Joseph Kountz was raised in Schererville, IN where he attended Lake Central High School and played basketball and baseball competitively. Growing up as an athlete, Joe experienced his fair share of minor injuries. He eventually experienced a major shoulder injury that required surgery. This led to Joe’s first encounter with the physical therapy profession. The time he spent as a physical therapy patient sparked Joe’s interest in becoming a PT. During his senior year of high school, Joe participated in Lake Central’s internship program which afforded him the opportunity to intern at a physical therapy clinic. This is where he first met Nick and Eileen, and eventually was offered a part time position as a PT technician.
Joe worked as a PT technician while he attended Purdue University Calumet. Working part time as a PT tech gave him the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the physical therapy profession while pursuing his bachelor’s degree. Joe earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Fitness Management with a minor in nutrition from Purdue University in December 2015.
After graduating from Purdue, Joe continued his pursuit of becoming a physical therapist. He then attended graduate school at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. He graduated in May 2020 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In September 2020, fate brought Joe back to Nick and Eileen when they hired him to join the Alpha Physical Therapy team as a PT.
Joe is an active individual who loves the outdoors. He loves to travel, as well as enjoys camping trips, kayaking, hiking, fishing and participating in any other activity that gets him closer to nature. He is also an avid golfer who takes every opportunity he can to get out on the golf course.