Dahlia Fahmy


Dahlia Fahmy is the owner and founder of Sports and Ortho Physical Therapy which was established in 2003. Her main goal for starting the practice was to give her patients the type of care that she felt was lacking in the Physical Therapy world, one that focused on providing one-on-one, manual-based therapy and functional exercises. Dahlia graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. She has since worked with college football, hockey, and soccer teams as well as semi-pro football teams.

Since graduating she has focused on perfecting her skills in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and has taken several courses in Manual Therapy and Orthopedics as well as completing her Manual Therapy Certification through St. Augustine University. Most recently she has embarked on a journey to become a Fellow of Applied Functional Science, a title only held by less than 300 therapists in the world, making her a Movement Specialist and expert on biomechanics, allowing her to find the route of problem, not just treat the symptoms.

As a dedicated clinician she is determined to see every patient get results, feel good about their care, and return back to their normal lives as quickly as possible. As a practice owner her mission is to surround herself with an elite staff of caring and highly trained therapists. Her goal is to build a practice that is highly regarded in the Orthopedic community as well as the community in which the clinics' serve. Our hope is to also continue philanthropy and give back to the community that has rewarded us with their trust.


Payal graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Masters of Health Science in Physical Therapy and holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from India.

Working with people has always been Payal's passion. Working with varied age groups in past 6 years with different orthopedic issues has given her the opportunity to be better therapist. Payal is very well aware of the fact that no individual person has the same pain or functional deficits as others so she has worked towards gaining experience and training in various techniques to manage patient symptoms. She is certified in the Mulligan technique and has experience in other manual techniques like trigger point release, McKenzie, soft tissue mobilization and MFR.

Payal is a always ready to give 110% to all her patients and her compassion always shines through.


Sports and Ortho Physical Therapy - Lincoln Park Manager - 773-904-8881

  • Gray Institute Fellow of Applied Functional Science 2017
  • Elon University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2014
  • James Madison University - Kinesiology BS 2011
  • USATF Level 1 Coach

Dr. Cash DeWitt graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and a minor in coaching and leadership in 2011. He graduated from Elon University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014.

Cash has a strong background in athletics as a soccer player, cross country and track runner, and triathlete. Prior to attending physical therapy school, Cash coached high school cross country and track and was named 2011 Boys and Girls Seminole District and 2011 Girls Region III Cross Country Coach of the Year in Virginia.

His clinical experience includes working with a wide variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions from his time working in a hospital-based outpatient clinic. His clinical interests include treating and preventing running and overuse injuries to help runners achieve new levels of fitness and personal best times. Cash is passionate about continuing to sharpen his skills as a physical therapist and will begin his fellowship in Applied Functional Science in 2017.

Jessica Beyer


Jessica graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology, and in 2016 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Jessica has had clinical experience in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, and acute care. Jessica's outpatient experience includes treatment of adult and geriatric populations with a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions including post-surgical hip, knee, and back patients as well as general lower extremity injuries. Jessica also has experience in treatment of pediatric patients in an outpatient setting providing care to a broad range of conditions ranging from idiopathic toe walking and cerebral palsy to general sport related injuries. Jessica believes in establishing good communication with her patients to ensure their needs are met and that they are given the best possible patient care experience while helping them reach their full functional capacity. Jessica is excited to finish her certification in Applied Functional Science this upcoming year.

Travis Robertson


Travis is a graduate of Bradley University in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Health Science. In 2017, he graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and a Master's of Healthcare Administration. Travis has had clinical experiences that range in variety, from hospital based orthopedic physical therapy, to sports medicine, veteran care, and acute care. Travis' last clinical experience was with veterans where he treated acute orthopedic injuries and long term prosthetic rehabilitation. Travis' goals are to make physical therapy as patient-oriented as possible, as well as become an educator in movement and dysfunction for the patient. Travis enjoys playing intermural sports in Chicago and relaxing with friends in his free time. He has been working on his certification in Applied Functional Science and is looking forward to finishing it in the near future.



Christy Galardi is a Mayo Clinic Collage of Applied Health Sciences graduate with a doctoral degree in physical therapy in 2013. Originally from Chicago, she got her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois’ Chicago campus. Christy has experience working with a variety of patient populations including both orthopedic and neurological diagnoses some of which include multiple sclerosis, stroke, joint replacement, and musculoskeletal pain. Christy is passionate about overall health and wellness and assisting her patient’s in reaching their full functional potential. She is currently perusing an advanced certification to become a fellow of Applied Functional Science with the internationally renowned Gray Institute for Functional Transformation.



Dana Brewbaker


Dana graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Southern Illinois University in 2012 and has been working in outpatient rehab since. She has experience with sports related injuries, orthopedics, and varieties of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions from pediatric to geriatric ages. She believes in a hands on approach and provides manual therapy. She strives to establish good communication and provides a positive atmosphere for learning and growing while taking into account everyone's unique individuality. Dana is excited to grow as a therapist and will graduate in '18 as a Fellow of Applied Function Science, placing her in a group of elite movement specialists who treat the source of a problem rather than alleviating symptoms temporarily.


Front Office Staff
  • Liza Angulo
  • Laura Gonzalez
  • Bonita Perez
Billing Staff
  • Dawn Pigott
Therapy Technician Staff
  • Alma Jimenez
  • Danny Lyons
  • Brennan Martin
  • John Perisic
  • Cynthia Pinto