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RIC Women’s Health Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Team

Suzanne Aceron Badillo, PT, WCS

Suzanne Aceron Badillo is the Clinical Program Director of the RIC Women’s Health Rehabilitation Program. She graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and earned her physical therapy degree at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Suzanne was awarded the Geraldine S. Taylor Fellowship in 2002 for the “Women’s Health Initiative” to develop her clinical skills in the area of women’s health physical therapy through post-graduate coursework and advanced clinical activities. She received her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health and is board certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy. As Chair of the APTA Section on Women’s Health CAPP-Obstetrics committee, Suzanne develops the curriculum and teaches nationally for the CAPP-Obstetrics postgraduate course series. She mentors and trains physical therapists across the RIC system of care in women’s health rehabilitation. Her clinical and research interests include pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, obstetric musculoskeletal dysfunction, and osteoporosis and she lectures nationally and locally on these topics. Suzanne has her clinical practice at the RIC Superior Street Outpatient location.

Christi Christian, PT, DPT, WCS

Christi Christian has been working as a physical therapist in the outpatient setting for 10 years. She has 8 years experience treating the women's health population with her primary interest in the treatment of pregnancy related pain, as well as postpartum pain/pelvic floor dysfunction. Christi completed her undergraduate education at The University of Michigan and went on to complete her doctorate in physical therapy at Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School (currently Rosalind Franklin University). She attained Women's Health Clinical Specialist Certification (WCS) in 2009. Christi treats a variety of women's health diagnoses ranging from pregnancy related conditions to urinary incontinence to pelvic pain. She also treats pelvic floor pain/dysfunction in men. During her time at RIC, Christi has also participated in various research and teaching activities in pelvic floor rehabilitation and pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. Christi has her clinical practice at the RIC Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center in Chicago.

Danielle Duley, DPT

Danielle Duley graduated from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University. Danielle is a member of the APTA and APTA section on Women’s Health. Her clinical interests include musculoskeletal dysfunction, pelvic floor dysfunction particularly related to pregnancy and post-partum population, and pelvic pain. Danielle has her clinical practice at the RIC River Forest Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center.

Jennifer Sergeant Hungate, PT, DPT, WCS, MS

Jennifer Sergeant Hungate began work at RIC in 2004 and has been an active member of the RIC Women’s Health Rehabilitation Program since 2005. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science and earned a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She earned her doctor of physical therapy degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She received her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Section on Women’s Health and is a board certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy. She currently assists in item writing for the national board examination in women’s health. Jennifer serves on the board for the Section on Women’s Health of the APTA in the role of Director of Practice assisting membership in practice, reimbursement, payment and federal issues. She has assisted in teaching courses for the Section as well as within RIC. Jennifer’s practice areas address the needs of women related to bladder and bowel dysfunction as well as pelvic pain. Her special interest is the management and prenatal and postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction. Jennifer has her clinical practice at the RIC-NMFF Integrated Pelvic Health Program in Chicago.

Khushboo Joshi, DPT, OCS

Khushboo Joshi received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences, and her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been practicing for 10 years with an interest in women’s health physical therapy and is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy since 2008. Treating pelvic pain, incontinence, prenatal and postpartum neuromusculoskeletal complications, and sacroiliac joint pain, her orthopedic background gives her a unique perspective on pain and mechanical intervention. Khushboo is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and has clinically instructed numerous students over the course of her career. Khushboo has her clinical practice at the RIC Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center in Chicago.

Katrina Malhotra, PT, DPT

Katrina Malhotra graduated from Indiana University with Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her focus is on neurological and musculoskeletal impairments, with a clinical interest in women’s health rehabilitation, including pregnancy and postpartum related pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic pain, and cancer rehabilitation. She is currently working towards her Women's Health Clinical Specialist Certification (WCS) and Certificate in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) through the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health. Katrina has her clinical practice at the RIC Superior Street Outpatient location.

Kristen Mandujano, PT

Kristen Mandujano is a women’s health and musculoskeletal physical therapist . Kristen graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and from Washington University in St Louis with a Master Science in Physical Therapy in 1999. She became interested in women’s health after experiencing the pregnancy and birth of her first daughter in 2004. She completed postgraduate training through the American Physical Therapy Association Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy coursework in 2006. Since that time, Kristen has treated a wide variety of patients, including those with complaints of pelvic pain, incontinence, obstetric musculoskeletal dysfunction, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Kristen has her clinical practice at RIC Northshore.

Laura Slowinske, PT, DPT

Laura Slowinske graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology – Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her clinical interests include musculoskeletal dysfunction, women’s health rehabilitation, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, and pelvic pain. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Section on Women’s Health. Laura is currently working towards her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) through the APTA Section on Women’s Health. Laura has her clinical practice at the RIC Willowbrook Outpatient Center.

Krista Van Der Laan, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT

Krista Van Der Laan is a graduate of Northwestern University and received her Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. She is the clinical practice leader of musculoskeletal PT and has been a board certified specialist in orthopedics since 2008. She has been practicing for 9 years, 8 of those years in orthopedics and women’s health. In 2011 Krista became a certified lymphedema therapist after practicing in edema management since 2004. Her areas of clinical interest are orthopedics, chronic pain, pregnancy, pelvic pain, incontinence, lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation. In her administrative role, Krista works on staff development and training, including managing the student program at RIC. Krista is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association at the national and state levels, and was the recipient of the Physical Therapist of the Year award in Illinois in 2012. Additionally she is a member of the APTA sections on Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Education and Health Policy Administration. Krista has her clinical practice at RIC Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center in Chicago.

Lauren Welles, MPT, DPT, CLT

Lauren Welles is a graduate of Northwestern University and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas. She is the current clinical manager at RIC Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center (SSRC) and has over 10 years of clinical experience. Her interests are in the treatment of cancer rehabilitation, pelvic pain, incontinence, lymphedema, post-mastectomy, and pregnancy populations. She received her certification in Lymphedema Therapy from The Norton School in 2005. She is a member of the APTA and Section on Women’s Health. Lauren teaches continuing education courses for breast cancer rehabilitation, and participates in the clinic’s education symposiums on an annual basis. Lauren has her clinical practice at the RIC Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center in Chicago.

Shantae Williams, PT, DPT

Shantae Williams graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and went on to complete her Doctorate in physical therapy at Central Michigan University. Her focus is on orthopedics, with a clinical interest in women’s health rehabilitation, including pregnancy and postpartum related pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic pain and osteoporosis. She is working toward her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical therapy (CAPP) from the American Physical therapy Association Section on Women’s Health, and continues to broaden her clinical experience and education in her area of interests. Shantae has her clinical practice at the RIC Northshore Outpatient location.