PTSIR has a highly trained and dedicated staff of both male and female therapists with decades of experience between them. Each therapist and therapy assistant are licensed professionals; many of whom hold specialist certifications in their chosen field. They provide direct, attentive and one-on-one care to each patient in a personalized and professional manner.
Our staff includes both Physical and Occupational Therapists, as well as PT/OT Assistants and Athletic Trainers. They hold multiple specialist certifications in areas that include:
- Hand Therapy/Splint Fabrication
- Running Analysis
- Women’s and Men’s Health
- Graston/Soft tissue Technique
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Oncology Rehabilitation
- Mulligan/Mobilization Technique
- Active Release Technique
When you experience the compassionate and professional therapy at any of our 5 locations, you’ll understand why PTSIR continues to be a community favorite and 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, CHT
Jeff is a co-owner of P.T.S.I.R. and has been actively practicing hand and upper extremity rehabilitation since 1998. He has accomplished advanced certification as a Certified Hand Therapist, ensuring that he has achieved the highest recognition of competency in the profession of upper extremity rehabilitation. Jeff has joined the approximately 2% of physical and occupational therapists worldwide that hold this marked designation.
Jeff is also 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 addition to his clinical and academic pursuits, Jeff has diverse interests including volunteering at his church through mentoring, enjoying hiking and cycling outdoors, weight training and spending time with his wife, son, daughter, and friends.
In order to best optimize patient outcomes, Jeff believes that patient education, compassion, and relationship development 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.