Athletics & Sports Medicine

“Sports Medicine is a field of medicine that relates to the prevention and treatment of injuries and other health problems that affect people who play sports”.

She commonly discusses proper shoe gear and educates patients on proper foot care and for prevention of injuries.

Treatment will always include many conservative but aggressive treatments; physical therapy, massage therapy, proper shoe gear suggestions, orthotic support, nutritional therapy, holistic and integrative therapies to complete a well rounded approach.

Optimal results are the goal. Dr. Lisa M. Schoene has her sports medicine clinic in Chicago and Park City, IL, please call us for additional information or if you have any questions regarding our sports medicine services.

Athletic & Sports Medicine Services:

  • New patient- Extended appointment time slots.
  • Lower extremity biomechanical exams.
  • Athletic shoe evaluations for fit and function.
  • Orthotic Prescription: custom and semi custom for all types of athletic shoes.
  • Sport specific gait evaluation: complete posture and bio-mechanical examination.
  • Massage Therapy: 3 therapists at 2 office locations.
  • Physical Therapy: many modalities and methods to improve injury quickly.
  • Strength Evaluation and Training: specific for all athletes.
  • Brace fitting and Sporting good supplies: to help augment therapy treatments.
  • Nutrition counseling: blood testing to improve performance.
  • Acupuncture therapy: traditional acupuncture and physical therapy needling.
  • Homeopathic treatments: oral, topical and injectable.
  • Injection therapies.
  • Additional Alternative Therapies

"I came in to bring my son, Evan for an evaluation of his football injury, Dr.Schoene was absolutely wonderful & truly went above and beyond! We truly appreciated her caring evaluation!"

- D. W .


What is a Sports Medicine Podiatrist?

According to Webster’s Dictionary, “Sports Medicine is a field of medicine that relates to the prevention and treatment of injuries and other health problems that affect people who play sports”.

Studies have proven that injury is inevitable in sport and dance, and can occur upwards of 85% in some sports. Many studies suggest that over 50% of all sports injuries involve the foot and ankle. Since most sports and recreational activities involve running and the use of the feet and legs, it lends itself nicely to the field of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Since the foot is the foundation of the lower extremity and the parameter needed for proper gait in general, it is of utmost importance that the foot function efficiently all the time, even without shoes.

“Just doing surgery on athletes is not practicing Sports Medicine” rather, it involves patient and thoughtful care for athletes who desire injury rehabilitation, prevention strategies, and cutting edge treatments, traditionally not involving surgery! says Dr. Schoene

This takes a lot of experience and training, and behind the scenes work on a regular basis. Studying within the field of Sports Medicine, takes time, to attend seminars, research topics, teaching, lecturing and writing for publications in the field.

For Dr. Lisa M. Schoene, becoming a Sports Medicine Podiatrist was a labor of love that started in the 1980’s. It is not just about talking the talk, but rather walking the walk! As a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Triple board Certified Podiatrist she is the Podiatric Consultant to the DePaul Blue Demons, as well as working many sporting events, from the 1996 Atlanta “Olympic Games”, to “World Cup Soccer” at Soldiers Field Chicago, to the yearly “Chicago Shoot Out” Lacrosse tournament, and for many years worked with the “Chicago Panthers” Semi-Pro Football team, Covered Marathons, Triathalons, “Avon” Breast Cancer walkathons, as well as coverage for many dance, and theater performances; such as with “The Joffrey Ballet”, “Hubbard Street Dance” Inside Chicago dance, Ballet Chicago, Lion King as well as others.

As a Dance Medicine Podiatrist and Running Podiatrist, she regularly lectures at Dance Intensives, and other Running clubs in the Chicagoland area.

Selecting a Sports Medicine Podiatrist should be based on experience, knowledge, enthusiasm, and the utmost concern to get every athlete and dancer back to their activity as quickly as possible.

She always keeps in mind the movements of each sport and incorporates that into the treatment plan.
Sports Medicine in Chicago, IL

Dr. Lisa M. Schoene provides sports medicine in Chicago, IL. Chicago has a sea of sporting events, races, dance and theatre shows and “active” activities in and around the city on any given day. Dr. Schoene has been a Sports Medicine Specialist and Running Podiatrist for over 23+ years. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer, and expert in Running and Dance medicine as she treats many Professional, Semi-Professional, elite, and recreational athletes and dancers everyday in her practice.

