Carle Sports Medicine

Physical Therapy

Photo of exterior of the Carle Sports Medicine office

Carle Foundation Hospital Sports Medicine provides physical therapy services through Campus Recreation at the ARC for recent or chronic orthopedic/activity related conditions or injury. 

(Located in the main lobby to the left after the basketball courts BEFORE going through the pass gate.) 

Physical therapy by a licensed physical therapist is available for students, staff, and faculty with a prescription from any medical doctor. Sessions are available Monday through Friday.


To schedule an appointment, contact or call (217) 383-9500. 

Athletic Training

Athletic training services at Campus Recreation provided by Carle Foundation Hospital Sports Medicine are SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME.

The ARC drop-in clinic has been suspended for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

However, the Carle Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center drop-in clinic is open.

Free Injury Evaluations are available through CARLE SPORTS MEDICINE:

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center 
2300 S. First St., Champaign
(1/2 mile south of the State Farm Center)
(217) 383-9500

Monday-Thursday: 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Friday: 6:30-8:30 a.m.

Meet Your Physical Therapist

Wade is currently the lead Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer at the Carle ARC Physical Therapy Clinic.

Prior to arriving in Champaign, Wade attended South College School of Physical Therapy earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2017) and subsequently completed an Orthopedic Residency through Evidence in Motion at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in Austin, TX in 2018. He recently became Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2021.

The Muscatine, IA native received his Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Physiology/Athletic Training from the University of Iowa in 2007 while assisting Hawkeye field hockey in his final year.

He then served as a Graduate Assistant with women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, cheer and football at the University of Oregon from 2007-2009 receiving his Master of Science degree in Athletic Training.

Upon leaving Eugene, Wade traveled to Seattle, WA to serve as Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Washington (2010-2015) providing services for their rowing, football, men’s soccer and softball teams.

Wade is a member of the NATA, APTA, Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. He has specialized training in application of Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE), dry needling, spinal and peripheral joint manipulation. His clinical interests include clinical reasoning and integration of best evidence into practice, upper & lower extremity return to play and functional testing protocols.

Wade currently lives in Mahomet, IL with his wife Katey, daughter Lillie and their dog Roxy.

Dr. Wade Soenksen, PT, DPT, ATC
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS)