Dr. Mante Baliutaviciute graduated from Indiana University in 2015 with Bachelors of Science degrees in Exercise Science and Dance. There she was also a part of Kinesiology Club and Physical Therapy club, taking on various executive rolls. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018 from Midwestern University. While at MWU she was enrolled in the Students of Physical Therapy Association and volunteered in the medical tents of the Chicago Marathon annually. Mante is also a member of the APTA and has attended several lectures, including the Revitalize Conference.
Mante’s interest in physical therapy sparked at an early age when she saw the impact a pediatrics PT made on her sister and family, and later when Mante was dancing ballet competitively and required PT of her own. This led to her enthusiasm in working with dancers, helping them gain back the strength and flexibility needed to return to the stage.
Mante says she loves learning about how the body functions, responds to injury, and is able to adapt to various stresses and situations put on it, eventually attaining a higher level of function. She understands the importance of customizing a therapy program to suit every individual’s needs, as every person will come in with different challenges they are facing.
“I am a lifelong student. I love learning about how the body functions, responds to injury, and adapts to various stresses placed upon it. My love for orthopedic and manual therapy has grown during my time at DPT. I have attended more classes than I can count, and am constantly striving to better my skills. I am currently a Fellow in Training and am hoping to achieve my Diploma in Osteopractic in December, with FAAOMPT credentialing next year.”
“In my spare time, I enjoy supporting the arts- including attending dance and music concerts and festivals. I also enjoy exploring the great outdoors and travelling around world. I am an avid member of the Lithuanian cultural community.”