Erin Pereira, DPT, OCS

Erin Pereira, DPT, OCS

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Physical Therapist


Physical Therapy


Clarke University


I am passionate about teaching everyone from the young athlete and their parents, to older individuals about the benefits of proper movement. Through Verywell, I am energized and excited to reach more individuals while being able to provide accurate and useful health information.

— Erin Pereira, DPT, OCS


Erin Pereira, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist and athletic trainer at Athletico Physical Therapy in the western suburbs of Chicago. A former member of the Verywell Health medical expert board, she has over 9 years of experience in orthopedic physical therapy and has previous experience as an intern in hospital-based and neurological physical therapy.

Dr. Pereira focuses on patients with musculoskeletal conditions including sports and work injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. As an athletic trainer, she has extensive experience caring for athletes of many sports and skill levels. She specializes in endurance and overhead throwing athletes. 

She has partnered with local physicians to provide medical support at local races including the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She is also a community educator and regularly gives lectures about running and throwing athletes to local organizations.


Dr. Pereira attended Clarke University and earned both a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She served as the co-president of the student physical therapist organization. Dr. Pereira completed her Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency with Evidence in Motion and is certified in Graston Technique.

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