Chuck Schulte PT, ATC, Owner/CEO
I’ve been working in the rehabilitation field for over 30 years as an athletic trainer or physical therapist. My personal drive to help people has been there for a long time. Growing up in a small town, that’s 950 people small, in Iowa there was always a strong sense of community and helping your neighbor was something everyone just did. You could say I was infected with the “Help” bug way back then. As a kid, I did my part by being a Boy Scout and earning the status of Eagle Scout. (And yes, I have helped little old ladies cross the street.)
Diamond Physical Therapy has been an active supporter of Algonquin/Lake in the Hills/McHenry County from its inception in 1993. We’ve had the opportunity to touch 1000’s of people’s lives. I started treating the children of former patients a long time ago and now I’m starting to see their grandkids. I am flattered and appreciate the confidence of all our past patients. Our team is ready to help all those who need it.
So how did I land in Algonquin?
I pursued more than a few majors in college while I played baseball at the same time. I was drawn to athletic training and sports medicine like many athletic trainers and physical therapists in the past, by suffering an injury, being exposed to the rehabilitation process ( And realizing I should not be expecting any phone calls from the Cubs or the White Sox).
Getting to help other athletes had a lot of satisfaction and so I pursued that as my profession via Athletic Training. I worked and received my Master’s Degree at the University of Virginia where I was selected by my peers for the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in my final year. Working the college ranks allowed me to see firsthand, William Perry before he became William “The Refrigerator” Perry and I stood next to Bo Jackson (before he knew anything).
I moved on to Tulane University in New Orleans, where I worked with athletes from all sports. It was there that my bug to help people grew and I felt there were even more people I could be helping by becoming a physical therapist.
I completed my physical therapy degree at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1990, founded Diamond Physical Therapy in 1993 and here I am today.
My wife Sue and I have worked hard to create an environment at Diamond Physical Therapy of professionalism and expertise but not sacrificing the compassion, understanding and the sincere desire to help all those who walk through our doors. We want to treat you like family.