Neurological Physical Therapy
     Madeline Chmell grew up in Rockford, IL and then studied at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC where I earned my B.S. in biology and a minor in French. During my time there, I also performed a multi year research project culturing and treating multi drug resistant breast cancer cells with natural plant derived extracts. I continued my studies at South College in Knoxville, TN and earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019.
     I have always been fascinated by neurological conditions and how differently they present in every individual: seeing family and friends affected by them growing up, and then having experience with them during my internships, jobs, and continuing education. After graduation, I began working in San Diego with neurological patients and knew I wanted to continue to do so upon moving back home.
     I am an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. I am currently working towards additional certification to further specialize my practice and skill. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, wakeboarding, cooking, and spending time with my family. 
     Madeline will discuss her work in Neurological Physical Therapy, how she survived during the pandemic, and her plans for the future.  This will be an interesting and informative program and an opportunity to bring a guest or prospective member.  You can do this by inviting them to the -in person meeting at Memorial Hall or forward them the Zoom meeting information.  Bill Coller will introduce our presenter and act as Rotary host.