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.
Sapna Patel, PT, MPT Physical 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.
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.
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.
Shannon Sabres Office 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.