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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.

Ann Alton, DPT - Staff Physical Therapist
Ann Alton, DPT Ann began her second career as a physical therapist after a Bachelor's in psychology from Western Illinois University and 10 years working with individuals with developmental, emotional, and physical disabilities. She graduated from Bradley University in May of 2011 with a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. Her interests include treatment of chronic pain, manual therapy, visceral manipulation, Ehler's Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and complex/unsolved conditions. She is in the process of being certified as a visceral manual therapist.

Ann became a physical therapist due to feeling a calling in two ways: working with a physical therapist in college with folks with developmental disabilities, and her own self-rehabilitation from chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia.

Ann earned her second-degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. She feels her spirit home is in the Grand Tetons, and she can find four leaf clovers very easily.

In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and her pets. Hiking mountains, martial arts, and reading are Ann's main hobbies. Her book tastes are eclectic. She loves history and sci-fi/fantasy, mystery, and memoirs, to name a few. If you ever need a book recommendation, she will be happy to accommodate you!

Robert Volck - Front Office Staff
Robert Volck Rob joined us in June of 2018. He is an outgoing and caring individual who brings to us his vast Customer Service background. Rob runs the front desk along with his counter part, Beth and together they make a great team to greet our patients and assist them with the scheduling of their appointments as well as assisting with any questions they may have.

Rob resides in the Uptown/Buena Park area in Chicago with his amazing cat Leo. On his off time, Rob likes to spend time with friends and family and, whenever possible, getting a nice bike ride in along the lakefront or on the Prarie Trail.

Beth Majerszky - Front Office Staff
Beth Majerszky Beth has enjoyed being in the Customer Service arena for the majority of her career. After leaving her corporate position, Beth graduated from Coach U with an Advanced Coaching designation. Shortly after she became a Certified Fearless Living Coach, a Master Retreat Coach, and an Art of Feminine Presence® Mentor. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Spiritual Sexual Educator® and Facilitator.

Beth is a lifelong learner and is passionate about guiding women on a journey to discover their true essence and to rise to their full potential. She leads women's circles, workshops and retreats that focus on helping women break free from socialized beliefs that no longer serve them so they can embody authentic confidence, speak their truth and go after their heart's desires without apology.

A true animal lover, Beth enjoys spending time with her sweet cats. She also enjoys long walks in nature, exploring labyrinths across the country, and leading laughter yoga classes.
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