Services

Meet Our Staff

Tim Heitzig

Tim Heitzig, MPT

  • Manager of Rehab Services
  • Professional Education: Midwestern University 1998
  • At ALMH since 2003
  • Areas of interest/specialization: outpatient orthopedics, amputees, thoracic and lumbar manipulations, athletic rehabilitations, trigger point dry needling

Kim Heitzig

Kim Heitzig, PT, DPT, ITPT

  • Senior Physical Therapist
  • Professional Education: Midwestern University 1998, Evidence in Motion 2003
  • At ALMH since 2003
  • Areas of interest/specialization: evidence based practice, thoracic and lumbar manipulations, athletic rehabilitations, athletic enhancement, movement inefficiencies, functional weakness, vestibular rehab, concussion rehab

Jodee Leonard, PT

  • Senior Physical Therapist
  • Professional Education: Northern Illinois University 1992
  • At ALMH since 2009
  • Areas of interest/specialization: acute care, total joint replacements, general orthopedics

Chrissy Willoughby, PT, ITPT

  • Senior Physical Therapist
  • Professional Education: Northwestern University 1989
  • At ALMH since 2013
  • Areas of interest/specialization: spine care, Tai Chi for balance training, post surgical rehab, neuro rehab/CVA, concussion rehabilitation, vestibular rehab

Julie Cross, MPT

  • Senior Physical Therapist
  • Professional Education: St. Louis University, 1999, 2001
  • At ALMH since 2008
  • Areas of interest/specialization: General orthopedics, athletic rehabilitation, pediatrics, cancer rehabilitation

Jennifer Wilham, PT

  • Senior Physical Therapist
  • Professional Education: Bradley University, 1999
  • At ALMH since 2008
  • Areas of interest/specialization: balance impairments, vertigo/dizziness, running injuries, outpatient orthopedics, wound care

Amy Knox, PT, DPT, SCS, ITPT

  • Senior Physical Therapist, Board Certified Sports Specialist
  • Professional Education: Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
  • At ALMH since 2012
  • Areas of interest/specialization: athletic rehabilitation, athletic enhancement, ACL rehabilitation, concussion rehabilitation, vestibular rehab, oncology rehab, Movement System Impairments

Janelle Hart, MPT

  • Senior Physical Therapist, Board Certified Sports Specialist
  • Professional Education: Bradley University, 2003, 2005
  • At ALMH since 2016
  • Areas of interest/specialization: acute care, wound care, total joint replacements, cardiopulmonary PT

Kristen Wade, PT, DPT

  • Senior Physical Therapist, Board Certified Sports Specialist
  • Professional Education: Bradley University, 2006, Boston University, 2012
  • At ALMH since 2016
  • Areas of interest/specialization: orthopedics, spine

Sue Norris, PT

  • Senior Physical Therapist
  • Professional Education: University of Wisconsin BS, University of Illinois MS
  • At ALMH since 2011
  • Areas of interest/specialization: acute care, pediatrics

Elise Harms, PTA

  • Senior Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Professional Education: SIU-Carbondale AAS Physical Therapy- 1980, Greenville College BS Organizational Leadership- 2009
  • At ALMH since 2007
  • Areas of interest/specialization: aquatic rehab, oncology rehab, geriatric rehab, vestibular disorders, outpatient orthopedics

Erica Beutel, PTA

  • Senior Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Professional Education: Illinois Central College 2011
  • At ALMH since 2011
  • Areas of interest/specialization: sacroiliac joint dysfunction, aquatics, geriatrics, shoulder and knee orthopedics

Rhonda Myers, PTA

  • Senior Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Professional Education: Illinois Central College 1993
  • At ALMH since 1993
  • Areas of interest/specialization: total joint replacement, work conditioning

Randy Miller, PTA

  • Senior Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Professional Education: Lake Land College- 1976, IL Central College- 1997
  • At ALMH since 1992
  • Areas of interest/specialization: foot and leg injuries, orthopedic rehab, soft tissue mobilization, athletic rehabilitation

Michelle Whittington, PTA

  • Senior Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Professional Education: Eastern Illinois University 2007, Illinois Central College 2013
  • At ALMH since 2013
  • Areas of interest/specialization: CVA, rotator cuff injuries/repairs, pediatrics, athletic rehab/enhancement

Karla Carr, OTR/L

  • Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Professional Education: Washington University 1989
  • At ALMH since 2011
  • Areas of interest/specialization: acute care, neuro rehab/CVA

Emily Foster, OTR/L, MHS, CHT

  • Senior Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist
  • Professional Education: University of Southern Indiana 2001, University of Indianapolis 2007
  • At ALMH since 2001
  • Areas of interest/specialization: hand and upper extremity rehab, splinting

Hannah Bess, COTA

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Professional Education: ICC COTA Program 2016
  • At ALMH since 2012
  • Areas of interest/specialization: inpatient and outpatient rehab, aquatics

Jennifer DiPasquale, RD, LDN, CDE

  • Lead Dietitian, DSME Program Director
  • Professional Education: Illinois State Univeristy, 1992
  • At ALMH since 2001
  • Areas of interest/specialization: diabetes treatment and prevention, weight loss and wellness, cardiopulmonary rehab, general nutrition

Sarah Tierney, RN, BSN, CDE

  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Professional Education: St. John’s College of Nursing
  • At ALMH since 2016
  • Areas of interest/specialization: diabetes education, cardiac rehabilitation

Shae Hoffman, MS

  • Clinical Dietitian, MS
  • Professional Education: Eastern Illinois University 2016, 2017
  • At ALMH since 2018
  • Areas of interest/specialization: general nutrition, weight loss and wellness, sports nutrition

Janna Aydemir, MS, CCC-SLP

  • Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Professional Education: Illinois State University 2004, 2006
  • At ALMH since 2009
  • Areas of interest/specialization: pediatric speech therapy, adult speech rehabilitation, adult swallowing disorders
  • Certifications: Early Intervention, VitalStim swallowing therapy

Ryan Davis, MS, ATC, PES, ITAT

  • Lead Athletic Trainer, Lincoln College
  • Professional Education: Illinois State University 2008 and 2010
  • At ALMH since 2015
  • Areas of interest/specialization: athletic injury assessment, athletic rehabilization, modern manual therapy, athletic performance enhancement, concussion management

Missy Anderson, ATC

  • Senior Athletic Trainer, Lincoln Community High School
  • Professional Education: Western Illinois University
  • At ALMH since 2007
  • Areas of interest/specialization: concussion management, athletic injury recognition, athletic rehabilitation, athletic enhancement, Senior Fitness

Mark Craig, MS

  • Exercise Physiologist, Sports Enhancement Specialist
  • Professional Education: Illinois State University 2004, 2006
  • At ALMH since 2014
  • Areas of interest/specialization: cardiac rehabilitation, weight loss and wellness, pulmonary rehabilitation, athletic enhancement

Elizabeth Herzog

  • Aquatic Wellness Technician
  • Professional Education: BA in Exercise Science from North Central College
  • At ALMH since 2017
  • Areas of interest/specialization: Health and Wellness

Kevin Curry

  • Rehab Services Support Associate
  • At ALMH since 2011

Kim Richards

  • Rehab Services Support Associate
  • At ALMH since 2012

Joyce Leesman

  • Rehab Services Support Associate
  • At ALMH since 2015

Michelle Squaire

  • Rehab Services Support Associate
  • At ALMH since 2016