Dr. Maureen Gies Strasser, Owner, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT-LANAOwner, Physical Therapist
Dr. Maureen Gies Strasser, Owner, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT-LANA, has over 17 years of experience treating patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses, as well as specialized training in the area of pelvic health for men and women. She earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in 2000 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2014. Maureen’s love of orthopedics and passion for pelvic health issues led her to pursue further specialization in the area of pelvic health. She strongly believes that education empowers people to understand their condition and together with physical therapy she helps patients meet their goals. She continues to deepen her knowledge of pelvic health and orthopedics through mentoring and continuing education courses with the American Physical Therapy Association. Her treatment approach integrates the whole person and current research to formulate an individual plan for each patient. In 2008, Maureen received her advanced specialty in orthopedics (OCS), and in 2014 she earned her certification in through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) to diagnose and treatment lymphedema and related disorders. She is adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. Maureen is dedicated to advancing the education of current practitioners; she has provided mentoring and formal education to doctoral students from schools around the country.
Dr. Srivani Swaminathan, PT, DPT, MSPhysical Therapist
Dr. Srivani Swaminathan, PT, DPT, MS, earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India. In 2003, she graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas, and in 2017 she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova South Eastern University in Fort Lauderdale. After years of experience in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, she followed her passion for patient care into pelvic health. Srivani is very passionate about pelvic health issues and likes to empower and educate her patients by encompassing the whole person. She continues to grow and learn in this specialty by her ongoing mentoring and continuing education courses with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and the Barral Institute. She is a member of the Section on Women’s Health through The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her approach to treatment care is unique, providing patient centric, evidence based, integrative care. Apart from work, she enjoys yoga, traveling, running and she is actively involved in charity organizations for children with Cerebral Palsy in her hometown of Mysore, India.
Lynn Robinson, PTPhysical Therapist
Lynn Robinson, PT, has over 30 years of experience treating patients with orthopedic, neurological, pregnancy and sports related diagnoses. She is presently working to complete the Barral Institute’s visceral manipulation core series of four levels to begin the process of becoming a certified visceral techniques practitioner. Her training with the Barral Institute has allowed her to treat patients with adhesions within the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavity that occur from a variety of causes, including trauma, surgery, pregnancy and acute/chronic spinal conditions. Her passion is not only to treat a patient’s symptoms, but to empower the patient through education to prevent and decrease the chance of the symptoms from reoccurring . In addition to teaching patients within her treatment sessions, Lynn has presented at numerous seminars on functional rehabilitation for people of all ages. Lynn and her husband Brian have two college age children, Drew and Nikki. Apart from work, she enjoys swimming, biking and is actively involved with her church.
Sapna Patel, PT, MPTPhysical Therapist
Sapna Patel, PT, MPT has 19 years of physical therapy experience treating adults and pediatrics with orthopedic and neurological conditions. She started her journey at St. Louis University where she earned a masters degree in physical therapy and a bachelor’s degree is Exercise Science Physiology. She has treated many adult diagnoses including complex spinal conditions, pelvic pain, knee pain, shoulder pain and vertigo. Sapna has also worked with children from birth to 18 years old of which her experiences include developmental delay and torticollis. She is excited to follow her passion for pelvic health and vestibular therapy, believing that empowering the patient and educating them on their body as a whole is a large part to healing. Sapna also has a strong passion for becoming involved in areas of health and wellness in her community. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is involved in community programs and organizations that promote fitness and nutrition. Sapna continues to expand her knowledge and educate herself in the specialty of pelvic health as well as orthopedics with mentoring and continuing education courses at Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. During her free time she enjoys running, group fitness, yoga, traveling and spending time with her husband and 2 boys.
Dr. Caroline Sobon, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT, MOMTPhysical Therapist
Dr. Caroline Sobon, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT, MOMT, earned her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from Florida International University. Her extensive specialization and experience in orthopedic manual therapy for the spine and extremities provides hands-on techniques and skills that allow her to be highly effective in developing individualized treatment plans with the goal of returning her patients to their highest level of function. Her commitment to utilizing the most up to date techniques for physical therapy treatment brought her to study intramuscular dry needling, completing of all the required courses for certification of The Myopain Seminars. After 30+ years of treating orthopedic conditions, Caroline became interested in helping people with pelvic floor conditions. She has completed continuing education courses from The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute focusing on specialized training in pelvic health. Caroline is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) and a member of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA). In her free time, she enjoys reading, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, golfing, pickle ball and spending time with her husband and family.
Miriam Zumstein, LMTMassage Therapist
Miriam Zumstein, Massage therapist, received her massage therapy certification at the Cortiva Institute – Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2006. Her specialty is Hanna Somatic Education, a form of neuromuscular re-education that goes directly to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain using slow movements to regain awareness and motor control of muscles. Miriam’s spectrum of massage techniques range from deep to gentle and she always ensures client expectations and comfort level are met. She has experience working with athletes, cancer survivors, elderly, clients with scoliosis, repetitive movement strain and postural imbalances. Her preferred massage modalities include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish relaxation massage, massage cupping and pregnancy massage.
Shannon SabresOffice Manager
Shannon Sabres, Office Manager, received her bachelor of science in marketing from Northern Illinois University and has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Shannon's career has continued to focus on operational development and marketing/communications in physical rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in insurance reimbursements and has great appreciation for the challenges faced by both patients and clinicians in today's complex managed healthcare environment. Shannon has two children and enjoys spending time with her husband and family.