Pediatric Physical Therapist, DPT, c/NDT
Rose McLean, physical therapist and owner of the Chicago Pediatric Therapy, has been specializing in pediatrics since 2004. Upon graduating from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL with her doctorate in physical therapy, she began her career at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
After several years, her love of the city brought her back to Chicago, where she continued to grow in experiences with outpatient clinic evaluations and treatment and home visits through the Early Intervention system. To continue her expertise with young children, she obtained her NDT certification as well as her infant specialty in NDT the following year.
Her continuing education has focused on Kinesiotaping, serial casting, fabrication of splints and orthoses, gait analysis and wheelchair and equipment recommendations and fitting, to name a few. Rose’s passion is working with children of all ages and abilities while getting to know each child’s motivations to make her sessions fun, playful and challenging! In working in the pediatric therapy industry, she began to notice a missing educational and inclusion piece for children with and without special needs and their families.
In the creation of the Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center, she not only wanted families to have a center where multi-disciplinary communication and therapist collaboration for each child was a priority, but she also wanted recreational and educational programs available for families to access outside of their one-on-one therapy sessions. In this way, not only can families network with each other and build a stronger community, their children can apply and learn in a safe and fun yet still therapeutic environment with their peers.
Owner, B.A. Finance
Patrick handles all the business operations of CPTWC. This role consists of many things: Advertising, Internet Marketing, Accounting, Payroll, Website maintenance, developing relationships with pediatricians, and more.
At Western Illinois University he attained a Bachelors in Business majoring in Finance in 2004 and upon graduating, he gained valuable experience in a number of different industries that has ultimately prepared him for entrepreneurship. He worked in mortgage lending, internet marketing, and medical sales.
His last position was recently at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America where he consulted patients and physicians on treatment options and worked as a liaison to the hospital. Building CPTWC from the ground up with his wife Rose has been such a blessing in so many ways. It has been a wonderful opportunity to build a comprehensive clinic where children can thrive and the community is strengthened because of it.
His passion is empowering people and when he sees the priceless smiles on the children’s faces, it’s a daily reminder that they are doing the right thing. Outside of spending time with his wife and four children, he enjoys cooking and playing golf with friends.