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


  • 27401 W. State Route 22 Ste 107 Barrington, IL 60010


  • Hand Therapy
  • McKenzie Certified

About me

Paul has been a practicing physical therapist for over 35 years. He has a passion for learning and teaching in the Physical Therapy world. Paul constantly attending courses and assisting in labs for manual therapy courses, and he often attends annual conferences with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Paul has a close relationship with Rosalind Franklin University as a guest lecturer on hand, wrist, and elbow injuries. He is also a clinical instructor for physical therapy students, and a mentor for fellows pursuing advanced manual therapy skills.


  • Northwestern, 1983 Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • University of Indianapolis, 1989, Masters in Health Science in Physical Therapy
  • Rosalind Franklin University, 2020 Doctorate in Physical Therapy


Paul been married to Cindy for 38 years, who also works for DPT. Together they have 2 beautiful children. Ryan works as a volleyball coach and Kelsey works in the hotel industry. Kelsey was recently married to a wonderful man. When Paul is not working, he is either spending time with his family, reading, or exercising. He has run 5 out of 6 world class marathons (Chicago, New York, Boston, London, and Berlin), and is considering the 6th and final run in Tokyo.


Wrist fractures are one of the most common broken bone injuries and can happen to people of any age or state of health. This type of injury can happen any number of ways, but these fractures are most frequently associated with a fall, or a FOOSH …

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