Betsy Silleck Thiel
Betsy Silleck Thiel
Betsy has been working in the physical therapy field for nearly 35 years. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She then move to Indiana and began her career and gained experience in Pediatrics, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Over a period of twelve years Betsy held various clinical and supervisory positions while gaining experience in out-patient orthopedic care until she decided to open her own practice servicing the Lowell community of North West Indiana. Betsy’s practice initiated an extensive Workers’ Compensation Program after she completed the Matheson Residency Programs in FCE and Work Conditioning and provided the Lowell community access to Aquatic Therapy in the Hydro-worx pool. In 2004, Betsy resumed post graduate work in order to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine, where she graduated in 2006.
Throughout her career, Betsy has attended extended coursework most recently becoming a Master Level Clinician in Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) and becoming a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). Other courses included Functional Orthopedics, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Applied Functional Science, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Manual Headache Treatment, Cervical and Lumbar Spine Stabilization. Betsy is a Certified Astym Practitioner and has completed numerous hours in various approaches to Manual and Orthopedic Physical Therapy including McKenzie Part A for the lumbar spine. Continuing to learn in order to provide her patients with the most effective and researched based techniques has been important throughout her career.
Betsy and her husband raised four children; Dr. Garret Thiel, Dr. Rachel Thiel, Nicole Thiel, CMT and Carissa Thiel, Marine Biologist. With her children living out of state, Betsy is kept busy by her career, gardening and sewing. She and her husband love to spend time outdoors, travel and visit their children.