Emily Tenuto, PT, DPT


Physical Therapist

Emily uses a combination of close collaboration with physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, and evidence-based medicine, to provide the highest level of care in treating patients with non-surgical and surgical foot, ankle, knee, hip, spine and shoulder injuries. She has an interest in treating endurance athletes such as runners, cyclists, and swimmers as well as recreational athletes. She has a passion for working with patients with various knee pathologies such as patellofemoral syndrome, ligamentous and meniscus injuries, and osteoarthritis. She is also involved in home health physical therapy to help patients recovering from total joint replacements increase function in the comfort of their own home and help them progress to outpatient PT. 

As a Chicago native, Emily enjoys rooting for her home teams, especially the White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls and Bears. In her free time she enjoys exercising, trying new restaurants, and teaching her dog new tricks.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Examines patients' medical histories
  • Evaluates patients' functional mobility and strength
  • Develops treatment plans
  • Administers therapy including manual therapy
  • techniques
  • Instructs patients on exercise programs
  • Communicates regularly with physician on patient
  • progress and needs
  • Coordinates in-services for clinicians


University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

  • Bachelors in Kinesiology - 2010

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy - 2013

Professional Certifications and Licenses

  • Licensed Physical Therapist (State of Illinois)
  • CPR certified
  • Graston Technique Provider

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Orthopaedic Section
  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)

Emily has office hours at the following location:

Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center