Assessment of HS Athletes Readiness to Play after COVID Layoffs

Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Eriks Zusevics, Clinical Director for Ivy Rehab in Northbrook IL. Discussion about how injuries have increased in high school athletes returning to play after COVID layoffs and the Readiness Assessment Program at Ivy Rehab to evaluate muscle and cardio fitness.

The new Ivy Rehab facility is located 840 Willow Rd, in the Willow Festival Shopping Mall next to Whole Foods. The office is accepting new patients, accepts most insurance plans, and offers convenient hours. The Ivy Rehab Network has a continually growing footprint in the Midwest with nearly 50 clinics in the region, This new location in Northbrook marks the 17th location in the state of Illinois.

“I am originally from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and have worked in the Northshore suburbs for multiple years,” said Eriks Zusevics, PT, DPT, and Clinic Director at this new facility in Northbrook. “I’m excited to connect with the community, schools, and sports clubs to provide superior outpatient orthopedic care and customer service.  Because of my extensive sports medicine background, high-energy enthusiasm, and passion for therapy I believe that Ivy Rehab in Northbrook will be a success.”

Eriks graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology. He went on to earn his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2013. Eriks’s passion is orthopedics and sports medicine. His continuing education includes courses in the treatment of hip injuries, shoulder injuries, and knee injuries. Because of his strong passion for sports medicine, Eriks also has a history of treating overhead athletes, hip labral repairs, and “Return to Play” ACL athletes. In his free time, Eriks enjoys playing volleyball and exercising. He is also an avid Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bulls fan.

Eriks Zusevics“As a local resident, I couldn’t personally be more excited to open our newest physical therapy clinic in Northbrook, IL,” said Jeremy VanDevender, Chief Development Officer for Ivy Rehab. “It is an honor to be a part of the team that serves the residents of my home community. We are equally excited to announce that our Northbrook facility will serve as the headquarters for FC United and Trevian SC youth soccer clubs as well as Team One Lacrosse for whom we have the privilege of acting as the official physical therapy and sports medicine provider. Our exceptional teammates at Ivy look forward to supporting and inspiring our patients and athletes to reach their optimal outcomes through the best-in-class care that Ivy is known for across the country.”

The Northbrook office provides treatments including Arthritis, Balance and Fall Prevention, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Osteoporosis & Osteopenia, Post Surgical Treatment, Physical Therapy, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Sciatica, and much more.

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