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Physical Therapy Partner


Kayla Fujimoto Epperson, PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Just call her the Teen Athlete Hype (Wo)man.  She’s here to raise the roof for youth and teen athletes who are facing a sports injury by empowering them with the support and clarity they really need from a physical therapist.  When it comes to sports, no one has time to sit on the sidelines.

After facing many injuries during her tennis career, being told she would never play competitive sports again, undergoing multiple surgeries as a D1 college athlete at Indiana University, and spending way too much time on the sidelines, Kayla knows there's a better way to serve our young athletes.

It's why she has dedicated her entire career to studying sports rehab as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, been invited to speak both nationally and internationally at sports medicine conferences, and started her own practice dedicated to sports rehab and injury prevention education in the Chicagoland area.  Kayla has also completed training to receive her FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine, an educational course on the management and prevention of soccer related injuries.

So many athletes think that when they have a sports injury they just need to take time off or do general exercises and it'll just go away on its own.  But what Kayla knows and believes is that athletes deserve sports-specific care and a clear game plan that takes into account the unique human beings that they are and the unique demands of the sports they play.

Does your child need soccer specific PT and support?  Want to schedule a Soccer Health Evaluation?  Check out The Athlete Connection.

The purpose of an injury screening is to provide a brief assessment to:

  • To determine what is going on
  • To help figure out if you need to follow-up with formal rehab or a sports medicine doctor
  • To provide education or resources on how to manage your injury immediately or how to prevent it from happening in the future
  • To give a clear game plan for moving forward

Monthly screening times will be posted ahead of time and you can secure a spot on the schedule using this link:

Schedule Screening Now

This link will always have the most up-to-date availability and information so please utilize the online scheduler to help streamline this process.

Injury Screenings for October & November 2021

  • Tuesday, October 26:  7-8:30 p.m. at Stuart Sports Complex
  • Thursday, November 18:  7-8:30 p.m. at Stuart Sports Complex

Register HERE


Set-up a call here or email