Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

EFT is proud to collaborate with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI) to provide our athletes with specialized treatment of many sports-related injuries. IBJI sports medicine specialists are able to provide superior care for the elite athlete as well as the high school, recreational, or weekend warrior athletes.

With IBJI Rehab conveniently located within our facility, EFT athletes will have access to Licensed Physical Therapists and Certified Athletic Trainers that can provide expedited, sports-specific rehabilitation to return athletes back to competition with improved performance levels prior to injury.

IBJI Services Available include:

  • Physical Therapy:
    • IBJI is dedicated to helping you regain mobility, strength and full function – and reduce the risk of future injury. Our Physical Therapists work with you to establish clear goals, then design a customized treatment plan in close collaboration with your referring physician.
  • Phase 4 Return to Sport Rehabilitation:
    • The post injury program is designed for an active population that requires performance and conditioning beyond the activities for daily living. Evidence based protocols will focus on reduce risk of re-injury, increasing strength, explosiveness, deceleration, change of direction, and power.
  • Complimentary Injury Screens:
    • An evaluation performed by a Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) or Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). The clinician will explain the extent of the injury and educate the player/parents on a treatment protocol. Click here to schedule a Complimentary Injury Evaluation. To schedule an appointment for any of the above listed services please contact 224-765-5550.
  • Sports Medicine Physician Access:
    • Amateur, semi- and professional teams alike have chosen IBJI for their sports medicine needs. Whether you are looking for general sports injury care, orthopedic surgery, or urgent injury care, IBJI Sports Medicine doctors are EFT’s team physicians. For additional information on IBJI Sports Medicine specialists and locations services offered please visit our website.
    • Not sure which specialist would be right for you? Email us at askIBJIsportsmed@ibji.com and we can help coordinate care with a physician that would be best for your needs
  • Ortho-Access:
    • OrthoAccess is a walk-in clinic designed to treat things like simple fractures, sprains, strains, work and sports injuries quickly and affordably. OrthoAccess is staffed by certified IBJI orthopedic specialists supported by advanced diagnostic technology. Many locations offer hours six days per week. For additional information on IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics please visit our website.
  • Meet the IBJI Rehab Physical Therapists:
    • brittiniBrittini Hsu: Brittni Hsu is a physical therapist and performance coach working in her third year. Originally from the northern suburb of Glenview, she attended Marquette University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and clinical doctorate in physical therapy. In addition to being a physical therapist for IBJI, Brittni is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist as well as certified in vacuum therapy and dry needling. She has worked with various athletes at high school, collegiate, professional and national levels in basketball, football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Brittni’s focus is in orthopedics, sports performance, performance training and also looking to bridge the gap from rehabilitation to health and wellness goals and sports performance for people of all ages. In her free time, Brittni enjoys traveling, playing sports, and weight training.
      • B.S. Exercise Science, Marquette University
      • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marquette University
      • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
    • Emily Sluis: Emily has worked in orthopedics for three years. She is a native from Chicago, born and raised in the southwest suburbs. She received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Marquette in 2010 and her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, also from Marquette, in 2012. emilyShe has worked for the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute since 2012 at the Health Performance Institute (HPI) in Highland Park, IL. Emily has a passion in sports-related orthopedics. In her time spent at the HPI, Emily has taken a special interest working with athletes and enjoys working with post-op knees and shoulders. She is readily involved in the Phase IV Rehabilitation program at HPI and incorporates a multi-faceted approach in advanced rehab to promote a full and safe return to competition. Emily’s certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and in the Functional Movement Screen enhances her movement analysis skills to ensure proper mechanics with sport-specific movements and promote injury prevention, especially ACL. Emily has taken a recent interest in working with runners, analyzing gait and running form to maximize a runner’s efficiency and minimize injury risk. She is certified in Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, a manual therapy technique in which microtrauma to affected soft tissue structures breaks down adhesions and stimulates a local inflammatory response to allow full functional restoration to occur. Emily now resides in the northern suburbs of Chicago, IL and enjoys spending her time running and playing with her dog, Abby.
      • BS, Athletic Training, Marquette University
      • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marquette University
      • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
      • Certified SASTM provider
      • FMS Certified Exercise Specialist