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About Us

Meet Our Expert Staff

Kathy Ryan-Ceisel


Champion Sports Performance Specialist and Overhead Throwing Expert

Kathy Ceisel who graduated from the University of Illinois with her degree in physical therapy in 1992. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Health Science through the University of Indianapolis in 1999. Her interest in sports medicine started in high school after suffering multiple knee injuries which did not allow her to compete competitively in college softball.

Kathleen Ceisel, PT Sports Physical Therapist in Algonquin, IL

Kathy Ceisel


Kathy Bio

Kathy has 25+ years of orthopedic physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, and injury prevention experience.  She has advanced clinical training in bio-mechanics, evaluation, and treatment of the overhead athlete.  She has rehabilitated athletes from all ages and sports; from those requiring conservative management to those needing rehabilitation following complex surgical intervention.  She has worked with many professional athletes during her career (MLB, NFL, NBA, volleyball, soccer, tennis), collegiate, high school, and youth athletes.  She has been intimately involved with local high school sports in McHenry and Kane Counties; treating athletes from Jacobs, Dundee Crown, Hampshire, Huntley, Cary Grove, Elgin, and Crystal Lake high schools.


Kathy is married and mom to three active boys who have been involved in baseball, football, basketball and track/field.  A natural progression, her personal involvement with her children lead to more professional involvement with baseball and football related injuries. She has been involved with District 300, District 158, several local baseball organizations, and the Algonquin Argonauts Football organization lending her experience in injury prevention, sports performance, and movement science. Her passion is keeping athletes healthy and on the field.

"I have been going to Kathy Ceisel since I was 15 for minor injuries I've had. I've had minor problems with tightness in my shoulder and elbow, and every time I go see her in about a few weeks after she gives me therapeutical exercises to do, I feel 100%. Without Kathy, my arm would not be the way it is now. She is a true guru about this type of stuff."

Danny D.

San Diego Padres Affiliate

  • On Base University Pitching Expert

  • On Base University Hitting Expert

  • Champion Sports Performance Expert

  • Astym

  • Functional Movement Screen

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment

  • Applied Functional Science

  • Rock Tape/Kineseotape

  • Rock Pods and Rock Floss

  • Functional Movement Techniques, Basic and Performance

  • Gary Gray 3D MAPS

  • APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor

Diane Bio

Diane Newquist


Group and Personal Fitness,  Golf Fitness, and Workplace Wellness

Diane graduated from University of Illinois with her degree in Physical Therapy in 1987. She has over 30+ years experience in the treatment and prevention of orthopedic injuries. She has advanced training in the management of soft tissue injuries utilizing state of the art instrumented assisted soft tissue techniques, advanced training in pain neuroscience and also a functional movement expert.

Diane Newquist - Sports Physical Therapist

Diane Newquist


She is an ergonomic assessment specialist which allowed her to work with employers with the goal of keeping their workforce healthy and free from injury. She performed 100s of functional capacity evaluations to ensure injured workers can return to the job site safely.

Not only was she involved in the management of injuries, she has a passion for fitness. She is also a group and one on one fitness instructor who enjoys coaching others during their fitness journey. Throughout her career she has led teams and surrounded herself with people who are dedicated to serving others.

Diane’s family is also very athletic and active. Highschool, club and collegiate sports kept the family busy. A day of golf or a nice leisurely walk often gets competitive.

In her spare time, Diane enjoys spending time with family who now resides in AZ. She enjoys golf, running, cycling, weight lifting and hiking and yardwork.

  • Functional Movement Screen

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Specialist

  • Applied Functional Science

  • Pain Neuroscience

  • ACL Performance

  • Post Offer Assessments

  • Ergonomic Assessment Specialist

  • Group Fitness

  • Personal Fitness


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