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Dr. Susan Mercado

Susan Mercado, PT, DPT

Susan graduated from Rosalind Franklin University in 2014 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  She has been practicing both inpatient and outpatient PT since graduation with a specialization in balance and falls prevention, vestibular disorders, as well as orthopedic and neuro diagnosis.

Family: Married with 3 boys and 1 girl! 

Find your balance, energy & happiness the natural way.

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About Me

I’m Dr. Susan Mercado and I graduated from Rosalind Franklin University in Illinois in 2014 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  I currently reside with my husband and 3 boys and a girl.

Mission & Vision

I believe in a holistic approach to physical therapy, to address the entire body to improve function and mobility. 



What is Direct Access Physical Therapy?

Direct Access Physical Therapy allows for patients to be seen by a licensed Physical Therapist without the referral of a Physician.


What is Cash Pay PT?

Cash pay PT is an alternative to the traditional insurance based models. With this model, you will receive one-on-one care by a licensed Physical Therapist for individualized treatment. Clients will receive a “super bill” they are able to submit to their insurance for reimbursement.  


What type of diagnoses do you treat?

As a licensed Physical Therapist I have been trained extensively in many different diagnoses including orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. I have a specialty in vestibular therapy as well as balance and falls prevention.  I am also certified in dry needling which can treat many diagnoses including headaches, TMD, neck pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis and more. 


Where do you practice?

Currently Well Balanced PT is offering in home visits for the McHenry County area as well as virtual visits.

Practice Info


In home and virtual visits

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