Kelly Dzierzynski, PT, DPT, CSCS, SCS, TASC-F

Kelly is the Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and a Licensed Physical Therapist. She has worked for IVCH since 2005. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine and a Master Degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University. She did her undergraduate work in psychology. Kelly holds Certification as Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy through the ABPTS (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties), is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator by the NSCA, is a certified Kinesiotape ® Practitioner, ASTYM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) provider, and a certified Emergency Medical Responder. She is a clinical instructor for Physical Therapy doctoral students from universities in Illinois and Iowa completing their final internships.

Kelly’s expertise is in sports medicine. She utilizes functional exercises, active tissue release, and manual therapy techniques for joint mobility, corrective exercises, functional movement screens and motion analysis for the athletic population.

Growing up in LaSalle, Kelly is a native of the Illinois Valley and attended L-P High School. She is a long time long distance runner, triathlete, crossfit athlete, and competitive obstacle course racer. She also has a background in dance and cheerleading, and is a youth track coach. Her passion is to help people reach their highest potential.

Connor Armstrong, ATC

Connor is a Licenses Athletic Trainer and has been working at IVCH since July, 2017. He graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. During school, Connor completed clinic rotations with various sports teams at the high school and college level as well as in a rehabilitation clinic.

Connor provides clinic outreach services to area high schools which includes injury prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation. He also looks to further develop the Performance Enhancement Program.

Connor is a Utica native and a St. Bede Academy alumni. He enjoys cars, metal and electronic music, playing basketball and is a lifelong Bulls fan.

Mary Bartoli, DPT

Mary has been with the IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics since September, 2017. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with her Bachelor’s in Science in 2014 and with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. Mary’s clinical experiences include orthopedics and school-based pediatrics within the Illinois Valley and Chicagoland areas.

Mary is from the Illinois Valley and grew up on a farm outside of Arlington and graduated from LaMoille High School. She still lives in the Illinois Valley and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Hank.

Amy Bolelli, OTR/L

Amy is a Licensed Occupational Therapist and is the Occupational Therapy Supervisor. She has been working at IVCH since August, 1994. Amy received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from

St. Ambrose University with a minor in Psychology.

The majority of Amy’s continuing education has been in hand therapy and splinting, as well as neurological injuries. She is certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations and Job Function testing for the work conditioning program. Amy is also a certified Kinesiotape ® Practitioner. Her area of specialty is rehabilitation of the wrist, hand and finger after injuries or surgeries.

Amy was born and raised in Peru and lives there with her husband and daughter. She enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time outdoors. Her favorite thing is to spend time with family and friends.

Sara Burd, DPT

Sara is a Licensed Physical Therapist who has been working at IVCH since June, 2013. She attended Bradley University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in 2009 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. She is one of IVCH’s aquatic and land-based therapists that has experience treating orthopedic, geriatric, cardiovascular, and women’s health populations. Sara is committed to enhance her knowledge and clinical skills to become a Women’s Health Certified Specialist, which will allow her to have the expertise in treating patients with Pelvic Floor and Pregnancy/Postpartum deficits.

Sara has lived in the Illinois Valley all her life and is happy to be back to support the area. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, crafting and spending time her family, friends and little dog.

Donald Fruendt, PT

Don is a Licensed Physical Therapist. He has been working for IVCH since 1989 and joined the outpatient physical therapy staff in 2009.

Don is the primary therapist for Industrial Rehabilitation. He has been trained in DSI Work Solutions to perform Functional Capacity Assessments. Don specializes in treating patients with orthopedic injuries. He has over 40 years of experience and has worked with a wide variety of diagnoses.

Don has resided in the Illinois Valley with his wife for the last 40 years. He enjoys caring for Arabian horses, hunting and fishing.

Nicole Gedraitis, MS, SLP, CCC/L

Nicole is a Licensed and Certified Speech Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in speech and hearing with a minor in Spanish. In 2009 Nicole received a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Governors State University. Since graduating she has worked in pediatric outpatient clinics, school and homebound therapies.

She joined IVCH in January, 2012. She holds a Certificate of Clinic Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is a certified Early Intervention provider for the State of Illinois.

Originally from the Naperville area she was introduced to the Illinois Valley by her husband John. Nicole enjoys traveling, spending time with family, friends, nieces and nephews. She loves running outside on a nice day but is an avid watcher of HGTV to learn how to do indoor projects in her home.

Ann Kois, MA, PT

Ann is a physical therapist who specializes in pediatric patients. Ann assesses and treats children and adults with a wide variety of conditions including genetic, congenital, developmental, neurological and orthopedic. She believes that pediatric physical therapy is best delivered in episodes of care to help a child and family problem solve their current obstacle, which may include skill acquisition, muscle tone management, and self-regulation. Sessions emphasize education and goals focus on community integration comprising home, school, hobbies and sports.

Ann values communication and collaboration as many of her clients have multiple services providers often from the same discipline. Ann supports the use of therapeutic listening, Astronaut training, ISTM, Yamuna body rolling, and tri-plane movement to achieve changes in a patient’s neuromotor system. She enjoys working closely with visual and auditory specialists. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University and Wheaton College and she recently relocated to the Illinois Valley from the Chicago area.

