Alison McGinnis (she/her)
CLINICAL DIRECTOR, Physical Therapist

Alison (@amcginnis_dpt) graduated from Northwestern University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and has been with Finish Line PT since 2011. She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. She attended the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill for her undergraduate work and competed as a pole vaulter on the varsity track and field team for all four years.

Through both her clinical experiences and as a patient herself on multiple occasions, Alison has learned that an effective physical therapist must be not only knowledgeable, but also creative and encouraging. She enthusiastically shares her knowledge of how the body works and her experience in sports conditioning with her patients to help them to recover from injuries and prevent future sports-related injuries.

Professional Certifications

  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute
  • Lower Extremity Active Release Techniques (ART) Provider
  • Postural Restoration Institute Coursework: Myokinematic Restoration, Pelvis Restoration, Postural Respiration, Cervical Revolution and Impingement and Instability
  • Functional Soft Tissue Transformation Certified
  • Nike NG 360 Golf Performance Specialist

The Skinny

  • Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
  • College: University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and Northwestern University–Feinberg School of Medicine
  • My teams: UNC anything, Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs
  • Best way to stay active: Spinning
  • Follow on instagram @amcginnis_dpt

What I Like:

  • About working at FLPT: Finish Line is a great place to work. It’s a laid-back fun atmosphere to be in, and it’s a small close group where you get to know everyone you work with.
  • About FLPT patients: It’s great to work with patients who want to get better and have set high goals for themselves. They all want to get back to a healthy, active lifestyle, which allows me to have more fun with their treatment.
  • About running/sports: I always love the competition that’s involved in sports. There’s always a time to beat, a height to get over, or a team to take down, and that’s the exciting part. You can always make a new goal or have a better performance, and that’s the beauty of sports.