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About Franco Calabrese

Franco Calabrese received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Franco spent four years in Finance as a futures trader. An avid sports fan and athlete from a young age, Franco has first-hand knowledge of how maintaining an active lifestyle can impact the body. He understands how a well-rounded, disciplined and hands-on approach can help in achieving a balanced and strong foundation in all areas from every day activities to competitive sports.

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Biceps Tendonitis

September 30, 2016 11:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Clinically, biceps tendonitis patients will be present with a rounded shoulder posture that will decrease the available space for the humeral head (upper arm bone) to move within the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint. This can create friction along the biceps tendon, which can be irritated by repetitive movements (throwing a baseball or performing an overhead press).


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Treating IT Band Syndrome

April 27, 2016 8:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common injury among runners, cyclists and other athletes that involves the outer portion of the knee joint. The IT band is a thickening of fascia that begins near the hip joint.