Stephanie Barkan, PT, DPT

Where are you from? Northwest Suburbs of Chicago (Buffalo Grove).
What did you study?Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and then Physical Therapy at Northwestern University.
Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.As a child, I would attend my twin sister’s physical therapy sessions. I saw how much her growth and development was impacted by her therapists. I wanted to be able to help children improve in the same manner.
What do you specialize in? Physical therapy (no specific specialization YET). I plan to pursue by PCS and become a board certified pediatric specialist in the future.
Coffee or Tea?Coffee.
Favorite therapeutic swing?The hammock swing. I enjoy having kids pretend to be superman and fly or complete a puzzle. It is a great way to strengthen and have fun!
What you do consider your greatest accomplishment? I completed the Chicago Marathon in 2016. This was my first marathon, and I plan to do it again!
Books or Movies?Movies.
Where would you go on your dream vacation?My dream vacation is to travel around Spain. I want to immerse myself in the culture, language, and, of course, food!
Winter or Summer?Summer. I love going to the beach and running and biking outside.
Physical Therapist
Stephanie Barkan