Meet The Team

Founder

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Antigone Vesci
DPT,ATC, SCS, FAAOMPT, CMTPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy 
Athletic Trainer
Sports Certified Specialist
Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist

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August Winter
DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Orthopaedic Certified Specialist

Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

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Max Whiting
DPT, OCS, FIT

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Amanda Montbriand
DPT, FIT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Orthopaedic Certified Specialist

Fellow in Training

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Fellow in Training

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August Winter DPT, OCS, FIT

August received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He then completed his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Virginia in 2017. August is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).

August has treated patients with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. He has treated DI NCAA, club, and high school level athletes as well as patients dealing with chronic joint pain looking to regain their every-day mobility and function. He is passionate about patient education and believes that helping patients better understand their bodies and healthy motion is the most important aspect of physical therapy. August’s clinical interests include joint manipulation, spine pain, and injury risk reduction. He is currently pursuing his Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Practice, Research, and Education with Northwestern University. Outside of the clinic August enjoys cycling, weightlifting, and spending time with his wife in the Lincoln Square area.

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Antigone Vesci

​PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, FAAOMPT, CMTPT

Meet the Owner

Antigone is a Sports Certified Specialist, currently working as the Director of Performance Therapy at The Edge in Glenview, IL. She is also a contracted educator for Northwestern University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, as well as, a tactical athlete specialist at O2X, where she speaks nationally to firefighters, law enforcement, and other government and military agencies on injury risk reduction. 

 

Antigone received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2012, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She then completed the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2017. Antigone is also a certified health care provider for World Rugby. 

Antigone is dedicated to providing evidence-based and patient-centered care to all age groups and demographics, but finds working with tactical athletes, the aging athlete, and patients in chronic pain the most professionally rewarding. She also works closely with local dentists to treat tempromandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD). 

 

Outside of the clinic, Antigone enjoys painting, singing and playing music, and cooking with her husband Brian. They have a daughter, Meli.

Max Whiting DPT, OCS, FIT

Max received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Illinois State University in 2014. While at Illinois State he was president of the ISU Wrestling Club where he became a national qualifier and an Academic All-American athlete. He then received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and went on to complete his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Chicago. Max is currently pursuing his Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Practice in sports medicine through the Institute of Athletic Regeneration located in Houston, Texas. Currently, Max is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

 

Max’s clinical experience in working with NCAA, X-games, US ski team, and weekend warrior athletes as well complex persistent pain populations allow him to create an eclectic approach rooted in compassion and patient-specific goal setting. Max enjoys blending strength and conditioning principles with evidence-based rehabilitation practice in order for patients to reach a state of optimal health. Max’s clinical interests include spine pain, ACL rehabilitation, return to sport, shoulder pain, persistent pain, and he enjoys a challenging case where he can research specific evidence to individualize his practice to best help a patient. Max lives in the Chicagoland area and will be offering concierge PT as well. Outside of clinic, Max enjoys snowboarding, golfing, playing the guitar, traveling, weight lifting, and practicing jiu jitsu. 

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Amanda Montbriand DPT, FIT

Amanda completed her Bachelor of Science in 2016 at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019. She subsequently completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020 and is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedics, Manual Therapy, and Education with Northwestern University.

Amanda’s professional experience is in specialized outpatient orthopedic patient care. She enjoys returning patients to sports specific activities through the use of a full body approach. She ensures a specific experience for each patient tailored to their needs and goals. Amanda has also completed advanced training in clinical diagnosis and manual therapy to create the best outcomes for her patients. She is a passionate advocate for the use of physical therapy in the conservative management of injury - especially in youth, high school, and recreational athletes. She believes that progressive exercise and fitness is the ideal way to get patients back to the activities they love and perform at their best. In her free time, Amanda enjoys taking her dog to the park and beach, riding her bike on the lakefront, and trying new restaurants and breweries in Chicago.

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

"My experience working with Antigone has been nothing short of amazing. After suffering a leg injury nearly ten years ago, I’ve worked with numerous physical therapists and doctors without any measurable improvement before finding her. My particular case is a challenging one and has not been easy to solve. She's the only therapist that didn’t give up on me and I’m happy to say that I’ve seen outstanding results. I’m able to do things that I haven’t done in 10 years and I’ll be forever grateful to Antigone for her dedication.”

—  Mike T.