Gillian Brooks, PTA

General Physical Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Practices In: Tinley Park
Patients Seen: All Ages

I always feel hon­ored to work with each indi­vid­ual who entrusts their body to my care. When patients come to phys­i­cal ther­a­py it is often at a low point, feel­ing vul­ner­a­ble, hav­ing lost a degree of inde­pen­dence or the abil­i­ty to ful­fill pre­vi­ous roles and func­tions . As your PTA I will do my best to address your con­cerns and ques­tions with respect and sen­si­tiv­i­ty. You and I will set tar­gets togeth­er and we will work to achieve your max­i­mum poten­tial tak­ing in to account your own goals and lifestyle. As a for­mer Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist and Sports & Reme­di­al Mas­sage Ther­a­pist, I bring a holis­tic approach to your reha­bil­i­ta­tion. And hope­ful­ly an ele­ment of fun too! I look for­ward to meet­ing you!

Locations

Languages
English, French
Clinical Interests

Gen­er­al mus­cu­loskele­tal injuries, ortho­pe­dics, soft tis­sue work

Personal Interests

We moved to the US from Eng­land in 2008 so I still enjoy being a tourist wher­ev­er and when­ev­er pos­si­ble! I love explor­ing and find­ing hid­den gems of neigh­bor­hoods or quirky events which I would nev­er find in Britain. Bring your sug­ges­tions to your treat­ment ses­sions! I love pho­tog­ra­phy, tan­dem kayak­ing with my hus­band (once we stopped argu­ing about who was in charge of steer­ing!). We have a Gold­en­doo­dle called Stan who I trained with so we could do Assist­ed Ani­mal Ther­a­py at Edward Hos­pi­tal. I am a ter­ri­ble bak­er and am con­stant­ly try­ing to avoid being forced on to the TV show Nailed It’ by my long suf­fer­ing adult daughters.

Memberships
APTA IPTA
School
College of DuPage Graduation Date: 2020 Degree: Associate in Applied Science - Physical Therapist Assistant
London School of Occupational Therapy, London, England Graduation Date: 1985 Degree: Occupational Therapy BSc

Procedures

Body Mechanics, Core Stabilization, Ergonomics, Flexibility Training, Functionally-based Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercises

Conditions

General Musculoskeletal Disorders/Injuries