Physical Therapist, CSCS, Cert. MDT
Spine Specialist and Manual Therapy Practitioner
After completing his Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Human Biology from the University of Toronto, Sanjoy pursued his Graduate Level education in Physical Therapy at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. Shortly thereafter, he arrived in Chicago to start his career as a Physical Therapist. Since then, Sanjoy has worked over 15 years in areas, ranging from hospital to private outpatient practice settings. He has been a staff clinician, director, clinical instructor, guest lecturer, expert consultant, business owner, entrepreneur and has dedicated his life to bringing quality care to his patients. Sanjoy also understands the rigors of sport and how it can affect the musculoskeletal system and lead to sports-related injuries, as he has successfully completed 6 Olympic Distance Triathlons and has a Black -Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is especially skilled in manual therapy, joint mobilization techniques, dry needling/acupuncture and has a keen interest in treatments of spine pathologies. He has certifications from the McKenzie Institute USA and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Sports and Conditioning Association. Currently, Sanjoy is pursuing advanced level certifications in manual therapeutic techniques for the spine.
In his spare time, Sanjoy is a husband and a doting father of two beautiful children, participates as a Toastmaster, enjoys reading books on health and wellness, finance/value investing and trains for triathlon.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Sam is the Co-founder of Albatross Physical Therapy & Wellness. Sam is a Physical Therapist Assistant who has been practicing for 8 plus years. Sam received his Associate's in Applied Science from Fox College in 2011, after which he pursued his education in 2015 where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Sam has spent most of his career in an outpatient setting where he has treated patients and managed outpatient facilities. Sam has focused on assisting patients in reaching their goals to return to the greatest level of function.
Sam enjoys watching/playing sports. He is a loved uncle of many and enjoys learning about financial/mental growth. He enjoys taking on new challenges and finding ways to achieve new goals.
Physical Therapy Aide
Brianna Riske has joined the Albatross team as one of our physical therapy aides and administrative staff! She is currently completing her bachelor's degree in Psychology along with a minor in Exercise Science at Elmhurst University. Brianna joined the Albatross team to gain experience and to further her career interest in Physical Therapy. With hands-on experience through volunteer work at Delnor hospital, she gained the confidence to become a physical therapy aide and to learn how to treat patients better with the Albatross team.
Brianna has an interest in traveling and has been to over 10 different countries and wants to keep expanding this into her future. In her spare time, Brianna enjoys cooking and creating new recipes, along with traveling and seeing new places.
As one of the physical therapy aides/admin staff, Brianna will be here from the afternoon to evening hours supporting the physical therapist with treatments, social media networking, and will also be responsible for clinic organization and scheduling. She says that she is most happy helping patients and seeing them meet their physical therapy goals!
Physical Therapy Aide
Amanda Johnson has joined the Albatross team as one of our physical therapy aides and administrative staff!
She is studying exercise physiology and psychology at a local college. Her inspiration for treating patients in the physical therapy field comes from a young age after reconstructive ACL surgery resulting in need of physical therapy to regain her normal knee function. With this experience, she was hooked and a believer that physical therapy really works! After seeing the results that Sanjoy and Sam are able to produce for patients, she felt that joining the Albatross team was a "no brainer.” Today, Amanda is grateful that the physical therapy she had for her knee those many years ago, now allows her to coach youth cheerleading teams, as well as dancing with her hula hoop in her spare time!
As one of the physical therapy aide/admin staff, she will be supporting the physical therapist with treatments, marketing to our community, will be responsible for clinic organization and scheduling patients and making sure that everyone at Albatross has a delightful and rewarding experience from the moment they walk through the door!