Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapists

Our inpatient rehabilitation therapists provide personalized care plans to help you regain independence and confidently return to the life you love. 

For more information, please contact our outreach coordinator at 773-569-1396

Syed Asad Rehabilitation TechnitionSyed A. Asad
Rehabilitation Technician

Education: Bachelor's in Communication
Year Graduated: 1985
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu



  Dorine Aziz Inpatient Acute Care Physical TherapistDorine Aziz, PT, DPT
Inpatient Acute Care Physical Therapist

Education: B.S. in Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University 
Year Graduated: 2012, 2015
Languages Spoken: English, Assyrian
Key Areas of Clinical Interests:  Wound Care, Lymphedema, Neurology
Personal Interests: Family, Travel, Camping, Hiking

   Brittany Bagshawe Physical Therapist Inpatient Neuro CoordinatorBrittany Bagshawe, PT, DPT, NCS
Physical Therapist; Inpatient Neuro Coordinator

Board Certification
: Neurologic Certified Specialist (NCS)
Education: Bachelor's in Health Science at Bradley University; Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University
Year Graduated: 2005, 2007
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Membership: American Physical Therapy Association
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Neurology, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Electrical Stimulation
Personal Interests: Traveling, Music, Golf

    Sonja Bye Physical TherapistSonja Bye, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Physical Therapist

Education: Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Year Graduated: 2009
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Neurology, Geriatrics



Christina DeMeola Speech-Language PathologistChristina DeMeola, MA CCC/SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Education: M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at Northwestern University
Year Graduated: 2001
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Membership: American Speech Language Hearing Association
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Dysphagia (swallowing and swallowing disorders)

Erin Ferrari Physical TherapistErin Ferrari, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Board Certifications: DPT
Education: Stanford University BS in Symbolic Systems '02; Northwestern University DPT '13
Year Graduated: 2013
Languages Spoken: Spanish (proficient)
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Acute rehab, post-stroke rehabilitation, NMES, clinical education
Personal Interests: My family, Travel, Sewing, Swimming, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Cooking

Kelley Foley Speech-Language PathologistKelley Foley M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Board Certification: CCC Clinical Competency from ASHA; Licensed State of Illinois, Vital Stim Certified; Competencies in FEES, VFSS, Trach-Vent Care
Education: B.A. in Communication Disorders and Sciences; M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology
Year Graduated: 1994, 1998
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Membership: ASHA and SIG 13 
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Dysphagia, Neurogenic Speech-Language Disorders, Neurogenic Dysphagia, Oral Care, Trach-Vent, Stroke Recovery, Myo-Fascial Release for Swallowing, Impact of Respiratory Function on Speech-Language and Swallowing, Alternative and Complimentary Treatments for Speech-Language and Swallowing Disorders, Rehabilitation
Personal Interests: Genetic Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, Teaching, Volunteer Work 

Jolanta Gorska Physical Therapy AssistantJolanta Gorska, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Education:
A.D. in Physical Therapy Assistant 
Year Graduated: 1986
Professional Membership: American Physical Therapy Association
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Geriatrics, Orthopedic
Languages Spoken: English, Polish

James Hristodoulopoulos Inpatient Occupational TherapistJames Hristodoulopoulos, OTR/L
Inpatient Occupational Therapist

Education: Master's in Occupational Therapy
Year Graduated: 2013
Languages Spoken: English, Greek
Professional Membership: American Occupational Therapy Association
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Amputations, Critical Care, Stroke Recovery, Low Vision
Personal Interests: Skiing, Cycling, Spending Time With Family and Puppy Reuben

Shaukat Jaffer Rehabilitation TechnitionShaukat Jaffer
Rehab Technician

Education: 
Bachelor's
Year Graduated: 1984
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu


Johanna Klehr Inpatient Occupational TherapistJohanna Klehr MS, OTR/L
Inpatient Occupational Therapist

Education: Governors State University
Year Graduated: 2010
Languages Spoken: English, 
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Acute Care, Critical Illness
Professional Membership: American Occupational Therapy Association

Bridget Kuenstler Physical TherapistBridget Kuenstler, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Education: Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University
Year Graduated: 2016
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association and Acute Care Section
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Acute Care, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Post Operative Rehabilitation 
Personal Interests: Hiking, Travel, Geology

Leslie Kuhagen Doctor of Physical TherapyLeslie Kuhagen, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Education: B.S. in Kinesiology the College of William and Mary; Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Arcadia University
Year Graduated: 2010
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Membership: American Physical Therapy Association and Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Geriatrics, Wound Care, Fall Prevention
Personal Interests: Choral Music, Handcrafts, Cats

Alexander Manuel Inpatient RehabilitationAlexander O. Manuel, PT
Physical Therapist

Education: B.S. in Physical Therapy
Year Graduated: 1991
Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog 
Professional Membership: IPTA,  APTA
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Geriatric, Orthopedic, Wound Care

Chris Nees Occupational TherapistChris Nees, OTR/L, CPAM
Occupational Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Science
Year Graduated: 2001
Languages Spoken: English, 
Professional Membership: American Occupational Therapy Association 
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Stroke, Neurology
Personal Interests: Golf, Hiking

Todd Nihiser Physical TherapistTodd Nihiser, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Inpatient CCCE 

Education: 
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Year Graduated: 2004
Languages Spoken: English
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Acute Rehabilitation, Student Development
Personal Interests:Music, Sports, Urban Adventures

Eddie OToole Occupational Therapy AssistantEddie O'TooleCOTA/L, BBS

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Board Certification:
NBCOT
Education:
Associate in Applied Science, Wilbur Wright College; Bachelor of Business Studies, University of Limerick 
Year Graduated:
2016; 1999
Languages Spoken:
English, French, Gaelic
Key Areas of Clinical Interest:
Geriatrics, Amputations, Hippotherapy
Personal Interests:
Boxing, Golf, Horses


Geraldine Smith Rehab TechnicianGeraldine Smith
Rehab Technician

Board Certification
: C.N.A. Certified 
Education: Harold Washington College
Year Graduated: 2001
Languages Spoken: English
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Speech, Physical and Occupation Therapies
Personal Interests: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Skiing, Writing


Brian Triplitt Physical Therapy AssistantBrian Triplitt, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
 
Education: B.S. in Psychology at Carthage College; A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Fox College
Year Graduated: 2014; 2017
Languages Spoken: English
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Orthopedic, Geriatric
Personal Interests: Lifting Weights, Hiking, Travel, Snowboarding, Cooking


  Joseph Vu Physical TherapistJoseph Vu, PT, DPT
Inpatient Acute Care Physical Therapist

Education: A.T. Still University
Year Graduated: 2017
Languages Spoken: English
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Acute Care, Orthopedic Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Personal Interests: Tying New Restaurants, Listening to Music, Reading

   Sadia Warisi Occupational TherapistSadia Warisi, OTR/L
Inpatient Acute Care Occupational Therapist

Education: 
B.S. is Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago; Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at University of Illinois at Chicago
Year Graduated: 2012; 2017
Languages Spoken: English, Urdu, Hindi
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Neurology, Low Vision, Geriatrics
Personal Interests: Family, Friends, Travel, Sports

    Kerith Wolf Occupational Therapy AssistantKerith Wolf, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Education: 
AAS, Wilbur Wright College
Year Graduated: 2014
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Membership: American Occupational Therapy Association 
Key Areas of Clinical Interests: Geriatrics
Personal Interests: Dogs, Sewing, Reading Cooking

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