She treats dancers from around the Chicagoland and Indiana areas to the border of Wisconsin as well. Ballet Chicago in downtown Chicago have Dr. Schoene lecture and do screenings during their summer intensives. Dance companies, such as Inaside Chicago Dance, and Elements Contemporary Ballet, Chicago Tap Theater, and Dance Center Evanston, send their dancers to Dr. Schoene for proper evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation; she gives prevention lectures and performs screenings for the dancers as well.

Many running and triathalon clubs ie: Chicago Multisport in Chicago, have Dr. Schoene give lectures to their members on overuse running injuries, prevention, running shoe issues, and even nutrition.

If a doctor is going to “talk the talk” they better have experience in “walking the walk”! When it comes to expertise in Sports, Running, and Dance Medicine, Trust Dr. Schoene who is a time honored Author, Lecturer, Mentor, Educator and Practicing Physician.

Lincoln Park

The Athenaeum Theater is home to many dance companies in which Dr. Schoene is involved with. She works with dance companies such as Chicago Tap Theater, and Inaside Chicago Dance and Ballet Chicago who perform on stages at that theater in the heart of Lincoln Park in Chicago.

Dr. Schoene has been involved with many running and walking race type events as well, as the breast cancer walkers travel through Lincoln Park during their 2 day 60+ mile event. DePaul University Blue Demons has its University gymnasium and practice facilities in Lincoln Park as well. Dr. Schoene has been a Podiatric Consultant to the Blue Demons for over 23+ years

She regularly screens the athletes and makes suggestions for athletic shoe gear for the upcoming seasons. She takes care of many of the athletes at the Athletic Training room on campus as well throughout the year.

River North

Dr. Schoene has a practice in the River North area of Chicago. Her office is on Ontario Street, and is in a holistic building containing the “Yoga Circle” and “The Trainers Gym”. Personal Trainers regularly send clients to see Dr. Schoene for Podiatric care, and over the years has treated many of the Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists, athletes, runners, and dancers that travel through that location.

Massage, and physical therapy services are preformed along with holistic and nutritional services too. Let Dr. Schoene help you to perform to your highest level after she completes a thorough examination, and makes treatment suggestions.


"I came in to bring my son, Evan for an evaluation of his football injury, Dr.Schoene was absolutely wonderful & truly went above and beyond! We truly appreciated her caring evaluation!"


- D. W .

Practicing Sports Medicine & Podiatry Gurnee, IL

Dr. Lisa M. Schoene provides sports medicine in and around Gurnee and Park City, IL. The Northern suburbs has a sea of sporting events, races, dance and theatre shows and “active” activities in and around those suburbs on any given day or weekend. 

Dr. Schoene has been a Sports Medicine Specialist and Running Podiatrist for over 23+ years. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer, and expert in Running and Dance medicine as she treats many Professional, Semi-Professional, elite, and recreational athletes and dancers everyday in her practice.

She treats dancers from around the Northern suburbs like Evanston, Libertyville, Lake Forest, Gurnee, and Waukegan areas, to the border of Wisconsin as well. 

Dance Center Evanston has had Dr. Schoene lecture and do screenings during their summer intensives for students and teachers as well.

Dancers from companies, and studios in Libertyville, Highland Park, Schaumburg, Chrystal Lake, Hanover Park, such as, Talent Forum, Faubourg School of Ballet, Rise Dance Center, Judith Svalander School of Ballet, send their dancers to Dr. Schoene for proper evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation; she gives prevention lectures and performs screenings for many of the dancers as well.

Many running and triathalon clubs such as ZB run squad in Zion, to Grayslake, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff running clubs have had Dr. Schoene give lectures to their members on overuse running injuries, prevention, running shoe issues, and even nutrition. If a doctor is going to “talk the talk” they better have experience in “walking the walk”! When it comes to expertise in Sports, Running, and Dance Medicine, Trust Dr. Schoene who is a time honored Author, Lecturer, Mentor, Educator and Practicing Physician.