Curtis Burds, PT, DPT, CSCS, Staff Physical Therapist
Lincoln Park

Formerly a Dubuque, Iowa native Curtis graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2021 from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. His clinical experience includes outpatient sports medicine and orthopedics treating normal populations on up to professional level athletes. Though Curtis is passionate about return to sports populations he enjoys returning people to their prior levels of function during everyday life the most. His outpatient experience includes treating musculoskeletal conditions such as the cervicogenic headaches, total joint replacements, ACL reconstruction, labral and meniscal repairs, frozen shoulder, sciatica, pain ranging from the neck to low back, and more. He also has experience treating and managing neurological issues such as MS.

Curtis has also been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) thru the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2019 and trains various populations when not helping those in need. This fuels his passion for returning active people to the activities they performed prior to their injury or surgical intervention. He is also certified in Chain Reaction Biomechanics through the Gary Gray Institute since 2021.

When he is not assisting patients in the clinic or clients in the gym Curtis is constantly on the move challenging himself physically and mentally. He enjoys running and cycling as a 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and a 3x Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) finisher. Growing up he partook in various events and played various positions in football, basketball, and track and field all of which he enjoys watching in his free time. When winding down Curtis enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and reading books or vintage comic books.