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Hours

Monday:7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday:7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday:7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday:7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday:7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed

Featured Services

Aquatic Therapy
Sports Medicine
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Lower Extremity Orthotics
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis
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About
Welcome to RUSH Kids Pediatric Therapy. We look forward to helping your child with their physical, occupational, speech and applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy needs. Our highly-trained clinical team will design a specialized plan of care that is just right for your child. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients and their parents, our therapy team will assist your child in achieving their highest potential by reaching their developmental milestones for school, activity and life.We are proud to serve you and are committed to providing an exceptional experience that promotes healing and enhances your child's participation in desired family, community and school activities. Please contact us to request an appointment today.
Our Team

Myla Teemer, P.T.

Myla has been practicing since 1989 and is a pediatric physical therapist and center manager of RUSH Kids Pediatric Therapy in Libertyville. She completed an eight-week course in neurodevelopmental technique and is a certified infant massage instructor. Myla has completed numerous continuing education courses in pediatric evaluation and treatment. She has attended seminars on evaluation and management of torticollis, Kinesio taping, rib case management, sensory and reflux integration to mention a few. Recently, she attended a pediatric incontinence seminar. Myla enjoys working with children with neuromuscular issues, especially infants. She works with children with dysfunctional voiding. Myla makes sure that parents/guardians understand their value in affecting their children's progress, and takes her time in providing home program and giving her parents' ideas on how to apply activities at home.

Lindsey Siegel, P.T., DPT

Lindsey earned a bachelor's degree in cognitive neuroscience and minor in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and doctorate of physical therapy from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Lindsey enjoys helping children of all ages reach their goals to become more mobile in their home environment and communities. Her special interests include orthopedic injuries, infants and hippotherapy.

Jennifer Ackerman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Jennifer has been practicing since 1997 with more than 20 years of experience with pediatrics. She has attended numerous continuing education courses including PROMPT, apraxia training, oral-motor/feeding courses, reading/foundations, phonological interventions, DIR floortime and auditory processing disorders. Jennifer has a special interest in oral-motor/feeding issues, apraxia, articulation/speech production issues, expressive/receptive language disorders, reading disorders, and working with children with ASD. She makes therapy fun for patients and believes in working closely with families.

Madeleine Kozak, OTR/L

Madeleine earned a bachelor's degree in occupational sciences and master's degree in occupational therapy from Saint Louis University. She has taken numerous courses focused on interdisciplinary collaboration and special education. She also recently took a course in DIR floortime. Additionally, she has research experience with universal design for learning and community accessibility. Madeleine takes time to ensure that she collaborates with each family and child to create an experience that meets their unique needs and desires. She uses a holistic approach to include a variety of treatment methods to foster a fun therapeutic environment. She enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities, and has interests in upper extremity injuries and hippotherapy.

Austynne Newberg, MOT, OTR/L

Austynne earned her bachelor's in psychology from Carthage College in 2010, followed by her master's in occupational therapy from Midwestern University in 2017. She has done extensive research on the importance of social skill development in pediatrics and has presented her findings at both regional and state levels. She seeks to further her knowledge and expertise by attending conferences and courses to advance her clinical skills in order to provide quality, evidence-based practice. She strives to collaborate with children and their families to create client-centered, family-oriented goals to facilitate independence and participation during daily routines. Her special interests include: pediatric hemiplegia, early childhood development, hippotherapy, and pediatric spinal cord injury. Austynne greatly enjoys helping children get back to engaging in their desired and expected occupations through play-based, child-lead treatment approaches.

Sarah Rieger, M.S., BCBA

Sarah earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Saint Louis University and master's degree in applied behavior analysis and is a board certified behavior analyst and case manager. She dedicates her continuing education to behavior reduction, functional communication, toilet training, food refusal, multidisciplinary collaboration, ethical practice and social skills. She has been a BCBA since 2014 and her ABA experiences range from adult residential settings, in-home, center, to therapeutic day schools. Sarah's passions in the field of ABA include staff training, behavior reduction and working on multidisciplinary team to better understand the child's needs.

Katherine Marr, M.A., CCC-SLP

Katherine earned her bachelor's degree in speech and hearing science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her master's degree in speech-language pathology from Northern Illinois University. She maintains the ASHA certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology. She is skilled in working with children with complex communication needs through the use of assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. She is particularly interested in autism, apraxia, stuttering and pediatric feeding. Katherine provides fun and functional therapy, and values collaboration with families and education teams.

Kelsey Bloom, P.T., DPT

Kelsey earned her bachelor's in kinesiology with a minor in psychology and nutrition certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012 followed by her doctorate in physical therapy from Southwest Baptist University in 2016. She has attended continuing education courses including total motion release, duchenne muscular dystrophy, scoliosis, gait analysis for cerebral palsy, kinesiotaping and soft tissue mobilization. She is also an american physical therapy association clinical instructor Level 1 certified and teaches students in their graduate studies how to become competent therapists. Kelsey enjoys incorporating imagination and play to optimize mobility and stability needs for children. Her background is heavily based in neurological rehabilitation. Kelsey has a special interest in sensory-based, mobility delay, aquatic physical therapy and infant gross motor delay. She is one of the market lead physical therapists for the RUSH Kids Centers.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Incontinence Therapy

Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Speech Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Congenital/Neuro/Autism Services
  • Feeding Dysfunction Program
  • Sensory Integration
  • Dysfunctional Voiding

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Foot Orthotics

Care Delivery

  • Telerehab
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