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Team Bios


Bernadette Kamin, PT, MSPT, WCS       
Kamin Physical Therapy, President

Bernadette has been on the cutting edge of the treatment of incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunctions, chronic pain, prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal dysfunctions and osteoporosis for both men and women for over 20 years.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1990 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1993. One of the leaders in women's and men's health including pelvic floor physical therapy, Ms. Kamin is at the forefront of advancing the physical therapy profession in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology, urology, urogynecology and gastroenterology. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Section of Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association for many years. She also shares her extensive knowledge and experience lecturing nationally to other clinicians and students from various disciplines. To stay in the forefront of her field, Bernadette regularly attends national and international continuing education seminars and professional conferences.

Bernadette is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, past board member for the Section on Women's Health and a member of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.  She is also a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, National Vulvodynia Association, International Continence Association, Society of Urological Nursing and Associates and Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium.

Eleanor Potter, PT

Eleanor, born in Ireland, received her Physical Therapy Degree from University College Dublin in 1984. She came to the U.S. in 1986 and has been working in the Chicagoland area ever since in a variety of healthcare settings. A mother of two, she became interested in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 1996 after the birth of her second child. She has regularly attended continuing education seminars in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction, chronic pain, incontinence, musculoskeletal dysfunction during pregnancy. She has worked at Kamin Physical Therapy since 2004. Eleanor is an active member of the APTA and SOWH of the APTA. She is also a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society, National Vulvodynia Association, Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium and International Association of Healthcare Practitioners.

Melissa Kolecke, PT, DPT, CSCS
 

Melissa received her education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2002 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in exercise physiology and then in 2005 went on to obtain a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  She enjoys working with orthopedic and sports medicine injuries but is especially passionate about treating men and women suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction. She has worked to set up women's health programs and is also a proponent of furthering research in the area.  Melissa is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women's Health, member of the International Pelvic Pain Society and Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium.  In her spare time, she enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her husband and children.

Andrea Wieger, PT, COMT

Over the course of 18 years of clinical practice, Andrea has accumulated extensive experience utilizing manual therapy and exercise to treat: muscular/skeletal injuries, sports injuries, chronic and acute pain, balance, deconditioning, gait problems, dizziness and Vestibular disorders.
Andrea has completed advanced training from Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and became a certified orthopedic manual therapist. She recently expanded her expertise by completing Level ! and II courses through KinetaCore for functional dry needling and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Andrea graduated from Purdue University with a BA in Movement and Sports Science and a minor in biology. Subsequently, she graduated with honors fom the Hogeschool Eindhoven located in the Netherlands with BS in Physical Therapy. 

Cara Murphy, PT, DPT

Cara has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for 15 years, 13 of which have been in an outpatient orthopedic setting. She has been practicing pelvic floor physical therapy for 10 years. Cara graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Kinesiology and Minor in Psychology. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School (currently Rosalind Franklin University). She utilizes multiple treatment options but most enjoys treating patients with manual therapy. Cara became interested in treating pelvic floor disorders from her own experience. Cara has a special interest in treating back pain, GI disorders, pregnancy related pain and pelvic pain in both men and women.


Kamin Physical Therapy Park Ridge
828 Busse Highway • Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Phone: (847) 384-6804 • Fax: (847) 384-6806

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480 Elm Place Suite 103 • Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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