Al Flores

Al Flores, PT, CFCE

Al Flores is the owner and director of Function1st Physical Therapy, LLC. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and his physical therapy degree from the prestigious physiotherapy/manual therapy program at University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Al is fluent in Spanish and has been treating patients in the Chicago area for 14 years. Through the years he has successfully directed staff physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise specialists and has personally treated thousands of patients since 1998.

Al’s continued education course work includes a number of manual therapy courses; muscle energy, myofacial release, and plyometric and core stabilization techniques. Having a particular interest in the treatment and prevention of work-related and athletic injuries, Al integrates functional movement patterns into his rehab programs for all injuries and dysfunction. Recent coursework includes training in Functional Capacity Evaluations and Work Hardening/Conditioning Treatments. He recently received the Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator Certification (CFCE) through Occupro and has been WorkWell Certified in FCE’s and Work Rehabilitation for 14 years.

Al lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Leslie, who is also a physical therapist, and two daughters, Amanda and Kylie. He enjoys a variety of hobbies including travelling, reading and P90X/core stabilization workouts.