Dr. Alan Rodriguez, PT, DPT

Where are you from? I am from Chicago, best city in the world! I am from the Northside of Chicago and also grew up in the Northern suburbs.
What did you study?I am a proud Huskie from Northern Illinois University where I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Bachelors in Health Science.
Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.I have always been into playing sports and athletics when I was younger. I have always joked around saying I decided not to go to the NBA because I wanted to persue a career in Physical Therapy.
In 8th grade, I fractured my right ankle during a volleyball game. It was then when my father mentioned I should look into a career of being a Physical Therapist. At a young age that conversation had always stuck with me until I arrived to college and declared that PT will be my career focus.
What do you specialize in? Positive thinking. I have past experiences at an outpatient orthopedics clinic and an acute inpatient hospital setting. I am also skilled in Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) for kinesiology taping.
Coffee or Tea?I am a coffee snob.
Favorite therapeutic swing?The large plateform swing where you can stand, challenges maintaining balance.
What you do consider your greatest accomplishment? Graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU) and being a member at Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu Academy.
Books or Movies?I love movies, however I have recently started to read more. My all time favorite movie: The Lion King
Where would you go on your dream vacation?Any place known for their food. My most recent vacation was Philadelphia known for their Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches. I will be going to the Philippines for my next trip.
What is your favorite children’s book? Green Eggs and Ham and the Harry Potter Series
What skill are you most proud of? Building rapport and relations with the people I am surrounded with.
Winter or Summer?Both!
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