PHYSICAL THERAPY

The AOSC Physical Therapy Department treats a variety of surgical and nonsurgical musculoskeletal conditions. Our therapists have years of clinical experience and advanced training to ensure that each patient receives an effective treatment plan personalized to meet their specific needs. AOSC clinicians will not only assist with patient recovery but will also provide home-based exercise programs to minimize the risk of future injury. For more information on the benefits of physical therapy and how it may help you, please contact our healthcare providers.

HOURS: 

Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm 
Fridays: 7:00am - 5:30pm
Saturdays: By special appointment request only

Our FACILITIES

Our STAFF

  • MICHAEL

    STAKENAS 

    PT

    Mike has been practicing physical therapy since receiving his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Clarke University in 1999. He went on to earn his doctorate in PT in 2004. Mike brings 20+ years of outpatient orthopedic experience to AOSC, where he treats a wide variety of orthopedic conditions.

  • RICARDO A.

    FERNANDEZ

    PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS

    Ricardo has been a physical therapist since 1989. He completed his PhD research on knee injury and alignment while a professor at Northwestern University and is a three-time certified specialist in orthopedics.

  • JILL

    STULGA

    MPT

    Jill has been practicing outpatient orthopedic PT since receiving her master’s degree in physical therapy in 2000. She has an extensive background in manual therapy and has a passion for the functional strengthening programs. She has a strong interest in working with the athletic population. She also enjoys working with many types of patients, welcoming any orthopedic diagnosis.

  • NICK

    PICOT

    PT

    Nick brings over 25 years of clinical experience to Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Care. As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, he stays current with evidence-based approaches in the treatment of orthopedic conditions. He utilizes his strong manual background in addressing spinal disorders, complex shoulder imbalances and sports-related injuries of all ages. Nick is also fluent in Spanish which offers a comforting experience for his diverse patients. In addition, he has a very strong personal interest in all things health and fitness.

  • JESSICA

    FRAGA

    PTA

    Jessica graduated from Fox College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a strong interest in the rehab process for knee and shoulder injuries. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese., text and links, or connect data from your collection.

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