Paul J. Sullivan, PT, MHS, CHT, FAAOMPT, DPT

Paul decided to join with Doctors of Physical Therapy after 23 years as owner of Barrington Rehabilitation and Sports Physical Therapy in Barrington, IL.  Working as a physical therapist since 1983, Paul previously managed physical therapy centers for Physical Therapy Services, Baxter, Caremark and Health South before establishing Barrington Rehabilitation.


Paul earned his physical therapy degree from Northwestern University in 1983 and completed his Master of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis in 1989. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) in 2018, completing his Fellowship training through the Manual Therapy Institute.  Paul is also a Certified Hand Therapist, becoming one of only several physical therapists in Illinois who hold a certification in hand therapy.


Paul completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2020 at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, IL, where he is also a guest lecturer in the DPT program, sharing his knowledge of hand injuries, treatment and orthotic fabrication.


Paul is trained in vestibular rehabilitation, balance training and BPPV. He is certified in Graston Therapy and McKenzie Method, and is trained to complete pre-work screenings, functional capacity evaluations and work conditioning for worker compensation patients.


Paul is married to Cindy, who also works for Doctors of Physical Therapy as a credentialing specialist, and has two grown children, Ryan and Kelsey. Paul’s hobbies include reading, swimming and running and he has completed many marathons, including the Chicago Marathon in 2003, 2008 and 2011, the Boston Marathon in 2007 and 2008, the New York Marathon in 2010, the Berlin Marathon in 2012, the London Marathon in 2014 and the Marine Corps Marathon in 2016.


Paul is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) and the IPTA Private Practice section, the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (AAOMPT), the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), the McKenzie Institute, and is a clinical instructor for the DPT program at Rosalind Franklin University School of Physical Therapy.