Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS,is the founder and owner of Advanced Physical Therapy and Health Services in Park Ridge, Illinois. She enjoys treating people of various conditions and of all ages, including neurologic, orthopedic, and vestibular. However, Sara and her clinic specialize in the evaluation and treatment of various neurological diagnoses, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, gait, balance disorders, and peripheral and central vestibulopathies. Sara has developed successful treatment programs for the neurologically-involved patient that focus on using current concepts in the health and fitness world and findings from evidence-based research. She incorporates her philosophy of “total health and well- being” when developing her comprehensive rehabilitation programs. Dr. Koveleski Kraut established a successful clinic by effectively communicating with local neurologists and providing successful outcomes for her patients diagnosed with neurological diseases.
Sara earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. She completed her professional practicum at The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis, the largest and most comprehensive research center in the world dedicated to spinal cord injuryresearch. Upon graduation from PT school, she received an award for excellence in clinical education. Since graduation, Sara regularly returned to the university as a guest lecturer. Dr. Koveleski Kraut is a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
Still running her private practice and seeing patients, Dr. Koveleski Kraut officially joined the Physical Therapy faculty at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2015. Teaching in the DPT curriculum, she focuses on clinical applications in the neurologic and vestibular settings. Sara also leads multiple student research groups studying the effectiveness of group exercise on balance and fall risk in community-dwelling older adults. She is also part of a interprofessional team of researchers at the university performing a Department of Defense-funded research study on improving balance confidence in trans-tibial prosthesis users.
She also provides local community education regarding health issues and rehabilitation. Sara is an active member of the APTA (Private Practice Section) and Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), as well as the IPTA’s Illinois Network of Independent Physical Therapists, in which she currently serves as Secretary.
Aside from her professional involvement in physical therapy, Sara stays active in the health and fitness world. She is a certified Pilates instructor, AFAA-certified group fitness instructor, an ACE certified personal trainer. Sara continues to teach community-based fitness classes at local health clubs and the park district. Sara has an extensive history of working with Bally Total Fitness in the media and has promoted health and fitness at multiple local Chicago events, including the Taste of Chicago, the NBC Health and Fitness Expo, and local news reports. She has also participated in several marathons. Sara incorporates her healthy, active lifestyle into the development of comprehensive rehabilitation programs.
Dr. Koveleski Kraut is passionate about education and is always excited to share her 15+ years of clinical experience with therapists around the country, as she has been a national educator for over a decade.
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A 21-year old male has been in PT for the past 6 weeks post ACL reconstruction on the right knee.
A 70-year old female is 5 weeks post-op for a left total hip replacement (posterior THR precautions).
Patient is a 40-year old female was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 5 years ago. She currently complains of mild difficulty with walking, occasional losses of balance, and generalized upper and lower extremity weakness. Her goals for PT are to improve her walking, balance, and upper body strength.
A patient is a 68-year old male who reports having a stroke 3 weeks ago. Prior to the stroke, he states he was working full-time as an electrician. He states he usually plays golf twice per week and enjoys spending time with his 3 young grandchildren. He states his goals for PT are to improve his walking, return to work, return to golf, and return to being able to play with his grandkids.
A patient is an 80-year old female who currently complains of right low back pain that radiates into her right buttock and posterior thigh. She states she had an MRI last week and her doctor diagnosed her with lumbar stenosis. Aggravating factors include prolonged walking and prolonged standing. She usually feels better with sitting and bending forward. She states she is very active and would like to return to her previous level of activity which includes walking on the track at the senior center and attending her Tai Chi class.
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