Paola recently joined Team Rehab in Beverly and is eager to continue to provide high quality patient-centered care on the South Side of Chicago. Paola graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2014 with her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Movement Science. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Governors State University in 2019.
Prior to joining Team, Paola has worked in several outpatient orthopedic settings and continues to pursue further training in manual therapy techniques to treat various musculoskeletal pain. She plans to become certified in dry needling and vestibular & concussion rehabilitation. Paola strives to acquire the necessary tools to ensure each of her patients can recognize their physical capabilities and limitations allowing them to face any obstacle head on. She has taken continuing education courses in pain neuroscience, chronic low back pain and cervical/thoracic spine management, and evaluation and design of Work Conditioning programs.
Her interests include, but not limited to working with patients who are injured workers, vestibular disorders, neurological conditions, and sport-related injuries (especially baseball/soccer/running) as she participated in both Track & Field and Cross country throughout high school. Also, she takes pride in utilizing her first language (Spanish) as means of bridging the gap in health care disparities and evaluating & implementing a comprehensive plan of care for patients. In her spare time, Paola enjoys working out with her partner, visiting local coffee shops/breweries, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.