Claire Drechsler, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT

Physical & Occupational Therapy, Spine Therapy, Sports Medicine Therapy

Practices In: Glen Ellyn
Patients Seen: All Ages

I believe that in order for a patient to find suc­cess and sat­is­fac­tion in their phys­i­cal ther­a­py expe­ri­ence, we must estab­lish mutu­al trust and open com­mu­ni­ca­tion at the very first vis­it. I make it a top pri­or­i­ty to edu­cate my patients on the how” and why” behind my treat­ment strate­gies, and I want every patient to be an active par­tic­i­pant in their own rehab jour­ney. My goal is for my patients to feel ful­ly inde­pen­dent in their abil­i­ty to meet and exceed their own goals well beyond the end of their time with me in phys­i­cal therapy.


Board Certifications
Graston Trained, Dry Needling, Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, M1 Blood Flow Restriction
Clinical Interests

Gen­er­al ortho­pe­dics, sports injuries includ­ing post-op ACL and hip labral repair/​reconstruction, run­ning-relat­ed injuries, chron­ic pain, spine pathology.

Personal Interests

Out­side of work I enjoy spend­ing time with my fam­i­ly and friends at game nights and local triv­ia events. My exer­cise pas­sions are rock climb­ing and run­ning, and most of my sum­mer week­ends are spent on hik­ing and camp­ing trips. I love music of all kinds, and enjoy lis­ten­ing to live bands and play­ing music with my family.

Marquette University Graduation Date: 2013 Degree: BS - Human Physiology
Marquette University Graduation Date: 2015 Degree: Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Provider’s Publications
Published work in Journal of Biomechanics, published online March 14, 2014 • Volume 47, Issue 7, p1739-1741: “Use of audio biofeedback to reduce tibial impact acceleration during running”
March 2014


ASTYM/Graston, Athletic Training & Balance Activities, Body Mechanics, Dry Needling, Joint Mobilization, Manual Therapy, Sports Medicine


Blood Flow Restrictions, Spine Disorders, Work-Related Injury