• Team Categories: Physical Therapists

    Dan McGirk, PT, Practice Manager (RKFD)

    ROCKFORD

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, University of Illinois – Chicago, 1990

    Certifications:

    • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Certified Functional Capacity Evaluation provider for XRTS system
    • Licensed WorkSTEPS® Provider

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Experienced in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of orthopedic conditions including both surgical and non-surgical cases affecting the neck, back, shoulders and upper or lower extremities.
    • Focused treatment practices in orthopedic manual therapy, hand therapy and industrial services, including worker’s comp rehabilitation.
    • Dan also specializes in hand and foot injuries which has gained him a solid reputation with area physicians and his patients in treating these injuries.
    • Skilled with performing post offer employment screens and fit for duty testing for local industries. Dan also helps local companies develop detailed job descriptions.

    Hometown: Rockford, Illinois – Boylan High School Graduate
    Recreation: Water sports including Wave runners, pad boards, and general fitness. Watching my kids involved in sporting events including hockey, high school and college basketball.
    Family: I have been married to my beautiful wife Paula since 2012 and have 4 children and 2 step children. Yes, we are the modern Brady Bunch!

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    David Black, PT, MS, OCS, FMS1, SFMA (RKFD)

    ROCKFORD

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematical Science, University of Iowa, 1989
    • Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1991

    Certifications:

    • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MS)
    • Board Certified, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 1998
    • Functional Movement Screen, (FMS1)
    • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
    • Overhead Athlete Certified by HSS
    • Champion Performance Certified by Mike Reinold

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Specializes in orthopedic injuries with an emphasis on complex upper and lower extremity conditions including post-surgical care.
    • Treats patients across the entire age spectrum with an emphasis on athletic injuries.

    Professional Associations

    • Past Adjunct Faculty Member, Physical Therapy Department of Northern Illinois University
    • Past Guest Lecturer, Physical Therapy Department of Northern Illinois University
    • Past Annual Lecturer, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, University of Minnesota
    • Active Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Active Member, Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Section (OSPT) of the APTA
    • Active Member, Private Practice Section (PPS) of the APTA
    • Active Member, Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)
    • VetsRoll Medical Team Volunteer for six years

    Hometown: Rockford, Illinois – Boylan High School Graduate
    Personal Interests: David is an avid Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Vikings fan. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, spending time with friends as well as coaching basketball and Muskie fishing.

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    Matt Greenwood, PT, Cert. DN, Cert. BFR, Cert. VCS, F.C.T, HSP, CHCP, CFCS (BYRON/ROCKFORD)

    Orthopedic Rehab Specialists

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (Magna Cum Laude), Northern Illinois University, 1996

    Certifications:

    • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Functional Core Therapist Certification (F.C.T.) – Manual Therapy Educators, July 2010
    • Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) – Kinetacore, May 2013
    • Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) – Spinal Manipulation Institute, July 2021
    • Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification – Rocktape FMT, September 2021
    • Sacroiliac Joint Specialist Certification – Hesch Sacroiliac Practitioner (HSP) – The Hesch Institute, October 2021
    • Certified Hesch Cervical Practitioner (CHCP)
    • Certified Myofascial Cupping Practitioner
    • Certified Falls Prevention Specialist (CFCS)

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Concentrates his practice in the area of orthopedic rehabilitation.
    • Extensive experience in pre- and post-operative care.
    • Experienced in differential diagnosis of numerous musculoskeletal conditions.
    • Management of neck, lumbopelvic dysfunction, upper and lower extremity conditions

    Hometown: Stillman Valley, Illinois – Stillman Valley High School Graduate

     

     

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    Drew Fitzanko, PT, CWT, HSS-BOAC, CFPS, HSP (BYRON)

    BYRON

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois University, 1998

    Certifications:

    • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Certified Weight Trainer (CWT)
    • Certified Hesch Sacroiliac Practitioner (HSP)
    • HSS Baseball Overhead Athlete Certified Clinician
    • Certified Falls Prevention Specialist

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Experienced in the evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries, balance disorders, ergonomic assessments, chronic pain syndromes, education and injury prevention programs and falls prevention programs.
    • Provides neurologic and vestibular rehabilitation for balance and dizziness disorders.

    Professional Associations

    • Formerly held office with Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), North Central District

    Hometown: Pekin, Illinois – Pekin Community High School Graduate.
    Family: Married to my wife Tara. We have 3 kids: Madalyn, Bryce, and Sophie.
    Bet you didn’t know: I used to play guitar and sing in the praise band at church.
    Strange Food Combination: Peanut butter and pickle sandwich.
    Favorite moment: Watching the Cubs win the World Series with my family and good friends.
    For fun I like to: Fish
    I am grateful for: My family and friends

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    J. Mark Skaggs, PT, CSCS, FMS1, SFMA, Cert. DN 1-2 (BAGO)

    WINNEBAGO

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, St. Louis University, 1987

    Certifications:

    • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • Functional Movement Screen, Level 1 (FMS1)
    • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
    • M1-trained Graston Technique® Therapy provider
    • Human Movement Specialist (HMS)
    • Certified Dry Needling (Cert. DN 1-2)

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Special interests in orthopedics and functional rehabilitation for sports medicine and strength and conditioning.
    • Mark has gained a reputation as an expert in sports rehabilitation and general orthopedic care, as well as total joint post-operative rehabilitation.
    • Mark is also an active contributor with the Winnebago High School Sports Medicine Team.

