Michael Apuada, PT, DPT


  • 929 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
  • (630) 701-6374
  • mapuada@drsofpt.com


  • Running / Endurance Athletes
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Video Running Analysis
  • Post Operative Rehab
  • Dry Needling
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage
  • Vestibular Rehab

About me

Dr. Michael Apuada has been practicing physical therapy for 20 years. He specializes in Running Rehab and performs running video analysis as well as Dry Needling, IASTM and Vestibular Rehab.
Dr. Apuada has an extensive knowledge of marathon running and has taken multiple continuing education courses on running form. Combining his knowledge of running and receiving one on one manual therapy treatment is what makes all the difference when seeing Dr. Apuada.
Dr. Apuada also works with the geriatric population and helps create individualized exercise programs for balance and falls prevention.
With all this experience you will not be disappointed with the care and compassion you get from him at Doctors of Physical Therapy.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, 1999
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2002


Dr. Michael Apuada is very passionate about marathons and triathlons and is very involved with the running community. He has completed 13 marathons and multiple triathlons, including Ironman Wisconsin. Dr. Apuada also loves giving back to the community and has organized multiple fundraiser events to gather donations for charity. When Dr. Apuada is not running, you can most likely find him playing volleyball on the beach with his husband!


What is muscle soreness and why do our muscles get sore?  Everyone has experienced muscle soreness at one point in their lives. For runners, it usually happens one or two days after a longer-than-usual run and can be described as achiness, pain, or muscle tenderness…