Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only work with experienced runners?

No. I work with anybody who has an orthopedic problem. I specialize in working with runners both new to running and experienced ultra-marathoners. Teaching newbies how to run and refining running skills in the more experienced athlete.

Can you take away my pain?

Learning more about your specific problem is step #1 in effectively treating it. To see if I can help, schedule a free discovery phone call using this link

What is a “discovery call”?

A quick 15-20 minute phone call with Dr. Michael Cortese to discuss your current problem, your health history, your goals, and best determine your fit for working with us at our clinic.

How much does it cost?

Discovery calls are FREE. Price per in-person evaluation and treatment sessions vary based on whether you’re scheduling a single visit or you’ve purchased a physical therapy treatment package. I also accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. To learn more, schedule a free discovery phone call using this link

Where is the clinic?

Dr. Michael Cortese operates out of a private gym called: Fitness Defined in Evanston Illinois.

3938 Church Street, Evanston, Illinois 60203

When are appointments available?

Evaluations and treatment are 1 hour in duration and are available Monday – Saturday by appointment only.

If you are an existing patient and want to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Michael Cortese directly.

If you are a NEW patient, please schedule a free phone call with Dr. Michael Cortese using this link