Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist Crystal Lake, IL


Sports injuries are a problem. We’re the solution.

Greg Given PT, MHS, SCS, ATC, CAFS was the first Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in McHenry County. 

  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist since 2006
  • NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer since 1995
  • Emergency Medical Responder

Greg first achieved board certification as a Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy in 2006, becoming the first in McHenry County and one of only a handful in Illinois with this distinction.  ABPTS board certification as a clinical specialist distinguishes physical therapists with “specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in a specialty area of physical therapist practice.”

Greg has extensive continuing education in a wide variety of orthopedic, neurological, industrial and sports topics.  Greg’s additional specialties include a Certification in Applied Functional Sciences, a WorkWell certification as a Functional Capacity Evaluation Provider, and certification as an Emergency Medical Responder. View Greg’s bio here.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a national professional organization representing more than 100,000 members throughout the United States, established the specialist certification program in 1978. Specialization is the process by which a physical therapist builds on a broad base of professional education and practice to develop a greater depth of knowledge and skills related to a particular area of practice. Clinical specialization in physical therapy responds to a specific area of patient need and requires knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of the physical therapist at entry to the profession and unique to the specialized area of practice.

The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists. Read more at American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.