At Regenerative Stem Vitality we take an integrated and multi-faceted approach to your health to maximize your healing potential. Our team focuses on identifying the root cause of your pain by performing a thorough exam and evaluating diagnostics. By combining cutting-edge regenerative medicine injections with one-on-one hands on physical therapy, we ensure your greatest chances of success.
Before joining Goodyear Health Center, Dr. Elborno was the Department Chairman of Anesthesia and Peri-Operative Pain at Rush Oak Park Hospital, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center of Chicago, and Medical Director at University Pain Center in Hoffman Estates. He completed his fellowship in Pain Management at Rush Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center of Chicago, and his residency in General Surgery and Anesthesia at Loyola University Medical Center.
Dr. Elborno’s professional affiliations are many, including but not limited to: American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Specialists, World Institute of Pain (WIP), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the United States, Board Member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Critical Care Society of Anesthesia, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, International Anesthesia Research Society, and the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia.
Dr. Elborno is the recipient of numerous awards and tributes such as American’s Top Physicians-Consumer Research Council of America for Anesthesia and Pain Management, Physician of the Year Award at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical University, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and the National Leadership and Businessman of the Year Award, 2003.
His areas of clinical expertise include and are not limited to, treatment of neck and back pain with sciatica and pinched nerves (cervical and lumbar radiculopathies), failed back syndrome (post-laminectomy pain syndrome), intractable headaches, facial pain syndromes, complex regional pain syndrome, peripheral neuropathies, spasticity and compression fractures related to osteoporosis.
He is a highly qualified specialist for various pain conditions. He provides the latest techniques and modalities available in the field of interventional pain management, using state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques, which utilize percutaneous treatment including effective needle and probe techniques which minimize patient discomfort while avoiding many surgical and anesthetic risks and expenses. His areas of technical expertise include and are not limited to spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, cervical and lumbar discography, percutaneous disc decompression, intrathecal pumps, vertebroplasty, facet blocks, nerve blocks, and joint injections.
Dr. Nate Sorum received his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wisconsin Lutheran College. He is a mentor in the “WPTA”, the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Professional Development Program. Nate is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, and he is a certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist.
Nate uses his personal background in sports as well as his extensive post graduate coursework and independent study on orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, and complex pain conditions to help his clients achieve their ideal outcome. Nate’s passion is to help empower and educate his patients on how to feel and move better.
He uses many manual therapy approaches including thrust and non-thrust manipulation of the spine and extremities, myofascial release, therapeutic massage, trigger point dry needling, and “IASTM” Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization technique.
Nate utilizes the “SFMA” Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Move2Perform, a cutting-edge computer application synthesizing results of several evidenced-based assessments. Move2Perform is used by many professional, collegiate, and national sports teams as well as the United States Military. Nate is privileged to provide this cutting-edge injury prevention and performance enhancement tool to his clients. He is an expert in therapeutic and corrective exercise.
Nate and his lovely wife, Linzi, are blessed with three amazing children, Evelyn, Myles, and Josiah. He stays active with basketball and golf.
In 2008, Dr. Melissa Leick received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Carroll College and her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy, from Carroll University, in 2010. Melissa is certified in Intramuscular Manual Therapy (Dry Needling Techniques) for treatment of myofascial trigger points through Myopain Seminars. She is certified with the Schroth-Barcelona Institute for treatment of scoliosis and she has completed the SEAS – Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis Accreditation Program.
Melissa also has the privilege of volunteering for courses where therapists are learning how to treat patients with scoliosis. Melissa has treated patients with a wide variety of orthopedic diagnoses throughout the entire body. She is passionate about providing care for individuals with various physical needs in order to help them increase in ability to serve their families and communities.
Dr. Courtney Kruggel graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2020. She also received her Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology from Marquette in 2018. She not only is a board-certified physical therapist in Wisconsin, but has been a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer since 2016. Dr. Courtney enjoys utilizing her knowledge from both certifications to help progress patients functionally, improving their movement patterns that they utilize throughout their daily life.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. Throughout schooling and continuing into her practicing years, she is a supporter of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research to promote evidence-based care and the growth of the physical therapy profession. In addition to staying on top of research and utilizing clinical practice guidelines for exercise rehabilitation, Dr. Courtney uses hands-on manual techniques to promote mobility of segments, provide neuromuscular feedback, and relieve tension within muscles through myofascial release. She believes that utilizing a combination of manual therapy and exercise will accelerate the healing process for patients and allow them to return to what they love to do throughout their life.
In her free time, Dr. Courtney volunteers for Rise Over Run, a non-profit that makes healthy living accessible through an online platform with access to a variety of strength and running programs, nutrition guidance and recipes, and more. She believes that health is unique to each individual and is not solely fitness and nutrition, but mental and social happiness as well. She hopes to instill this belief in all the patients she treats and give them the confidence to implement it independently. She loves to try new recipes, adventure outdoors, and read (almost) any genre of books.
Dr. Anna Grassman graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland-Baltimore in 2020. She also obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But she is a true Wisconsinite at heart and is happy to be treating patients back in the Midwest.
Dr. Anna uses manual therapies in conjunction with exercise and movement to create personalized therapy sessions. She utilizes neuromuscular re-education, segmental mobilizations, myofascial release, and trigger point release to improve quality of movement. Her experience with rehabilitation in a variety of settings has allowed her the ability to be creative, yet practical with her exercise prescription. Her goal is to make therapy plans that both promote patient progress and are functional for the patient’s lifestyle.
Anna is always seeking to learn more about her field. Currently, she enjoys developing her knowledge of strength and conditioning through her own personal fitness. She also enjoys experiencing everything that the Milwaukee area has to offer, including strolling the public parks with her dog, supporting Milwaukee restaurants, and finding local live music.