Therapy Staff

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights guests can count on the finest expertise, equipment, evidence-based practices, facilities and therapists who are certified in multiple modalities, not to mention a friendly face and the encouragement they need to help them through every step of their recovery.


Each of our 50 TCAH therapy department team members is employed by TCAH. That means that no therapy services are subcontracted to an outside provider. We believe this important distinction leads to more consistency in training and service delivery and, ultimately, better results.


In addition to extensive schooling, advanced training, years of experience and continuing education, TCAH therapists hold certifications in geriatric, lymphedema, kinesiotape, vital stimulation and vestibular rehabilitation.


TCAH therapists specialize in various areas, for example, cardiac, orthopedic, respiratory and post-surgical care, and, as such, and are experts in providing therapeutic rehabilitation solutions that are specific to a patient’s exact needs.


TCAH offers therapy seven days a week. Weekend therapy is critical to helping guests build endurance, avoid set-backs and recover more quickly and completely.

“Every day is a great day for therapy!”

Julia Buchler M.S. CCC-SLP
Director of Therapy

“My occupational and physical therapists were excellent…even outstanding! The nurses are wonderful too. I received good care and am thankful. ” – Joe


Therapy Services

We specialize in getting better faster! 

TCAH therapists provide professional, one-on-one therapy services for a cumulative average of 800-900 total hours of rehab per week.  More hands-on, individualized therapy hours means patients get better faster!

Therapy Matters! Read our blog…

Meet the Therapist

Lindsey Cussen, DPT, Lead Therapist for Medically Complex Lindsey Cussen loves her job! The lead therapist for the Medically Complex department at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) rather matter-of-factly says, “Coming to TCAH was the best decision I made. Everybody here cares about each and every guest, and everybody is happy.” Lindsey, who earned her undergraduate and Doctor […]

Get stronger. Get better. And GO HOME!

Orthopedic Transitional Care For Margaret Partipilo, RN, MSN-BC and unit manager with the Transitional Care of Arlington Heights Orthopedic Care program, every day is an adventure. A self-professed healthcare junky since the age of 17, three decades (and then some!) later, she fully appreciates the magnitude of the situations with which she is presented and her opportunity to serve. […]

Therapy Matters!

 The TCAH Therapy team is comprised of Physical and Occupational Therapists and Speech/Language Pathologists.   Physical Therapists specialize in restoring functional mobility through individualized treatment plans. The treatment program promotes independence through a variety of activities and exercises to target specific areas such as strength, coordination and pain management. All plans focus on improving movement and increasing strength for […]

Plan ahead for
total recovery

For more information about therapy at TCAH, or to schedule a tour or pre-register, call 847-392-9000.