Kathy Ceisel

Kathy Ceisel

Champion Sports Performance Specialist & Overhead Throwing Expert

At present IBE, Ltd. is partnering with a local company, Athletic EDGE & Wellness LTD to provide physical therapy and sport performance services.  The CEO of Athletic EDGE is Kathy Ceisel who graduated from the University of Illinois with her degree in physical therapy in 1992. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Health Science through the University of Indianapolis in 1999. Her interest in sports medicine started in high school after suffering multiple knee injuries which did not allow her to compete competitively in college softball.

Kathy has 20+ years of orthopedic physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, and injury prevention experience.  She has advanced clinical training in bio-mechanics, evaluation, and treatment of the overhead athlete.  She has rehabilitated athletes from all ages and sports; from those requiring conservative management to those needing rehabilitation following complex surgical intervention.  She has worked with many professional athletes during her career (MLB, NFL, NBA, volleyball, soccer, tennis), collegiate, high school, and youth athletes.  She has been intimately involved with local high school sports in McHenry and Kane Counties; treating athletes from Jacobs, Dundee Crown, Hampshire, Huntley, Cary Grove, Elgin, and Crystal Lake high schools.

Advanced certifications and training:

  • On Base University Pitching Expert
  • On Base University Hitting Expert
  • Champion Sports Performance Expert
  • Astym
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Applied Functional Science
  • Rock Tape/Kineseotape
  • Rock Pods and Rock Floss
  • Functional Movement Techniques, Basic and Performance
  • Gary Gray 3D MAPS
  • APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor

Kathy is married and mom to three active boys who have been involved in baseball, football, basketball and track/field.  A natural progression, her personal involvement with her children lead to more professional involvement with baseball and football related injuries. She has been involved with District 300, District 158, several local baseball organizations, and the Algonquin Argonauts Football organization lending her experience in injury prevention, sports performance, and movement science. Her passion is keeping athletes healthy and on the field.

Learn more bout Athletic EDGE & Wellness LTD here: https://www.edge360wellness.com

The Illinois Baseball Edge Team

The Illinois Baseball Edge, Ltd. (IBE) brings age specific hyper-personalized training to overhead throwing athletes to improve their performance, reduce injury risk, and educate families and coaches in how to train and prepare the mind and body for competition.

Ernie Smith

Owner of Illinois Baseball Edge and Baseball Coach

Jay Burke

Chief Data Officer and Scientist