Biography

Dr. Ashraf Abdelhamid is a clinician, educator, speaker, CEO and Founder of Achieve Orthopedic Rehabilitation Institute (AORI), a Chicago manual therapy out patient centers. Ashraf does believe that people need to be active players in their road of recovery. Dr. Ashraf is inspiring his clients to take a proactive role in their recovery and to control their own destiny. Validated Pain Management is ongoing customized pain management and enhanced shared decision making, based on individualized information about a patient’s pain and quality of life. Dr. Ashraf interest is integrating several manual approaches into a comprehensive framework to mange acute and chronic orthopedic clients. Ashraf has integrated his manual therapy skills with the biopsychosocial model, which entails thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and social factors, all play a significant role in human functioning in the context of disease or illness. Dr. Ashraf believes that pain and its impact are validated and acknowledged, and information about pain mechanisms is individualized according to what the patient experiences. He completed a full certification dry needling program for trigger point management. Early in his career, Ashraf trained with several international experts who influenced his comprehensive manual therapy and pain management to Neuromusculoskeletal problems. Ashraf is representing 32 years of clinical practice. He continues to stay alongside of innovative physical therapy developments through Continuing Education courses and by attending national and international conferences. Ashraf consistently share those experiences and approaches with his clients everyday.