MEET OUR STAFF
Beth Gorman, MSPT, C/NDT, LSVT certified: Beth has been a practicing Physical Therapist for over 20 years with a focus in treating clients with neurological disorders. She is a co-founder of Impulse Rehab and Wellness and received her degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to starting on this new adventure, Beth served as the Coordinator of the Inpatient Rehab Therapy team at a level I trauma hospital. Beth is passionate about community education and promoting health and wellness to individuals with disabilities. Beth is Neuro Developmental Therapy certified, specializing in improving physical function for individuals with hemiplegia and certified in LSVT Big for patients with Parkinson's. She makes it a priority to develop personal relationships with her patients and create an environment that is fun and facilitates healing.
Mary Ann Hilsen, MSPT, LVST certified Mary Ann has been a practicing clinician for 19 years with experience in treating patients with various neurological and orthopedic disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a co-founder of Impulse Rehab and Wellness and received her degree from Marquette University in Milwakuee, Wisconsin. Prior to opening the clinic, Mary Ann worked as a clinician and Coordinator of the Inpatient Acute Therapy team at a level I trauma hospital. She is certified in kinesiotaping and LVST Big for patients with Parkinson's. What Mary Ann enjoys most about being a physical therapist is developing relationships with her patients and working with them to return to their maximum potential.
Leigh Shea, MA CCC-SLP, McNeill Dysphagia Treatment Certified: Leigh has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 15 years. She co-founded the Aphasia Support Group and the Brain Injury Support Group at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She has worked with clients experiencing a variety of neurologic impairments, including post-stroke recovery, memory impairments, traumatic brain injuries, cognitive dysfunction due to medical complexity, and dysphagia evaluations and treatment. She has a keen interest in preserving cognitive wellness throughout the lifespan, engaging in novel activities and learning to support cognitive well-being as we age as a population. She also is a proponent of the Lifetime Approach to Living with Aphasia, and loves collaborating with individuals living with Aphasia to help them live well and communicate effectively.
Oliver Dela Rosa, MS, OTR/L: Oliver has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for over 4 years, specializing in hand and upper extremity rehab. Oliver evaluates and treats diagnoses to include shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand due to traumatic injury or repetitive stress injuries with the focus on improving your range of motion, strength, and overall functional mobility to facilitate improved engagement in ADLs/IADLs, work and occupational role performance and so his clients can get back to doing what matters the most to them. He is grateful for the opportunity to make a profound impact with every single person who sits in front of him. OT's face daily challenges dealing with emotionally-distressed clients with negligible to potentially life-debilitating diagnoses. He listens actively to his clients and strives to engage in positive therapeutic interactions while building rapport and establishing mutual trust and ultimately, striving to make a difference in people's lives while delivering the highest quality of care and promoting the growth of occupational therapy as a profession.