Dr. Maureen Gies Strasser, PT, DPT, OCS Owner, 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.
Molly Saxton, PT, DPT Physical Therapist
Dr. Molly Saxton, PT, DPT graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Her extensive experience with orthopedic based injuries, continued training in pelvic rehabilitation, as well as personal experience have led to her passion for combining evidence-based orthopedic and pelvic treatments for a whole-body approach. Molly values creating high quality relationships to connect with each of her patients as well as working with them to establish and work towards individualized goals. She has completed training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and has a special interest in prenatal and postpartum physical therapy, as well as sexual dysfunction. Outside of the clinic, Molly enjoys spending time with her husband and family, cooking, biking, and cheering on the Fighting Illini.
Anna Bullman, PT Physical Therapist
Anna Bullman, PT has 25 years of experience treating patients in outpatient orthopedics. She earned her physical therapy degree at the University of Wisconsin - Lacrosse in 1997 and almost immediately began advancing her education and training in the areas of manual therapy, spine and sports physical therapy.
Through her extensive study in the field of pain science, she has been able to specialize in the treatment of systemic conditions such as Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), hyper-mobility syndrome, fibromyalgia, and many other types of chronic pain. Anna is a firm believer in the mantra of knowledge is power. She puts a substantial focus on the education of patients as well as open and continuous feedback throughout their rehabilitation process. She strives to provide a full body approach to the evaluation and treatment of every individual patient regardless of diagnosis.
With her love of teaching and belief in giving back to her profession, Anna has mentored numerous students as they pursue their careers in physical therapy. She earned an Advanced Clinical Instructor Certification through the APTA and continues to serve as a Clinical Instructor for student PT’s. Anna has also provided community education in physical therapy, health and wellness.
In her free time Anna enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on her children in their various sports activities, biking, and traveling.
Natalie Crocilla, PTA Physical Therapist Assistant
Natalie Crocilla, PTA, received her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Harper College and continues her training in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She found her passion for pelvic health prior to the start of her formal training in physical therapy, which later led to clinical experiences in pelvic health and outpatient orthopedics. Natalie has been mentored by therapists across the country and continues to grow her knowledge in pelvic health, obstetrics, and orthopedics. She enjoys treating individuals of all ages and throughout all stages of life, with a special interest in pre and post-natal conditions, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and preparing women for labor and delivery. Consistent with Pelvic & Orthopedic Physical Therapy’s values, she believes all patients deserve high-quality and individualized care and she strives to provide a safe space for her patients to educate, empower, and restore their quality of life. In her spare time, Natalie loves spending time with her loved ones and her dog. She enjoys social media and watching re-runs of her favorite sitcoms.
Miriam Zumstein, LMT Massage 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.