PT, MOMT Founder & President
Jim Judge is the Founder and President of ReLive Physical Therapy, a Chicago-based Rehabilitation Center, focused on the delivery of expert clinical care for work-related musculoskeletal injuries and sports medicine. Jim is a seasoned Physical Therapist and Rehabilitative Services Entrepreneur. He received his Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from University of Illinois. He then went on to complete his Master’s focused on Manual Therapy from The Ola Grimsby Institute. Jim previously was President and Founder of Flexion Rehabilitation, with 18 clinics in 3 states. Jim has brought his vision from his previous company to lead Relive to being the therapy of choice for the community and healthcare providers we serve.
Zeke is a physical therapist assistant with our clinic. He is a first generation immigrant, fluent in Spanish and active in sports. Zeke played baseball in college and brings a lot of experience to help contribute to our orthopedic population. He goes out of his way to contribute to our team willing to work in a few locations to learn more about our system of care. In a very short time, Zeke has shown great professionalism, team work ethic and excellent patient care. In his free time, Zeke is an umpire in youth baseball. We are happy to have him come aboard.
Cassie is a clinic assistant to our Physical Therapists. Cassie graduated St Xavier University in 2015 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a former athlete, and played NAIA collegiate soccer for 4 years at St. Xavier. Cassie is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with experience designing exercise programs based off client goals. She is currently studying in the PTA program at Fox College in Tinley Park IL.
Mr. Povalish has over 40 years of financial and operational experience in over a dozen industries. After completing his college degree with honors he accepted a position at the largest international CPA firm in Chicago (KPMG).
After public accounting, Mr.Povalish has spent the last 30+ years owning, operating, buying, selling and consulting with small to medium sized business enterprises. As the VP of Finance and at Relive Physical Therapy, Mr. Povalish is charged with running the day to day financial, HR, treasury management, legal and business growth portions of the business model. Mr. Povalish has sat on the Board of Directors of various companies and volunteer his time with local not for profit organizations benefiting small business owners and local charities. He is also an adjunct Professor of Accounting at Roosevelt University, Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality, Chicago, IL.
MSPT, MS, CSCS Director of Operations
Curt Kaun is a licensed physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University’s Physical Therapy program.
Curt has a wealth of both clinical and managerial experience, treating a wide array of orthopedic conditions. He takes great pride in applying his dual professional background (Physical Therapy & Exercise Physiology) to achieve optimal levels of wellness and functioning for his patients. Professionally, he is passionate about consistently providing every patient with an unparalleled patient care experience. Curt brings operational experience from his previous position with a large chain rehab organization. Curt incorporates his wellness approach with our partnership with Charter Fitness combining expert rehabilitation with wellness, dietetic counseling,coaching and fitness.