PTSIR has a very highly trained and dedicated staff of male and female therapists with decades of experience. They provide direct, attentive care to each patient in a personalized, professional manner. PTSIR offers one-on-one, hands-on physical therapy from degreed, licensed and experienced therapists who are devoted to helping patients.
PTSIR currently has 3 co-owners, 2 are physical therapists and 1 is an occupational therapist. Additionally, we have 9 physical therapists and 1 occupational therapist along with 3 physical therapy assistants, 1 occupational therapy assistant, and 3 athletic trainers.
Our staff is consistently dedicated to continuing education and has achieved multiple concentrations such as Lymphedema, Women's Health and the Graston Technique. When you experience the compassionate professional therapy at any of our five locations, you'll understand why PTSIR continues to be an industry leader.
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Ronald F. Agrigento, PT, DPT, ATC
Ron Agrigento received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1989 and his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2008. While at Marquette University, he developed and initiated the Marquette Challenge as the Senior Class President. In 1993, Ron became licensed athletic trainer and enjoys covering athletic events for several local high schools.
He is purpose driven and has focused his continuing education on the upper extremity and specifically the hand. Ron's interests are in the rehabilitation of the upper extremity and the developments of splints and orthotics for the hand and foot.
Ron has grown with PTSIR and became an owner in 1996 and is the Director of PTSIR in Blue Island. He has coordinated the physical development of new PTSIR offices and the addition of work conditioning at Blue Island. Ron has interest to develop evidence based research at PTSIR. Ron is an avid fisherman and enjoys a leisure round of golf.
Jeffrey S. Gaich, OTR/L
Jeff is a co-owner of P.T.S.I.R. and has over 12 years of experience in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. He is certified in Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) for the upper extremity, Graston Technique, and Kinesiotaping Techniques. Jeff has also completed specialty training to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations and Ergonomic Assessments. In order to optimize patient outcomes, Jeff believes that patient education, compassion, and the development of relationships are essential.
James A. LoPiccolo, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
James is a co-owner of PTSIR. He received his Master's degree in Physical Therapy with honors from Marquette University in 2001 and his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2008. He is board certified through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. He is also a certified athletic trainer
James is a member of the orthopedic and private practice sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and is an avid reader of current literature regarding orthopedic physical therapy. His interests include sports medicine, fitness, wellness, and shoulder and knee rehabilitation. James provides a compassionate approach to patient care, with emphasis on patient education, to help each patient reach their maximal level of function. He is the director of the Lansing office at PTSIR.