OrthoIllinois Physicians Continue Partnership with Chicago Blackhawks

Posted on: November 1st, 2021 by Lynne Pratt

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2021) – Dr. Jon Whitehurst, Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel, Dr. Scott Trenhaile and Dr. Cort Lawton, orthopedic sports medicine specialists at OrthoIllinois, a leading bone and joint health care provider in northern Illinois, will continue their partnership and work this year as part of the Chicago Blackhawks Medical Network.

“Our team is proud to be a partner with the Chicago Blackhawks Medical Network as it validates the quality of care provided by OrthoIllnois,” said Van Thiel. “We look forward to our continued relationship and look forward to an awesome season.”

The physicians helped conduct Chicago Blackhawk preseason player physicals on Wednesday, Sept. 22 in Chicago. As part of the network, all four physicians also cover Rockford IceHogs games.

OrthoIllinois has provided team physicians for the IceHogs since the league started in Rockford in 1999 and for the Blackhawks since the IceHogs affiliated with the team in 2007.

At OrthoIllinois, doctors Van Thiel, Whitehurst, Trenhaile, and Lawton specialize in sports medicine including knees, shoulders, and hips. Dr. Whitehurst and Dr. Van Thiel treat patients at OrthoIllinois locations in Rockford and Algonquin; Dr. Trenhaile treats patients in Rockford and Dr. Lawton treats patients in Algonquin.

About OrthoIllinois
Established in 1967, OrthoIllinois serves the northern Illinois region in multi-specialty orthopedics from offices in Algonquin, Elgin, McHenry, and Rockford, and offers a full range of bone and joint care, including the specialties of neurosurgery, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational health, and rheumatology. OrthoIllinois offers the ancillary services of physical therapy, MRI, and custom orthotics, and an outpatient surgery center. Visits are available with no appointments at the Injury Express urgent care locations in Algonquin, McHenry and Rockford. Visit for more information.

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