Our Team

Kevin Cronin
PT, ATC, JSCC
Founder

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Illinois
Jones Strain Counterstrain Certified, The Jones Institute

Education:
Northwestern University Medical School, Programs in Physical Therapy

Hobbies/Interests:
Spending time with my family, reading, jogging, supporting environmental and political causes, and working towards improving the quality of physical therapy provided by all physical therapists.

What I like Most:
I am grateful for the opportunity to direct an organization that really makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve. It is a thrill for me to see our patients reclaim their abilities, to function pain-free, and to enjoy more active and productive lifestyles. I can’t imagine a more rewarding profession than physical therapy.

 

John R. Christiansen
PT, MS, OCS, ATC,
Owner

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Illinois
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in OrthopedicPhysical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists

Education:
Des Moines University

Hobbies/Interests:
I enjoy spending time with my wife and son hiking, biking and traveling. I enjoy staying active playing golf, running and working out.

What I Like Most:
The best part of my job is being able to help others working at ARC allows me to spend a lot of time one-on-one with my patients. Because of this time, I can build a strong rapport with my patients, which helps significantly in their recovery. Patients often feel like family and will eagerly return if they have another problem or they will send their family and friends to me.

 

Martin M. O’Shea
PT, OCS, JSCC
Owner

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Board Certified Clinical Specialist on Orthopedic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
Jones Strain Counterstrain Certified, The Jones Institute

Education:
St. Louis University

Hobbies/Interests:
As a father of two children, I have tried to stay active in their many activities by coaching my daughter’s basketball team and my son’s baseball team. I have also served as president of the athletic association at my kid’s grade schools. I enjoy the outdoors, golfing, gardening and taking long walks with my wife.

What I like Most:
As a physical therapist for the last twenty-five years, I never tire of the satisfaction that comes from helping a patient achieve their maximum level of health. I enjoy the one-on-one interaction with my patients and the challenge that comes from the ability to work as a team with each individual to first determine and then achieve their specific goals for rehabilitation.

 

Alison Brown Ferguson
PT, ADP (OMT),
DIP MT

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Advanced Diploma of Physiotherapy (Orthopedic Manual Therapy)
Education: Otago Polytechnic School of Physiotherapy

Hobbies/Interests:
I enjoy running, yoga, reading, playing, and chasing my two little boys. I often spend my time retrieving toys from furniture and awkward places.

What I like Most:
The best part of my work is having the opportunity to provide one-on-one care to a diverse community. It is so rewarding to witness the positive changes, not only the physical changes, that occur as someone goes through the healing process. This is particularly true of people who have suffered from very chronic complaints, some as long as twenty years or more. It is really a privilege to do what I do, and I love it.

 

Brielle Ciucci
PT, DPT

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Education: Midwestern University

Hobbies/Interests:
I love spending time with my Twin girls, traveling, water sports, and church activities.

What I like Most:
Helping people return to their prior level of function and helping them feel that they have returned to “normal” and are back living life!

 

Amy L. Elliott
PT, MSPT

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Education: Grand Valley State University

Hobbies/Interests:
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am an avid soccer player and have also been a part of various softball and kickball teams. I enjoy sports and any other outdoor activities. Volunteer activities are also important to me and I’ve participated in several fundraising events for the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Koman Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

What I like Most:
It gives me great pleasure to bring joy to others. As a Physical Therapist, I am provided with the opportunity to do so on a daily basis. Each and every day, I am able to empower patients to overcome their functional limitations and alleviate their pain so that they may once again enjoy the activities and the lifestyle that brings them the most happiness.

 

Linda Finn
PT, WCS

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Education: Northern Illinois University

Women’s Health Clinical Specialist Certified, American Physical Therapy Association

Hobbies:
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have four beautiful children that keep me very busy. I also enjoy working out and participating in yoga and pilates classes. My family participates in a lot of outdoor activities, including hiking and camping with the Boy Scouts. My husband and I enjoy trying new restaurants, golfing and traveling when we can find the free time.

What I like Most:
I love my job and the client base with whom I work. I feel great rewards when my patients get better and their functional level improves. I have spent the last seven years of my career focusing on treating female and male Pelvic pain conditions and urinary/fecal incontinence. Many patients are unaware that therapists could treat these diagnoses. I am pleased that there is finally more awareness about these conditions and that there is help available for them.

 

Amy L. McDowell
PT

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois

 Certified Pilates Instructor, The Pilates Guild

Education: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Hobbies/Interests:
I was formerly a professional ballet dancer and still like to dance for exercise. I enjoy ballet, jazz, and ballroom classes. During the holidays, I perform in a local production of The Nutcracker. My other interests include reading and crafts, especially knitting and rubber stamping.

What I like Most:
I am glad that as a physical therapist, I get to spend time with my patients. I can get to know them as people and not just as “knees,” “hips,” or “backs.” This helps me to develop a more effective treatment plan for their particular situation.

 

Kristin Kenny
PT, DPT

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Education: Marquette University

Hobbies/Interests:
Outside of work I am quite busy with my four little kiddos! I enjoy being active inside and out with them, my husband and our beagle. Free time is hard to come by but I love cooking/baking, playing tennis, doing crosswords, reading and spending time with friends and family.

What I like Most:
I love helping others. I love my job as a therapist to be able to interact and work closely with individuals of varying backgrounds. I value my ability to educate patients on their orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions to help empower them and assist in their return to the activities they enjoy.

 

Annie Dietzen
PT, DPT, MS

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
Education: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Hobbies/Interests:
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working out, reading, and traveling.

What I like Most:
Physical therapy is a great profession because of the opportunity to foster personal relationships that are not very common in healthcare.  I enjoy the opportunity to educate my patients and empower them to manage their symptoms while working to improve day-to-day function.

 

 

Richard Sroka
PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Special Credentials:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois

Education:
Midwestern University-Master of Physical Therapy

Certifications:
Certified manual therapist-The Manual Therapy Institute
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Teaching Assistant: The Manual Therapy Institute

Hobbies/Interests:
Outside of work I enjoy fishing, biking, kayaking, hiking, fitness, the outdoors, conservation efforts, reading Native American history, historical fiction, and the classics. I am also a Bears fan and a White Sox fan.

Notables:
Proficient in Polish and Spanish languages

What I like Most:
I enjoy diagnosing complex dysfunctions and then implementing a plan to resolution. At ARC I recognize how manual therapy interventions integrate well with strain/counterstrain techniques. It is important to me to educate patients about their condition and then teach them how to manage their symptoms for the long term.


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