Ann was born and raised in Peoria and is an Illinois Central College graduate with a concentration in Economics. Prior to joining McKenna PT, Ann spent 20 plus years as a retail manager in the Peoria and Denver areas and brings exceptional customer service skills to our office. As the front office manager, Ann handles all aspects of day to day management of the front desk including patient scheduling, and billing and claims processing. Ann works directly with your doctor's office to coordinate care between your provider and our therapists. Behind the scenes, Ann ensures everything in the office runs smoothly. She is the first friendly face you will meet when you come to McKenna PT and the familiar voice you will hear on the phone. When not at the office Ann can be found attending varying sporting and school events with her three very active children. You may even spot her occasionally playing on the soccer field on a Sunday or running in a local race. Ann enjoys being a part of a team that thrives on improving a woman's quality of life through physical therapy.
Krissie has been practicing physical therapy in a variety of settings since 2003. Initially, she began her career in pediatrics while living in Colorado. She found helping children and their families reach developmental goals very rewarding. In 2006, she relocated to the Peoria area and began working in outpatient orthopedic clinics treating mostly adults and some children. Her continuing education has been focused on outpatient orthopedics and pelvic floor physical therapy through the Section on Women's Health through the American Physical Therapy Association. She finds gaining new information and treatment strategies vital to her practice to ensure that every client has a wonderful outcome.
Lynsey was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, where most of her family continues to reside. She graduated from Richwoods High School, and went on to St. Ambrose University to continue her volleyball career. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Immediately following, she attended Maryville University of St. Louis where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Lynsey has an established passion for athletics, and personally understands the stress it puts on an athlete’s body. Her research relating to soccer players has been accepted for national presentation. Her aspirations involve treating orthopedic, obstetric, and women’s health diagnoses. Lynsey has completed her pelvic floor physical therapy coursework through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Her desire is for others to understand the role of physical therapy, and experience how it can improve the quality of a woman’s life throughout the lifespan.
Elisa's interest in women’s health began while she was a Physical Therapist Assistant student, over 12 years ago. Three years into her career, Elisa began attending women’s health-focused continuing education courses. Since, she has attended extensive continuing education in obstetrics and pelvic floor dysfunction with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. After becoming interested in PT for pregnancy and postpartum, Elisa began teaching a variety of prenatal and postpartum exercise classes. Through mentoring, Elisa gained more experience treating pelvic floor dysfunction while living in the Chicago area. In 2010, Elisa began the women’s health program for a local rehab company and was director of that program for 3 years. In addition to her clinical experience, Elisa serves as adjunct faculty at Illinois Central College with their PTA program. Recently Elisa was completed certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner through the Herman and Wallace Institute. She is one of the only PTA's in the US with this distinction. Elisa’s passion is to see women empowered through the knowledge gained and quality of life restored from physical therapy. To learn more about the organization Elisa received certification through, check out the link below.
Molly opened McKenna Physical Therapy in 2013.
Opening a specialized women's physical therapy clinic staffed only by women had been a dream of hers for several years. She is very happy to see it though and with her dedicated staff hopes to continue to help many women in this community years to come!
Molly is a Peoria native who attended Northern Illinois University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences in 2002 and a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in 2003. Molly began her career treating a wide variety of orthopedic and vestibular rehabilitation patients later realizing her passion to help women in a very unique way.
Molly's philosophy throughout her career has been to provide the highest standard of treatment possible for any patient type she sees. Molly began her interest in treating women's health patients in 2008, specifically obstetric patients. Molly began attending courses for further education in Obstetrics which led her to taking courses for specialization in Pelvic Floor Disorders. The work was fascinating and she learned she was able to help many women in an unique way. Whether she was helping someone overcome incontinence, reduce or eliminate their pelvic pain, or helping them enjoy their pregnancy pain free she felt she could make a difference. She loved the collaboration she was able to have with area physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives. She went on to become Certified in both Obstetrics and Pelvic Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association's Section on Women's Health (CAPP-OB and CAPP-Pelvic). In 2013 Molly became a Board Certified Women's Clinical Specialist (WCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties. This distinction ranks her among an elite group of Physical Therapist across the nation that are truly the most qualified therapists to treat Women's Health conditions and the only one in the greater Peoria area. Molly additionally works as a lab instructor for the CAPP-OB and CAPP-Pelvic courses and is a member of the CAPP-OB committee responsible for keeping the OB courses up to date with the most recent evidence based research. Check out the links below to learn more about the organizations through which Molly completed certifications.