Taylor Byers
Physical Therapist, PT, DPT, ART-Cert. - Naperville Clinical Director

Taylor received her Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science from the University of Michigan’s Division of Kinesiology in May 2005 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science in December 2007. She has an extensive competitive aquatic background, swimming and water polo, and has also completed in short and long distance triathlons, road races and marathons. Her hobbies include triathlon, swimming, running, golf, reading, and following University of Michigan athletics. Her professional interests are pediatric and adult athletic injury, endurance sports medicine, performing arts medicine and surgical rehabilitation. Her treatment philosophy is a blend of manual therapy and focused exercise prescription. Providing manual "hands on" treatment is the focus of patient care with the addition of individualized exercise prescription based on specific flexibility and strength deficits. Biomechanics, gait analysis and activity/sport requirements are also key components in developing care for the active patient. She has continuing education in Foot and ankle rehabilitation, Hip, knee, and shoulder sports medicine, Treatment of the lumbar spine, Golf biomechanics and rehabilitation, and Treatment of the overhead throwing shoulder. She is A.R.T. (Active Release Technique) certified. Taylor is very involved in community outreach, with prevention and strength/flexibility programs for age-group and elite athletes, from grade school to NCAA. She has also treated irish dancers, ranging from beginners to world championship levels. She is especially interested in endurance sports for all kids, off-season training, jump testing, explosive leg power development and core stability for efficiency in the water, on the road and on the bike.