Christine Layhew, DPT,CSRS

Christine is a Licensed Physical Therapist and has been working at IVCH since June, 2009. She graduated from Bradley University in Peoria with a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences in May, 2006 and then with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May, 2009.

Christine has received certification in LSVT Big, which is a treatment technique for use with patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. She is also a Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist .She treats patients with a wide variety of both orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. Her area of interest is neurologic rehabilitation and Women’s Health. Christine enjoys spending time with her family.

Jenna Manigold, MS, OTR/L,CSRS

Jenna is a Licensed Occupational Therapist and has been working at IVCH since June, 2014. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies in 2009 and continued her education at Midwestern University where she received her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2011.Jenna’s clinical interests include neurological rehab and recovery and hand and wrist injuries. She is a certified LSVT BIG clinician, which is a treatment technique for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. She is also a Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist. Jenna was born and raised in the Illinois Valley. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, completing DIY projects and spending time outdoors.

Dennis Nink, PT

Dennis graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1983. He has over 30 years of experience in a number of treatment settings. His clinical experience includes treating patients with orthopedic, TMJ, neurological disorders, industrial and work related injuries. He also has extensive experience treating the geriatric population. He is a lifelong resident of the Illinois Valley area and resides in Princeton with his wife. He is an avid runner and cyclist and loves sports functioning as both participant and coach.

Kayla Olson, ATC

Kayla is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and has been working at IVCH since September, 2006. She graduated from Aurora University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree, concentrated in Athletic Training. During school, Kayla completed clinical rotation in various sports at both high school and college levels.

Kayla is a Certified Kinesiotape ® Practitioner, and performs Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.

Since working at IVCH, Kayla has started the Medical Wellness Program and the Performance Enhancement Program. In addition, she does clinical outreach to area high schools and IVCC which includes injury prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation.

Kayla is a lifelong resident of the Illinois Valley. She enjoys reading, playing volleyball, which she played in college, and farming with her family.

Kolton Reeverts, DPT

Kolton is a Licensed Physical Therapist who joined the IVCH team in February, 2017. He attended Olivet Nazarene University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 2013 with majors in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. He graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in December, 2016 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kolton is passionate for orthopedics and sports training and wishes to continue his education by pursuing specialized training in manual therapy, orthopedics, and sports-medicine in the near future.

Kolton is a long-time area resident from Princeton and is happy to be back in the Illinois Valley. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling across the country and cheering on Chicago sports.

Alison Theisinger, DPT, ATC

Alison has been a physical therapist at IVCH since January, 2013. She received her undergraduate degree in athletic training from the University of Northern Iowa in May, 2010. Alison then completed her graduate work and received her doctoral of physical therapy from St. Ambrose in December, 2012. Her previous clinical experiences include orthopedics, sports medicine, vestibular, pediatrics, and neurological throughout various hospitals and clinics in Iowa and Illinois.

Alison is originally from Algona, Iowa, where she attended Bishop Garrigan High School. After completing all of her studies, she moved to Peru to pursue her current position. She currently lives with her husband and together they own two dogs named Nelle and Kirby. Alison fills her free time with hiking at many local parks, biking and running.

Amy Stash, LMT

Amy is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She has been working at IVCH since 1996. She graduated from Illinois Valley Community College with a Certificate in Therapeutic Massage in June, 2000.

Amy specializes in Swedish massage, fibromyalgia massage, prenatal massage, chair massage and diversified hot and cold stone massage. She is also a certified infant massage instructor and teaches classes at the IVCH Miller Building. She is also working towards a certificate in oncology massage, a treatment approach for patients with cancer.

Amy is a lifelong resident of the Illinois Valley. She resides in Peru with her husband and two children.

Staci Pruitt, LMT

Kim Stoffle, PTA

Kim is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and has been working at IVCH since May, 2009. She graduated from Illinois Central College in Peoria in 2009 with an Associates in Applied Science as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Kim has completed several continuing education courses from the McKenzie Institute which focuses on treatment of back pain. She has also begun course work with the Institute of Physical Art, focusing on manual therapy skills.

Kim’s primary focus is treating orthopedic diagnosis such as back, shoulder and neck injuries. Kim is a lifelong resident of the Illinois Valley. She is active in sports, especially volleyball, nutrition and fitness. She enjoys the outdoors, including landscaping and gardening. She is very compassionate for animals and enjoys taking care of her cats.

Jake Washkowiak, ATC

Jake joined the team at IVCH in April, 2017. He graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School and went on to IVCC for two years before moving on to Illinois State University and obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. He has plans to further his Athletic Training degree or go in to Physical Therapy.

Jake was born and raised in LaSalle.

Jake played football at LP and still enjoys participating in recreational activities such as basketball and hiking. He enjoys all styles of music and loves to play guitar, drums and sing. Jake is happy to be working around his hometown, especially at his old high school as an Athletic Trainer. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends.