Our mission is to provide exemplary physical therapy and wellness services for individuals with athletic and orthopedic injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, and for women with musculoskeletal pain during the child-bearing years.  We provide highly skilled and individualized physical therapy while preserving the respect and dignity of our clients.  Gender diverse clients will feel welcome and supported. We emphasize a holistic approach and open communication with all health care team members.

Please view this short video for a sneak peek of our clinic (video credit to Cayden Rooney, age 13):  Lakeview Physical Therapy, P.C.

Bridgid Ellingson PT, DPT

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Bridgid has been treating individuals with athletic injuries, spine and pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, sexual dysfunction and other complex musculoskeletal dysfunctions since 1994.   She was an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from 2001-2021.  Bridgid was a faculty member with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, providing continuing education courses in women’s health physical therapy to physical therapists around the country. She is a member of the Illinois Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health, the American Urogynecological Association, National Vulvodynia Association, and the International Pelvic Pain Society.  Bridgid earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana.  She has received training through Michigan State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as training in visceral therapies and craniosacral therapy. After seven years of service at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she founded Lakeview Physical Therapy, P.C. in 2000 to offer highly specialized services in a private setting.  More recently, Bridgid earned her certificate in Pelvic Floor Functional Dry Needling and Level II Advanced Functional Dry Needling, Myofascial Decompression/ Cup Therapy, and completed a course in providing physical therapy for Trans/Gender Diverse people.

Bridgid is married and is raising two teenagers.  She enjoys camping, adventure travel, volunteering at the Heartland Alliance’s Marjorie Kovler Center, and doing Crossfit at Windy City Strength and Conditioning.  She has attended a Crossfit Endurance Certification and a Crossfit Mobility Certification course.

Bridgid is a proud volunteer with STAND the Haiti Project.  She spent a week in January 2017, 2018, and 2019 providing much-needed physical therapy services to individuals in Port-de-Paix Haiti.

Rebecca Grimwade Brown, L.M.T., NCBTMB Provider

Please contact Becca directly to schedule an appointment.  Her number is (773) 230-7099 and her email address is [email protected].

Rebecca Grimwade Brown’s exposure to healing touch first came at the age of five.  She learned then that, no matter the situation, everyone benefits from nurturing touch.  This truth stayed with her and led her to the field of massage therapy. Rebecca graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2003 and developed a specialty in both clinical and prenatal massage therapy.  In 2008, she became a teacher at the New School of Massage Therapy, where she taught anatomy, physiology, clinical massage, and sports massage.  Rebecca became an approved provider with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) in 2011 and teaches continuing education to massage therapists, specializing in prenatal massage and Myofascial therapies.

Rebecca customizes each massage according to her client’s wants and needs, recognizing that everyone is different and no massage is the same.  She believes in the benefits of combining self-care with other supportive modalities, including chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy.

In 2006, Rebecca attended her first birth as her sister’s doula.  Four years later, she had a water birth with her own daughter, Sera Marley, at West Suburban Hospital. Inspired by her massage training and these experiences, Rebecca attended a Doula of North America (DONA) approved doula training in July of 2014 and has since attended several births in the Chicagoland area, including at Prentice Women’s Hospital.

For doula clients, Rebecca provides a prenatal visit with an optional prenatal massage, support throughout labor and delivery, and a postpartum visit. She understands that what women want for the birth of their babies is very individual and differs with each client.  Rebecca is respectful of each woman’s desire to have a medicated or unmedicated birth and will provide support in either situation.  As an advocate for the parents, she strives to make the birth of their child a positive experience.

Rebecca lives in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband Phil and their daughter Sera.  She has worked at Urban Oasis since 2004, maintains a private practice at Lakeview Physical Therapy, and provides doula services throughout Chicagoland.  She enjoys biking and yoga, but most of all she enjoys the adventures of being a mother.

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