Our Physical Therapy Team
Beyond the degree and licensing required by law, we certify our physical therapist to meet the highest standards in the industry. Only then can they provide you with service. A core requirement for all our therapists is a loving, caring and helpful personality.
At FYZICAL® in Riverwoods you'll experience an individualized, supportive approach to physical therapy. One that uses hands on techniques and tailor made exercise programs delivered by expertly trained and licensed Physical Therapists who work one-on-one with you during your therapy sessions. We not only practice physical therapy but we live and breathe it and which results in high patient satisfaction.
Jeanne Cleary P.T., cert, mdt, cert, ndt
Why Physical Therapy?
"I always knew that I wanted to be involved with healthcare, because all my life, I've always wanted to do something to help others. When I discovered physical therapy, I knew I had found the right field for me. I've come to appreciate physical therapy even more over the years because it's so positive. Helping people get out of pain, boosting their mobility, giving them support and understanding - these are the most rewarding aspects of what I do. I'm so committed to it because it's all about helping people feel better so that they can get back to living their lives."
“As a co-owner of Fyzical (formerly Creative Therapy Resource), I am also able to give the patients the kind of care I believe in. I feel it's important that our patients receive lots of one-on-one time with the therapist. It's the kind of care that gets results, and it's the kind of care I feel our patients deserve.”
Combining wellness with rehabilitation
"I’ve discovered that in order to give patients the best care, I need to incorporate fitness, weight loss, and recreational activities into a person’s rehabilitation program. This is important to me and I work closely with each of my patients to achieve the best outcome for them. I have incorporated parts of my own exercise regime and Pilates’ techniques to provide a well rounded strengthening program for my patients. My goal is to educate you so that you will have the tools to stay as healthy, mobile and pain free as possible.
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
Certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Patients, Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine, (cert.MDT) (McKenzie Method), Certified Pilates Mat Instructor (Physical Mind Institute), Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach for Adult Hemiplegia, (cert.NDT) Certified Weight Trainer, by the International Weightlifting Association, Vestibular Rehabilitation (Herdman Competency Course)
Member: American Physical Therapy Association, McKenzie Institute, Vestibular Disorders Association, Advisory Board Member - Susan Eik Filstead Stroke and Epilepsy Foundation
Instructor: Continuing education courses for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and occupational therapists on “Systematic Evaluation and Treatment of the Rehabilitation Patient”; “Developing Treatment Programs for the General Rehab Client”, “Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders”, “Pilates and Therapy”. Under-graduate instructor for University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; Northwestern University; and Midwestern University
Author: “Pilates for Therapy” home study course for physical and occupational therapists.
Cynthia Flosi PT, DPT, cert mdt, cert, ndt
An Independent, Creative Approach To Therapy
"What brought me to physical therapy is my lifelong interest in the human body and how it works. In addition to my physical therapy degree, I've completed advanced training in areas like weightlifting, vestibular deficits, and the spine to further my knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. The extra education pays off in the kind of therapy I'm able to give our patients. I customize every therapy program, often in creative ways that patients can enjoy.
"As a co-owner of Fyzical (formerly Creative Therapy Resource), I am also able to give the patients the kind of care I believe in. I feel it's important that our patients receive lots of one-on-one time with the therapist. It's the kind of care that gets results, and it's the kind of care I feel our patients deserve."
Physical therapy: for a lifetime of good health
"For me, one of the best aspects of physical therapy is its power to impact your quality of life for the long term. A big part of our mission is to educate you about your condition and provide you with the information and guidance you need in order to help yourself. The knowledge you gain during your therapy and the motivation we supply can help you adopt many positive habits that will keep you healthier for the rest of your life."
Doctor of Physical Therapy: A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona
Bachelor’s of Science: Physical Therapy, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Certified: Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine (cert, MDT) (McKenzie Method), Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach for Adult Hemiplegia (cert, NDT), Certified Weight Trainer, by the International Weightlifting Association, Vestibular Rehabilitation (Herdman Competency Course)
LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Patients- Certified
Evaluation and Treatment of Balance and Vestibular Disorders, Treatment of the Spine, and Neurological Disorders.
