Moffett Physical Therapy

About Us

Moffett Physical Therapy provides high quality care in a comfortable friendly environment. Our slogan is “Building a Pathway to Better Health and Fitness.” Fitness is a stepping stone for good health and good health sometimes requires intervention from a skilled professional such as a physical therapist. Our physical therapists are experts in exercise prescription and joint and muscle dysfunction. We are physical therapist owned and proud to have three convenient locations just off Route 90, in Huntley, Hampshire and in Lake in the Hills.

What is a physical therapist?

Physical therapists are highly educated professionals, who are now graduating from Universities with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Physical therapists are experts in rehabilitation of muscles and joints, injury prevention and prescribing exercises that are appropriate to the individual. Our physical therapists are orthopedic trained. We treat all ages of people who have soft tissue and joint dysfunction.

What to expect...

Our physical therapists will do a thorough examination of your body and how it relates to your pain and symptoms. We will then determine a treatment plan unique to your dysfunction. This treatment program will help you obtain the best possible range of motion, strength and most importantly… function. During your entire treatment process we will communicate effectively with your physician in order to address your pain and symptoms with care and respect.

About the Owner, Dr. Cheryl A. Moffett, DScPT, CMPT

  • Cheryl completed her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy in 2012.
  • Cheryl earned her certification in manual physical therapy in 2012 through North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy​
  • Cheryl is a 1993 graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, School of Physical Therapy, Chicago, IL, with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy.
  • Cheryl completed her undergraduate at University of Washington, Seattle, WA, in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology.
  • Cheryl has also worked as a student athletic trainer at at a collegiate level.
Cheryl has directed orthopedic physical therapy centers, provided acute care, and participated in specialized committees. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Cheryl is friendly and dedicated to her patients, always providing professional and quality care.

Dr. Kurt Van Alstine, PT, DPT, ATC

Education:

  • Received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL in 2008.
  • Received a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL in 2000.

Kurt has been with Moffett Physical Therapy for over 3 years. Initially he was hired as a Physical Therapy Aide while finishing his graduate degree in physical therapy. He has been a Physical Therapist since November of 2008. Kurt also received his certification in athletic training in 2001 after graduating from Trinity International University. Kurt is working toward his manual therapy certification. Kurt's interests in physical therapy stem from childhood experiences assisting with his mother's home therapy. As a Physical Therapist, Kurt enjoys listening, interacting and ultimately helping patients achieve their goals to improve their quality of life. Outside of work Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids. His interests also include exercising, camping and watching the Chicago Cubs and Bears games.

Loretta Quinlan, Accounts Receivable/External Marketing Manager

Loretta was very happy to join the Moffett Physical Therapy team in October of 2007. She brings over 10 years of Marketing and Accounts Receivable experience. She has lived in the Huntley area for over 20 years while raising her 2 children with her husband. Outside of work she loves working in her yard and taking floral design classes at McHenry County College.

Linda Emrich, Front Desk-Hampshire

Linda came to Moffett Physical Therapy in April of 2006. She has 17 years office experience. She graduated from Harper College in Palatine, IL with two Associates Degrees. Linda likes working with our Hampshire patients to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Outside of work Linda enjoys reading, boating and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Andrew Miskell, PT, DPT

Education

  • Received Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 2013
  • Received Bachelors of Science from Illinois State University in 2007

Andrew worked as a personal trainer after undergrad before going back to school for physical therapy. He wanted to become a physical therapist because he enjoys helping people reach their rehabilitation and sport goals. Ultimately, Andrew wants to help people achieve their goals to improve their quality of life. His primary interests are in Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy. He is a APTA member and is active in the physical therapy community. Outside of work Andrew enjoys working out, playing/watching sports, doing various outdoor activities and hanging with friends and family.

Dr. Lara Martin, PT, DPT, NCS

Education:

  • In 2012 certified as clinical specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy by American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS).
  • In 2008 completed Doctorate in Physical Therapy from ATSU.
  • In 2008 completed vestibular certification.
  • In 2000 graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, School of Physical Therapy with Masters in Physical Therapy.
  • In 1996 received bachelors in psychology from Wheaton College.
  • An APTA credentialed clinical instructor.

Lara joined Moffett in 2012. Her interests in physical therapy stem from growing up with her brother who has cerebral palsy. She enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and specializes in dizziness.

She is pursuing further education in manual physical therapy.

Outside of work she enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, riding motorcycles, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Christopher M. Walters, PT, DPT, MS, ATC

  • Received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University, in 2012
  • Received a Master of Science in Athletic Training from Illinois State University, in 2010
  • Received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Illinois State University, in 2008

Prior to going back to physical therapy school Chris worked as an athletic trainer in the high school setting and completed a season long internship with the Chicago Cubs Class A affiliate Peoria Chiefs. He enjoys working in the outpatient orthopedic setting as it allows him the opportunity to treat patients with a diverse variety of conditions. Chris is a member of the APTA and IPTA. Currently he holds a certificate in the Graston Technique and wants to continue to pursue further credentials in manual therapy. Outside of the clinic Chris enjoys spending time with family and following both the major Chicago sports teams and college athletics.