    Professional Associations

    • Active Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Active Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

    Hometown: Chicago, Illinois – Boylan High School Graduate

    Favorite Team: St. Louis Cardinals and whoever is playing the Chicago Cubs!
    For Recreation: I enjoy any kind of working out and fishing along with golf and hiking.
    Family: I have three grown awesome kids and four granchilren who I spend lots of time with!
    Floats-my-boat: I married my high school sweetheart 30 yrs. ago and thankfully she loves athletics and travel as much as I do. We love going to Florida or Arizona over spring break for spring training games and hiking.
    Never work a day in your life: I love working with athletes and putting my strength and conditioning background to good use.
    Good clean fun: Guinness is the greatest beverage in the world!

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    Michael Wood, PT, MPT, Cert. DN (RKFD)

    ROCKFORD

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, University of Iowa, 1992
    • Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois University, 2006

    Certifications:

    • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MPT)
    • Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN)

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Experienced in the differential diagnosis of numerous musculoskeletal conditions
    • Trained in many manual techniques with an emphasis on joint mobilizations to the spine

    Professional Associations

    • Active Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Guest Lecturer-Rock Valley Center for Learning and Retirement
    • Guest Lecturer-Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, University of Minnesota
    • Guest Lecturer-Northern Illinois Pain Resource Nurse Consortium

    Hometown: Stillman Valley, Illinois – Hononegah High School Graduate

    Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs

    Family: I am married with two daughters

    For Fun: I love to fish, golf and spend time with my family

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    Devan McCulloch, PT, DPT (BAGO/DIXON)

    WINNEBAGO/DIXON

    Education:

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Widener University, Pennsylvania, 2013

    Certifications:

    • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)
    • Certified for Pelvic Floor Therapy

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Experienced with a wide variety of diagnoses including geriatrics, balance disorders, movement dysfunctions, post-operative rehabilitation, pelvic health, and orthopedics. Special interest in Neurological Conditions.
    • Through grad school took part in a specialty focus group for breast cancer physical therapy techniques.
    • Devan is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their goals utilizing many different treatment strategies including manual therapy, taping techniques, neuromuscular re-education and functional activities.
    • 10+ years of working with neurological conditions including patients with Parkinson’s Disease

    Hometown: Monroe Center, Illinois – Stillman Valley High School Graduate
    Family: My husband, Micah and I have 2 Beautiful girls (5 and 3) and our expecting the 3rd McCulloch in early December.
    In my spare time: I enjoy spending as much time as I can outside, on Ranger rides, vegetable gardening, swimming, and even just taking a walk at lunch around the clinic. I love spending time with both sides of our family and we have the pleasure of seeing our village frequently. We have started organized sports and can be seen cheering on our littles at gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, and whatever else sparks their interest while stealing our nights and weekends.
    Loves: Coffee – current obsession Fire Department Coffee Dark Roast. Market Events and Shopping inventory for my and my sister’s women’s clothing boutique, The Bun Boutique. A good drink in front of a bonfire. Vacationing- I tell my husband that I look prettiest on the beach. A Ranger Ride with my family.  And I’m a sucker for a good cover band and love our local bands like the Vodka Boys and Burn N’ Bush.

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    Nathan Dingess, PT, DPT (BELV/RKFD)

    BELVIDERE/ROCKFORD

    Education:

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, February 2022
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Degree, Exercise Science Concentration, University of Illinois at Chicago, December 2017

    Certifications:

    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Significant experience treating all ages and various conditions and interest in treating orthopedic and vestibular conditions.
    • Special interest in manual therapy and expanding skills in treating orthopedic and vestibular conditions.
    Hometown: Hanover Park, IL – Homeschooled K-12, graduated in May 2013.
    Family/Fun: I enjoy spending time with friends and family – it is the who, not the what that matters more! I enjoy exercising, hiking, fishing, eating, playing music, making puzzles, and playing sports recreationally.

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    Michael Tunink, DPT, PT, FAAOMPT, OCS, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT (DIXON)

    DIXON

    Education:

    • University of Missouri, School of Physical Therapy, 1994
    • Creighton University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2004

    Certifications:

    • Spinal Manipulation Therapy
    • Dry needling
    • Diploma in Osteopractic from the Spinal Manipulation Institute
    • Fellow of the AAOMPT
    • Fellowship graduate AAMT

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    Mallory Blassingham, PT (BYRON)

    BYRON

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology, Augustana College, 2018
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois University, 2023

    Certifications:

    • Licensed Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

    Treatment Specialties & Focus:

    • Experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
    • Special interest in orthopedics, manual therapy, and concussions.
    Hometown: Pecatonica, Illinois.
    Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs.
    For Fun: I love spending time with my family, walking with my puppy, and being outside hiking, fishing, kayaking, and bird watching.

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