Physical Therapist and Director of Physical Therapy
Summer Sanders received her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a focus in biological sciences, health sciences, and psychology. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Summer is certified in Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level 1 and 2, and K-Vest Level 1. She has also taken coursework in the Mulligan Concept and the Postural Restoration Institute and is certified in dry needling, SFMA, and FCE’s.
Summer developed and oversees our BE Golf program working on golf swing biomechanics to maximize power and efficiency combining PT with the KVEST 3D analysis software.
Summer’s interest in physical therapy stems from years of playing field hockey, soccer, basketball, golf, and competitive piano. She enjoys utilizing her knowledge of PT to further her yoga practice by striving for strength in balance.
Her compassionate approach during treatment is based on previous work and observation in skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care facilities, and orthopedic clinics. Summer was introduced to React Physical Therapy while completing her final clinical rotation at UIC.
A few of Summer’s favorite things.
I’ve had some bad luck with injuries. I had 12 holes in right knee, many doctors said I should stop playing basketball. David has been able to put me back together. I’m not worried if I get hurt because I know I can come see him and get back to 100%.
I would say working with David helps you to learn about your body, not only in sports but in life. How to make taking care of your body part of your daily routine. I feel a lot faster and stronger since coming here. My body feels more balanced.
I’ve been playing basketball overseas for three years and this last summer was the first time I came to see David consistently. After doing my therapy and all of the exercises David gave me on a regular basis, I had the best season percentage wise that I have ever had.
For the past 2-3 years I had been experiencing right leg pain, back pain, and a slew of other issues. A friend of mine referred me to React and I’m truly amazed by my progress. A few months later and I’m now 100% healed. If you have imbalances, flexibility issues, mobility issues, call React.
I am so indebted to React. For so long, having pain in my shoulder was so normal, I didn’t even think about it. The first time I woke up and walked around for hours before realizing I wasn’t in pain was amazing. I can’t thank them enough for their detailed, careful, and hard work to fix me up.
I came here fresh off a major hip operation and knee repair. My body was completely unbalanced. I think since my time here, we’ve made huge strides I didn’t think were possible. My stability and strength is better than it’s been in probably 10 years. I think it has everything to do with David and the techniques he has used. I’ve never seen anything like it before.