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Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She utilizes movement analysis to collaborate with patients across the lifespan to improve function, mobility, and to achieve their unique goals. Lindsay values clinical research and has presented at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting, as well as the Southern California Chapter of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. She works closely with the healthcare team at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush to implement the latest evidence-based treatments for conservative and post-operative care of foot, ankle, knee, hip, spine, and shoulder conditions. As a dancer with over a decade of professional experience, she has special interests in performing arts physical therapy, youth athletics, gait and balance impairments, and movement disorders. Lindsay is thrilled to provide high quality, individualized care as part of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physical Therapy.

Clinic Responsibilities:

  • Examines patients' medical histories
  • Evaluates patients' functional mobility and strength
  • Develops and administers individualized treatment plans
  • Administers skilled interventions including manual therapy techniques, neuromuscular re-education, and therapeutic exercises
  • Instructs patients in individualized exercise programs
  • Communicates regularly with physicians regarding patient cases
  • Coordinates in-service meetings for physical therapists/physical therapy assistants

Education / Certifications

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Modern Dance Performance - The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA); Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Biological Sciences - Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
  • Graduate Degree
    Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Certification
    CPR Certified; Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Profesional Associations
    Licensed Physical Therapist (State of Illinois)
    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    • Performing Arts Special Interest Group
    • Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy
    Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)
    International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)

Dr. Lindsay Backiev, PT joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush on February 14th, 2019. Patient satisfaction ratings will be published once there is sufficient data.

Physician Office Locations

Sofija and Jorge O. Galante Orthopedic Building

1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612