Sally O’Hare Shackleton co-founded C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy with Theresa Eiden in 2000, with a commitment to quality individual treatment that has never wavered. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1990 and her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa in 1992.
Treating each person as a whole is an important theme that underlies Sally’s style of practice. Since she began her practicing in 1992, she has utilized and developed her manual therapy skills and knowledge in outpatient orthopedic settings by working with individuals with a variety of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal dysfunctions and injuries. Her manual therapy skills include advanced training in myofascial release, visceral mobilization, craniosacral therapy, Primal Reflex Release Techniques, and Body Talk, among others. She strives for ongoing professional development through continuing education coursework.
Outside the practice, Sally has had experience competing in numerous marathons and triathlons, including finishing an Iron Man triathlon. This experience and passion allows her to serve runners and triathletes particularly well. She has also taught courses to other health professionals in injury prevention for runners, and using video analysis to prevent, assess, and treat running injuries.
Sally especially enjoys the satisfaction that comes with helping challenging patients. She eagerly invites the opportunity to help individuals who have not had previous success with physical therapy or other forms of treatment.
Theresa Eiden co-founded C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy with Sally O’Hare in 2000 to further her personal commitment to providing the community with quality, individualized physical therapy. She received her B.S. in Physical Education from Northern Illinois University in 1987 and her Masters in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1992.
She believes that under most circumstances, the body can heal itself of injuries naturally if the “road blocks” causing dysfunction are removed. Using a wide variety of hands-on manual therapy techniques including myofascial release, body talk, visceral manipulation, zero balancing, craniosacral therapy, primal reflex release technique, and acupressure, Theresa guides each of her patients to discover and address the root cause of their symptoms. Through individualized physical therapy programs, she seeks to educate and empower her patients to understand and alleviate their pain. Because she believes in a holistic approach to health and well-being, she may refer patients to other healthcare practitioners, including nutritionists, acupuncturists, Kinetic Konnections™ and Feldenkrais practitioners, and mental health professionals.
Outside the practice, Theresa enjoys participating in continuing education opportunities, reading, and experiencing life with her husband and three children.
Jennifer joined CARE in Spring 2014 after working for 4 years as a physical therapist at a large academic medical center, where she treated a variety of orthopedic, neurological, and sports injuries. Jennifer specializes in craniosacral therapy, orthopedics, and running related injuries. In addition to treating patients, she enjoys opportunities to teach, organize community events, serve as a sports team leader, and mentor and train physical therapy students as a clinical instructor.
She received her Bachelors of Health Science and Masters of Physical Therapy at Northern Illinois University and has recently become a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. She has attended advanced training on running injuries and vestibular rehabilitation. As an avid runner herself, she has completed 15 marathons; outside the office, she can usually be found running in the neighborhood or on the Chicago Lakefront Trail. She also has a passion for volunteer work, and has participated in several overseas medical service trips and local refugee resettlement projects. She is an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association at the national and state level, as well as a member of the Orthopedics Section.
Shiralee joined the C.A.R.E. team in June of 2015. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A. in psychology in 2008, and went on to graduate from Nova Southeastern University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012.
Shiralee enjoys working with patients of all ages, including pediatric patients with developmental, neurological, and musculoskeletal disorders. She also treats infants and new mothers with breastfeeding challenges. She utilizes many treatment modalities including craniosacral therapy, visceral mobilization, myofascial release, and movement therapy.
Shiralee is passionate about working with people to overcome injury, pain, and daily dysfunction, and to work towards a healthy and empowered lifestyle.
Ilyse Zultowski joined C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy after 7 years of clinical experience as both a staff therapist and practice manager. Ilyse graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 2004 and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Illinois - Chicago in 2007.
Ilyse enjoys treating a wide array of orthopedic injuries, but her specialties include hands on manual therapy skills and vestibular (vertigo) therapy. In 2011, Ilyse received her certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She uses advanced mobilization and manipulation skills every day when treating patients.
Ilyse is an advocate of evidenced based physical therapy and has been actively involved in research in addition to her clinical practice. As a result, her treatments include the most current and innovative techniques and theories. When she is not treating, Ilyse teaches Doctorate of Physical Therapy students at Northwestern University on manual therapy skills. Her interests include: running, traveling, reading, and attending live music concerts.
Monica joined the C.A.R.E. team in July of 2018. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree and major in Kinesiology in 2015. Her deep interests in movement science, physiology, and anatomy led her to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2018.
Monica is excited to implement the wide range of skills and techniques that she learned in school into practice. She is passionate about providing her patients with recent evidence-based practice to ensure a positive experience and outcome. She enjoys working with patients of all ages with a variety of musculoskeletal diagnoses. She hopes to improve the lives of her patients through decreasing pain, returning to previous activity levels, and regaining a sense of control of one's body and lifestyle.
Outside of the office, Monica loves spending time outdoors, especially when it is with friends, family, a good book, or ice cream.
Alicia Bien is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been treating patients at C.A.R.E. since 2003. Before moving to the United States, she trained as a physical therapist in Poland and graduated from the Krakow Physical Education College in 1984 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She spent six years working with inpatient orthopedic and post-surgical patients at the Tarnow Hospital. In 1998, she moved to the United States and studied English at Triton College. Four years later, she received her Massage Therapy licensure through the European Massage Therapy School. Alicia uses a number of bodywork techniques including trigger point massage, craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, zero balancing, myofascial release, and pregnancy massage. Alicia’s extensive training and background in manual therapy allows her to offer her clients a higher level of expertise than most massage therapists. She sees patients by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.