Dr. Deanna Polle
Dr. Polle received her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
She earned her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2008. Dr. Polle took the opportunity to utilize her clinical rotations to travel the US and hone her Spanish language skills, especially in the Dominican Republic where she has been and continues to volunteer her skills at the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC). She has since worked in multiple settings including, hospital/skilled nursing, and outpatient care to give her a large breadth of experience across multiple disciplines.
Dr. Polle continually strives to increase her knowledge through continuing education specializing in areas of vestibular and manual therapy. She has travelled across the country and attended the World Physical Therapy Conference to gain new perspectives and ideas.
She has worked through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) program to sharpen her manual orthopedic skill set and attained her formal certification as a certified manual physical therapist (CMPT) in May of 2014.
Dr. Polle has received numerous accolades for her exceptional patient care, including Employee of the 4th Quarter 2012 in the outpatient setting, and Star Performer finalist of the first quarter in 2009 at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.
She is the occupational medicine on-site clinical manager for Doctors of Physical Therapy’s on-site clinics with Navistar, PepsiCo, and The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago.
Dr. Polle strives to provide the highest level of care while creatively integrating functional and dynamic activities into her treatment sessions to efficiently restore patient mobility.