Graeme Jarrell, PT, DPT

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Olympia Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

533 South York St., Elmhurst, IL, 60126, United States

Academic Backround

  • 2015 Graduate of Rutgers University with Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • 2010 Graduate of Elmhurst College with BA of Exercise Science

Specialties & Certifications

  • Weight Lifting
  • Sports Injury
  • Body Building
  • Orthopedic Injury
  • Football

Athletic & Training Background

I have been an athlete all my life. I started playing football since 3rd grade, and played all the way through college. I played high school ball at East Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids Michigan. I continued to play 4 years of Division III football at Elmhurst College in Illinois, where I played both Wide Receiver and Running Back. In high school I also played Baseball, Basketball, and rowed crew. Since graduating college I have continued to stay fit with weight lifting, running, and obstacle racing.

Current Role Working with Athletes

I have currently treated Division I football players, UFC fighters, CrossFit athletes, high school football players, high school cross country runners, competitive cheerleaders, and youth athletes.

Professional Philosophy

My treatment philosophy involves treating more than just what the patient describes. I look at the big picture, and find the possible imbalances in strength or flexibility, that might be causing pain, or preventing the patient from progressing as fast as they possibly could. Patients have found benefit from my hands on approach, whether through massage or soft tissue mobilization, to release muscle tension, break down scar tissue, and feedback to improve exercise performance. Tapping into a patients nervous system is also a large part to my treatment, using diaphragmatic breathing, PNF, or visualization, to help the patient to decrease pain, increase ROM, and improve performance. As a former athlete I understand where my patients are coming from, and look to use as many tools as I can to correct problems, and motivate them to become the best athlete they can be.

"Bust the wall down! Don't let your mind tell you you're tired! You only get one shot at this day, make the best of it!"