Ali Lohr, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Ali earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Washington University in St. Louis, consistently ranked one of the top physical therapy programs in the country. Dr. Lohr has completed clinical internships in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, and pediatrics.
While Ali’s clinical experience spans a wide age range and spectrum of orthopedic and neurological conditions, she enjoys treating a diverse mix of patients with varying outpatient orthopedic diagnoses. One of her specialty interests is evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. Ali designs individualized treatment plans for patients experiencing dizziness and balance impairments in order to decrease their symptoms and improve their daily function. Another specialty interest is treating pediatric patients. During her time at one of the top children’s hospitals in the country, she treated a wide variety of diagnoses, including developmental delay, cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders, vestibular dysfunction, as well as general orthopedic injuries and conditions.
Dr. Lohr is passionate about promoting physical activity and wellness throughout the lifespan, and enjoys volunteering at Rock Steady Boxing, a high-intensity fitness program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Ali is also dedicated to promoting continuing education for physical therapists. She has been a presenter at the annual conference for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has also attended a variety of continuing education courses herself to continue to refine her skills as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Ali is committed to ensuring that her patients and wellness clients receive the highest quality of care while here at DPT Sport. Consistent with the research, she believes that when patients begin physical therapy services sooner, patient outcomes are improved and their ability to return to what they love doing most is expedited. Because of this, she lobbied with state representatives and senators for Direct Access (which is a patient’s ability to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without a physician referral), which we now have in the state of Illinois along with 48 of the 50 other states in the US. In addition, Dr. Lohr believes in the importance of empowering her patients to better manage their own health, and to provide them with the necessary tools to improve their daily lives.