About Us
Coccygeal Pain
Constipation
Dysmenorrhea
Dyspareunia
Endometriosis
Incontinence
Interstitial Cystitis
Low Back Pain
Non-bacterial Prostatitis
Obstetric Back and
  Musculoskeletal Pain
Osteoporosis
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Pain
Vaginismus
Vulvar Vestibulitis
Vulvodynia
Judith Florendo Judith Florendo has been a physical therapist since graduating from the University of Illinois in 1984. Her earlier career spanned working in several   More>
Karen Weeks Karen Weeks graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and from Midwestern University in 2000   More>
Karla Wente Karla Wente graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy.   More>
Bertha Rivera Bertha Rivera Golem graduated from the University of Illinois in 2005 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since becoming a Physical Therapist,  More>
Mission

To provide expert hands-on evaluation and treatment of individuals with pelvic, core, and spine problems.

  • This is accomplished by experienced physical therapists who specialize in treating men and women with complex and multi-faceted problems...More>


Judith Florendo has been a physical therapist since graduating from the University of Illinois in 1984. She completed her DPT from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2011. Her earlier career spanned working in several areas of physical therapy: acute care, including trauma and wound care, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, clinical education, and administration. Since 1997 she has been working exclusively with patients having a wide variety of pelvic and related spinal problems that are often chronic or long standing in nature. This area of physical therapy can be quite complex, and Judith finds the challenge of helping individuals eliminate pain and achieve their goals stimulating and immensely satisfying.

Professional membership/activities:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Section on Women’s Health)
  • Private Practice Section
  • International Pelvic Pain Society
  • National Vulvodynia Association
  • International Urogynecology Association
  • Endometriosis Association
  • Society of Urological Nurses and Associates
  • Board member, Women's Health Foundation
  • Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium
  • Clinical Associate, University of Chicago‚Äôs Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine


Karen Weeks graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and from Midwestern University in 2000 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy Degree. Since becoming a Physical Therapist, Karen has practiced in an Outpatient Orthopedic setting, working with clients with a wide variety of problems, from sports-related injuries to post-partum rehabilitation. She specializes in women’s health and pelvic rehab for both men and women. Karen is also a Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist and has been treating Lymphedema, a dysfunction of the lymph system, since 2001.

Professional memberships/activities:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • LAPTA Section on Women’s Health
  • Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium
  • Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist


Karla Wente graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy. She completed her Clinical Residency in Women's Health Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in August 2014. During her residency training, Karla practiced in Women's Health in a variety of settings: private practice, hospital-based, and outpatient orthopedics. She received training through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, where she learned pelvic floor therapy for both women and men. Karla is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She had several teaching experiences in Washington University's Doctor of Physical Therapy School, lecturing doctoral students about topics in women's health. She looks forward to lecturing and lab assisting at the Northwestern University DPT Program, starting in 2015. Karla's research includes the relationship of movement impairments to urinary urgency symptoms. Her clinical interests are movement system impairments, chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Professional memberships/activities:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Section on Women's Health)
  • International Pelvic Pain Society (Social Media Committee)
  • St. Louis Pelvic Floor Alliance (Co-founder)
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Klose Training)
  • Beatrice Schulz Award for Excellence in Clinical Education (Received 2013 from Washington University in St. Louis)


Bertha Rivera Golem graduated from the University of Illinois in 2005 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since becoming a Physical Therapist, Bertha has practiced in an outpatient pelvic floor and orthopedic setting working with clients with a wide variety of diagnoses, from sports-related injuries to post-partum rehabilitation. She is a clinical instructor to DPT students and specializes in pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment for both male and female patients. Her post-graduate training includes coursework in pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and post-partum; sacroiliac joint treatment; and soft tissue and joint mobilization. Bertha is currently on maternity leave.

Professional membership/activities:

  • Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium


 

Office Location
600 North McClurg Court
Suite A312
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone/Fax/Email
P: (312) 337-8840
F: (312) 337-9334
E: info@florendopt.com