco
  • Craniofascial and Craniomandibular Pain - CRAFTA Trained

Ben's over 30 years of experience and extensive training in orthopedic manual physical therapy makes him stand out as a clinician. He is dedicated to each patient and works hard to develop distinct treatment programs for each individual. Ben is an instructor with the Ola Grimsby Institute and is involved in teaching orthopedic manual therapy at a post-graduate level through-out the country. He has a life-long passion for learning and a strong desire to stay up to date with new developments in medicine and rehabilitation. Ben has also completed coursework in Fascial Manipulation according to Stecco. He is thereby one of only a few clinicians in the state of Illinois who practices this unique approach for the treatment of fascia. Ben's diverse experience, knowledge and variety of manual skills allow him to be highly effective in developing individualized treatments to meet each patients needs and allowing patients to return to their highest level of function. His own experiences in swimming, bicycling, running and soccer have enhanced his care for the athletic population. Ben is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) and a member of the IPTA.

"I have always had a great interest in human anatomy, biomechanics, and training principles. I grew up playing many sports in the Netherlands and was always interested in training techniques to improve sports performance. My interest in rehabilitation grew as I learned how injured tissues heal and can get stronger though manual therapy and exercise. I strongly believe that physical therapy should be cost effective and customer friendly, based on evidence-based research and performed with the highest skill level possible."

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