We are a boutique physical therapy practice, specializing in women’s health, including pelvic health, prenatal and postnatal care, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation for women of all ages.
Judith Florendo, PT, DPT
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In September 2017, Judith Florendo & Suzanne Badillo, joined forces to form Link Physical Therapy. Judith and Suzanne had a vision of combining their over 35 years of experience in musculoskeletal and pelvic health physical therapy to increase impact in the community through strong clinical care, community outreach and education, and wellness services to empower individuals regain control of their health and quality of life.
Link Physical Therapy was founded upon the value that robust physical, mental, and emotional health and optimal quality of life are intertwined. As leaders in the field of pelvic health, we are committed to unique facets of the health, education, and wellness of our community.
By optimizing one’s fundamental, essential human body functions, we empower individuals to advance their performance and quality of life to their full potential.
Judith is the former owner and director of Florendo Physical Therapy in Chicago from 2000-2017. In the fall of 2017, she co-founded Link Physical Therapy with Suzanne Badillo, right in their “backyard.” She received her Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of Illinois Chicago, and her clinical doctorate at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago.
She contributes to various multidisciplinary scholarly projects and research, has been a member of professional boards, and participates in clinical education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Physical Therapy and Human Movement. Clinical interests include female sexual function after cancer treatment, and the missing pieces between “pre-hab,” rehab, and fitness. Judith is a co-creator of the Total Control Exercise Program for pelvic health and fitness. She is currently a clinical associate in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of Chicago.
Non-professional life includes walking, by the lake with her husband, and Milo, the amazing boxer, cooking, and a variety of fun fitness activities. A life-long learner, she is a forever student of Brazilian music, dance, and percussion.
Suzanne brings over 20 years of experience in the field of physical therapy and is board certified in Women’s Health Physical Therapy. She served as Clinical Program Director of Women’s Health Rehabilitation at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) prior to co-founding Link Physical Therapy, with Judith Florendo.
Suzanne is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health (SOWH). She has served as member and Chair of the SOWH CAPP-Obstetric Committee, developing and teaching the post-graduate certification curriculum on PT pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation. Her clinical, research, and educational interests include pelvic health, pregnancy/postpartum rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal care, and she lectures locally and nationally on these topics. In addition, she has authored and contributed to multiple scholarly and popular publications.
Suzanne was born and raised in Evanston, and was very excited to recently move back to her hometown with her husband and three children.
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