Our Award Winning Team in Carpentersville

Sharon Rose Araneta

Physical Therapist – Clinical Director

I am originally from the Philippines, where I completed my education at San Pedro College, graduating in 2000. With a career spanning over 23 years, my professional journey in healthcare has been deeply rooted in Orthopedics and Geriatrics. My expertise is further strengthened by specialized training in Rehabilitation for Overhead Athletes, as well as a Certification in Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation from the American Balance Institute. Additionally, I am a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult, accredited by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. My past roles have been diverse, including positions as a Physical Therapist in Geriatrics, where I worked in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Home Health settings, and in Orthopedics, where my focus was on Outpatient Physical Therapy. This blend of education and varied work experience underlines my commitment to providing specialized and compassionate care to my patients.

My Core Values Are:

  • Live

  • Love

  • Serve Live Life

  • Love Freely

  • Serve with Integrity

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13

As a Physical Therapist and Clinical Director, my expertise encompasses Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation, Geriatric Rehabilitation, and working with Overhead Athletes. I have a keen interest in treating shoulder and back pain, balance and vestibular issues, concussions, and geriatric conditions, each presenting unique challenges and opportunities to enhance patient quality of life. I am particularly passionate about addressing chronic musculoskeletal pain, often prevalent in patients who rely on medications like Advil. A rewarding aspect of my work is guiding these individuals towards effective physical therapy techniques, helping them manage pain without sole reliance on medication, and witnessing their progress and appreciation for the transformative power of physical therapy.

One of the aspects I really appreciate about working here is the opportunity to engage with patients on a one-on-one basis. This personal interaction allows me to concentrate fully on each individual’s needs and provide them with tailored guidance throughout their exercise program. It’s fulfilling to be able to offer such focused and personalized care to each patient.

What is Sharon Reading, Watching, or Listening To?


  • Hidden Figures
  • The Green Mile
  • Blind Side


  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Modern Family


  • Growth Day
  • Physical Therapy – related podcast


  • The Motivation Manifesto
  • To Sell is Healthy

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, spending time with my kids, trips to the Philippines to visit our families, movie night with my husband or with the family.

Patient Testimonials

I sought out treatment for my BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) while it was in an acute state. I needed more than exercises and follow-up PT. I needed help in identifying which ear and which canal were affected so that it could be addressed with the correct maneuvers. Sharon was available on day 1 for a phone consultation, with advice that got me through the night. From there she scheduled me for the next day and I began treatment. It took three visits back to back to begin to resolve the problem. On my fourth visit I was free of symptoms and had a plan for exercises going forward. My issue was a difficult one, but Sharon’s skill and compassionate care brought me through. I have great confidence in her, and, although I am not anxious to see her again too soon, I will know where to go the next time. I wish more PT centers operated like this. I had privacy, the right equipment and tests, and a warm and thoughtful person at the front door (Kay). Thank you. – Liz K

Wow….where do I start? I HIGHLY recommend Sharon and the team at Maxicare! Three months ago I injured my rotator cuff. I was certain that I would need surgery. Fortunately, I found Sharon and Maxicare. After 3 months of therapy my shoulder is like new; full range of motion and NO pain. Best of all, no surgery! I encourage you to make an appointment with Sharon if you think you need physical therapy! – Pete S

I was having trouble with my shoulder and thought I was going to need surgery. I was unable to lift anything heavy above my head and I was certain I had a torn rotator cuff. I saw an ad on Facebook for Maxicare and decided to give them a try. I met with Sharon who ran me through a number of tests and was able to diagnose my issues. Sharon built me a custom treatment plan and after 8 sessions my shoulder feels 100% better. Sharon is knowledgeable and great to work with. I would highly recommend Maxicare! – Jeff K.