Service Providers Team
Our expert practitioners collaborate in developing individual programs to guide participants through their physical challenges.
Personal Training, Group Fitness & Equipment Management
Nick is a Certified Personal Trainer from the National Personal Training Institute of Chicago. He is also Rock Steady Certified and Neta Pilates Certified. He has 7 years of experience working with Neurological Exercise primarily with Parkinson’s patients and 15 years of experience with Boxing. This is his passion. “After training a man with rare bone cancer and Parkinson’s who never complained but instead maintained a positive attitude and fighting spirit, I knew I was dedicating my career to helping anyone who will not give up.”
Dr. LeeAnn Steinfeldt Manoni
Functional Medicine & Chiropractic
Dr. LeeAnn Manoni is a board-certified Chiropractic Neurologist. Functional Neurology uses neurological based rehabilitation strategies such as eye movements, sensory therapies that impact connections of specific areas of the nervous system and create changes in the brain and body. Functional medicine and physical therapy when coupled impacts the body with a compound approach. Her practice focuses on pediatric and adult neurological and autoimmune conditions including post-concussion syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, autism spectrum disorder, migraines, dizziness, chronic pain, movement disorders, developmental delays, and many more.
Dr. Joel Story
Functional Medicine & Chiropractic
Dr. Story graduated from the National University of Health Sciences with a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2016. He is pursuing the DACNB, Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board focusing on clinical neuroscience at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. Joel continues his education and professional acumen with McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute International, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization through the Prague School of Rehabilitation and Functional Medicine and Nutrition. Whether assisting someone to improve their health or modify their disease progression, his goal is to help people take an active role by adaptive fitness and dietary and lifestyle changes to enhance their quality of life.
NeuroBalance Program Coordinator, Physical Therapy, Health & Wellness Training & Small Group Fitness
Gwen Weibel, DPT graduated from The Chicago Medical School 19 years ago with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She has taught continuing education courses on various topics such as stroke, Pilates, prosthetic rehabilitation, vestibular therapy, Parkinson’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. She has taught and performed research at Northwestern University on topics such as prosthetics, balance and falls in the elderly, robotic devices such as the Myomo and KineAssist. Gwen treats a wide variety of neuromuscular diseases and musculoskeletal issues. As a certified Pilates instructor through Polestar Pilates, Gwen incorporates Pilates exercise into her rehabilitation plan. She also gathers from her training in McKenzie-based back care, vestibular rehabilitation, and her research-based findings related to balance and stroke rehabilitation.
Physical Therapy, Health and Wellness Training
Mark is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago Physical Therapy program and obtained a Master’s in Science in PT from Rosalind Franklin, where he received the Graduate Research Award. He’s practiced in various clinical settings including acute rehabilitation, outpatient rehab, and home therapy service-all with an emphasis on neurologic cases. He has maintained an APTA board certification in neurological physical therapy since 2004.
Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Health & Wellness Training and Small Group Fitness
Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and pre-physical therapy and her master’s degree in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked for Lutheran General for 25 years and continues to do so. Andrea spent 23 years in outpatient sports medicine where she became a specialist in foot mechanics and orthotics. At the NeuroBalance Center, Andrea provides physical therapy, wellness training as well as fitting participants with Ankle and
Foot Orthoses (AFOs).
Dr. Mark S. Gibson, M.D.
In addition to practicing medicine for 40 years including, Internal Medicine at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Emergency Medicine at McGill University, and Board Certified and Oral Board Examiner in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Gibson completed medical acupuncture training at Helms Institute, a UCLA affiliate, in 2000. He uses both western and eastern medical disciplines and perspectives to assess symptoms and design a treatment protocol that is most appropriate for each person and their medical challenges.
Therapeutic & Clinical Massage
A Board-Certified Licensed Massage & CranioSacral Therapist Lura maintains a holistic approach to healing the body & mind. An honor graduate of the Chicago School of Massage, Lura highly skilled in the treatment of chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Stroke, Pregnancy, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, life trauma, & sports medicine. She also works with children, the elderly, and survivors of traumatic life & medical conditions. Certified in the following modalities: Clinical Therapeutic Massage (Chicago School of Massage), Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger), Myofascial Release Therapy, Zero Balancing Technique, Total Relaxation “Effleurage” Massage, Contract Release Stretching and Reflexology.
Pilates Reformer, Pilates Barre, Adult and Youth Yoga
Linda earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Iowa. For over 10 years she has taught and specializes in private and small group Pilates both Reformer and Barre, Adult and Youth Yoga, and Aqua and Personal Training. She holds licenses in 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Yoga Lab Naples, Fl., Kidding Around Yoga Workshop – 23 HR CEU – Haris Lender, St. Petersburg, Fl., and CorePower Teacher Training Intensive – CorePower, Chicago Il. Linda’s passion is to help others move and feel better.
Metro Infusion of Illinois
Intravenous Treatment Center
For more than two decades, Metro Infusion Center has delivered one of the broadest arrays of infusion treatments available anywhere. Our state-of-the-art facilities services offer the latest technologies and medicines, while our attentive, compassionate physicians and nurses go above and beyond to make sure you get the highest quality care. Metro Infusion Centers is one of the most tenured, full-service, infusion therapy centers in the United States. For the convenience of our participants, Metro Infusion Centers now brings its services to the NeuroBalance Center.
Patricia Olsson Prescott
Jeanne isn’t just an instructor. She has enjoyed the benefits of yoga since she began taking classes in a final ditch effort to help minimize the physical pain resulting from hip replacement surgery. She emphasizes the integration of mind, body, and spirit by incorporating meditation and breath awareness into her teaching. Her experience includes 200 Hour Yoga Teachers Training through LifePower. She continues to hone her expertise with EleLotus Yoga, Yoga Alliance certified training for Anatomy & Physiology, Hands-On Yoga Assists, and Vinyasa Sequencing, Meditation Practitioner/Teacher from the Priority Academy and Meditation & Consciousness Practitioner/Teacher through Udemy.
Physical Therapy, Health & Wellness Training & Small Group Fitness
Kelly earned a B.A. Biology degree from the University of Iowa as well as a Master of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 1996. She is also certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and LSVT BIG. Short for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson’s disease to use their body more normally. It effectively trains improved movements for any activity like buttoning a shirt, getting up from a sofa or chair, or maintaining balance while walking. She steadfastly continues her education in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Pilates for rehabilitation. Kelly believes that “educating patients to help them really understand how their disease, illness, or injury impacts their physical function, helps them become a more active participant in their rehabilitation, and are more invested in working towards their physical and functional goals”.
Barbara Trumbull, MA, OTR/L, CHT
Barbara has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University, a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois, and a certificate in Hand Therapy. She specializes in hand therapy helping people who have orthopedic and neurological deficits.