Founder, Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist, AUTHOR
Adam’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL) and Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)(’09). Some of his certifications include Enhance Running Technician, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Dry Needling Certified, Neurokinetic Therapy level 3(NKT), Functional-Neuro-Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR) provider, and he has his certificate of competency in vestibular rehabilitation.
As a Physical Therapist of over 15 years in Chicago, he is the owner of REAL Physical Therapy and founder of The Movement Guild. He is the author of two books, including the most recently published Foundations of Movement: A Brain Based Musculoskeletal Approach. Adam is a Master Instructor on the Rocktape Education Team for the past seven years, and also teaches his own material which can be found HERE
Check out his courses and books here.
Manager, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Teacher
Jessica is a licensed massage therapist (IL) and registered yoga teacher. She holds certifications in integrative movement systems, functional range conditioning, kinstretch, and fascial movement taping.
She has managed a yoga studio, created and led teacher training programs, and most recently authored a continued education series for yoga teachers that focuses on movement education rather than conventional anatomy. She views herself as an educator for her clients and fellow teachers.
Her focus at REAL pt and The Movement Guild is on individualized client sessions and group classes. Jessica teaches yoga and kinstretch which is a mobility and joint training class.
She also oversees community development and outreach initiatives, ensuring alignment between REAL pt’s vision and execution.
Jessica grew up bilingually in Germany and moved to the U.S. in her early 20’s. She graduated from UT Austin with a BA in Radio-Television-Film. She worked as an international news producer and broadcast operations manager before switching careers to focus on yoga and movement.
Check out Jessica’s courses and ondemand class subscription
Brian has over 20 years industry experience as a coach, industry educator, fitness director & high school strength and conditioning coach.
He specializes in sports performance training for youth and adult athletes along with post rehabilitation training for those looking to move better and feel better.
Brian hold an MS in Applied Exercise Science & Sport Performance Training. Industry certifications include NSCA, EXOS, NSPA, IYCA, PTA Global, NASM, and Gray Institute.
Erin earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in ’07, and since that time has completed her board certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and Fellowship in Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the Gray Institute most notably.
Other training professionally includes certification in both trigger point and intramuscular dry needling, kinesio and RockTaping, Graston technique, myofascial release, and mobilization with movement. She has continued to integrate her passion for health and fitness into her continuum of care with physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is a ravenous life-long learner in pursuit of a holistic approach to rehab that addresses not only the musculoskeletal but the central nervous system as well.
What makes her tick is helping her clients achieve their goals, and sharing with them a better understanding of the factors contributing to the Root cause of their issue and how to train more intelligently (not limited to self-care strategies, strength training, lifestyle etc) to avoid similar issues down the line.
She has been proud to volunteer with the Chicago Marathon, Shamrock Shuffle, Chicago Triathalon, and AVP tournament as a sports medicine provider over the course of her career, and loves to spend time with her three small children, run, train at Atlas CrossFit and Performance, and practice vinyasa yoga regularly to keep her body and mind happy and healthy.
To learn more about Erin, follow her on Instagram @muscleandflowphysio
Kevin earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018. Since then, his further education has included Graston Technique Therapy, RockTaping,
Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute, and Functional Mobilization through the Institute of Physical Art. Kevin found holistic movement practice while studying music during his undergraduate years, exploring a wide array of techniques and approaches.
After settling in Chicago, he began teaching yoga and providing bodywork in the Thai massage tradition. Physical therapy allows him to integrate his diverse experiences while helping patients develop efficient movement and optimal function.
He enjoys bicycling, practicing t’ai chi, and growing vegetables in his garden. He lives in the Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago with his partner Aurora and their son, and two elderly cats.
Milan began his medical journey by obtaining a 4 year degree in nursing in 2004. A strong desire to help others manage mobility, turned his sights to the world of physical therapy.
In 2007, he graduated from the College of Sport and Health in Belgrade, Serbia, with a master’s degree in physical therapy.
While expanding his education in the United States, he attended the University of Michigan and the University of St Augustine, which added to his strong professional educational foundation.
Over the years, Milan had to complete a myriad of different undergraduate and graduate instruction to match the educational standards specified by the boards of physical therapy within the United States.
By 2020, he became a licensed/board certified physical therapist in Illinois, Florida, and Texas. He remains currently licensed in all three states.
Milan’s approach to rehabilitation encompasses the functionality of the entire body rather than focusing on a single section or body system.
In order to provide the best results for his patients and clients, (and compliment his lengthy formal schooling) he also completed additional training in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Active Release Technique (ART), Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Myofascial Release, Postural Restoration Institute (PRI), Biomechanics Approach to Human Movement and Performance, and Myofascial Release (MLD).
“Kyle earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University in 2019, and has since specialized in strength and conditioning (CSCS). Other specializations include men’s health (pelvic floor), functional dry needling, and he is currently preparing to sit for his orthopedic board specialization in Spring of 2023.
His personal background includes owning an online coaching business of 10+ years, and formerly competing as a natural professional bodybuilder, and powerlifter. These experiences have supported his ability to understand the performance athlete, allowing excellence in outcomes along the rehab-performance continuum.
Kyle’s approach to rehab is heavily evidence-based, combining biomechanical and neurocognitive principles to reach optimal outcomes. He is an aspiring educator, which is easily recognizable in the style of his treatments, allowing patients to truly understand the process.
He lives and trains in River North, Chicago. When not training, you will find him creating the art that fills the apartment he lives in with his significant other and their blind, but mighty cat, Tai. “
At TMG, we want all our clinical patients and wellness clients to feel welcome and connected to the team and our work: that’s where our Service Director, Anya Ross, comes in! Anya joins us from a history of client service excellence and community-minded connection, which she translates into a warm and friendly face for TMG, dedicated to easing the administrative processes of the business for both staff and clients. Outside of her time at TMG, Anya is a full time graduate student pursuing a degree in clinical mental health counseling at DePaul University. As someone new to Chicago, she’s always looking for recommendations for sightseeing, outings, and good food, so let her know your top spots in the city!