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We are excited to be restarting group classes Monday, July 6!

Per the City of Chicago guidelines, we will be at limited class capacity and will open our class schedule for booking on Friday, July 3rd. Log into the Bracey Performance blue app to view class modifications and book your classes.

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Sandberg Physical Therapy

Sandberg Physical Therapy

Owner | Founder

Chicago, IL

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DR. KATY SANDBERG, DPT

Mind, Body and Soul

These must line up in order to achieve greatness. I integrate Physical, Complementary and Alternative Therapies to create an encompassing wellness approach to meet your individual needs.

Strengthen Your Relationship with Yourself

One of the most empowering things a physical therapist can do is to show and teach people to heal themselves. A body and mind know how to heal. I provide individualized direction in order for you to become a better version of yourself.

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THE SANDBERG SYSTEM

The Sandberg System optimizes, transforms and enhances your performance, movement and physical longevity, assuring you achieve and exceed your life goals. This unique system puts your body in the best position possible to enable you to achieve your life goals, no matter what category you fall within:

  • Athlete working to enhance their performance
  • Individual who identifies as a fitness and wellness enthusiast
  • People of all ages seeking pain relief and/or post-surgery recovery
  • High performer with a goal to improve and increase mobility
  • Mother navigating prenatal or postpartum changes
  • Someone who wants to become a better version of themselves

Everyone is put together uniquely. With the Sandberg System you are treated with a detailed, individualized plan, and reassessed during each session. Together we will work together to achieve and exceed a potential you never knew existed within you.

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TREATMENT TECHNIQUES & MODALITIES

DRY NEEDLING

What It Is: A technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia and connective tissue; restore or reduce impairments of body structure and function; promote and accelerate healing and recovery.

How It Is Done: Thin needles are inserted into the skin, directly in the affected muscles.

Results: In conjunction with other movement-based therapy, leads to improved activity, enhances movement, reduces inflammation, relaxes the muscles, reduces scar tissue, decreases pain and restores normal function.

ASTYM THERAPY

What It Is: An advanced form of soft-tissue mobilization, which enables remodeling and regeneration of dysfunctional tissue, producing a healing response from the body to the affected area.

How It Is Done: Ergonomically-designed, non-invasive FDA-approved instruments are gently (or vigorously) rubbed over your skin.

Results: Enhances the healing process after trauma or surgery, provides pain relief, improves overall function and increases isometric muscle strength when combined with other movement-based therapy.

VACUUM CUPPING THERAPY

What It Is: A technique, where a vacuum is created in a cup, drawing the skin up into the cup and decompressing the layers of skin and fascia. This suctioning effect creates negative pressure, which loosens and lifts connective tissue, breaks up and drains stagnation in the circulatory and lymph systems, and creates a more even flow. It also allows for the fascia to stretch within multiple planes, which regular massage cannot accomplish.

How It Is Done: A cup is placed on the skin and then suctioned onto the skin with a multi-functional vacuum therapy machine.

Results: Helps to reduce pain, improves your range of motion, decreases inflammation, increases circulation and blood flow, promotes muscle healing, boosts the immune system, increases relaxation and enhances well being when used in conjunction with other therapies.

SOFT TISSUE MANIPULATION

What it is: Manipulation of the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissues in the body.

How It Is Done: Direct pressure is used to relax the top layer of muscle in order to reach deeper layers of the muscle tissue.

Results: Improves mobility, muscle strength, range of motion, circulation and oxygen supply, relieves pain, reduces swelling and mobilizes scar tissue when used with other therapies.

CORRECTIVE EXERCISES

What It Is: A technique that leverages an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics to address and fix movement compensations and imbalances.

How It Is Done: Issues are identified, and an individualized exercise routine is created, incorporating correct body alignment to address compensatory mechanisms and total body movement.

Results: Improves quality of movement during workouts and everyday tasks, helps relieve pain, restores balance and enhances mobility, healing and performance.

ELDOA METHOD

What It Is: Specific postures which create tension in the myofascial chains of the body.

How It Is Done: Postures are held and specific muscles and fascial planes are tensioned, activating the mechanoreceptors and incorporating the nervous system, rather than just muscle flexibility.

Results: Reduces and prevents injuries, increases strength and mobility by creating space within a precise joint or a segment of the spine when combined with other therapies.

SANDBERG PHYSICAL THERAPYDr. Katy Sandberg

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SANDBERG PHYSICAL THERAPYDr. Katy Sandberg

Owner | Founder

Chicago, IL

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Her Vision

She believes that working with individuals is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and it requires diving into a patient’s holistic history, covering medical, physical, mental and social. Every person has an individual body type, a different history, a story, a life that is all their own, so every session she has is individualized to YOU. She will work with you to determine how you will excel…together. She believes that the most empowering thing she can do as a physical therapist is to show patients how to heal themselves. With the right help, the right direction, the right discipline and the right approach, the body CAN heal and recover.

Her Approach

She is a physical therapist and movement specialist. When individuals come in with a physical and/or movement dysfunction, she unravels the etiology of why it happened in the first place. The body compensates and overcompensates for deficiencies, and this happens to everyone from professional athletes, to new athletes, to workout warriors, to people navigating everyday life.

Her Story

She started gymnastics at the age of 7 and dreamed of going to the Olympics. At age 8, she was doing gymnastics 25-30 hours a week. At age 16, she sustained a potential career-ending injury. At that point, Dr. Katy discovered her calling and began her career path as a physical therapist, helping other athletes heal. She didn’t want others to end a dream without knowing the truth about injuries and their body’s potential to recover and correct. The body can heal with the right understanding, the right direction, the right discipline and the right approach.

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Biology & Chemistry

Certifications

  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Certified Dry Needling Specialist
  • Certified Vacuum Cupping
  • Certified Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization Practitioner
  • ASTYM
  • Certified ELDOA Practitioner
  • Bioenergetics Practitioner
  • Certified Selective Functional Movement Analysis

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