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The Sports Doctor

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The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!

Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.

Weekly Show
BBS Station 1
3:00 pm CT
3:55 pm CT
Broadcasting Date

Guest, Bill Hughes

Guest Name
Bill Hughes
Guest Occupation
Certified Athletic Trainer & popular Illinois Santa
Guest Biography

Professional Experiences

2015-2018 Lewis University, Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Site Visitor for Athletic Training Interns

2015-2019 Oak Brook Hills Resort-Willow Crest Golf Course, Grounds keeper

2012-2014 Orchard Valley Golf Course, Starter, Ranger and grounds crew worker.

2013-2015 Founding Chair of  IATA-AT’s Care-CISM Committee, (Critical Incident Stress Management)

2013-Present Committee member of AT’s Care Illinois response team

2013-Present Member of NCHS Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee

1992-Present  Professional Santa Claus, Member of International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, Bachelors Degree in Santa Clausology from the International University of Santas

2012-2014 Orthopedic Associates of DuPage, Outreach Athletic Trainer

2011-2014 District 4 Representative of NATA Hall of Fame Selection Committee

1985-2012Naperville Central High School, Naperville, Illinois

Physical Education Teacher/Head Athletic Trainer

1983-1985University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Coordinator of Athletic Training Outreach program for 14 suburban high school athletic programs

1982-1983St. Louis Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic

Staff Athletic Trainer, Outreach services provided to 9 St. Louis area high schools

1979-1982Greater Flint Sports Medicine Center, Flint, Michigan

Head Athletic Trainer, Clinical Coordinator

1974-1979Flushing High School, Flushing, Michigan

Biology Teacher/Head Athletic Trainer


  • Fifty-six post  Masters graduate hours accumulated at several institutions

·Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Masters of Arts, Administration of Recreation and Parks, 1984

  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Education,

Major; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Minors; Biological Science, Social Science and Athletic Training, 1974

Professional Offices Held

2013-2015  Founding Chair of IATA-AT’s Care-CISM Committee (Critical Incidence Stress Management)

2013-Present IATA-CISM/AT’s Care Team member

2012-Present  Naperville Central Hall of Fame Selection Committee

2011-2014  NATA Hall of Fame Selection Committee, District 4 Representative

2006-2016  IATA Annual Golf Outing Committee

2007-2008-2017 Archives Committee, Illinois Athletic Trainers Association

1996-2000 President-elect/President/Past President, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Assoc.

1989-1994President-elect/President/Past President, Illinois Athletic Trainers Association

1986-1989Special Events Coordinator, Illinois Athletic Trainers Assoc.                                                               


National Athletic Trainers Association, Certified 1974 Cert. # 04-0252

Illinois Athletic Trainers Association, Licensed by Illinois Department of Professional Regulations, 1984 License # 096000076

Illinois Secondary school teaching certificate

Michigan Secondary school teaching certificate

American Red Cross, CPR / First Aid& AED instructor

American Heart Association, AED/CPR Responder Instructor& Health Care Provider

Cooper Aerobic Institute, Certified Personal Trainer                                                                                                          

Presentations and Publications

  • “Making an Athletic Trainer a Member of Your Team” presented to the Illinois Athletic Directors Association
  • “How the Institution of Marriage can Survive the Profession of Athletic Training” presented to the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association & the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • “Licensure vs. Registration” published in the Illinois Journal of Athletic Training
  • “Emergency Extrication from the Water” presented at the Prairie State Games Seminar
  • “Management of Shin Pain and Dysfunction” presented at the University of Chicago Sports Medicine Symposium
  • “Acromio-clavicular Arch Impingement Syndrome” presented to Michigan Swimming Coaches Association annual meeting
  • “TMJ Dysfunction related to Quadriceps Strength” published in the Journal of the American Dental Association
  • “Sacro-iliac Dysfunction Management” published in the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Illinois’ response Team, Lewis University 2014-2018
  • CISM Are You Prepared?  Illinois Athletic Trainers State Meeting 2015