Author: Ten article reviews on neurological topics for the American Physical Therapy Association's "Hooked on Evidence" project and seven home study courses for physical and occupational therapists.
Member: American Physical Therapy Association and Vestibular Disorders Association
Instructor: Continuing education courses for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Occupational Therapists in “Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders”, “Management of Foot Drop” and “Evaluation and Treatment Concepts for the Rehabilitation Patient”.
Andrew Man PTA
Why Physical Therapy?
I’ve always known that I wanted to go into healthcare; I just didn’t know which route the right path for me would be. It was my aunt who is a pediatrician in Philadelphia, who had suggested that I pursue Physical Therapy because of my interest and background in athletics and exercise. I’ve always been a strong believer in exercise to not only get people active, but also help heal those who have been injured or succumb to physical ailments. The schooling I’ve received and the clinical experiences that I’ve gone through to get to where I am today made me realize that Physical Therapy is not just about teaching exercise. It includes educating patients about how to safely function throughout their daily lives as efficiently as possible so that they can live their life as healthy as possible.
My motto “Don’t quit on yourself …. Always bet on yourself …. BE ELITE!”
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant: FYZICAL® Therapy and Balance Centers.
Associates in Applied Science: Physical Therapist Assistant, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Movement Science: University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
Certified: Kinesio-taping; LSVT™ Big for Parkinson’s Disease; ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Academy of Applied Personal Training; (AAPTE) Certified Personal Trainer. BLS AHA
Special Interests: Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilizations, Therapeutic Cupping, Graston technique, and Manual Therapy Treatment of the Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Spine
Stefania Szabo PTA
Physical Therapy: To Improve Quality of Life
"I chose physical therapy as my career because I always had an inclination toward helping others. Physical Therapy is a field which uses scientific methods to help people in amazing ways, like learning to walk, being able to balance, or abolishing pain. I have found the most rewarding aspect of my work to be the ability to help people recover from injury or illness and help them return to their prior activities. I've seen people come in without the ability to balance or safely walk and using proven, reliable techniques I can improve their balance and get them walking again. It is a privilege knowing that I helped someone relieve their pain, get stronger, and become more functional."
Proven treatment techniques for improved care
"I enjoy treating all muscular conditions, with a special interest in geriatric strengthening and balance training. One of my strengths as a physical therapist assistant is my quest for knowledge. Post-graduate education is important in order to keep up to date in the latest techniques, especially since the field of Physical Therapy is constantly changing. Continuing education is a priority FYZICAL® and I am able to attend 3-4 courses a year, as well as, learn from the experienced Physical Therapists that I work with daily.
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant: FYZICAL® Therapy and Balance Centers.
Associates in Applied Science: Physical Therapy Assistant, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Associates in Arts: Liberal Arts, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL.
Advanced Training: Cardiopulmonary Considerations for the Geriatric Patient; Resistive exercises for Stroke Rehabilitation; Geriatric Balance and Fall Prevention; Functional Strength Training for the Aging Spine; Common Musculoskeletal Conditions of the Hip and Foot/Ankle; Movement Analysis: Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Rehab Profession; Integrating Manual Therapy with Physical Therapy Interventions for PTA; LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Patients
Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Assistant students- Oakton Community College.
Maggie DeRango Fyzician Liaison
I have always been interested in working in healthcare, but I never knew where to start. I was VERY excited to find a position where I can use my communication & marketing degree while still getting my toes wet in healthcare. Healthcare marketing is crucial for a business like ours! Spreading the word about holistic & preventative care is wonderful. I never realized how much I like physical therapy until I got my job as a Liaison at FYZICAL®. I love meeting new people; from different doctor’s offices, networking events & our patients. I’ve built so many meaningful relationships in the year that I have been here. I thoroughly enjoy what I do, from designing our marketing material, going to “Lunch & Learns,” helping with seminars & bringing in new patients to our offices. I can be creative yet have opportunities to help people. It is amazing to see patients, that I bring in, get better.
Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Western Illinois University (WIU)