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.
Dr. Paige Golden, PT, DPT Physical Therapist
Dr. Paige Golden, PT, DPT, earned her Bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Paige pursued her passion for pelvic floor physical therapy during her time at Northwestern by obtaining her pelvic health certification through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) while in her third year. She has also completed training in male pelvic health with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, making her a diverse pelvic health therapist treating both male and female pelvic health conditions. Paige also has experience in treating diastasis rectus abdominis, sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, and pelvic and orthopedic conditions in pregnancy and postpartum clients. Paige values staying current with research and new techniques in therapy as a member of the APTA and the APTA Pelvic Health Section. During her free time, Paige enjoys spending time with her husband and pets. Her hobbies include skiing, chess, reading, hiking, biking and rock climbing.
Anita Kalwani, PT, DPT, PHC Physical Therapist
Dr. Anita Kalwani, PT, DPT, PHC has been practicing as a physical therapist for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in orthopedic & neurology rehabilitation and has worked at various settings as a physical therapist and rehab director. While she treats a variety of patients, her specialization is in Pelvic Health. For the past few years she has dedicated herself to Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, finding physical therapy treatments in this area to be incredibly effective and life changing. She has earned the designation of Certified Pelvic Health Practitioner from the Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute of Health Professions in 2019. She believes strongly in providing excellent patient-centric care and maintains an evidence-based practice in which she continually reviews research for the latest, most effective treatments available for patients. Anita is passionate about providing quality care and education to her patients and community, with the mission of providing awareness and good health throughout the life cycle.
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.
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.