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I received my Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Illinois in 1991 and my Masters in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1998. 

As a board-certified, licensed physical therapist with a specialty in Early Childhood Intervention, I spent years providing PT care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, and the Naperville 203 school district. 

I also have a diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and have a passion for helping others with EDS and similar congential hypermobility disorders navigate the related pain and loss of function. After 40+ years of unexplained symptoms (and lots of doctors who thought my pain was “all in my head,”) I have found techniques for managing the pain and am excited to share that knowledge with all of you.

Today, I am the sole owner of Wendy 4 Therapy.  With a wide variety of personal and professional experiences, I'm uniquely qualified to serve families and work with you to determine the underlying cause of your disease or disability and make a PLAN. I have a passion for understanding the WHY of a symptom or limitation.  The phrase “unknown etiology” or “we’re just not sure” is not enough. You deserve more in a trained health care provider. I partner with all of my families often forming deep and meaningful relationships that extend well beyond the time spent in the course of their clinical care.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA, Pediatric Section)

  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association

  • State of Illinois, Early Intervention Program, Credentialed Trainer

  • Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Mentorship Program

  • The Ehlers Danlos Society

  • National Headache Association

specialty training

  • Physical Therapy in Intensive Care Unit

  • Hypermobility, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and related disorders

  • Physical Therapy in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

  • Hippotherapy (Physical Therapy on horseback)

  • Yoga for Youth

  • Aquatic therapy

  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

  • Tummy Time

  • Effective Early Intervention

  • Life Support for Health Care Providers

 

 

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Personal Interests

My favorite job is being a mother to three fantastic children, Maddie, Emily & Henry. Physical therapy/health coaching are a close second! I also enjoy traveling (to the ocean, mountains and sea), gardening (veggies when I can find the sun), playing sports (that don’t hurt my aging body), walking, playing with my dog, and reading historical fiction.