Staff

Staff

  • SANJOY ROY

    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.

  • SAM ABBASI

    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.

  • RACHEL HUERTA

    Physical Therapist Assistant


    Rachel completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a minor in Business Studies at Bradley University in 2016 before attending Fox College to attain an Associates of Applied Science in 2021. Rachel developed her passion for health and wellness during dance classes where she began learning and practicing stretch and strength techniques. Experience includes becoming a student mentor for her cohort where she provided academic assistance to fellow classmates, and practicing in a variety of environments such as skilled nursing facilities, in-patient, and out-patient clinics which gives her a diverse set of skills and knowledge which she uses to provide the best care.

    Rachel has a passion related to all things dance and movement-related and enjoys bringing that aspect into her sessions. She aspires to specialize in the spine, lower extremities, proper posture, pelvic floor therapy, and dance-related injuries. In her free time, she enjoys baking, trying new restaurants and recipes, traveling, and taking group fitness classes.

  • BRIANNA RISKE

    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!