Meet our Doctors of Physical Therapy

Suzanne Joseph, DPT, IMTC

Dr. Suzanne Joseph has spent over 40 years as a physical therapist pioneering the profession toward manual diagnostics and treatment. She was the first Integrative Manual Therapist in the Midwest United States. Her education includes a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, certifications in Integrative Manual Therapy, Women’s Health, Manual Therapy and Autism.

In 2003 she partnered with the founders of Integrative Manual Therapy, Drs. Tom and Sharon Weiselfish Giammatteo to create four Chicagoland Centers of Integrative manual Therapy. She has taught nationally and internationally for Northeast Seminars, Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy and Munich Seminars. This has placed her in the presence of international medical practitioners who are contacted for referrals and consultations on Hands On Health patients.

Suzanne was a Master Instructor for the United States Coast Guard Auxilliary. She educated the Coast Guard personnel in techniques used in Search and Rescue missions.

She developed Hands On Health as an Integrative Manual Therapy Center in Tampa, Florida. Since her return to Illinois in 2010, she has stressed development of patient-designed collaborative teams for optimal recovery. She volunteers her time to teach seniors Fall Prevention and special-needs parents manual therapies for health and wellness.

Jennifer Allen, DPT

Jennifer graduated from Marquette University in 2008 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). She began her career with a focus on neurological rehabilitation and pediatrics. After working several years in hospital centers in Texas, California and Illinois she found herself wishing could do more to help her patients truly thrive and feel at home in their bodies. She believes in an integrative and holistic view to health care, self-care and the healing journey. Jennifer began her own integrative health care journey as a patient determined to find a way to genuine healing and to thrive. She began taking courses to advance her own health and education and pursued areas of specialty in myofascial release and women’s health. She believes that therapeutic care can often be the first step in self-care and that combined they can bring about powerful results and authentic healing. She enjoys running and spending time outside especially near moving water, cooking with vibrant colors and sharing time with family and friends.