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Monday:7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday:7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday:7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed

Featured Services

Aquatic Therapy
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis
Congenital/Neuro/Autism Services
Feeding Dysfunction Program
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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.

Our St. Charles center offers specialized programs including: Pediatric Bowel and Bladder Program, Foundations for Learning (an Early Learning Program for children with autism spectrum disorder), Pediatric Feeding, Bilingual Speech-Language and ABA Therapy (Spanish) and Aquatic Physical Therapy. Learn more about our specialized services here. RUSH Kids Pediatric Therapy, St. Charles, is located at 38th Avenue and Main Street (Route 64) across from the Charlestowne Mall with private parking available. Please contact us to request an appointment today.

Outside front of building
Therapy Equipment - OT Gym
Therapy Equipment - PT Gym
Our Team
Headshot of Jamie Kentgen, O.T., OTR/L

Jamie Kentgen, O.T., OTR/L

Jamie is a pediatric occupational therapist who joined the RUSH Kids, St. Charles team, in 2021 after completing her graduate and undergraduate education at Western Michigan University. Jamie has a passion for helping kids of all ages and abilities, with a special interest in emotional regulation, social skills and sensory processing. Jamie began an aquatic therapy program to help kids with challenges related to sensory processing, coordination, strength and body awareness. Jamie enjoys baking, traveling and spending time with friends and family in her free time.
Headshot of Ashley Hettlinger, O.T., OTR/L

Ashley Hettlinger, O.T., OTR/L

Ashley joined the team in 2021 after completing the master's program at Lewis University. Ashley enjoys creating energetic, playful and individualized sessions to promote success and work toward functional goals with all children. Areas of interest include sensory processing and integration and feeding therapy. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, trying new recipes, planting and creating with her Cricut.
Headshot of Kelsey Possley, O.T., OTR/L

Kelsey Possley, O.T., OTR/L

Kelsey has been a member of Rush Kids, St. Charles, since 2015, with more than 7 years of clinical experience. As the lead occupational therapist of the Chicago pediatric market, Kelsey oversees the onboarding, training and mentorship of new occupational therapists. Areas of specialization include sensory processing, handwriting, emotional regulation and feeding. Kelsey completed her undergraduate and graduate education at St. Ambrose University. She enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time.
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Annie Levander, COTA/L

Annie has experience working in outpatient pediatric settings and has been practicing as a COTA since 2020. Annie completed her degree at McHenry County College and received her bachelor's degree in health sciences from Northern Illinois University. Annie has over 10 years of experience influencing children in schools, day camps and community outreach settings. She is passionate about providing holistic, compassionate care to children and families. Annie enjoys hiking, reading and investing in others.
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Deanna Bailey, P.T., DPT

Deanna is a pediatric physical therapist and has been a member of the RUSH Kids, St. Charles team since 2021. She believes in personalized, family-centered care in order to provide the best experience for her patients. Deanna enjoys working in a multidisciplinary setting with children of all ages. She has experience working with children ages 0-15 with diagnoses including torticollis, orthopedic conditions, neurologic disorders, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. Additional clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics and neuro rehab working with adults with strokes, amputations and spinal cord injuries. Deanna minored in special education and has taken courses in interprofessional collaboration.
Headshot of Angela Kisner, P.T., MPT

Angela Kisner, P.T., MPT

Angela is a pediatric physical therapist with over 20 years of experience. She earned her master's degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University. Angela is also one of the pediatric market managers, overseeing six of our RUSH Kids centers. Angela enjoys working with children of all ages, but is most passionate about treating infants and toddlers. She enjoys collaborating with our multi-disciplinary team to work on a variety of skills to support the child as whole. Angela has continued her education with courses in torticollis, toe walking, pediatric pelvic health and TMR. In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family, watching her kids play sports and traveling.
Headshot of Kat Wiacek, P.T., DPT

Kat Wiacek, P.T., DPT

Kat joined the RUSH Kids, St. Charles team in 2017 as a pediatric physical therapist. In addition to treating children of all ages and abilities, Kat is specially trained in the treatment of pediatric pelvic floor and leads the Chicagoland market's pediatric bowel & bladder health program for kids who experience incontinence and constipation. Additional specialized interests include aquatic therapy for individuals with Autism, idiopathic toe-walking and congenital muscular torticollis. Kat provides energetic and compassionate patient-centered care specific to each child to ensure their success in and out of the clinic. In her free time, Kat enjoys training for and competing in Triathlons.
Headshot of Alexa Wagner, M.S., CCC-SLP/L

Alexa Wagner, M.S., CCC-SLP/L

Alexa started her career working with children birth to three through the state of Illinois' early intervention program. Alexa then transitioned to the hospital setting where she worked in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, providing primarily feeding and swallowing intervention. Alexa has taken additional courses for the evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. Alexa enjoys working closely with patients and their families. Outside of the clinic, you can find Alexa on the hiking trail.
Headshot of Dana Ewert, OTR/L

Dana Ewert, OTR/L

Dana joined the RUSH Kids, St. Charles team in 2020 as a pediatric occupational therapist. She has experience working with children of all developmental ages, with neurological disorders, sensory processing and emotional regulation difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, as well as developmental and learning delays. In addition to clinic-based therapy, Dana also has experience providing therapeutic services within the home and daycare/school settings. Dana provides client and family centered care, using an energetic and compassionate approach. She takes great joy in being a part of each child's successes, both large and small. In her free time, Dana enjoys spending time in Michigan and creating new drink recipes.
Headshot of Gatsby Brusven, M.S., BCBA

Gatsby Brusven, M.S., BCBA

Gatsby has been a member of Rush Kids Pediatric Therapy since 2019, with over 11 years of clinical experience. She has worked in the outpatient, inpatient and home settings. Gatsby developed and coordinates the market wide implementation of the foundations for learning program, an ABA based program that focuses on early learner school readiness. Gatsby completed her undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University and received a master's degree in applied behavior analysis from Capella University. Gatsby enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with her husband and 2 young children.
Headshot of Katie Denny, M.A., CCC-SLP/L, Center Manager

Katie Denny, M.A., CCC-SLP/L, Center Manager

Katie joined the St. Charles clinic in 2010 as a speech-language pathologist and was promoted to center manager for this RUSH Kids location in 2021. With 20+ years of experience, her special interest areas include sensory-motor feeding therapy, the picture exchange communication system and childhood apraxia of speech. Katie enjoys working with families to build programs for successful feeding and expanding communication skills through increasing vocabulary, utterance length, speech sound repertoire and support through the use of signs/pictures. Away from the clinic, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running and listening to live music.
Headshot of Amy M. Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP/L

Amy M. Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP/L

Amy has been a member of the RUSH Kids Pediatric Therapy Team since 2021. She has served patients in the outpatient, inpatient, home health and school settings. Amy is a bilingual speech language pathologist evaluating and treating patients in both English and Spanish. She has specialized training in working with patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She works with patients to increase skills related to articulation, phonology, language, social communication, childhood apraxia of speech and fluency. Amy received her undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders and Spanish as well as her graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders with multicultural and multilingual emphasis at Elmhurst University. She finds joy in positively impacting each patient and family. Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as being outdoors in her free time.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Pelvic Therapy

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

Care Delivery

  • Telerehab
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