Employee Spotlight: Daniel Foley, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

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“I have worked with Dan for 2 years now and am always impressed with what he can accomplish with patients. Dan connects with patients and their personal goals in a strong way, and he makes sure that patients get back to the 100% mark in their recovery. Dan is an excellent therapist, a hard worker, and a wonderful friend.” – Anthony Abbonato, PT, DPT, Cert. DN – React Physical Therapy Wilmette Clinic Director

How many years have you been at React PT?

2.5 years

What is your favorite part of working at React PT?

The Patients. The patients who come to React PT see us because they know we specialize in working with more active patient populations and are their best option to get back to their exercise routines. This means that the patients are actually excited to come to PT and motivated to get themselves better, this makes all the difference.

What is the most common advice you give your patients or what do you wish all of your patients knew/did?

Your next posture is your best posture. Stay moving throughout the day and don’t let yourself stay in one position for too long at a time – not only will this prevent pain, but also improve energy and reduce stress!

Professional accomplishments:

Dry needling, spinal manipulation, applied functional sciences (CAFS), and Titleist Performance levels 1&2

What would you be if you weren’t in your current career?

Somewhere in Sports Business 

Guilty pleasure:

Rooting for the Bears every Sunday

To book your next appointment with Dan Foley, PT, DPT, Cert. DN or to find out more about our Wilmette clinic click here.

What Dan’s patients have to say:

“Dan and the React team helped immensely with my knee rehab after arthroscopic meniscus repair. The combination of work on the massage table to test strength, release tight muscles and find focus areas, plus the exercises in the second half of the hour worked well. And it wasn’t just about my knee. They addressed bad movement habits (non-surgery knee rolling in), weak hips, sore foot. Any ache or pain I asked about Dan listened patiently and helped me out. They really know what they are doing. I feel great!” – Liz K.

“I came to React for two courses of therapy in the last 18 months, first for a herniated disc and later for severe muscle strain in my lower back, coupled with sciatic nerve pain. Dan Foley delivered outstanding care and guidance. He provided focused treatment in each session, following up with exercise recommendations and personal demonstrations via email. Dan was thorough, professional, and a nice guy as well! Most importantly, his work restored me to full mobility with guidance that will eventually get me back to full strength. Dan was assisted by Katie who helped me through exercises as a part of many sessions. Katie was a pleasure to work with, sharing her positivity every step of the way. I was referred to React by my son (treated following shoulder surgery) and have referred them also to a friend with knee issues – we all had great experiences and would not hesitate to recommend them!” – Paul S.

“Recently had a full knee replacement. I highly recommend React, and Dan specifically. A lot of personal attention and I felt like we were really in this together. I cannot thank them enough for being part of this difficult journey.” – Rich S.