Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Our Physical and Occupational Therapy team works with patients to develop an individualized treatment program that will help guide a patient's recovery from pain, injury, and/or surgery.
Our focus is assisting patients in returning to their prior level of function, including recreational, social, and occupational activities. Our therapists specialize in patient focused mechanical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for musculoskeletal, sports, and general orthopaedic conditions.
We have physical therapists who are board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialists, certified strength and conditioning specialists, and trained or certified in the McKenzie Method for mechanical diagnoses and treatment.
Our Occupational Therapy Hand Specialists are also dedicated to the unique treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the upper extremity including elbow, hand, and wrist, along with any related splinting needs. Occupational Therapy services also include ergonomic and work site evaluations.
With a medical referral patients can call our scheduling department 312-695-6800 to make an appointment. Our goal is to provide appointment options for patients within 3 days, however, patients with medical conditions that require more immediate service should call our representative at 312-926-5807 for scheduling needs.
Lake Forest Hospital
Specialized Physical and Occupational Therapy
Lake Forest Hospital’s Rehabilitative Services is Lake County’s most comprehensive and accessible offering of specialized rehabilitative services provided by highly trained, licensed physical and occupational therapists.
Physical therapists treat individuals with physical dysfunction due to disease or injury, or they help prevent injuries from occurring (i.e. athletic preparation), using treatment techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain and prevent disability.
Occupational therapists help individuals learn or re-learn the fine motor skills that can give them independence in everyday life.
We offer the following specialty therapy programs, staffed by therapists with certifications and specialized training:
At Lake Forest, you will work one-on-one with one of our therapists to develop an individualized therapy regimen that is developed in close and ongoing collaboration with your personal physician.
Our goal is to ensure that you return to your maximum functionality, daily activities and overall quality of life as confidently, safely and pain-free as possible.
Meet Our Team
Michael F. Schafer, MD (Department Chair)
Ed Lopina, PT (Clinical Manager)
Jeannine Lau, OT, CHT
Monika Isaacs, PT, Cert. MDT
Catie Sullivan, PT, Cert. MDT
Sonia Settler, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Davalyn Partain, PT
Jill Domke, PT
Stephanie Saltzman, PT
Kali Eckert, PT
Christen Kunkler, PT
Matthew Smith, PT
Eleni Poulakis, PT
Locations, Hours, Appointments
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
259 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Hours of Operation
Monday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045