Meet our team of experts.
We look forward to providing services that cater to your physical, mental, and emotional needs!
Stephanie Owens-Burkhart is a graduate of the University of Miami Doctorate of Physical Therapy program (Go Canes!). She has her BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University. She is Pilates for Rehabilitation certified through one of the world’s leading Pilates programs – Polestar Pilates. In addition, she has her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy and Illinois Physical Therapy Associations, and is certified in Dry Needling and CranioSacral Therapy.
Dr. Owens-Burkhart is committed to treating the patient in a holistic manner, using a variety of techniques, such as: manual therapy, identifying and correcting muscle imbalances, Pilates and yoga inspired exercises, as well as functional movement screening and sport-specific training/rehab programs. As an athlete herself, she is well educated on developing treatment programs to both rehab existing injuries and preventing future injuries. With her broad skill set, she is focused on developing an effective and individualized plan of care for her patients. Stephanie loves traveling, Pilates!, CrossFit, Yoga, Meditation, trying new restaurants, drinking good wine and going on every new adventure that she can!
Helen Owens is the founder and owner of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services, LLC in Homer Glen, IL since 1988. Her emphasis is in Orthopedics and practices as a manual physical therapist with a hands-on approach to patient care. She has publications related to shoulder, elbow, head and neck dysfunction, TMJ, and connective tissue changes due to joint immobilization. She is experienced in Kinesiotaping and foot orthotics and routinely incorporates both with her care.
She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and the Illinois Physical Therapy Private Practice Forum. She began teaching at Northwestern University in 1982 and currently guest lectures on head and neck treatment at both Northwestern and Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Science.
Helen enjoys hanging out by the lake (with Phoebe the dog, of course), spending time with family and friends, going to museums, and travel.
Anne is a graduate of Governor State University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. She has her B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Dayton. She was a member of the GSU women’s golf team for 3 seasons (Go Jags!). Anne is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. She is certified in the Restriction Based Approach Manual Therapy system for Lumbopelvic and Hip Complex and in Dry Needling. Anne also specializes in vestibular rehab to help treat vertigo, dizziness, and lightheadedness.
Anne is dedicated to treating all individuals in a holistic manner, promoting healthy lifestyles, and incorporating all aspects learned in her education to better enhance a patient’s quality of life. She is passionate about golf, enjoys traveling, fine wine/dining, playing with her dog Riggs, and spending time with family.
Maggie graduated from Marquette University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and B.S. in Athletic Training. She is certified in Dry Needling and is working toward a specialty in Women’s Health. Maggie is skilled in treating complex post-operative and spine conditions in addition to sport-related injuries.
Maggie is fortunate enough to experience life through several different outlets. She is a mom to her son, daughter, and fur-baby, a wife to her lovely husband, a photographer to people who love documenting moments, a Disney fanatic who believes in the “magic,” a shopper who loves a good deal, and most importantly, a physical therapist to her strong-willed patients.
Ashley Cerullo graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2012. She has her BS in Biology from Eastern Illinois University. She has worked both in outpatient physical therapy and home health. This has given her a unique perspective allowing her to treat patients from the day of surgery to completion of plan of care. Ashley specializes in treating patients post joint replacement and also those who participate in trampoline, tumbling, gymnastics, and dance. She was a member of the U.S.T.A National Trampoline and Tumbling team and a judge for 10 years. Ashley also has an interest in treating patients diagnosed with autoimmune conditions and those who suffer from chronic pain.
Ashley enjoys treating the entire individual and understands the importance of one-on-one care. She is a busy mom of two little boys and a puppy. Outside of work, Ashley loves getting outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Her two boys love sports, parks, and going to the zoo.
Sue is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Master of Physical Therapy Program. She has been a part of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services team since 2001. She treats orthopedic and sports related injuries, including but not limited to: back and neck injuries, shoulder dysfunction, rotator cuff repairs, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, pre and post operative hip and knee replacements, plantar fascitis, TMJ dysfunctions, balance dysfunction, and much more.
Sue believes in using a holistic approach and enjoys treating patients one-on-one. She utilizes modalities as appropriate, manual therapy techniques, and individualized exercise programs to help her patients achieve their therapy goals while minimizing their risk of re-injury. Sue is a busy mother to four children. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her children’s activities, running, biking, reading and making memories with her family.
Rena is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and a Basi Certified Pilates Instructor. She is highly skilled in manual therapy, Pilates-based rehab techniques, KinesioTaping, ISTYM, and much more.
She is passionate about empowering the patient or client to take control of their health and wellness and reach their full potential. She uses a holistic treatment approach and individually tailors each treatment session. She is a hand-on practitioner with the main goal of getting you out of pain.
Rena is a doting Dog Mom to her German Shepard – Mocha. She enjoys boating, traveling, and spending time with her fiance, Dave.
Jessica is a graduate of James Madison University in Kinesiology. Following graduation, she began working at the largest pelvic health physical therapy practice in New Jersey where her passion for women’s health and one-on-one orthopedic care continued to grow. She is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and is Certified in Pelvic Floor Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Jessica became interested in pelvic health physical therapy from dealing with her own urinary voiding issues at a young age. As a result of her past adolescent experiences, her passion for becoming a Women’s Health Physical Therapy Specialist became her professional priority. Jessica specializes in working with women dealing with bladder issues, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. In addition to pelvic health, she also treats orthopedic and sports related injuries.
When she’s not treating patients, Jessica is most likely on hikes with her husband and two dogs (Tucker + Rizzo), traveling, or at the gym.
Toni is a Basi Certified Pilates Instructor that aims to make classes safe, fun, and challenging. Her attention to the details make her classes perfect for beginners and seasoned Pilates practitioners alike. She is also a 200hr Certified Yoga Instructor. Her goal is to have each person feel better, physically and mentally, after each class.
“I like to incorporate the mind and body in all of my classes. This is a judgement free zone! Have fun, do your best, and feel great!”
Anne is passionate about providing the best possible massage therapy. She has a strong interest in working with people in pain or with injuries – both old and new. She communicates with the client to tailor a comprehensive, individualized treatment that will meet your every massage therapy need.
She is a graduate of the Soma Institute: The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a member of The American Massage Therapy Association. She is certified in Pre and Post-Natal massage as well as IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation). Anne enjoys being outside in nature and being as active as she can with both friends and family.
Mary is one of our physical therapy technicians and River North’s office manager. She attended Soma Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago where she learned multiple treatment plans for TMJ, whiplash, fibromyalgia and much more. Mary has worked as a massage therapist in many different areas including pain management clinics, volunteered at the Chicago Marathon and Joliet Area Community Hospice, and interned for Loyola University’s men’s basketball team. Go Rambler! She is currently attending school to become a health and wellness coach. In her downtime away from work, she enjoys hiking, camping and traveling with her husband and dog!
She looks forward to helping you on your road to recovery and pain free life!