Stephanie Davies Devlin
Stephanie graduated from the University of Illinois in 1993 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Since then she has been employed in various hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, NovaCare outpatient Rehab and Accelerated Rehab. Stephanie has specialized in the treatment of cumulative trauma injuries, orthopedic and neurologic conditions, and specific complications resulting from breast cancer. Pursuing extensive additional training to fill in the gaps that exist in traditional health approaches, Stephanie incorporates other alternative and holistic movement theories into her methodology. These include, the Feldenkrais Method®, Stott Pilates™, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Combining these approaches with her traditional medical training has allowed her to more effectively assist individuals in recovering from injury as well as achieving comfort in everyday life. Stephanie is especially dedicated to the unique needs of professional musicians and the challenges they face physically in their careers. Her skills and understanding of cumulative trauma has grown over the years after working with numerous classical musicians in the studio and on the road with them on tour.
In the last several years, Stephanie has seen the benefits of addressing the mind body connection when dealing with health and well being. Stephanie completed her Embodied Life(TM) mentorship training with Russell Delman in 2012. She personally has more than ten years experience in studying and practicing various forms of mediation including Zen Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation and Loving Kindness Meditation. Stephanie offers Meditation instruction to her clients and to the public during workshops at SD Rehab, Inc. Stephanie looks forward to extending her reach further out into the community over the next few years with on-site instruction to business, health and educational institutions.
Jamila has always been interested in movement and fitness from a young age. As an undergraduate dance student, she was first introduced to Pilates through a professor to assist in rebalancing her body due to dance related injuries. Since 2004, Jamila has been trained and certified in Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Her specialized training includes GYROTONIC® Therapuetic applications for the shoulder and pelvic girdle,GYROTONIC® Level 2, TRX®, Bosu, Survive and Thrive™ and various pre and postnatal workshops. She is also an Authorized Pre-Trainer for GYROTONIC®. As a teacher, Jamila utilizes her intuition and keen movement observations skills to assist clients to uncover their own movement potential. Passionate about the learning process, Jamila is now studying Zen Shiatsu (a Japanese form of bodywork) to deepen her understanding of the anatomical and energetic body. Jamila holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Kent State University, a Masters of Arts degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago.
While Brian will be leaving in early Fall 2017 to work as a professor at Boston University, we've been so lucky to have his talent and care at SD Rehab. Best of luck, Brian! Brian graduated from The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City with an Associates Degree in Occupational Science in 2007. He developed his passion for bodywork while pursuing his professional dance career. Brian has worked at the Ritz Carlton La Prairie Spa, Massage America and maintains a private practice. Brian understands the stresses from daily life activities that cause discomfort and the management needed to move through ones day more comfortably. His education in correct body alignment and musculature is an asset to helping clients achieve ease and flow. He has been trained in Swedish Massage, Myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, Pre-natal Massage and shiatsu. With these techniques, assessment, and a carefully planned goal oriented session each client will receive their own tailored massage experience that will go beyond the table. Brian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The Juilliard School and has danced professionally for Hubbard Street Dace Chicago, Parsons Dance and Lar Lubovitch Dance company. After a twenty year career touring to almost fifty countries he celebrates his recent retirement from the stage.
Christina Chen is originally from Holmdel, NJ. She found her way to the midwest and fell in love with the flat lands and robust foods. Christina is a graduate of Cortiva Institute: The Chicago School of Massage Therapy. She has been working as a massage therapist since 2009 and is thrilled to join the team at SD Rehab. Christina specializes in Clinical Massage Therapy, catering each treatment specifically for the client’s individual needs. Christina’s experience as a professional dancer has honed a deeper understanding, appreciation, and fascination with the human body. Her work has often been described as “mindful,” and as if her “hands were moving and working to a choreographed dance.” She believes in the power of therapeutic touch and healing; if you treat your body well, and with respect, it will be good to you in return. Christina holds a Bachelors Degree in Dance and Psychology from Northwestern University. When she is not massaging, Christina spends her time dancing, rock climbing, and eating ice cream.
Kathleen teaches the work of Moshe Feldenkrais and is a CrainioSacral practitioner. For more than 19 years, Kathleen has worked with children through older adults to develop and master self-awareness, self-leadership, freedom, and joy. Kathleen is author of the award-winning children’s book I breathe my own breath! (available on Amazon.com), Health Mastery columnist for Chicago Health Magazine, and owner of Water Over Stone, Inc., which has been featured on the ABC, Channel 7 News, WMAQ Radio in Chicago, Spa Magazine and in the Chicago Collection magazine. Kathleen is availableto schedule sessions or treatment at SD Rehab, Inc. several days a week.