Lauren Schnidman

Doctor of Physical Therapy

best physical therapist in Chicago

Dr. Lauren Schnidman is passionate about helping patients engage in the activities they love without limitations.  She treats a variety of different patient populations, including recreational athletes and individuals focused on weight loss.

Lauren’s expertise is unique and personal, having struggled with weight management and sports injuries throughout her life and career.

She believes in a holistic approach to care that includes:
1. Addressing a patient as a whole person rather than by symptoms and pain alone

2. Providing individualized, comprehensive care instead of “cookie cutter” treatments
3. Treating the body as one interconnected system instead of as individual parts.

Lauren inspires patients to advocate for their own health and manage their symptoms proactively.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys working out, playing ping pong, and trying out new sushi restaurants. She is also an avid country music fan and loves attending concerts.


B.A. in Psychology and Biology (Washington University in Saint Louis)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (Wheeling Jesuit University)


Certified Running Gait Analyst

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer

Corrective Exercise Specialist
Senior Fitness Specialist
Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Tennis Performance Specialist


Michael Kane

Certified Running Gait Analyst

Michael Kane Assistant Physical Therapist

Michael Kane is a graduate of the Physical Therapist Assistant program from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Sport from North Park University-Chicago.

He is a former collegiate athlete (NJCAA Division 1, NCAA Division 1, and Division 3 baseball) who was in and out of physical therapy during his high school and college years with various injuries and is no stranger to the profession.

With over 5 years of experience as a clinician, Mike focuses on therapeutic interventions that aim to empower patients through the rehabilitation process.

Active listening, maintaining open conversations, and patient education are only a few of the many tools in his clinician “toolbox” that allows him to provide the best-skilled therapy services while keeping the patient’s best interests in mind.

Mike has been trained in the use of the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Approach and McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

Outside of physical therapy, he enjoys taking care of his mental and physical well-being through strength and conditioning, playing baseball/softball, and spending quality time with his wife.