Joe Alberth, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
Joe earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University School of Medicine’s Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences Program, consistently ranked one of the top programs in the country. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Alberth has completed clinical internships in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, acute care, as well as neurological rehabilitation.His clinical experience and interests span a wide age range and include treating individuals with a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. One of his specialty interests is vestibular dysfunction and rehabilitation. Joe designs individualized treatment plans for his patients experiencing dizziness and balance difficulties to not only decrease their symptoms, but to also improve their safety and function as well.
Joe is passionate about taking a holistic approach to patient care, as he understands the synergistic relationship between the mind and the body. He believes that his patients have the greatest potential for improvement when these interconnected systems are taken into account as he designs each individual’s custom treatment plan. Dr. Alberth feels that his education paired with his clinical experience have prepared him well to view every patient’s unique situation through a wide lens.
Dr. Alberth believes that education is a vital part of every patient’s physical therapy experience. One of his primary goals is to help empower his patients to better manage their own health; he does this by instilling in each person a solid understanding of how their bodies move and function. Joe understands that our current healthcare system is complex and strives to assist his patients along this winding road towards a path of independence where each patient can be his or her own strong advocate.
What people say about Joe:
“Joe was the best! He made me more aware of my body mechanics and provided exercises, stretches that were tailored to my needs to decrease pain and discomfort in my neck. Also, he took into account my busy schedule when designing my HEP. Thanks so much!!! I'm definitely recommending DPT Sport to my physician if they need referrals and any of my friends and family. “ – Mike P.
“My therapist Joe was flexible, knowledgeable, easy to talk to, gives excellent explanations of the exercises and the theory behind the movement, and very encouraging. I have had knee pain for many years and this is the BEST my knee has moved in a very long time. Thank you for your kind, caring, and fun sessions.” -Carolyn N.
“I am telling everybody about how wonderful my experience with DPT Sport has been! I cannot say enough positive things about Joe and the DPT Sport team. I have done PT several times in my life and the experience I had here has been most definitely the best experience and outcome! My back is feeling great!” -Nancy O.
“Joe was excellent - a ten in every way! More thoughtful and skilled than any previous PT that I have worked with. My balance and my confidence with my activities throughout the day has improved dramatically. Thank you Joe!” -
“DPT Sport has changed my life. My mobility has dramatically increased due to Joe Alberth’s expert guidance. His one-on-one sessions are well thought out and implemented with care and very clear explanation of muscles. My only wish is that I had found DPT Sport sooner.” -Lorraine W.
“I had a great experience at DPT Sport Physical Therapy. Joe Alberth, who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwest University, was my therapist. He was very nice and very knowledgeable about the body, muscles and movement to help improve my balance and strength. I chose DPT Sport Physical Therapy because all of the care is provided by doctoral level, licensed physical therapists. Everyone there was very friendly and kind. The location is great and parking is just a few steps away.” -Janice Z.