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Brandi Kirk, PT, PRPC, CVTP - Founder / Owner
Brandi Kirk, PT, PRPC, CVTP Brandi began her undergraduate work at Ohio State University and she completed her studies at Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, graduating from their acclaimed Physical Therapy program in 1996.

She started practicing women's health in 1997 and became a women's health coordinator in 2003. It was at this time that she created the Women's Health program at Northwest Community Hospital's Wellness Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois. During 2004 and 2005 she was the Women's Health Specialist at Women's Physical Therapy Institute in Lake Zurich, Illinois. In 2006 Brandi founded Kirk Center for Healthy Living. The center is a specialty center focusing on the treatment of pelvic and visceral conditions.

Brandi is currently conducting multiple research projects with Dr Denise Elser, of Women's Health Institute of Illinois, for future publication. She is also a teacher for The Barral Institute and Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Brandi was a 2008-2011 board member for the Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium. In 2012 she was chosen to be a Subject Matter Expert by the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to assist in the development of the Pelvic Therapy Practitioner Certification. She has also created 2 on-line courses through MedBridge Education. Brandi is the creator of the Pelvic Health Table, which can be found through Current Medical Technologies. Brandi is also the creator of The Kirk Pelvic Eval. The CD of the Eval form can be found through Current Medical Technologies and a full EMR product containing the pelvic evaluation can be found through Hands On Technology's EMR TheraOffice.

Brandi is a member of the APTA Section on Women's Health, the APTA Private Practice Section, the International Pelvic Pain Society and the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners. Her skill-set is rooted in manual therapy with an emphasis on visceral manipulation, myofascial release, internal vaginal/rectal releases, connective tissue manipulation and nerve mobilizations. As of 2012 she is one of only 3 practitioners in the state of Illinois to complete the Barral Institute's Visceral Manipulation core series of levels 1-6 and their Listening Course. She is currently preparing to become a Certified Visceral Techniques Practitioner and a Certified Visceral Manipulation Practitioner through the Barral Institute. She trains her existing physical therapists for at least 4 hours a week in these manual techniques.

Brandi recently earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

Outside of work, she enjoys working in her yard, kayaking, hiking, traveling, photography and spending time with her family.

Stefanie McMillin, DPT, CD - Staff Physical Therapist
Stefanie McMillin, DPT Stefanie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in 2014. Her passion for women's health began at an early age, in the form of studying about pregnancy and childbirth. In her last year of physical therapy school, she completed a clinical rotation in a women's health setting at Franciscan Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, where she learned to evaluate and treat women who experience pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Following graduation, she began taking pelvic floor courses through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute and began her clinical practice specializing in women's health. She joined the Kirk Center for Healthy Living in June 2015 to continue to develop her clinical expertise in pelvic and visceral dysfunction in an environment that fosters her growth as a professional.

She loves to learn and actively attends courses through the APTA, Barral Institute, and Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. She has also recently discovered her passion for teaching and has had the honor of assistant teaching for the Herman and Wallace pelvic floor course series and for the Barral Institute's visceral manipulation courses 1 & 2. In the summer of 2017, after assisting with the birth of her nephew, Stefanie's passion for pregnancy and child birth led her to become a certified birth doula. She is thrilled to be able to work more closely with expecting mothers during the most amazing time of their lives.

When she is not at work, Stefanie enjoys traveling, reading, playing volleyball, and spending time with her family and friends.

Renee Miller, PT, DPT - Staff Physical Therapist
Renee Miller, PT, DPT Renee After many valuable career changes and life experiences, Renee received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN in 2014. After practicing physical therapy in the home healthcare, acute care, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings, Renee relocated to Chicagoland to join the Kirk Center for Healthy Living in July 2016 to focus her studies and practice on pelvic and abdominal conditions and visceral manual therapy techniques. Professionally, Renee is interested in complementary health approaches as well as conventional physical therapy treatment approaches and she is constantly pursing continuing education through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, The Barral Institute, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), STOTT Pilates, and Healing Beyond Borders. She is a member of the APTA Section on Women's Health and Private Practice Section.

Renee is a member of the APTA Oncology section because she is also interested in working with those going through and recovering from cancer and cancer treatment.

She is also an Advanced Student Practitioner of Healing Touch, a biofield therapy that is a collection of standardized, noninvasive techniques that clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields to support one's inherent ability to heal.

Outside of work, Renee enjoys learning about anything from metaphysics to golf and she enjoys teaching and taking group fitness classes, especially Pilates reformer, Yoga, and Zumba.

Lorelle Pop, OTR/L - Staff Occupational Therapist
Lorelle Pop, OTR/L Lorelle received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989. With more than a few decades of practice in a career that was founded in the belief that with support and assistance to address their challenges, clients can participate in their lives doing what they desire despite obstacles and limitations however and whenever possible. Lorelle has devoted her professional studies and has explored multiple opportunities to assist clients in achieving their goals; this has found her in practice settings from inpatient/outpatient psychiatry, pediatric clinics, school systems, home health, and even academia where she helped prepare future occupational therapy students become equipped to meet the challenges of the profession. Lorelle desires to assist clients find ways to improve their functioning in those areas of their lives that are some of the most significant yet least discussed.

Because she is passionate about this responsibility, she continues to expand her skills in this highly complex and rewarding area of pelvic health; attending numerous courses focusing on Pelvic Health and treatment strategies to support clients in their journeys towards wellness. Because of her desire to continue to learn and assist patients who struggle with pelvic health challenges, she has joined Brandi and her staff at Kirk Center to enjoy the many opportunities that working in a setting that specializes in this field can provide.

When not in front of a computer researching alternative health practices or reading a book, Lorelle enjoys hanging out with her family and friends just living life! Lorelle is active in her church and is devoted to expanding her faith and exploring possibilities that are available to serve others.

Katie Coleman, OTR/L - Staff Occupational Therapist
Katie Coleman, OTR/L Katie received her Masters in Occupational Therapy, following a certification in massage therapy and bachelors in Sports Medicine. Katie has been in practice for 6 years and continues to build her knowledge in many facets to improve her care for others and their specific needs. Her background varies in pediatric, adults with developmental delays, psych and providing relaxation in the form of massage therapy. Throughout her journey of self-discovery, she learned of visceral manipulation and it's benefits to her own health and wellbeing. Katie utilizes her manual and clinical skills to assist a person through dis-ease or discomfort. Sessions with Katie often provide an integral mind-body connection which is essential for healing the body. Katie has always dreamed of working in a PT clinic where she could utilize her manual skills, when the opportunity presented itself, she jumped on the chance to work alongside other pelvic floor therapist at Kirk Center for Healthy Living.

Katie is a member of American Massage Therapy Association because she believes through therapeutic touch a person can begin healing from within.

Outside work, you will find Katie traveling, getting her daily dose of yoga, journaling, meditating, connecting with nature, studying the human body or providing herself with self-care.

Robert Volck - Office Assistant
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