Brandi Kirk, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC - Founder / Owner
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 faculty member for the Herman
& Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, and 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 earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback
Certification Institute of America in 2009. She 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.
In 2014 she was accepted into The Barral Institute's Teacher Apprenticeship Program.
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.
Rosie Radford, DPT - Staff Physical Therapist
Rosie graduated in 1998 from the University of Illinois, Chicago, with her degree in physical
therapy. She has worked in multiple settings including outpatient orthopedics, home health,
inpatient and long term acute care. She starting focusing her interest in women's and men's
pelvic health in 2007, expanding the existing pelvic floor program at Northwest Community
Hospital. She joined Kirk Center for Healthy Living in December 2014 to continue to develop
her clinical expertise in pelvic and visceral dysfunction.
Rosie continually seeks to broaden her knowledge base to better serve her patients and in
2012 earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from Rosalind Franklin University of
Medicine and Science. In addition, she was awarded her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic
Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is board
certified in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback (BCB-PMD) through the Biofeedback
Certification International Alliance. She will be a teaching assistant for the Herman and Wallace
pelvic courses starting in January 2015.
She actively attends courses through the American Physical Therapy Association, Herman and
Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute and the Barral Institute. She is a member of the APTA and the
Section on Women's Health (SOWH).
When she is not at work, Rosie spends time with her husband and children and their
Lindsay Ferguson, DPT - Staff Physical Therapist
Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Butler University in 2004 and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Indiana University in 2013. She began practicing as part of a Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation program at a local hospital in Indianapolis upon graduation. She has completed advanced training through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute for pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment in 2013 and 2014. She is an enthusiastic new addition to the Kirk Center for Healthy Living team as of December 2014.
Lindsay is excited to be training under Brandi Kirk and with the Barral Institute beginning in order to treat visceral dysfunction. She is also a teaching assistant for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She has been a member of the Women’s Health section of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2013.
When not at work, Lindsay enjoys painting, playing the piano, attending concerts, singing and baking, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Jasmine Sia, DPT, PRPC - Staff Physical Therapist
Jasmine received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Health and Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in 2004.
In her last year of physical therapy school, she interned as the first women’s health physical therapy student at Loyola Hospital in Maywood.
There she learned extensively to evaluate and treat women who experience pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Prior to graduation, she has submitted
and presented her professional practicum, "Balance Quest Normative Research Study with Head Shake Protocol".
Since the beginning of her clinical practice, Jasmine has been committed in specializing in women's health. She has started and expanded a women's
health program at Accelerated Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Prospect and soon became the site supervisor. In the early 2010, Jasmine added men's
health to her practice for post-treatment of prostate cancer and pelvic pain.
Jasmine actively takes continuing education through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. She has lectured in the Northwest suburb and
the Chicagoland area to physicians, nurses, worker's compensation groups and park districts on women's and men's health.
Jasmine recently earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
When not at work, Jasmine enjoys traveling, karate, listening to 80's and 90's music/movies, and spending time with her husband and family.
Kimberly Fernandez-Evans - Office Manager
Kimberly has several years of Front desk experience in many different settings including Medical offices and Insurance. She loves to help people be in their best health, and enjoys working with all types of patients.
Kimberly is going to school for Medical Office Administration.
When not at work, Kimberly enjoys hiking, kayaking, fishing with her husband, Zumba, great food and spending time with her family.