Dr Tolga Yenilmez, PT, DPT
Dr. Tolga Yenilmez received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University after graduating from Istanbul University's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1996. He is licensed in IL, NY, WI, OR, United Kingdom and Turkey and has over 20 years of experience working in a broad range of settings and internationally with orthopedic and neurological injuries.
His passion about the psychology of injury led him to seek additional training and he received a certificate in psychotherapy from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco with an emphasis on transpersonal psychology. In addition to standard physical therapy procedures, Tolga is trained in Functional Manual Therapy™ courses through Institute of Physical Art and his treatments involve a hands-on approach to uncover the root cause of symptoms, restore optimum function and resolve pain patterns. He practices a Functional Medicine based holistic approach to disease with an emphasis on mind-body-spirit connections and currently splits his time between Chicago and the West Coast.
“Recovering from injury starts with an awareness of movement patterns that lead to the injury and the mind set that accompanies it. I treat mechanical restrictions of soft tissue and joints via manual therapies, while helping reprogram the nervous system around the injury. I teach the body-mind to actively produce more efficient movement patterns to prevent further injuries as well as resolve current dysfunctions“.
Dr. Tolga is also a practitioner and facilitator of Tensegrity™, a modernized version of movements and meditations passed on through seers of ancient Mexico to promote awareness and well being, and facilitates classes in Midwest and West Coast. He is also the coauthor of the book "TORA: Opening the Secrets of Tarot" which teaches methods of meaning making through visual information.
Dr Megan Robertson, PT, DPT
Dr. Megan Robertson received her doctorate in physical therapy from Chicago’s Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has been exploring movement since before college years through her yoga practice and competitive swimming.
While studying biology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, she completed yoga teacher training and began to teach classes. Her interest in the science of movement and the human body only increased over time, and she returned to school to gain deeper knowledge and skills to treat movement dysfunctions and orthopedic injuries. During physical therapy school she began to specialize in pelvic health physical therapy by taking post-graduate classes and participating in an intensive pelvic floor mentorship program. Post-graduate classes were taken through Herman and Wallace (Level 1, 2A, and 2B), APTA's Academy of Pelvic Health (Obstetrics, Male Pelvic Floor Conditions, Trauma Informed Care), and the NOI Group. She treats male and female pelvic floor issues alongside orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Since earning her doctorate in physical therapy, she has worked at Bridgewrights Integrative Physical Therapy in Chicago. Megan also continues to passionately learn about movement and the human body. She also loves to read, swim, knit, cycle, and play with her senior cat.