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Jeffrey Damaschke

Jeffrey Damaschke, PT, DPT, PhD

3471 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

Available for Appointments


Dr. Damaschke received his BS in physical therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch. He subsequently completed his MS in physical therapy with an emphasis in orthopedics at Finch University of Health Sciences and his doctor of physical therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In 2016, he completed his doctor of philosophy from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a degree in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education. His dissertation focused on the assessment and acquisition of knowledge related to prevention, health promotion and wellness in the health professions. 

Dr. Damaschke’s clinical practice has been performing orthopedic/sports physical therapy, primary musculoskeletal care and prevention, health promotion and wellness within the United States Navy for 20 years, and he served for two years aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis-CVN 74 as the ship’s physical therapist and health promotion officer. He has continued his practice in orthopedic and sports physical therapy while at the university and is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.  He has presented at the International Association for the Study of Pain conference, Association of Schools of Allied Health Sciences national meeting, Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) conferences, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) national meetings, and APTA Combined Sections. In addition, he has given a variety of invited presentations in the community and continuing education programs in the areas of musculoskeletal kinesiology and functional anatomy, health promotion and wellness, primary musculoskeletal care, diagnostic imaging for rehabilitation specialists, and differential diagnosis.