Sandberg Physical Therapy

Sandberg Physical Therapy

Owner | Founder

Chicago Location



Mind, Body and Soul

These must line up in order to achieve greatness. I integrate Physical, Complementary and Alternative Therapies to create an encompassing wellness approach to meet your individual needs.

Strengthen Your Relationship with Yourself

One of the most empowering things a physical therapist can do is to show and teach people to heal themselves. A body and mind know how to heal; I provide the individualized direction in order for you to become a better version of yourself.



The Sandberg System optimizes, transforms and enhances your performance, movement and physical longevity, assuring you achieve and exceed your life goals.

This unique system puts your body in the best position possible to enable you to achieve your
life goals, no matter what category you fall within:

  • Athlete working to enhance their performance
  • Individual choosing wellness and fitness as a lifestyle
  • Experience pain
  • Recently suffered a trauma
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Improving mobility
  • Mother during and after pregnancy
  • Want to become a better version of yourself!

Everyone is put together uniquely. With the Sandberg System you are treated with a detailed,
individualized plan, and reassessed during each session. Together we will work together to
achieve and exceed a potential you never knew existed within you.




What It Is: A technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia and connective tissue; restore or reduce impairments of body structure and function; promote and accelerate healing and recovery.

How It Is Done: Thin needles are inserted into the skin, directly in the affected muscles.

Results: In conjunction with other movement-based therapy, leads to improved activity, enhances movement, reduces inflammation, relaxes the muscles, reduces scar tissue, decreases pain and restores normal function.


What It Is: An advanced form of soft-tissue mobilization, which enables certified clinicians to initiate remodeling and regeneration of dysfunctional tissue, producing a healing response from the body to the affected area.

How It Is Done: Ergonomically-designed, non-invasive FDA-approved instruments are gently (or vigorously) rubbed over your skin.

Results: Enhances the healing process after trauma or surgery, provides pain relief, improves overall function and increases isometric muscle strength when combined with other movement-based therapy.


What It Is: A technique, where a vacuum is created in a cup, drawing the skin up into the cup and decompressing the layers of skin and fascia. This suctioning effect creates negative pressure, which loosens and lifts connective tissue, breaks up and drains stagnation in the circulatory and lymph systems, and creates a more even flow. It also allows for the fascia to stretch within multiple planes, which regular massage and bodywork cannot accomplish.

How It Is Done: A cup is placed on the skin and then suctioned onto the skin with a multi-functional vacuum therapy machine.

Results: Helps to reduce pain, improves your range of motion, decreases inflammation, increases circulation and blood flow promotes muscle healing, boosts the immune system, increases relaxation and enhances well being when used in conjunction with other therapies.


What it is: Manipulation of the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissues in the body.

How It Is Done: Direct pressure is used to relax the top layer of muscle in order to reach deeper layers of the muscle tissue.

Results: Improves mobility, muscle strength, range of motion, circulation and oxygen supply, relieves pain, reduces swelling and mobilizes scar tissue, when used with other therapies.


What It Is: A technique that leverages an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics to address and fix movement compensations and imbalances.

How It Is Done: Issues are identified and an individualized exercise routine is created, incorporating correct body alignment to address compensatory mechanisms and total body movement.

Results: Improves quality of movement during workouts and everyday tasks, helps relieve pain, restores balance and enhances mobility, healing and performance.


What It Is: Specific postures which create tension in the myofascial chains of the body.

How It Is Done: Postures are held and specific muscles and fascial planes are tensioned, activating the mechanoreceptors and incorporating the nervous system, rather than just muscle flexibility.

Results: Reduces and prevents injuries, increases strength and mobility by creating space within a precise joint or a segment of the spine, when combined with other therapies.

Dr. Katy Sandberg

Dr. Katy Sandberg

Owner | Founder

Chicago Location


My Vision

I have been a Physical Therapist since 2002. I believe that working with people is not a one size fits all proposition. I think the most empowering thing I do as a physical therapist is to show people how to heal themselves. A body know how to heal – I just provide some direction.

My Story

I started doing gymnastics at the age of 7 and dreamed of going to the Olympics. At age 8, I was doing gymnastics 30 hours a week.  At age 16, I suffered a potential career-ending ACLtear. I managed to recover from the injury, but the pain and anguish of facing the end of my dream changed me. At this point, I decided I wanted to become a Physical Therapist. I wanted to help others heal. I didn’t want others to end a dream without knowing the truth about injuries – the body can heal with the right direction, the right discipline, and the right approach..


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT)
  • Feinberg School of Medicine & Human Movement
  • B.S. Pre-Physical Therapy


  • ASTYM,
  • Dry Needling,
  • Vacuum Cupping therapy
  • Soft Tissue
  • Manipulation
  • Corrective Exercises, ELDOA