About

Our mission is to provide exemplary physical therapy and wellness services for individuals with athletic and orthopedic injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, and for women with musculoskeletal pain during the child-bearing years.  We provide highly skilled and individualized physical therapy while preserving the respect and dignity of our clients.  We emphasize a holistic approach and open communication with all health care team members.

Bridgid Ellingson PT, DPT, OCS

Named as one of Chicago Magazine’s 2014 and 2015 Five-Star Physical Therapists

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Bridgid has been treating men and women with athletic injuries, spine and pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, and other complex musculoskeletal dysfunctions since 1994.   In 2001 she became an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and was recertified in 2011.  Bridgid is a faculty member with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, providing continuing education courses in women’s health physical therapy to physical therapists around the country. She is a member of the Illinois Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health, the American Urogynecological Association, National Vulvodynia Association, and the International Pelvic Pain Society.  Bridgid earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana.  She has received training through Michigan State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as training in visceral therapies and craniosacral therapy.  Bridgid achieved her certification in Biofeedback Therapy for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. After seven years of service at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she founded Lakeview Physical Therapy, P.C. in 2000 to offer highly specialized services in a private setting.  More recently, Bridgid earned her certificate in Pelvic Floor Trigger Point Dry Needling and Level II Advanced Functional Dry Needling from Kinetacore. Bridgid is pursuing training in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition.  Bridgid is certified in Myofascial Decompression/ Cup Therapy.

Bridgid is married and is raising two active children.  She also enjoys reading, music, camping, adventure travel, volunteering at the Marjorie Kovler Center, running marathons, and training at Windy City Crossfit.  She has attended a Crossfit Endurance Certification and a Crossfit Mobility Certification course.

Bridgid is a proud volunteer with STAND the Haiti Project.  She spent a week in January 2017 providing much needed physical therapy services to individuals in Haiti.  Please consider supporting this year’s trip scheduled for January 2018 by donating to my GoFundMe page.

 

Rebecca Grimwade Brown, L.M.T., NCBTMB Provider

Please contact Becca directly to schedule an appointment.  Her number is (773) 230-7099 and her email address is becca_gbrown1@hotmail.com.

Rebecca Grimwade Brown’s exposure to healing touch first came at the age of five.  She learned then that, no matter the situation, everyone benefits from nurturing touch.  This truth stayed with her and led her to the field of massage therapy. Rebecca graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2003 and developed a speciality in both clinical and prenatal massage therapy.  In 2008, she became a teacher at the New School of Massage Therapy, where she taught anatomy, physiology, clinical massage, and sports massage.  Rebecca became an approved provider with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) in 2011 and teaches continuing education to massage therapists, specializing in prenatal massage and Myofascial therapies.

Rebecca customizes each massage according to her client’s wants and needs, recognizing that everyone is different and no massage is the same.  She believes in the benefits of combining self care with other supportive modalities, including chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy.

In 2006, Rebecca attended her first birth as her sister’s doula.  Four years later, she had a water birth with her own daughter, Sera Marley, at West Suburban Hospital. Inspired by her massage training and these experiences, Rebecca attended a Doula of North America (DONA) approved doula training in July of 2014, and has since attended several births in the Chicagoland area, including at Prentice Women’s Hospital.

For doula clients, Rebecca provides a prenatal visit with an optional prenatal massage, support throughout labor and delivery, and a postpartum visit. She understands that what women want for the birth of their babies is very individual and differs with each client.  Rebecca is respectful of each woman’s desire to have a medicated or unmedicated birth and will provide support in either situation.  As an advocate for the parents, she strives to make the birth of their child a positive experience.

Rebecca lives in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband Phil and their daughter Sera.  She has worked at Urban Oasis since 2004, maintains a private practice at Lakeview Physical Therapy, and provides doula services throughout Chicagoland.  She enjoys biking and yoga, but most of all she enjoys the adventures of being a mother.

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